Catskill Steve's Picks

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Wednesday)

$33.80 LISTED WINNER 1 OF 9 ON THE DAY – 2 ON “TOP”. 7 EXACTAS LISTED ALONG WITH 2 TRIFECTAS, 4 PICK THREES, 3 DDS AND A $60.00 SUPERFECTA.

Preferred Play Of The Day –  FOREVER WORTH IT (7TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – SUNBURST CRUZE (4TH RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: SAPPHIRE CITY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: I’M A GIFT
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: TINOS PULSE
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: AWESUM ACE
Odds: 7-2

Race 1 Comments:  SAPPHIRE CITY 13-year-old millionaire comes off a solid speed try on afternoon that speed did not hold up, gave way late in fast mile. Draws outside slot but takes on weaker and should be tough to deny.

Race 2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: JS MCFLASH
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: PV COMING HOME
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: DR SNOW
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SHE ESCAPES ME
Odds: 4-1

Race 2 Comments:  JS MCFLASH has had tough trips on cold Catskill afternoons in last two. Could be set for top mile.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: BETTOR BECAUSE A
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SWISS BANK HANOVER
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: BIG IS BETTER
Odds: 9-2

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

Race 3 Comments:  BETTOR BECAUSE A had no shot from tough spot with amateur pilot in last. Drops, gets key driver switch and should be tough at this level.

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: SUNBURST CRUZE*
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: MIKEY BOY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: MOM’S CROSSROADS
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: STIMULUS PLAN
Odds:
3-1

Race 4 Comments:  SUNBURST CRUZE takes sharp drop off even effort in fast mile. Two back was parked the mile through sizzling pace and understandably tired. Draws 8-hole but has speed to clear early and gets the nod.

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: DURANT
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: JACK ROCK
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: FLOW WITH JOE
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: THE ONLYEST ONE
Odds: 5-2

 

Race 6

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

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: DEXTER JOLT
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: BOOK BINGE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: HASTY WESTERN
Odds: 6-1

Race 6 Comments:  CHANCE TO SEE was first up through :58.4 final half in latest and understandably tired. Two back had pace finishing after chasing quick pace, seems sharpest of this group.

 

Race 7

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: FOREVER WORTH IT**
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: FOX VALLEY TRITON
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: THREE NEW DAWNS
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: COUGAR BAIT
Odds: 3-1

Race 7 Comments:  FORVER WORTH IT continues to plummet for strong connections and may have reached now or never time. FOX VALLEY TRITON was used hard early and missed by a length in improved try. Also drops and appears the main foe.

 

Race 8

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SOME GOLD
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: ZONE BLITZ
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: SHIPLAP
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: ADIOS MUCHACHOS
Odds:
8-1

 

 

Race 9

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: WESTERN BAY BAY
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: CAJON THOMAS
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: DESTINATION MOON N
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: BEATINGTHEODDS
Odds:
7-2

 

Race 9 Comments:  WESTERN BAY BAY broke while in perfect striking position from the pocket last time following a good speed try two back. Looks worth another shot against this group.

 

 

Race 10

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: WAY TO CLOSE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: AIRSPINDER
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: LUIGI BIZACKO
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: PARTAGAS BLUE CHIP
Odds:
6-1

 

Race 10 Comments:  WAY TO CLOSE was a good second here in early December after missing over a year. Returns after chasing 1:53 miles at Harah’s and should be ready for big mile.

 

Race 11

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: FREAKY FLYER
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: BOLD AND BRAVE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: ROAD UNTRAVELED
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: BETTER BANGBANG
Odds:
9-2

 

 

Race 12

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: STARSKY’S DREAM N
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: COACH CAL
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: DALIOCITY
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: GOLDEN GESTURE
Odds:
4-1

 

Race 12 Comments:  STARSKY’S DREAM has raced in sharp form despite tough posts/trips in recent. Moves into Zeke’s barn off claim, steps up but may fire from better spot in finale.