Top 5 Horse Racing Movies; Colonial Downs Selections for Friday Evening June 29th

June 28, 2012 | Gary Quill

The heat wave along the east coast is returning with triple digit temperatures predicted Friday thru Sunday. If you cannot get to the beach or cool off in a swimming pool, then staying home and watching an old movie might be the smartest move.

In my humble opinion, here are the Top Five Horse Racing movies of all time…

1. Let It Ride

2. Seabisuit – A Longshot Becomes A Legend

3. Phar Lap – Hero To A Nation

4. Secretariat – The Impossible True Story

5. Marx Brothers – A Day At The Races

Recapping selections from Thursday, June 28th had 6 winners (4 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $11.80 (1st race), $33.40 (2nd), $20.20 (3rd), $3.40 (4th), $11.80 (6th) and $11.60 (8th). The BEST BET of the Day (13 5-2-0) proved to only 2nd best @ 5-1 behind a 21-1 shot that snuck thru along the rail, but being runner-up was still rewarded by returning $9.80 PLACE and $5.60 to SHOW. The LONGSHOT PICK (12 0-2-3) was in a great stalking position, but checked between rivals at the ¼ pole and was finished from that point.

Selections for Friday evening, June 29th 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.
UPDATED 06/29/2012, 6:45pm: Picks reflect early scratches.

1st race –$16,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile on Turf
#4 – Great Britain (5-1)
#6 – Uncle Harry (3-1)
#1 – Sun Time (9-2) SCRATCHED
#5 – Shine Box (6-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming N1Y for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#1 – Westend Tiger (5-2)
#4 – Brogue (8-5)
#6 – Hello Hollywood (15-1) SCRATCHED
#2 – Fortunately Bold (20-1)

3rd race –$7,500 Claiming NW2L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#8 – Vestido (5-2)
#3 – Island Memories (15-1)
#4 – Fort Brook Fields (2-1)

4th race – $30,000 Maiden Claiming for 2 y.o. – 5 furlongs on Turf
#3 – Tequila Rules (5-2)
#8 – Snowball Fight (5-1)
#5 – Let’s Drink On It (6-1)

5th race – $30,000 Claiming NW3L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#4 – Flip the Switch (10-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#7 – Thisdanseistaken (2-1)
#1 – Harbingerofthings (8-1)

6th race – $23,000 Maiden for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 3/16 miles on Turf
#8 – Hildegarde (9-5)
#2 – Bebop (5-2)
#7 – Cat Feathers (20-1)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming NW3L for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#13 – Book the Crook (6-1)
#5 – Themanintheglass (6-1)
#2 – Lyr (3-1)

8th race – $20,000 Optional Claiming N1X for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#5 – McNamara (9-5)
#1 – Fleeter (10-1)
#6 – Beer Is Good (8-1)

9th race – $5,000 Maiden Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#7 – Nuthin Xtra (8-1) *** BEST BET ***
#5 – Cupa (20-1) SCRATCHED
#10 – Shecky Lucky Lee (7-2)
#11 – Healy Honey (15-1)

Enjoy your Summer evenings following the night races at Colonial Downs and maybe even plan a trip there, it’s a short drive from Virginia Beach.

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