Catskill Steve's Picks

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Thursday)

THE SLUMP CONTINUES. ONLY 3 “TOP” WINNERS WITH 5 LISTED. 2 EXACTAS AND 2 TRIFECTAS LISTED AS WELL.

Preferred Play Of The Day – STOP ACTION (6TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – BETTER UP (7TH RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: L DEES DANCE
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: PINE BUSH LIBERTY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: ARTS VIRGIN
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: PENNYS NOIR
Odds: 4-1

Race 1 Comments:  In a field that’s 2 for 127 lifetime, L DEES DANCE has shown the most in recent weeks, drops and is my best guess in opener. PINE BUSH LIBERTY was much improved with addition of lasix last time and may be on an upward swing. The one to beat if you can take a short price.

 

 Race 2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: LOVELY LADY MAY
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: POOCHAM LADY
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: TIME TO IMAGINE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: ARYIANA STAR
Odds: 3-1

Race 2 Comments:  LOVELY LADY MAY had pace on both ends from 7-hole over sloppy track in local debut two back, then failed to fire also from 7-hole last time. Moves inside and may be set for a rare win this afternoon.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: THINKBIG DREAMBIG
Odds: 6-5

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: LUCK N ROLL K
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: YANKEE ON THE MOVE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: LITTLE POWER
Odds: 6-1

Race 3 Comments:  THINKBIG DREAMBIG followed a strong qualifier up with an overpowering win at this level in Catskill debut. Gets the pole and looks hard to catch. LUCK N ROLL K Meadowlands shipper has had nothing but outside posts through torrid miles in all recent starts. Tries The Catskills and should appreciate the switch in scenery.

                

Race 4

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: UNIQUE SPLENDOR
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: DIRTYLITTLELIES
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: BEYOND THE VIEW
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: NEW NUMBER WHO DIS
Odds: 8-1

Race 4 Comments:  UNIQUE SPLENDOR takes a sharp drop and figures to be a handful at this level.

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: DARK HORSE
Odds:
5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: MIKIMOTO
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: BASS PLAYER
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: JANAID
Odds: 4-1

Race 5 Comments:  DARK HORSE ships in razor sharp from Harah’s and was claimed out of last. Should go well with these and has speed to control it despite much small track experience.

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: STOP ACTION**
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: HYPNOTICDREAM
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: CHANCE TO SEE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: SUPER PAC HANOVER
Odds: 3-1

Race 6 Comments:  STOP ACTION returns to The Catskills for this amateur event after facing tougher in recent months, picks up top amateur pilot and finds a good spot.

 

Race 7

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: BETTER UP*
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: NUI BA DEN N
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: HESTONS LUCKY CHIP
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: WINDSUN GOTHAM
Odds: 4-1

Race 7 Comments:  BETTER UP finished willingly through :57.2 final half at Yonkers on 19 degree night in race he likely needed after missing two months. Ships up The Quickway where he qualified well at the end of the year and should be primed for top mile.

 

Race 8

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: GREY BELL
Odds: 5-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: DREAMING SILLY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: BESTGIRLFRIENDEVER
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: THE NEW AMERICANA
Odds: 4-1

 

Race 9

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: RISE UP NOW
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: JUST WAVE GOODBYE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: KJ ERICH
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: WILD WEST
Odds: 10-1