Catskill Steve's Picks

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Tuesday)

CATSKILL STEVE’S PICKS LIST THE FINAL PICK THREE ON THE CARD AT A RETURN OF $1,411.00!! $38.40 LISTED WINNER ONE OF EIGHT ON THE CARD – 3 ON “TOP” INCLUDING ANOTHER “BEST BET”. FOUR PICK THREES IN ALL LISTED ALONG WITH TWO SUPERFECTAS, FOUR TRIFECTAS, SEVEN EXACTAS AND ALL THREE DDS.

Preferred Play Of The Day – PUTNAMS STORM (2ND RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – MAJOR HUMOR (7TH RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: SIX BAX
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: COCO HALL
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: VERDI D EM
Odds: 5-1

Race 1 Comments: Former classmaster SIX BAX has lost a few steps over the years but 12-year-old returns to favorite track off some no shot tries at Pocono and had a good speed qualifier here on 4/28. Should be set for big mile in first try since March and benefits from short field in opener.

Race 2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: PUTNAMS STORM**
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: VAGANOVA
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: PENNEY’S SPIRIT
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: SO UNEXPECTED
Odds: 7-2

Race 2 Comments:  PUTNAMS STORM made a strong three wide move in the slop through :29.2 third quarter and came up short down the stretch in local debut and race he likely needed. 12-year-old should be tighter off the mile and has some back class. VAGANOVA falls into the conditioned basement and has paced faster than these all year, the one to beat.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: RAILEE WORKABLE
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: ONE DIRECTION
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: RICKY BE SHARP
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: HOLIDAY HANGOVER
Odds: 5-2

Race 3 Comments:  RAILEE WORKABLE was racing in sharp form in Florida and was claimed out of last race. Ships to The Catskills for barn that’s winning at an incredible 41% and may prove best. ONE DIRECTION has trotted some fast miles over the big tracks this year and shows a decent line here back in February. Figures to be tough.

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: SB MIKES HOT BEACH
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: LONE RAIDER
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: BLUE LINE
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: FLY FLY DE MAYO
Odds: 7-2

Race 4 Comments:  SB MIKES HOT BEACH 13-year-old blasted to the top from 7-hole, showed some speed of yesteryear reaching three quarters in 1:25.4 and understandably weakened at 2-5 on afternoon that was unkind to front speed. Moves inside and can atone. LONE RAIDER had ground saving trip off those fast fractions and rolled by late. Shoots for fourth straight and looks dangerous.

 

Race 5

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

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: ROLL WITH FRED
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: TINOS PULSE
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: I’M A GIFT
Odds: 9-2

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: STIMULUS PLAN
Odds: 9-2

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

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: ALL NET
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: SHADOWOFTHENORTH
Odds: 10-1

Race 6 Comments:  STIMULUS PLAN looks like my best guess in camera shy field despite outside draw.

 

Race 7

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: MAJOR HUMOR*
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: MACHTU N
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: MACHINE TEAM
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: CC BIG BOY SAM
Odds: 9-2

Race 7 Comments:  MAJOR HUMOR finished strongly in fast paced mile in first start off claim.

Race 8

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

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: CINNAMON STICK
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: AWOL HANOVER
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: SUPERIORCOURT
Odds: 4-1

Race 8 Comments:  TINOS PULSE had 7-hole and was out early on long uncovered bid in the slop, gamely held place behind 3-10 winner in monster try. Moves inside and looks best.