Hot Selections, in more ways than one, for Thursday Evening Races at Colonial Downs

June 28, 2012 | Gary Quill

The heat wave along the east coast is returning with triple digit temperatures predicted Friday thru Sunday. Thankfully, Colonial Downs runs in the evening hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It MIGHT behoove track management to consider moving the Sunday 12:55pm EDT 1st race Post to later in the day. The predicted record heat in the Louisville, KY area has prompted Churchill Downs officials cancel the Thursday racing card, move the Friday and Sunday daytime cards and Saturday’s 6:00pm start all to a 6:30pm EDT 1st post.

Recapping selections from Sunday, June 24th had 7 winners (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $4.00 (1st race), $10.20 (3rd), $6.00 (4th), $21.80 (5th), $4.80 (6th), $10.00 (7th), $5.40 (9th). The BEST BET of the Day (12 5-1-0) on a day when early speed was holding, this one was lone speed going a mile and gave it up midway down the stretch and faded to 4th @ 6-1. The LONGSHOT PICK (11 0-2-3) was a More Than Ready offspring, 1st time on turf. Jumped out of the get in good order, stalked the early speed but had enough when they turned for home and stopped.

Selections for Thursday evening, June 28th at Colonial Downs below are PRIOR TO SCRATCHES. Check back after scratches are announced (approx. 6:30pm EDT) for any updates. 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 @ 7:19pm for scratches

1st race –$7,500 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Dirt
#6 – Yardsale On Wheels (5-1)
#3 – Narrow Back (3-5)
#4 – Leviticus (15-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming NW2L for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#8 – Eighteen Twelve (10-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#5 – Peace Now (9-5)
#7 – Overcaster (10-1)

3rd race –$16,000 Maiden Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#4 – Baby Miah (5-1)
#7 – Euro Power (20-1)
#1 – Pietra Dura (6-1)
#2 – Powerful Juju (6-1) <--- added when #4 - Baby Miah SCRATCHED

4th race – $5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Lipstick Traces (12-1)
#6 – Meg Of My Heart (5-1)
#3 – Just Me N You (1-2)

5th race – $5,000 Claiming NW2L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles on Turf
#6 – Eat Cake (5-1) *** BEST BET ***
#9 – Wall Street Miss (4-1)
#11 – Pure Light (6-1)

6th race – $12,500 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#10 – Boltin’ Out (6-1)
#2 – Silver Streak (7-2)
#4 – Rockstar Cowboy (15-1)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming NW2L for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#7 – What A Wildcat (8-1)
#8 – Chill Out Cat (7-2)
#2 – Cool Heart (6-1)

8th race – $20,000 Optional Claiming N1X for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile on Turf
#3 – Top Striker (5-1)
#2 – Begginforgiveness (12-1)
#8 – Bundestag (9-2)

9th race – $5,000 Claiming NW3L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#8 –Wadocashski (6-1)
#1 – Altruistic Tales (9-2)
#10 – Lucayan Princess (12-1)
#4 – Oh Sweet Angel(8-1) <-- added when #8 - Wadocashski SCRATCHED

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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