Catskill Steve's Picks

Monday, March 9, 2020

Checking up on Catskill Steve (Thursday)

ANOTHER “CHALK” FILLED AFTERNOON WITH 9 OUT OF 10 WINNERS PAYING UNDER $5.00. I HAD 9 WINNERS LISTED WITH 6 ON “TOP”. 6 EXACTAS LISTED AS WELL AS 4 TRIFECTAS, 4 PICK THREES, ALL 4 DDS AND $102.50 & $64.00 SUPERFECTAS.

 

Preferred Play Of The Day – GD STRIKER (6TH RACE)
Long Shot Play Of The Day –  PRINCESS GLYDANA (4TH RACE)

Race 1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: LOCAL ART
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: FLIPPING FUN
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: SPRING LUCK
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: FAITHFUL FRIEND
Odds: 6-1

Race 1 Comments:  LOCAL ART had a wide trip from tough spot, finished evenly, two back chased a fast mile for this type and didn’t fade badly. Finds a better spot in weak field and gets a weak vote. FLIPPING FUN takes a sharp drop in first try for new barn and is better than recent form.

 

 

Race 2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: ADORABLE BEN
Odds: 7-2

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

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: DEMAND AN ANSWER
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: BLUE SWAN
Odds: 5-1

Race 2 Comments:  ADORABLE BEN got to the top from second tier, set the pace and tried to bottom out the field with :29.3 third panel, weakened but did well to hold place on afternoon that saw only one horse go wire to wire. Takes on tougher this afternoon but figures to be tough on the engine or from the pocket. MAXIMUSCLE makes Catskill debut for strong connections and appears the one to beat.

 

 

Race 3

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

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: DRY CREEK GIN
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: FINAL OFFER
Odds: 4-1

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: RUSTY’S TREASURE
Odds: 3-1

Race 3 Comments:  POKERFACE had sharp pace finishing through stepped up final half in return to leading barn. Retains sharpness and can roll by late.

 

Race 4

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: PRINCESS GLYDANA*
Odds: 6-1

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

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

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: MISS DAISY DUKE
Odds: 4-1

Race 4 Comments:  PRINCESS GLYDANA was a lame scratch last time after chasing scorching miles at Pocono and Yonkers. Mare has raced well here in the past and beaten better. Capable of surprising these on best if not in need of race.

 

 

Race 5

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: CHEAP THRILLS
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SCOOTIN FOR JOY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: J WANDA
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: LYRA
Odds: 6-1

Race 5 Comments:  CHEAP THRILLS set a pressured pace against strong bias, understandably weakened late. Two back was a powerful wire to wire winner against lesser from 7-hole in fast paced mile. Remains sharp, gets the pole and should prove hard to catch.

 

 

 

Race 6

Horse Number: 4
Horse Name: GD STRIKER**
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: LOVE TRUMPS HATE
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: THE ONE THE ONLY
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 7
Horse Name: SURFACE TENSION
Odds: 5-1

Race 6 Comments:  GD STRIKER was overmatched at Saratoga last time after taking lifetime mark two back. Returns to The Catskills where he showed sharp form back in early winter and 4-year-old seems to be developing into useful trotter for strong trot barn.

Race 7

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: JK LOCKHERUP
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: TAMERA LUCKY LADY
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 1
Horse Name: I SAW RED
Odds: 7-2

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: GLAMORGAL
Odds: 8-1

Race 8

Horse Number: 5
Horse Name: QUEBEC BLUE CHIP
Odds: 3-1

Horse Number: 6
Horse Name: CHECKOUT TERROR
Odds: 5-2

Horse Number: 3
Horse Name: SENTIMENTAL LADY
Odds: 9-2

Horse Number: 2
Horse Name: BULLVILLE BREN
Odds: 5-1