Catskill Steve's Picks

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Wednesday)

6 LISTED WINNERS WITH 2 ON “TOP”. 3 EXACTAS LISTED ALONG WITH A SMALL TRIFECTA AND SMALL PICK THREE ON “OFF” DAY FOR CATSKILL STEVE.

Preferred Play Of The Day – JACK RACKHAM (6TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – SANDINISTA (3RD RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 1      
Horse Name: WINK AND NOD
Odds: 4-1

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

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: HERE WE GO AGAIN
Odds: 5-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: NORTHERN IDEAL
Odds: 3-1

Race 1 Comments:  WINK AND NOD had wide trip from tough spot last time following three straight place finishes at this level. Draws the pole and should be well placed by pilot who is closing in on 5,000 career wins. SIX ROSES beat top one in easy fashion last time but needed a :31.1 final panel to do so. 12-year-old has a winning habit and looks tough to beat.

 

 

Race 2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: FIERY LUSTRE N
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: GIDEON SEELSTER
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: ZINCK’S NIGHT
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: BACK ON BOARD N
Odds: 4-1

Race 2 Comments:  FIERY LUSTRE N had second tier and got stuck behind dull piece, slipped out at three quarters and finished with good energy from far back. Two back had late pace through quick mile. Draws outside but wouldn’t be surprised to see him handled more aggresively and may try leaving.

 

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: SANDINISTA*
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: GIDDYALLYOUGOT
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: NASSAU COUNTY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: ACTON ONELASTTIME
Odds: 3-1

Race 3 Comments:  SANDINISTA may have disliked “good” track last time after rallying in fast mile with :28.4 final quarter against tougher two back. Makes second start at reduced level and can surprise if young Parker can get him into the race.

Race 4

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: PURE FRIENDSHIP
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: MY LAST CHANCE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: BEACH BLAST
Odds: 5-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: ROAD UNTRAVELED
Odds: 5-2

Race 4 Comments:  PURE FRIENDSHIP overpowered similar in wire to wire fashion scoring fastest winning time in two years. 5-year-old has been in peak form since coming down from Canada for The Messenger’s and can take another. MY LAST CHANCE came up short lacking a rally from the pocket in first start in two months. Drops, gets regular pilot back and should be tougher this afternoon.

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: NEEDLES AND PINS
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: KB’S BAD BOY
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: JUST ONE MORE TIME
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: QUINT LARGO
Odds: 5-2

Race 5 Comments:  NEEDLES AND PINS comes off an even try in improved effort and may prove best against weak group.

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: JACK RACKHAM**
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: MCARD ATTACK
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: PV COMING HOME
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: SEAFOOD KOUKLA
Odds: 3-1

Race 6 Comments:  JACK RACKHAM has had 8-hole in last two after being overmatched against far tougher prior. 7-year-old drops another notch into the conditioned basement and may have reached now or never time.

 

Race 7

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: FOX VALLEY HOTCAKE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: BULLVILLE TERROR
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: PARTAGAS BLUE CHIP
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: CHAPPY HOUR
Odds: 4-1

 

Race 8

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: PARK IT PARK IT
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: DAFINATY
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: VIRTUOUS DRAGON
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: WOODMERE RONDEVOUS
Odds:
4-1

 

Race 8 Comments:  PARK IT PARK IT had tough uncovered trip in first try for new barn off claim. Drops off that effort and may be set for The Parker’s who have been doing well with new acquisitions.

 

 

Race 9

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: GIAS BOY
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: MASTER FASTER
Odds: 5-2

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

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

Race 9 Comments: GIAS BOY chased some fast miles at Saratoga to wrap up 2019. Makes local debut off strong qualifier and may prove best if not in need of the mile.

 

Race 10

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

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: BRINGHOME THEBLUE
Odds: 8-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: WALTZKING HANOVER
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: RICHARD HILL
Odds:
4-1