Catskill Steve's Picks

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Tuesday)

$27.20 & $17.60 LISTED WINNERS AMONG 8 LISTED OVERALL – 3 ON “TOP”. $476.00 SUPERFECTA, $242.00 & $152.00 TRIFECTAS, $159.00 EXACTA, $276.50 & $275.50 TRIFECTAS AND $102.50 DD HIGHLIGHT EXOTICS LISTED. IN ALL, 6 EXACTAS, 4 TRIFECTAS, 2 SUPERFECTAS, 5 PICK THREES AND 2 DDS LISTED.

Preferred Play Of The Day – BOLT OF LUCK (3RD RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – MIKEY BOY (5TH RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: HOT SEAT
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: WESTERN BAY BAY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: ROAD UNTRAVELED
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: PENNEY’S SPIRIT
Odds: 5-1

Race 1 Comments:  HOT SEAT had 8-hole in the slop last time following a solid placing two back in first start off claim. Gets the rail in opener, faces lesser and switches to Bruce.

Race 2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: CINNAMON STICK
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: SOUTHWIND LARADO
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: HOLIDAY HANGOVER
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: AWOL HANOVER
Odds: 7-2

Race 2 Comments:  CINNAMON STICK has been competitive against the top trotters on the grounds the entire first few months of the year. Takes a key drop and should be tough to beat. SOUTHWIND LARADO has shown signs of life finishing well in all recent starts. Likely to be a factor from the pole.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: BOLT OF LUCK**
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: I’M A GIFT
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: LONE RAIDER
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: MISS U BIG MIKE
Odds: 5-1

Race 3 Comments:  BOLT OF LUCK had 7-hole and was parked the mile over sloppy surface, held his ground late finishing second behind much the best winner. 4-year-old has developed a fondness for The Catskills and gets the nod here.

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: MOM’S CROSSROADS
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: KOLT POWER
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SEE YOU FRIDAY
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: DANISHDUJOUR
Odds: 7-2

Race 4 Comments:  MOM’S CROSSROADS has raced well despite enduring rough trips in recent. 10-year-old has a knack for winning and finds a good spot here.

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: MIKEY BOY*
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: BLUE LINE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: TINOS PULSE
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: CARRACCI HANOVER
Odds: 7-2

Race 5 Comments:  MIKEY BOY had 8-hole and was far back early, rallied steadily pacing a 1:26.4 final three quarters making up a ton of ground over speed favoring track. Two back was a game uncovered score against much lesser. Meets tougher but draws inside and may be sharp enough to handle the upgrade and should offer some value.

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: RICKY BE SHARP
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: CHIP CHIP CONWAY
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: SHOOT THE THRILL
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: QUICK DEAL
Odds: 7-2

Race 6 Comments:  RICKY BE SHARP drops to best level and gets the rail, tough chalk.

Race 7

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: SPORTY RED HOT
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: MY LAST CHANCE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: VAGANOVA
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: GO COLLECT N
Odds: 7-2

Race 7 Comments:  SPORTY REDHOT had tough spot, unleashed a wicked middle half brush before understandably tiring. Drops, gets better spot and may prove faster than form.

 

Race 8

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: BETTER UP
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: CC BIG BOY SAM
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: PIER HO TEMPTATION
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: FLY FLY DE MAYO
Odds: 4-1

Race 8 Comments:  BETTER UP was overmatched in 1:54 Yonkers mile last time after showing sharp form here through fast miles prior. Retains sharpness and looks hard to beat in finale.