Catskill Steve's Picks

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Monday)

$24.60 “LONG SHOT PLAY OF THE DAY SCORES!” 4 “TOP’ WINNERS IN ALL WITH 8 LISTED. ALL THREE DDS TABBED INCLUDING A “COLD” $92.50 NUMBER. 6 EXACTAS LISTED ALONG WITH 5 TRIFECTAS (THE BEST $214.00 & $99.00 TICKETS), AS WELL AS FOUR PICK THREES.

Preferred Play Of The Day – QUAGMIRE BLUECHIP (5TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – BETTER BE GOUDA (7TH RACE)

 

 Race 1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: PUDGE’S PASTIME
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: OVER SPEEDING
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: SARAH’S LILLY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: SLEAZY GAL
Odds: 9-2

Race 1 Comments:  PUDGE’S PASTIME had even pace in fast mile making local debut. Drops off that effort, gets a better spot and should be tougher this time.

 

 Race 2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: PROPHET BLUE CHIP
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: BLUE LINE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: GRAND MASTER
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: STARSKY’S DREAM N
Odds: 6-1

Race 2 Comments:  PROPHET BLUE CHIP finished alertly to earn a check against Open Company in local return last time. Takes a key drop and may prove best.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: CEE PEE PANIC
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: BLACKTREE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: LODI MACHETTE MAN
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: PREACHER OLLIE
Odds: 3-1

Race 3 Comments:  CEE PEE PANIC was claimed while in sharp form out of last. Veteran figures to be well placed here.

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: PINE TAB
Odds: 3-1

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

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: QUIET HEIRESS
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: DREAM DEFENCE N
Odds: 7-2

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: QUAGMIRE BLUECHIP
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: FLY FLY DE MAYO
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: CHEERIO HILL
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: SEE YOU FRIDAY
Odds: 9-2

Race 5 Comments:  QUAGMIRE BLUE CHIP broke early and often on brutal Catskill afternoon (the card later cancelled) but puts the hobbles back on this afternoon and seems faster than these if he can mind his manners.

Race 6

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

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: SCREAMING CONWAY
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: IM A CHLOE
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: MYSTICAL GRACE
Odds: 4-1

 

Race 7

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: BETTER BE GOUDA
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: NORTHERN ASSASSIN A
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: HIS EXCELLENCE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: DONAU
Odds: 7-2

Race 7 Comments:  BETTER BE GOUDA failed at 3-5 in local debut going uncovered through :58.2 final half on sub-freezing afternoon in a race he likely needed after missing three weeks. Deserves another chance for strong Canadian connections.

 

Race 8

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: DEERFIELD BEACH
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: STORMYWEATHERAHEAD
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: OHOKA JOHNNY N
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: EPAULETTE A
Odds: 3-1

Race 8 Comments:  DEERFIELD BEACH Meadowlands shipper seems to race best over smaller ovals. Ships to The Catskills at a level he should fit well at and seems worth a shot in finale.