Picks for Ten Totally Turf Chase Scenes at Colonial Downs for Saturday Night

July 07, 2012 | Gary Quill

UPDATED 6:45pm EDT, 07/07/2012: Please note selections have been altered AFTER scratches were announced.

Ever have someone ask you, “Is it hot enough for ya?!” Try asking that question of someone who’s been without electricity for over a week, during the longest heat wave the East Coast has experienced in sometime. Go ahead and ask it, if you want your nosed rearranged on your face. Instead of asking that dumb question and risking bodily harm, try to cool down on a Saturday night with some hot selections at Colonial Downs. Pardon the pun which is as pathetic as my selections were from the Friday night races. Saturday is a new day and hopefully more pari-mutuel tickets to be cashed.

Recapping selections from Friday, July 6th had just 5 winners (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $4.60 (2nd race), $7.00 (4th), $11.60 (6th), $3.20 (8th), and $3.20 (9th). The BEST BET of the Day (16 5-3-0) was sent off @ 4-1, but never looked comfortable and failed to show the late rally she displayed in her debut, most likely earning the dubious Past Performance Comment “Even Effort”. The LONGSHOT PICK (16 1-3-3) stalked the early leader, and eventual winner for the first 7 furlongs, but stopped in mid-stretch finishing dead last in this one mile event.

Selections for Saturday evening, July 7th 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 –$7,500 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlong on Turf
#4 – Ben Quick (5-2)
#8 – Grizzly Bay (8-1)
#10 – Celtic Heir (5-1)

2nd race – $16,000 Maiden Claiming for VA-bred 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#3 – Nagatamen (7-2)
#1 – Ol’ Henry (4-1)
#5 – Prima Facie (10-1) SCRATCHED
#9 – Ala Dan (3-1)

3rd race –$8,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#2 – King’s Coronation (7-2)
#1 – Sir Rabbit (3-1)
#5 – Tripp O Steel (5-2) SCRATCHED
#3 – Pride Of The Fleet (4-1)

4th race – $5,000 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#5 – Cut for Luck (6-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#4 – Go Allie (8-1)
#1 – Judiane’s Jubilee (2-1)

5th race – $7,500 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Blowout Weekend (4-1)
#8 – Class Cap (12-1)
#6 – Dasituation (5-1)

6th race – $16,000 Claiming NW2L for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#3 – Virginia Cavalier (9-2) *** BEST BET ***
#6 – Honour Your Dreams (8-5)
#4 – Unlimited Spirit (2-1)

7th race – $20,000 Optional Claiming N1X for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#7 – Cee’s My Lady (4-1) SCRATCHED
#1 – Mr. Starr’s Report (5-1)
#3 – Orchestra Leader (6-1) SCRATCHED
#5 – Unapproachable (5-2)
#8 – Early Star (8-1)

8th race – $23,000 Maidens for 2 y.o. – 5 furlongs on Turf
#1/1AGas Tank / Falsehood (7-5) 1A Part of entry SCRATCHED
#4 – Glich (4-1)
#3 – Gentle as a Breeze (20-1)

9th race – $30,000 Optional Claiming N2X for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Nightmare Night (5-1)
#8 – Fur Lined (6-1)
#2 – Cobbley’s Breeze (5-1)

10th race – $25,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#1 – Big Dutch (3-1)
#5 – Foreign Review (5-2) SCRATCHED
#7 – Black River (8-1)
#10 – Begginforgiveness (8-1)

GOOD LUCK!

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