Saturday Selections at The BIG T

September 02, 2011 | Gary Quill

Labor Day weekend is upon us. It seems as though the Summer of 2011 flew by, which featured a very hot  July and a very wet August. All kids in Baltimore and its surrounding counties have already started the new school year, albeit a few days later than scheduled thanks to Hurricane Irene, but this 4 day weekend promises to bring cooler temperatures while the live thoroughbred horse racing action remains hot at Timonium.  

 

Now through Monday will mark the final 3 racing days of the year at The Big T. Unlikely recent years, every race was won by the odds-on favorite. We’ve seen some huge prices light up the toteboard during the first 3 days of the meet, Saturday’s card has potential for some nice prices, so hopefully that trend will continue.     

 

Timonium

Recapping Day 4 (Friday, September 2nd)…selections at the Timonium State Fair Meet…

 

In 8 of the 9 races, the winner was among my top 3 picks in each race (3 were THE Top pick), including the Early Double, Late Double and 6th race Trifecta cold! Somehow my Best Best and Longshot picks failed to hit the board.    

 

Best Bet Rumbling Cloud  (# 2; 2nd  race; 3-2) went off has the prohibitive favorite, but was not up to the challenge of the tight Timonium turns and faltered in the final 2 furlongs to finish 5th.

Best Bet pick scorecard from 3 selections at the Timonium Meet: 0 WIN – 0 PLACE – 1 SHOW.


Longshot Glen Arms  (# 5; 8th race; 7-2) took early action which was promising to those who backed her, but ran evenly throughout the 6½ furlong contest, finishing a very disappointing 7th. 

Longshot pick scorecard from 4 selection at the Timonium Meet: 0 WIN – 1 PLACE – 0 SHOW

 

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day$20 on Palm Beach Bud (# 3; 3rd race; 5-1) ran a non-threating third from gate to wire, which was just fine to keep the SHOW Parlay Play alive. “Bud” paid $2.60 for the SHOW. Good enough to add $6.00 to the available bankroll to “Let It Ride” on Day 5 of the Maryland State Fair Meet at the Timonium Fairgrounds.  

 

 

Lacrosse Moon maiden win

 Lacrosse Moon scores by a nose to break his maiden at Timonium on August 27th. Can he make it two in a row in the 4th race on Saturday? 

 

For the Timonium State Fair Meet, Day 5 (Saturday, September 3rd)…

 

1st race – $5,000 Claiming – 1 mile

#6 – Tea Tott  (3-2)

#1 – Caesar’s Gold (6-5)

#5 – Media Speed (6-1)

 

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies and mares – 1 mile

#5 – Cake Walk (4-1) 

#6 – Queensameina (8-5)

#3 – Doadeerafemaledeer (2-1) 

 

3rd race – $5,000 Claiming – 1 mile

#4 – Dane Austin (9-5)

#2 – Changing Funds (12-1)

#3 – Live The Dash (1-1)

 

4th race – $7,500 Claiming NW2L – 1 mile 

#7 – Peace Frog  (6-1)  $$$ LONGSHOT $$$

#2 – No Biggie (5-1)

#6 – Lacrosse Moon (7-2)

 

5th race – $25,000 Maiden Claiming – 4 furlongs

#4 – Young Money (3-1)

#3 – Grand Scip (4-1)

#1 – Zanimal (2-1)

 

6th race – $5,000 Starter Allowance – 4 furlongs

#6 – Candy Games (2-1) 

#5 – Z’bullseye (4-1)    

#4 – Sir Silver Fox (20-1)

 

7th race – $5,000 Claiming – 4 furlongs 

#1 – Smokey Fella (4-1)   *** BEST BET ***

#5 – Rainbow Inthestorm (3-2)

#6 – Dorothy’s Diamond (2-1)

 

8th race – $16,000 Maiden Claiming – 4 furlongs

#9 – Z Money (9-2) 

#6 – Destined To Dance (5-1)

#3 – Mister Meehan (5-1)

 

9th race – $23,000 Allowance NW2L – 6½ furlongs

#2X – Play Eighteen  (3-1)

#1A– My Man Dan  (7-5)

#3– Hong Kong Harry (5-2)

 

10th race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies and mares – 4 furlongs 

#1 – Harpoon Hattie’s (3-1)

#2 – County Gold (3-1)

#7 – Just Christina (5-2)

 

 

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $26 ($20 bankroll – $20 wager + $26 return)

 

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day:  $26 on Rainbow Inthestorm (# 5; 7th race; 3-2) is an 8 year old gelding who just won in gate-to-wire fashion here last Saturday at a higher Claiming level ($6,500). So why the drop in class to $5,000? Answer: Trainer Dale Capuano has enjoyed success at this years State Fair meet so far with 3 winners from 8 starters. He’s shooting for the trainers title and afterall, who is going to claim an 8 year old gelding? This SHOW Parlay selection should be money in the bank.  

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend and take in a gorgeous Saturday, go the State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds, and enjoy the exciting chase scenes thoroughbred horse racing has to offer. Good Luck!

 

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