Big T Loses One Precious Racing Day to Irene

September 01, 2011 | Gary Quill

When Hurricane Irene blew into Maryland on Saturday, Day 2 of the Timonium State Fair Meet was able to run to completion over a sloppy track, but Day 3 (Sunday, August 28th) had to be canceled. Losing a single live racing day hurts tracks that have a 50-70 day meet. Losing 1 of 7 days is devastating, especially when it’s a weekend day.     

 

Timonium was not the only horse racing venue that fell victim to Irene. Monmouth Park cancelled on Saturday and Sunday. Penn National called off their Saturday evening card while Saratoga surrendered Sunday’s card and even on Monday both Suffolk Downs (MA) and Delaware Park ditched Monday’s card.

 

Timonium State Fair

 

Recapping Day 2 (Saturday, August 28th) selections at the Timonium State Fair Meet…

 

Best Bet Father Mudd  (# 4; 7th  race; 2-1) pressed the pace-setter throughout the first 4 furlongs, but when it was time for the real running he came up empty and could only manage 3rd,paying $2.80 SHOW.

Best Bet pick scorecard from 2 selection at the Timonium Meet: 0 WIN – 0 PLACE – 1 SHOW.


Longshot Park Rules  (# 5 6th race; 6-1) bet down from 10-1 M/L odds, but ran a very dull race, 5th from start to finish.

Longshot pick scorecard from 2 selections at the Timonium Meet: 0 WIN – 1 PLACE – 0 SHOW

 

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day$21 on Eddie C. (# 6; 4th race; 14-1) was 4-1 M/L but when they loaded into the gate for the 4th race, his odds were 14-1. At that point, I could have guessed Eddie C. would be up the track. No Chris Grove trained runner goes off at those lofty odds and runs well. Sure enough, he ran 6th in a field of 7, taking the SHOW Parlay Play down with him.

 

 

For the Timonium State Fair Meet, Day 4 (Friday, September 2nd)…

 

1st race – $5,000 Maiden Claiming for fillies and mares – 4 furlongs

#2 – Diana Girl  (1-1)

#1 – Pride’s Point  (9-2)

#8 – Lady Primeminster (3-1)

 

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming – 6½ furlongs

#2 – Rumbling Cloud (5-2)  *** BEST BET ***

#5 – Our Commander (3-1)

#1 – Bait And Switch (2-1) 

 

3rd race – $5,000 Claiming – 4 furlongs 

#2 – S K R’s Spartan (2-1)

#3 – Palm Beach Bud (7-2)

#7 – Nic’s Amigo (15-1)

 

4th race – $5,000 Claiming NW4L – 4 furlongs 

#2 – Hold Me Closer (3-2)

#4 – Back In Baltimore (5-2)

#5 – Twisted Silver (5-1)

 

5th race – $5,000 Claiming NW3L for fillies and mares – 6½ furlongs

#8 – Run Binky Run  (6-1)

#6 – Winslet (3-1)

#1 – Abby Kalem (5-1)

 

6th race – $5,000 Maiden Claiming for fillies and mares – 6½ furlongs

#8 – Monarchos Fan (4-1) 

#2 – Copper River Quest  7-2)    

#6 – Stevie Woods (5-1)

 

7th race – $4,000 Claiming – 6½ furlongs 

#6 – Joey Fries  (5-2)

#4 – Great Love (2-1)

#3 – Out Of Our Mine (8-1)

 

8th race – $23,000 Allowance N1X – 6½ furlongs

#5 – Glen Arms (5-1)  $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$

#7 – On Board Charade  (7-2)

#3 – Glackety (2-1)

 

9th race – $4,000 Claiming – 4 furlongs

#1 – B L’s Noise  (6-1)

#7– Crack Thepat  (3-1)

#8– Brown and Dallett (20-1)

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SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $20 ($41 bankroll – $21 wager + $0 return)

 

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day:  $20 on Palm Beach Bud (# 3; 3rd race; 7-2) will be one of a few looking to grab the early lead in this 4 furlong sprint. He’s no stranger to the Timonium 1/2 mile oval as last year he ran twice, winning in his first start and followed that with a 3rd. He’s trained by Dane Kobiskie who send his runners out to win 100% of the time.   

 

Start your 4 day, Labor Day weekend on the right track (no pun intended) and go the State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds to enjoy the exciting chase scenes thoroughbred horse racing has to offer. Good Luck!

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