Archives for October 18, 2018

AGOS Horses to Watch & Trip Notes – 10/18/18

track announcer with binocularsYour complimentary Horses to Watch and Trip Notes for AGOS visitors.

Belmont Park

HONEY I’M GOOD (Race 2 @BEL 10/5/18) – first time starter took money and ran a hole in the wind.  She showed good early speed and drew off down the lane.  Ears pricked late as she was geared down near the wire.

GULFSTREAM PARK

PEGGITY (Race 9 at GP, 9/28/18) – Terri Pompay turf runner was well spotted in this two-life $10,000 claimer.  She was making a nice run at the top of the stretch when she got completely cut off, losing all chance for the win.  Daughter of Bullet Train can rebound in similar spot.

CONISTON (Race 7 at GP, 9/28/18) – 3yo gelding has shown a lot of heart in his turf attempts and this was solid 2nd place finish at the conditioned $16,000 life level.   May have needed race off short break, as well.

Today, Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot at Santa Anita Comes in at Over Half Million

Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Sunday, as there were 31 winning tickets will all six winning horses on top, resulting in a Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $512,056 into Thursday’s eight-race program.

With a Jackpot carryover of $450,619.30 coming into today, there was $268,348 in “new money” bet into the Rainbow Six, resulting in a total Sunday Jackpot pool of $718,967. With 31 winning tickets, each ticket was worth $4,624.30.

Thursday’s third race, which has an approximate post time of 2 p.m. PT, is leg one in the Rainbow Six and is a maiden $20,000 claiming event for fillies and mares at a flat mile on the main track.

Santa Anita will also be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday, with free parking and admission offered on all weekdays. Gates open on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

First post time on Thursday is at 1 p.m., admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit Santa Anita’s ‘Live Racing’ page, or call (626) 574-RACE.

Source: Santa Anita

2018 Breeders’ Cup: Oscar Performance Works

Amerman Racing’s four-time Grade 1 winner Oscar Performance continued his preparations for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3 by working 5 furlongs in company in 1:01 over a fast main track Wednesday morning at Keeneland.

Working with Teryn It Up, a 3-year-old maiden, Oscar Performance edged in front at the wire as he completed his final quarter-mile in :24 with regular rider Jose Ortiz up.

“I am happy with it,” trainer Brian Lynch said. “I wanted him to go in around 1:01 or 1:01 and change.”

Oscar Performance, winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1) in his most recent start Sept. 15, on Oct. 7 worked a half-mile in :52.20 on a turf course labeled good. He was scheduled for another grass work this past Sunday, but rainy conditions curtailed any turf activity.

“You do what you can,” Lynch said of the missed grass work. “But he has worked well on the dirt, and this year he has never lost when I have worked him on the dirt before a race.

“He worked on dirt before Woodbine and before the race at Belmont (the Grade 3 Poker in June).”

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Santa Anita in 2016 and ninth in last year’s 1½-mile Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Del Mar after setting the pace, Oscar Performance likely will have his final Breeders’ Cup work on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 28.

Source: Keeneland