Vacation’s Over, Time to Shift Back to Four-Legged Fillies at Colonial Downs Thursday Evening

July 19, 2012 | Gary Quill

Vacations are all the same. Whether you drive to the beach, fly to an exotic island resort or take a cruise… they are never long enough! A really good vacation is just like a good day at the track. For both you seem to spend as much time preparing and travelling to your destination than the actual time spent there. The reality is you do spend more time enjoying yourself, it just seems like time flies. Then when it’s over, you’re left with an empty feeling inside, drained but yearning for more… eagerly awaiting your next trip.

Even though I still have visions of two-legged filly’s romping bareback (i.e. in bikini’s) along the South Jersey shoreline, it’s back to the four-legged filly’s… mares, colts and geldings.

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Ok, ok let’s get back to horse racing. Recapping my selections from Saturday, July 7th just prior to vacation, had just 4 winners (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $8.20 (2nd race), $6.40 (3rd), $4.80 (6th), and $2.60 (8th). The BEST BET of the Day (17 5-3-1) ran a game 3rd in a field of 7 after being steadied at the start of the 5 1/2 furlong contest, returning $2.80 to SHOW. The LONGSHOT PICK (17 1-3-3) mounted a nice rally, albeit 6 wide around the turn which cost her as she hung late, finishing 4th @ 10-1 just 2 3/4 lengths behind the winner.

Selections for Thursday evening, July 19th at Colonial Downs are below. Selections posted were handicapped based on making multi-race wagers such as DOUBLE’s, Pick-3’s and Pick-4’s using all three (3) listed for each race in each leg. Please note: 1st race post is 7:00pm EDT.

1st race – $12,500 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 6½ furlongs on Dirt
#5 – Big Dividend (2-5)
#7 – Second Jon (10-1)
#6 – Focus Point (8-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming N2Y for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#7 – Show Us Ryan (5-2)
#5 – Glore Racer (10-1)
#3 – Hound (9-5)

3rd race –$7,500 Claiming NW3L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Laurel’s Landing (6-1)
#1 – Smoothe Landing (8-1)
#11 – Moral High Ground (4-1)

4th race – $5,000 Claiming N2M for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Pride Of The Fleet (4-1) *** BEST BET ***
#4 – Golden Biscuit (12-1)
#6 – Early Star (5-1)

5th race – $23,000 Maidens for 3 y.o. & up – 1½ mile on Turf
#9 – Memory N Dreams (6-1)
#8 – Ed’s Big Bet (4-1)
#5 – Art Class (2-1)

6th race – $5,000 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile on Turf
#1 – Shameless (9-5)
#9 – Sexy Sandbagger (8-1)
#8 – Meg Of My Heart (10-1)

7th race – $16,000 Claiming NW3L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#7 – Calliope (8-1)
#6 – Whatabootie (7-2)
#3 – Promise Me (5-2)

8th race – $20,000 Optional Claiming N1X for 3 y.o. & up – 1½ mile on Turf
#6 – Earthly Reserves (15-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#5 – Final Liberation (10-1)
#8 – Le Deluge (3-1)

9th race – $7,500 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#2 – Kincaid (5-1)
#4 – In Daniel’s Boot (20-1)
#3 – Begginforgiveness (7-2)

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