Catskill Steve's Picks

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Tuesday)

ROUGH AFTERNOON FOR CATSKILL STEVE’S PICKS. $23.00 LISTED WINNER ONE OF FOUR ON THE AFTERNOON. $158.50 LISTED EXACTA AND $27.40 PICK THREE ON A VERY “OFF” DAY. LOOK TO REBOUND THIS AFTERNOON.

 

Preferred Play Of The Day –  WILD WEST (7TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – LITTLE BIG (1ST RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: LITTLE BIG*
Odds: 9-2

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

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: WELL RECEIVED
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: SO SUPREME
Odds: 5-2

Race 1 Comments:  LITTLE BIG left for the top, yielded past the quarter to sit the pocket, pulled past three quarters and appeared set to take over when she made an unfortunate break. Mare has yet to come close to equalling that 1:56.2 sophomore mark at Northfield last year but may be coming around just a bit and will likely offer some value in opener. Upset call. JONSEY has been hammered at the windows in both seasonal starts and failed in both. Chance to amend for barn that has developed many good ones over the years. WELL RECEIVED has had tough uncovered trips in last two, post only knock.

 

Race 2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: PROPHET BLUE CHIP
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: KB’S BAD BOY
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: GOLD STAR ROGER
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: QUINT LARGO
Odds: 5-1

Race 2 Comments:  PROPHET BLUE CHIP hard to back with much confidence having lost last four races by a combined 70-lengths, but drops into the cellar and we’ve seen many perk up at this level in the past.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: MYSTICAL GRACE
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: SWEET ROYALTY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: SIX BAX
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: SOUTHWIND LARADO
Odds: 5-1

Race 3 Comments:  MYSTICAL GRACE had little from tough spot off the bench. Moves inside in second start since last November for barn that’s been warming up in recent weeks and should be tighter this week.

 

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: CEE PEE PANIC
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: ROCKME SOCKS OFF
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: TEN BEACHES LATER
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: NIPPY
Odds: 9-2

Race 4 Comments:  CEE PEE PANIC blasted to the top from the pole, was used parking rival through hot pace, weakened late on afternoon that saw only two winners go wire to wire. Gets the pole again and will try to control it with a more modest tempo.

 

Race 5

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

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

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: ONEEYEDMOMMA
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: J-S PRINCESS GLORY
Odds: 4-1

Race 5 Comments:  BOOTSWITHTHEFUR left for the top, yielded for the pocket and lacked a late kick on afternoon that was unkind to front speed. 11-year-old is more accustomed to grinding and may just to that from this spot.

 

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: FOUNTAIN SQUARE
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: UPFRONT COUNTRYBOY
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: AUTOTUNE HANOVER
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: DRAIN DADDY
Odds: 3-1

Race 6 Comments:  FOUNTAIN SQUARE sat and got locked in, slipped out into a blindswitch turning for home and was never fully clear. Two back was a game uncovered score at this level only to be dq’ed. Remains sharp and may finally find winner’s circle.

Race 7

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: WILD WEST**
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SOME POWER
Odds: 4-1

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

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: GRAVE DANCER
Odds: 5-2

Race 7 Comments:  WILD WEST takes a key drop after a tough chance trying to rally from post 7 into a :57.3 final half. 1:52.2 pacer at Yonkers last year gets first decent post in a long while and may prove sharper than form.

 

Race 8

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: WARRAWEE PREFERRED
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: CHOOCHOOCHARLIE
Odds: 5-2

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

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

Race 8 Comments:  WARRAWEE PREFERRED finished alertly from 8-hole last time, home in :29.1. Classy sort has rounded into form and gets position edge on main rivals in finale.