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Just a reminder that for today's selections & analysis of the Del Mar Futurity, merely go back one page, as we DID give out a $576 Triple Box in the Debutante yesterday,

Today's Beatable Favorite(s): Race 6 - #8 Linny Kate  Race 12 - #5 Norman Queen

I'd like to leave this bit of info here for y'all. When we're using the DRF Formulator platform while writing our columns, if we say "Sprints", for the most part we mean any one turn race, and when we say "Routes", we mean any TWO turn race. ( For example, we consider a 1 1/8th mile race at Belmont an elongated sprint, and a 6 1/2 furlong race at a Charles Town a route. ) We feel this way, because in our eyes, it's the number of turns that necessitate more energy than being relaxed on a straightaway. Sometimes the sample size for our study can be too large to manually break down, so there may be a few from one category in another, but usually the end result is pretty much the same. Additionally, when it comes to layoffs, we consider more than 50 days in a dirt to dirt scenario a layoff, more than 58 days in D to T or T to D a layoff, and more than 67 days in a turf to turf deal a L/O. Furthermore, if we amend our selections for a wet track, and the track becomes fast, our original selections are in play.


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Saratoga - 9/6 - God Bless Our Heroes In The Military - Labor Day - Closing Day


Race  1


2.Venus Oyzo

3.I'm Perfect Too

#2 SUPERBLOODWOLFMOON has been in the back half of the pack over her last quintet, but cut her 2nd best half mile ever in the most recent, and sheds a whopping ten pounds off that deal. Yeah, I know, she appears to be light years behind a few others in this spot, but it's not always about the best horse -- but what horse has things go his own way. What if the rail horse breaks slowly? What if this one springs to the top? Tune in at 1:05 Bat-fans to find out. #7 VENUS OYZO overcame a touch of trouble to split the field at 19-1 nearly three weeks back and can grind out a share. #4 I'M PERFECT TOO ( we can relate ) closed like a freight train a touch over a month back ( coming home in 11 & 1 ), and can do even better with a tidier trip. 


Race  2

1.Sedona Rocks

2.Kisses for Emily


#5 SEDONA ROCKS ( cross entered yesterday, so check the changes ) starts things out today, and while most of the works were just average, the August 27th move was honest enough ( 48 & 3 ). Gal is a half to a 6:2-1-1 runner on a fast track, and needn't be much to make an impression in the second half of the traditional Early Daily Double. #8 KISSES FOR EMILY ( another spotted on Sunday ) has been doing okay in the mornings for today's overture, and there's something to be said about a $2,500 bred animal going for 50 times that amount at auction. Filly draws well, and has a decent family tree. #6 CARAGATE ( like several other Friedman runners this meet ) finished up nicely in the bow, and is another that you'll have to check the scratch board for beforehand.   NOTE: AS OF 11:37, DUE TO A LATE SCRATCH THE #3 WILL BE OUR 3RD SELECTION.


Race  3

1.No Word

2.En Wye Cee

3.Dreams of Tomorrow

#4 NO WORD showed zilch in the comebacker, but fared well in her only second off the layoff attempt, and aside from the most recent, is but a half length shy of a two for two mark on the Mellon. May be overlooked a bit at the windows. #2 EN WYE CEE had a troubled showing in his first start off an elongated absence, but picks up the meet's leading rider this afternoon, and found the line first the only time he was in a "second off the layoff" scenario. #5 DREAMS OF TOMORROW has yet to miss the superfecta in twelve lifetime starts, and what the hell's wrong with that?  OFF TURF: 3-1-2-4-5  NOTE: AS OF 1:29, DUE TO A LATE, LATE SCRATCH, #1 WILL BE OUR 3RD SELECTION.


Race  4 

1.My Roxy Girl


3.Extra Effort

#2 MY ROXY GIRL may not have appreciated the excessive heat back on August 11th, as she was pretty much eased up turning for home, but don't judge that too harshly, as we all toss in clunkers once in a while. Best valued NYB female of all time is 10:4-3-1-1 in races after finishing off the board, and goes over the $600,000 with a mere mere showing in this -- her 50th start. #5 SUBSIDIARY takes the obligatory hike in class after being purchased back in mid August, and if you're willing to draw a line though the last, then what you have is a runner who's on a 3:1-1-1 skein when made available for purchase. #4 EXTRA EFFORT is another stepping up off the snag, and this one has been quite the popular item at the claim box of late, having changed addresses after each of her last four outings; owns the all important recent win over the track.  NOTE: AS OF 11:41, DUE TO TWO LATE SCRATCHES, #'s 1 & 3 WILL BE OUR SECOND & THIRD CHOICES RESPECTIVELY.


Race  5




#7 ARUBA has yet to face the starter, and while there are some seasoned critters here, this one is in fact a four year old facing predominately three year olds, and has some decants bloodlines for this sorta deal; gate move back on the 15th ain't half bad. #1 TACKLE hasn't been in action in about ten months, but has been transferred over to a decent barn, and they made sure to geld this one for the comebacker. Two in the money finishes from as many starts on the inner duly noted. #3 CONGLOMERATE last raced a year ago to the day, but was doing good things back then, and returns sans tes-tee-klees. Leave barn out at your on peril.  OFF TURF: 4-3-6-2-1


Race  6 

1.Ocean Air

2.Sum Kinda Pretty

3.Back Channel

#6 OCEAN AIR got her Polaroid taken the only time she had a "For Sale" sticker attached to her rump, takes what we would consider to be a drop in class here, and owns some nice speed figures. Down the lane. We have the #2 SUM KINDA PRETTY as the only one with some point of upsetting the apple cart, given the decently adjusted turf #'s along with the fact that she got through the maiden ranks ( albeit on the turf ) right here at the end of January. A claim for this one was voided in the last, so take a peek in the paddock. #13 BACK CHANNEL (AE) needs one to declare in order to make it into the body of the race, but should that come to bear, would be up for grabs for the 1st time, while having hit the super in all her starts but one.  OFF TURF: 5-2-4-9-1  NOTE: AS OF 11:45, DUE TO A LATE SCRATCH THE #1 WILL BE OUR 3RD SELECTION.  BEATABLE FAVORITE: #8 LINNY KATE 


Race  7

1.Matt Doyle

2.Pine Valley

3.Don't Wait Up

#3 MATT DOYLE has been setting stopwatches ablaze up here in preparation for today's initial afternoon trek to the frontside, went for more than 5X the stud fee down in Florida back in March, and totes along a snazzy 400 Tomlinson figure for today's distance of ground. Barn is just 1 fer 28 with dirt firsters at this level, but a bullet gate breeze at double digit odds always merits a looksie. #10 PINE VALLEY is another beginning his working life here, and does such with a nicely hidden workout on the ledger ( back on 8/8 ), and pricey January foal draws well. #4 DON'T WAIT UP lost by just a honker when encountering a bunch of trouble in this race on the 14th of August, but it was more than four lengths clear to the show horse that day, and there's a jock upgrade in play this afternoon.


Race  8 


2.Dancin Dee 

3.Consumer Spending

These three and no more for all our rolling action.   #5 TOERIS got smacked around a bit at the onset on "Bijou Day", and the Beyer Speed Figure from that day came back decent enough. Gets off the wood a bit here, and is eligible to show some improvement. #3 DANCIN DEE split the field at 28-1 when debuting on the first of August, and possesses enough turf pedigree to move up a bit here. #2 CONSUMER SPENDING ( who should be no worse than third for those who like to play the show pools ) was a hard charging runner up in the lid lifter about a month in the rear, and we see no reason another goodie isn't within her grasps.  OFF TURF: 2-4-6-8-10


Race  9 

1.Rossa Veloce

2.Beautiful Karen

3.A Life That's Good

#3 ROSSA VELOCE has oooooodles of speed, and she showed her hooves to the field against cheaper when perfectly spotted up at Finger Lakes by Handal three weeks back, and he even gave Samuel a chance to head up there for a quick check. Don't consider this one cheap, as two of her three wins have come on this circuit, and we'll bite at 15-1. #9 BEAUTIFUL KAREN ( spotted yesterday ) has partaken in the super in all starts but one, and right off the bat, merits inclusion because of that. Familiar jock returns, but as this one is a nibbler by rote, we'll leave beneath. #1A A LIFE THAT'S GOOD has a touch of back class, and gets the miracle drug for the first time while having the hood affixed. Sensible addition. 


Race  10

1.Big Scully

2.Street Fight


#11 BIG SCULLY got up in time to procure the sheepskin right here 18 days back, and although the # came back reeeeal low, we'll give this one a chance to show quick improvement, as so many freshmen often do. We love the draw, and as we like to look for horses with ample room for improvement, we'll lean this way. #5 STREET FIGHT is a winless runner facing some seasoned animals, but we always give runners two chances over a particular surface to prove themselves , and this one goes over a fast track for just the 2nd time. That being said, Stephens charge has some decent pedigree for the trip, and we'll chunk in at a big numero. #2 DEFEND was a visually impressive victor at first asking and Saez grabs the reins for this Delaware invader.


Race  11


2.Mister Winston

3.Alley Oop Johnny 

#10 UNITEDANDRESOLUTE showed absolutely nada at this level on the 28th of July when finishing 8th of 10 on the Mellon, but goes long for the 1st time, and $185,000 auction purchase is still protected against the claim for today's first "3rd off the layoff try". Most timid of selections in a race that's difficult to hug. #1 MISTER WINSTON showed zippo in the initial turf attempt, but trust us, this one is just as equally bred for the green as the brown, and should not be discounted off of one try on yielding turf. #11 ALLEY OOP JOHNNY has more speed than Keanu Reeves, and can most definitely land a share here. OFF TURF: 11-1-7-9-4


Race  12 

1.Ob La Di


3.Happy Hill Lil ( AE)

#1 OB LA DI...I want to thank everyone for their loyalty, interaction on social media, and patronage this meet.  #12 IDAKA... I want to thank those who have donated to all horse racing related charities this summer, as well as those who have tagged along with us in our drive for the Wounded Warriors Foundation...and #13 HAPPY HILL LIL (AE) closes out our race, day, week, month and meet. Thank you all for your continued support, and we'll see you at Belmont in eleven days.  OFF TURF: 10-2-8-1-9  BEATABLE FAVORITE: #5 NORMAN QUEEN


Graded Stakes ( Current ): 6-36        ( $54.40 )   Beatable Favorites    0-2     ( 0% )    Favorites  Win %:    16-36     ( 44.4% )

Saratoga             ( Final ): 81-417   ( $578.30 )   Beatable Favorites    7-19 ( 36.8% ) Favorites Win %:     166-417 ( 39.8% )  

Belmont               ( Final ):  67-444   ( $534.40 )    Beatable Favorites    7-27  ( 25.9% ) Favorites   Win %:    171-444 ( 38.5% ) 

Aqueduct Spring  ( Final ):  16-95     ( $118.70 )    Beatable  Favorites     0-6   ( 0% )     Favorites   Win  %:   51-95     ( 53.7% )

Aqueduct Winter ( Final ):  86-464  ( $989.40 )    Beatable  Favorites    5-15( 33.3% ) Favorites  Win %:   162-464 ( 34.9% ) 

Aqueduct Fall      ( Final ):  28-175   ( $454.00 )    Beatable   Favorites     1-9  ( 11.1% ) Favorites Win %      56-175   ( 32.0% )

Graded Stakes    ( Final ):  10-54     ( $122.40 )    Beatable Favorites       0-1   (  0% )    Favorites Win %:     17-53     ( 32.1% )

All Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Selected Grade 1's and Travers full days  ( These are also counted in the "Dirt Tracks" category ):

( 2013-2020 Final ) 74-465  ( $703.70 ) Beatable Favorites: 18-57 ( 31.6% ) Favorite's Win %: 140-414 (33.8%)  +/-: -24.3% against a 16.8% takeout  

Polytracks   2013-16 (All Final): 85-568          ( $819.20 )  Beatable Favorites : 15-68      ( 22.1% )Favorite's Win %: 163-587       ( 27.7% ) +/-: -27.6%  against a 15.6% takeout

Dirt Tracks  2013-21 (All Final):3004-15504 ($26,050.90)  Beatable Favorites : 378-1380( 27.4% )Favorite's Win %: 5862-15586 ( 37.6% ) +/-: -15.9%  against a 16.9% takeout

Cumulative Stats    (All Final): 3089-16072 ($26,870.10)   Beatable Favorites : 393-1447( 27.2% ) Favorite's Win %: 6025-16173 ( 37.3% ) +/-: -16.3%  against a 16.7% takeout