Catskill Steve's Picks

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Monday)

7 LISTED WINNERS INCLUDING $30.00 NUMBER – 3 ON “TOP”. $643.00 PICK THREE TOPS AMONG 4 LISTED. $107.00 LISTED EXACTA 1 OF 5 ON THE DAY. A SMALL TRIFECTA, SMALL SUPERFECT AND 2 SMALL DDS ALSO LISTED.

Preferred Play Of The Day – DEALIN DAN (4TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day – FOX VALLEY ADDISON (3RD RACE)

 

Race 1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: POWERFUL PULSE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: ALWAYS YA BABY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: BULLVILLEFIREWORKS
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: TWEEDLEDTWEEDLEDUM
Odds: 4-1

Race 1 Comments:  POWERFUL PULSE finished alertly with :29.3 final panel in first start since last November and first for new barn. 10-year-old was ultra consistent in 2019 winning 15 times and landing on the board in 30 of 41 races mostly against tougher. Rates the nod in opener.

Race 2

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

Horse Number: 5      
Horse Name: SIR NATIVE
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: DRINKIN N DANCIN
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: LET ME EXPLAIN
Odds: 9-2

Race 2 Comments:  BESTGIRLFRIENDEVER takes sharp drop and should be a handful at this level. SIR NATIVE hasn’t raced badly in either Catskill start and had wide trip through :59.4 final half in latest, but camera shy mare is just 1 for her last 33 and will have to step it up to beat top one.

 

Race 3

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: FOX VALLEY ADDISON*
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: ALLABOUT THAT RACE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: BUBBASLITTLESISTER
Odds: 5-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: VELOCITY KELLI
Odds: 3-1

Race 3 Comments:  FOX VALLEY ADDISON had 8-hole in last following a tough first over trip through fast mile two back, doing well to hold show. Mare wired a better field from similar spot to today’s back in early January and may try leaving. ALL ABOUT THAT RACE is developing a bad case of seconditis finishing in the place spot in last three, two with pocket trips. Remains sharp and deserves favoritism.

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: DEALIN DAN**
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: RATHER SWELL
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: STIMULUS PLAN
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 8
Horse Name: NEW WORLD ORDER A
Odds: 6-1

Race 4 Comments:  DEALIN DAN had no shot from 8-hole in latest dropping far back early, never got close but paced a wicked 1:25.4 final three quarters making up good ground. Moves inside and should be in good stalking position. RATHER SWELL had a tough uncovered trip in 1:55.1 Pocono mile last time and chased a 1:52.2 mile at Pocono two back. Ships to The Catskills for strong barn and looks to have a big shot with these.

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: CELEBRATED MR K
Odds: 3-1

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

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: ABC CROWN ME QUEEN
Odds: 5-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: SHE’S A PIPE DREAM
Odds: 4-1

Race 5 Comments:  CELEBRATED MR K seems to be improving with each start and may be set to graduate in fourth career try against blank field.

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: ALL ABOUT RUSTY
Odds: 4-1

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

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: BJ’S GUY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: PURE FRIENDSHIP
Odds: 7-2

Race 6 Comments:  ALL ABOUT RUSTY was first up against 2-5 leader, pushed a :57.4 final half and gamely held show in another solid try. Gets the pole while in sharp form and may be set to handle this level.

 

Race 7

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: NAUGHTY MARAVU N
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: SAFETY SECOND
Odds: 7-2

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

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: MAKASI
Odds: 3-1

Race 7 Comments:  NAUGHTY MARAVU N left and tucked, followed slow pace then chased a :56 final half to land place behind sharp winner. Lightly raced 10- year-old over past two seasons is rounding into form for Messenger and can take finale from this spot.