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Championship Preview - Pt. 2

Author: Chaos Rules 29DecJuvenile Breeders Cup Marathon 1½ m (dirt - good)Purse: $1,300.

Author: Chaos Rules

29Dec
Juvenile Breeders Cup Marathon
1½ m (dirt - good)
Purse: $1,300.00

 

Top scoring qualifier Rossini (Lanes End Farm) can be considered really unlucky to have won his first qualifier run when carrying a penalty he beat Two Left Feet by 0.01s with Basurero another 0.02s. behind. This means he now carries 4LB extra which he has not been able to overcome in his next two qualifier runs and makes his job so much harder for the final. Its not all doom and gloom though because Two Left Feet (Chaos Rules) has a preference for fast ground and may struggle to overturn the form on this slower going and Basurero (Illiterate Bunch) has since gone on to win a qualifier meaning that they reoppose on the same terms so no reason Rossini cannot confirm form with these two.


Dark Persona (Chaos Rules) gallops all over his stablemates at home but despite a qualifier win over further doesn't seem to sparkle on the track. Stablemate Dawn Of Empire is the opposite only coming to life on the track and her last qualifier run gives her a slight edge over both Rossini and Basurero.


Pulpit (Random Stables) One would assume that this one does not have the pace for 1 & 1/2M for trainer to allow it to be penalized for a progress win.


Southern Light (Illiterate Bunch) has put in some pleasing efforts and should give a good account but stablemate Cruz De Navajas hasn't shown enough to be seriously considered here.


GIANTS CAUSEWAY (Nemesis Stud) fits the profile of the stables previous championship winners being lightly raced, and progressive sorts. No surprise for this one to add another trophy to the overflowing cabinet.


Bryan Suits Heels (Black Cat Racing) recent maiden winner in a quick time ,running into form and cannot be easily dismissed here. Stablemate Powerful Royal worked hard to make this final but would need to show massive improvement to get involved in the finish.


Polarshift (Kings Of Thrones) also needs to step up on previous form to be competitive.

ODDS: GIANTS CAUSEWAY 5/2 FAV, Dawn Of Empire 5/1, Rossini 6/1, Two Left Feet 13/2, Basurero 7/1, Bryan Suits Heels 15/2, Southern Light 8/1, Polarshift 9/1, Cruz De Navajas 10/1, Dark Persona 12/1, Powerful Royal 16/1, Pulpit 20/1

Championship Preview - Pt. 1

Author: Chaos Rules 29Dec 8:27 AM SOK W0+ ; Juvenile Juvenile Breeders Cup Turf Sprint 7f

Author: Chaos Rules

29Dec 8:27 AM 
Juvenile Breeders Cup Turf Sprint 
7f (turf -soft )
Purse: $1,300.00



After 5 qualifier runs Courageous Heart, (Black Cat Racing), has a record breaking 101 points in qualifying for this final but lacks the stamina for this race as does Unusual Caviar (Coyr).


Fatalbert Tck (Kings Of Thrones) runs over ideal conditions and despite a 2LB penalty we may not have seen the best of this one yet. Stablemate Monteray won't last home.


Lightly raced Sunnyboy (Ranch Hamburg) should confirm superiority over Fatalbert Tck and has strong claims here but the same stables Roeisha and Don Abascus both look to have increasingly tougher tasks.


Marcus Brutus (Nemesis Stud) escapes a penalty for his qualifier win but needs to improve again to win this. (Correction: maiden win coming in a qualifier means he does incur a penalty which compromises his chance here)


MISSYJO (Bob Baffert) has shown top form since being switched to sprinting and looks like the one they all have to beat here.
Misterbill (Anfield Rd) is one of only two sales ring horses to make this final. He has good form over the trip and is certain to see it out well but may not quite be good enough.


P.C. (Lanes End Farm) also lacks stamina for this.


Surpreyes Package (Rubi Rocks) is the other sales ring horse and this one has looked reluctant at times taking eleven runs to break its duck and that win coming on dirt instead of todays turf.

ODDS: MISSYJO 5/2 FAV, Sunnyboy 7/2, Fatalalbert Tck 5/1, Marcus Brutus 6/1, Misterbill 8/1, Roeisha 9/1, Don Abascus 10/1, Surpreyes Package 14/1, 20/1 bar.

Juvenile's Turn Promise Into Reality

Sprinters Illiterate bunch has two horses sitting a top the juvenile dirt sprint championship standi

Sprinters

Illiterate bunch has two horses sitting a top the juvenile dirt sprint championship standings in Simply Still and Piel Roja

 

In the latest dirt sprint qualifier Piel Roja pulled away in the stretch for a solid neck win over the competition.  This gelding has 2 wins out of three starts and has a win a both 6 and 7 furlongs.  He's a sales ring horse out of Indian Charlie and looks to follow in the steps of Lucky Jake and Paul Simon before him.

 

Classics

 In the dirt division there are two winners sitting in pole position: Darbee (Harlan's Holiday) from King of Thrones; and Ride of the Valkyries (Ride on Curlin x Evita) from Nemesis Stud.  This looks like, as it always is, it's going to be a competitive division.  With the final being contested over a mile it may change the dynamics a bit with Darbee holding the 2nd and 3rd fastest time this season for the group.

Stayers

 The turf stayers has a horse topping the leaderboard with two qualifier victories to her name already in Rich and Powerful (Fame and Power x Beebe) out of Black Cat Racing's barn.  She cost a mere $21 to bring to life and is a perfect three for three and already has a lifetime earnings just shy of $150.  What a value!

True Blue Stables goes 1-2 in a promising maiden race

https://www.sportofkings.us/race_details.aspx?results=true&RaceID=179966   Double Sudan fli

https://www.sportofkings.us/race_details.aspx?results=true&RaceID=179966

 

Double Sudan flies down the stretch to beat stablemate Chase for True Blue Stables.  Chase controlled the pace of the race and looked a good value coming into the stretch but his stable mate got the better of him just in time.  It took Double Sudan 6 tries to break his maiden but after coming through this horses looks like he can win just about any race if he gets the right setup.

Platinum Trials Classic lives up to the billing

In a $400 race that was sure to attract a top field we saw a home bred grey horse with only one life

In a $400 race that was sure to attract a top field we saw a home bred grey horse with only one lifetime win get the jump on his competition to claim the massive purse.  Ranch Hamburg sent Waldpark into the deep end to face classy horses such as Quality Drama and Soft as Ice.  Waldpark who had been winless in his last five attempts was hot on the betting board, despite trying the surface for the first time, and backed it up with a good win.  The resulting time makes one wonder just how strong this field really was, only time will tell.

 

  

 

Season 11 Recap

I just wanted to provide everyone with a status update of just how successful season 11 was for the

I just wanted to provide everyone with a status update of just how successful season 11 was for the site. 

While we essentially broke even in terms of profitability we were able to pay out over $22,000 in non-bonus earnings last season alone! That's a whopping 78% increase in prize money from the previous season. That puts us on target to potentially break 100k for 2018 which is a huge step forward for the site. 

 


The championship series is an astounding value for players at this point in time.
There were $900 in tokens used last season to enter the various qualifiers along with $1,300 in nominations for a total of $2,200 used towards the series. That's roughly 22% of the $10,029.55 that was paid out, simply an outstanding value and a great reason for anyone to get involved.


Top Stable
 Anfield Road $6,717  

Horse Data
We had the largest two year old crop of horses since changing to a subscription format with 1581 sales ring horses and 720 home breds (2301). The homebreds earned an average of $12.99 with a whopping $29.88 per starter! Those are massive numbers when you consider most of those horses have at least 2 more seasons of racing to go. You will not find another site with those kind of figures.


Thanks to everyone involved and we look forward to continuing to improve what we can offer you as an entertainment experience.

Breeders Cup Preview: Senior Sprint

-by Anfield Road [View Race] Qualifier Standings Rank   Runs Points   #1  F

-by Anfield Road

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Qualifier Standings

Rank   Runs Points  
#1  Fantastic Light Nemesis Stud 3 18
#2  Wind Energy Black Cat Racing 3 17
#3 Energetic Chant Black Cat Racing 3 13
#4 Empress Of Sage Anfield Road 1 7  
#4 Awesome Venture Nemesis Stud 2 7
#6  Rubis Preacherman Ranch Hamburg 2 6
#7  Union City Blues Nemesis Stud 2 4
#7 Claires Zoomer Rubi Rocks 2 4

 

Previous Winner: RACE NOT RUN

With just 2 outstanding runners, this race is open to all the field to push for the money. All bar one horse running off 126lb makes it very interesting and a challenge to pick the winners!


4 yr Rubis Preacherman Ranch Hamburg 4 - 4 - 2 - 6 – 6
Carrying 126lb
Recently acquired from the Stable manager, Rubi only had to run in 1 qualli to get a bonus for this horse. A 4-year-old already run in 36 races with just 3 wins shows how difficult he has found it at this level. Never far away, but agonisingly always falls short. Having owned this horse, I was always under the impression he just didn’t have the desire or heart to get his nose in front. He will be there about, close, but no cigar!!

8 yr Fantastic Light Nemesis Stud 2 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 3
Carrying 128lb
A very likeable horse, which is unfortunately gelded,
so this will be his last race. As with all stalwarts, we all wish for that final hooray and I feel he still has the class to complete this mission. With only an additional 2lb on his back I see no reason for him to falter against a field he has beaten on a few occasions this season. Such a shame his best form comes at the end of his career, but looking back, he has mixed with the best horses this site has to offer.

5 yr Awesome Venture Nemesis Stud 7 - 1 - 3 - 6 – 3
Carrying 126lb
Second from the top stable of Nemesis Stud. A decent run last time out shows she is capable of putting in a good performance. She will be toward the front all the way and if things drop right she has a small squeak at winning but more realistic for the places.

5 yr Union City Blues Nemesis Stud 6 - 4 - 1 - 6 – 4
Carrying 126lb
Very similar to Awesome Venture and from the same stable. Always there about without taking charge. Runs the complete opposite to the mentioned horse in that she loves to remain at the rear and use the final 2 sections to close. Her finishes are under 12 seconds, which means she usually runs out of track at the line. May be worth trying 1600 for her in the future

4 yr Claires Zoomer Rubi Rocks 6 - 5 - 7 - 2 – 3
Carrying 126lb
Decent enough in graded races but struggles at this level. Looks a better turf horse but earnt the right to be in the final. Again, can’t see her troubling the main protagonists.

8 yr Energetic Chant Black Cat Racing 3 - 5 - 3 - 2 – 5
Carrying 126lb
Another 8year old that seems to have found life at the top end of his career easier than the beginning. Very competitive in this year’s qualifying races, and although only 5th last time out he was only half a length away, so given a better ride or a little more luck in running he could well be in the reckoning at the line. Looking at his sections, I can’t help but think he struggles with the final 200M and loses his races there, so he needs to save a little to get anything from this.

8 yr Wind Energy Black Cat Racing 6 - 2 - 3 - 1 – 5
Carrying 126lb
Yet again, another nice horse finding his hooves at the twilight of his career. Results of 3rd, 2nd and then 1st in 3 quallies show he has to be respected and one of the favourites for thus race. Wind energy is going to lead all the way and pray the finishing line comes before the onslaught!! His 3 races show his final splits of exactly 12 seconds, meaning he holds his form all the way to the line and it will be up to the others to finish faster than him!!

Predictions

Wind Energy
Fantastic Light
Energetic Chant

Breeders Cup Preview: Senior Turf Mile

-by Anfield Road [View Race] Qualifier Standings Rank   Runs Points   #1  O

-by Anfield Road

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Qualifier Standings

Rank   Runs Points  
#1  One Fast Cat Lanes End Farm 3 14
#1  Kookoolachoo Lanes End Farm 3 14
#3  Dominator Nemesis Stud 2 12
#4  Top Cat Bob Baffert 2 8
#5  Tango Kat Nemesis Stud 2 7
#5  Pope In Heels Bob Baffert 2 7
#7 Lets Sprint Green As Grass 1 3  
#7  Quality Hat Bob Baffert 2 3
#9  Rainbow Quest Anfield Road 2 2

 

Previous Winner: Pope in Heels, Bob Baffert
With the field having won over $2400 this is a quality race and the result will come down to small details. Really looking forward to this one!!! There are just 4lbs between top and bottom weight, but the field are so closely matched it be the deeming factor. 

5 yr Quality Hat Bob Baffert 1 - 2 - 6 - 7 – 6
CARRYING 127lbs
In the money in 4 of his 5 qualifying races, winning one along the way. Not quite on the same level of consistency as a couple of these and appears that additional weight goes against his running style, so he may miss out on top prize. However, he holds his form right up to the line and has swapped places with several of these so can easily come out on top with a decent run. Loves to run up with the pace, he will give himself a chance come the end.

4 yr Top Cat Bob Baffert 1 - 6 - 4 - 2 – 3
CARRYING 127lbs
Not felt the winning feeling since October last season but has still amassed a nice $370 in prize money. This seasons form has dropped a level and he doesn’t look like he will be competing at the end. He may be retiring after this race if he doesn’t pick his form up again.

4 yr One Fast Cat Lanes End Farm 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 – 1
CARRYING 130lbs
Winner of the 3-year-old final, this is a top-quality animal carrying top weight. Won an amazing $660, winning 9 out of 14 races. To confirm this horses’ stature, she is the 5th ranked horse currently running on the site. Won her last race by just a neck last time out, over this distance and going, will the 1lb make a difference this time around? A few of these finalists have beaten each other over the season, but I would make her my favourite today.

4 yr Kookoolachoo Lanes End Farm 3 - 7 - 1 - 5 – 2
CARRYING 127lbs
Winning over $400, this mare has talent and over this distance and going has the beating of some of these. So closely matched with the rest, she will challenge One Fast Cat for the lead, where I hope they don’t blow each other out as I am expecting a blanket finish and a possible dead heat. This race really does depend on who leads and sets the fractions and who can handle just a little more weight.


4 yr Dominator Nemesis Stud 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 – 1
CARRYING 126lbs
Only finished out of the money on 1 occasion in 14 races, earning over $350. Again, his recent form has seen him take on the same horses and proving to be among the best of them at this level. His trainer has given him every chance of a win by getting him to the final off bottom weight and that could quite easily be the difference between these animals. Has the endurance to run further so his stamina wont be tested but will he use it to his benefit? Will sit mid pack and close like the preverbal express train, almost a half second faster than some of the others, will he be close enough to benefit from that kick?


4 yr Tango Kat Nemesis Stud 1 - 7 - 3 - 2 – 5
CARRYING 126lbs
$554 in earnings and an overall rank of 8th shows just what a top-quality mare this is. Her trainer has once again been astute and run her in just 3 races this season and more importantly ensuring she doesn’t carry any additional weight in the final. She won last season turf sprint final, her trainer chose to go the classic route this season. I don’t think she is quite as good at 1600 as some of these and may be tapped for speed at the end.

Predictions

Wow how hard is this race to predict!!!!
One Fast Cat
Kookoolachoo
Dominator

Breeders Cup Preview: Juvenile Marathon - 1 3/4 Mile

-by Chaos Rules [View Race] Qualifier Standings Rank   Runs Points   #1  He

-by Chaos Rules

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Qualifier Standings

Rank   Runs Points  
#1  Here Comes Unbridled Kid Anfield Road 4 55
#2  Isfahan Ranch Hamburg 3 45
#3  Cadbury Bob Baffert 3 40
#4 Eastern Prophet Rubi Rocks 4 31
#5 The Kurgan Nemesis Stud 2 30
#5  A P On The Grass Green As Grass 3 30
#7  Monarch Of Speightstown Black Cat Racing 2 28
#7  Unlimited Blessings Bob Baffert 3 28
#7 Dockers Footwear Black Cat Racing 3 28
#10 Enemy Of The State Nemesis Stud 3 26
#11  Stroll In The Rain Anfield Road 2 24
#12 The World illiterate bunch 3 21

 

Staying is the name of the game in the finale to the juvenile championships which normally would rule out Here comes Unbridled Kid but he is classy and carrying a penalty is more likely to be his undoing rather than lack of stamina. He is Anfield Road's main hope with Stroll In The Rain being one of the favourites for the turf marathon.
Ranch Hamburg's Isfahan holds the track record over 1 1/2m good but she doesn't stay either.

Unlimited Blessings main event is the classic over 1 1/4m and Bob Bafferts other contender Cadbury doesn't stay either!

Illiterate Bunch sends out maiden The World who at least will see the trip out but it's unclear whether he is really good enough.

One who will get the trip doing handstands is The Kurgan from Nemesis Stud but he too does not look quite up to winning this and stablemate Enemy Of The State looks a better proposition.

Green As Grass sends out A P On The Grass who gets the trip and finished a fraction ahead of Enemy Of The State when they last met and just the same tiny fraction behind was Eastern Prophet from Rubi Rocks. Of this trio Enemy Of The State is best in as the other two are now penalised for winning since.
Of the two Black Cat Racing horses Dockers Footwear also won't stay and although Monarch Of Speightstown definitely will she has two lengths to find on Here Comes Unbridled Kid and has no weight pull having won a qualifier since.


A trappy affair that looks hard to predict.


PREDICTED ODDS: ENEMY OF THE STATE 4/1, Here comes unbridled kid 5/1, Monarch of speightstown 11/2, A p on the grass 6/1, Eastern Prophet 13/2, The World 8/1, The Kurgan 10/1, Isfahan & Dockers Footwear 12/1, Cadbury 16/1, 20/1 bar

Breeders Cup Preview: Juvenile Classic - 1 1/4 Mile

-by Chaos Rules [View Race] Qualifier Standings Rank   Runs Points   #1 Frankell

-by Chaos Rules

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Qualifier Standings

Rank   Runs Points  
#1 Frankell Rubi Rocks 4 41
#2  Quality Drama Anfield Road 3 38
#3 Bridled Song Green As Grass 4 33
#4 Sin Duda illiterate bunch 3 25
#5  Motzie Bob Baffert 2 23
#6 The Accountant Nemesis Stud 3 19
#7  Modern Nation Black Cat Racing 3 17
#7  Busterwarwick Anfield Road 3 17
#9  Unlimited Blessings Bob Baffert 2 16
#9 Scouse Honour Anfield Road 3 16
#9 Miesque Rubi Rocks 4 16
#12  Monarch Of The Glen Black Cat Racing 2 15

 

A superb cast lines up for this feature event headed by Quality Drama from Anfield Road. This one holds the track record over 1 & 1/8m but was surely drawing deep on reserves and won't see this trip out. It is a similar scenario for stablemates Busterwarwick and Scouse Honour.

Motzie trained by Bob Baffert has just over three lengths to find on Quality Drama in that record breaking run and over this trip she may just be able to do it. Unlimited Blessings is Bobs second representative and this is his first preference not the marathon. Fresh from a close third in KL Patton juvenile he is expected to go well here. Sin Duda from Illiterate Bunch finished eighth in the same race which would appear to give him a mountain to climb here although his previous second to Modern Nation over trip and going looks good form and it could be he is not too keen on fast ground.

The Accountant from Nemesis Stud clearly loves the trip but has two and three lengths to find on running against Bridled Song and Unlimited Blessings respectively back in February.

Bridled Song is from Green As Grass stable. This one will have no trouble with trip or going and demonstrated his versatility with an excellent fourth in the Turf Monster Stakes on Firm going.

Frankell and Miesque both run for Rubi Rocks. Based on their latest outing both are extremely unlikely to last home.

Modern Nation is the first of Black Cat Racings duo. This one has improved markedly from the start of the season culminating in a easy win in the last qualifier over trip and going. This is the stables main hope as Monarch Of The Glen is another with stamina issues.


A tricky puzzle to solve as plenty have claims in a wide open race.


PREDICTED ODDS: UNLIMITED BLESSINGS 5/1, Modern Nation 6/1, Motzie 7/1, Bridled Song 15/2, The Accountant 8/1, Quality Drama 9/1, Sin Duda 12/1, Frankell 16/1, Miesque 20/1, 33/1 bar