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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): None
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Graded Stakes - 9/19 - Woodbine - Natalma & Summer
3.Diabolic ( Ire )
#2 PIZZA BIANCA ( out of White Hot...you get it ? ) went from zero to hero when closing with a flourish to pick up the sheepskin at first asking in Toga Town on July 22nd, and did such on an extremely deep track as well. From a DRF Formulator standpoint, C-Squared is a tight 3 for 4 with one turn turf runners without Lasix who broke their maiden 51-67 days back, with healthy mutuels of $4, $19 & $18. #1 READY LADY is another who scored right outta the box, and did such on this oval with a snappy time. There's a bullet on the docket since, and the pedigree says there's ample room for improvement. #7 DIABOLIC (IRE) shoots for the grand salami today, and given the versatility shown with wins on three different ovals, we'd say it's well within reach. OFF TURF: 4-10-1-9-6
1.Albahr ( GB )
2.Ready for the Lady
3.Degree of Risk
#4 ALBAHR (GB) comes in today on a three race winning streak, and Applebee ( clicking at 35% in the States ( is 4:3-1-0 with turfers who scored less than 60 days back and are not receiving Lasix. Gelding has never gotten in this lightly, and possesses the ability to send or rate just a bit. #9 READY FOR THE LADY is a maiden facing winners for the first time, but that doesn't really matter too much in this sorta race, and was a lively & well clear runner up first time out. Both of the maternal grandparents were turf specialists who banked more than $1.5M & $370K respectively on the stuff, so we're thinking this one will handle the surface transition nicely. #6 DEGREE OF RISK outran his 9-1 offering when going over the blades for the first time about a month back, and the lone returnee from that affair got the job done nest out, improving by approximately 25.1% in the Beyer department. OFF TURF: 7-1-8-6-3
Belmont ( Current ): 7-29 ( $78.70 ) Beatable Favorites 0-2 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 3-29 ( 10.4% )
Graded Stakes ( Current ): 6-38 ( $54.40 ) Beatable Favorites 0-2 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 17-38 ( 44.7% )
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