TODAY'S RACING AT THE SPA





RACE 2: Maiden Special Weight 72k going 1 mile and a Sixteenth on the Turf . 6 Horse field with 1 horse that ran before. Always like to see 1st time starters in the Paddock as well as warm up before race.


6 Sassy Belle- has some real nice pedigree sire out Will Take charge. third dam is juvenile Grade 2-winning dirt sprinter Call Now (5 for 15 lifetime, 3 for 5 at two, 101 dirt Beyer); barn is 1 for 15 (7%, $1.69 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in statebred/restricted maiden special dirt sprints; Barn has been doing very well this meet so far with being 47 percent in the money.

4- Siesta New- Maker/ Ortiz Jr Duo,By first-crop sire Outwork (Grade 1-winning dirt router, 1 for 1 at two, 98 dirt Beyer, 1 for 22 with debut runner. Like the 5 furlongs works over at Belmont.


5- Jill’s a Hot Mess- Stumbled real bad out of the gate last time out when Irish Constitution won 1st time out for Raymond Handa, which l I think she is going to be a real nice filly. . Was out of the race before it starts, Should be Gunning for the lead in here. With two solid works over this surface coming into this race.


3- Ruby Stiletto- Nice solid works for this filly gets Jose Ortiz today

sire wins 18% with juvenile debut runners;

is 0 for 22 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in New York-bred maiden special dirt sprints at Saratoga


Stimulus Check( Long Shot) - been working well at Belmont making improvements in every work. Barn doesnt have a big barn but does a solid job with the horses he has.



My PICKS 4-6-3-1-5(Like to see the first time starters in the paddock and warming up first.



Race 3

1a- Reina Del Sol- Nice Filly out of Tapit, Nice 5 Furlong Work on the Turf on Aug 10th and July 24th. sire gets over 13% 2yo debut winners, over 10% first time turf winners, over 13% overall turf winners



1 Ingrassia- Chad Brown/ Jose ortiz Jr Duo. Chad has some real nice 2 years old in his barn right now this one out of Medaglla d’oro. sire gets over 13% 2yo debut winners, over 11% first time turf winners, over 14% overall turf winners


5 Stunning Princess- showed a great effort first time out setting some wicked fractions and hanging onto second finishing behind Plum Ali Clemente 1st time starter, who looks to be a promising 2 year old.



4 Puma Punku - Ships in for the Motion barn with Johnny V aboard on the turf always dangerous.Sire gets over 14% 2yo debut winners, over 12% first time turf winners, over 13% overall turf winners;2 million, had 7 SWs including a G1, 1 G2, 4 G3s, had 3 SPs including 2 G1s, 1 G3, was champion turf male


MY PICKS-1A/1- 5- 4


Race 4


1 Majid- is coming off a 6 month layoff but has some solid 5 furlongs work leading into today and gets Irad aboard today. Should be the main speed in here where he might not get any pressure and can possibly take this wire to wire. With the big drop in class and facing an easier pack today.


2- Hoffenheim- Ships in here for the Wayne Potts Barn who is 1 for 1 at this meet so far. So when he brings a horse here you know there ready to run. 1st time out for the barn after being trained by Jermiah Englehart. Has some nice works at laurel and should be stalking the 1 in here with not alot of speed in this race. Faces a much easier set of horses today.


6- Curlin Grey- Finished 2nd when dropping down to this level last time out over this surface going this distance. Behind Walk Off which was a nice horse Micheal Maker dropped in for 12500 and Danny Gargan ended up claiming him out of that race. If the 1, 2 and 4 get into a speed duel they should set up perfect for him.


Scarf It Down- always been on edge with this one but young trainer Orlando Nada has been having a great meet being 65 percent in the money. Drops back down to 12500 after finishing 2nd two back and is 4 for 7 in the money over this surface with 2 wins 1 second and 1 third.


My PICKS- 6-4-2-1


Race 5- Tough Race a lot of speed and Drop Downs

Speed

5- Mcerin/ 6 Mick’s Star/ 7 Abiding Star/ 1 Another Might go for the lead if Kantamaci sends both out if not horse ran run off the pace as well


Drop Downs- Mcerin/ Mick’s Star/ Financial System/ Go Poke the Bear


8 Financial System is going to be tough in here with all this speed, should set up perfect for him. Coming off 2 wins in a row going for his 3rd straight. And drops down to claimers of 40k today after winning at 50k last time out. Chad Brown does this at the end of the month especially with the Klaravrich stables( leading the owner's title right now with 36 starts 9 wins 3 seconds and 11 3rds. 64 percent in the money. to win the trainers owner title at Spa!


2- Go Poke the Bear- Takes a big drop in class for the maker barn having a good win percentage on drop downs, but after his last race viewing out and being pulled up, not sure he is 100 percent.


3- Willing to Speed Drops back down to Clamers of 40k were he finished 2nd two races back. Only lost by 1 length to the 8 Financial system last time out being on the rail and coming out down the stretch to then get into his strides late down the stretch.


1- Another- can run on and off the pace. Won last time out for claimers of 35k


4- Golden Decision- Ships up here for the meet for the Peter Walder Barn who only brought a couple up. 7 for 14 going this distance always right in the thing of things.

7 Abiding Star- Shipps in here for Edward Allard gets Jose aboard today! Would really like this horse if I wasn't worried about him getting into a speed duel on the front end. Is 2 for 3 going this distance.


MY PICKS-8-1-2-4-7


Race 6 - Tough Race Couple of them coming out of the same race. A

Alw 74K N1X 1 MILE ON THE TUF


4- Joyous Times/ 9-Balon Rose/10- Pure Wow/ 7- Kitten by the Sea


Speed- 10 - Pure Wow / 7 Kitten By the Sea /


Stalking Field- 3- In Front / 9 Balon Rose


Mid/ Closer- Rivendell


1 Rivendell -she got the win last time out going 7 furlongs on the Grass being 5 wide around the turn 5 wide and Alvardo just giving a little nudge and end showed a burst of speed where she was hand ridden thru the wire easy! a mile i think will be best suited for her . Only thing i don't like is post position but to her outside they should be gunning for the led

9 BALON ROSE- she was stuck on the rail and had two squeeze on through. Will fire back here today and be tough to beat if she gets a nice trip and they try and keep her outside. With a decent amount of speed in here stalking the pace in here.

3 Infront Got the win last time out when cutting back to a mile to break her maiden is 1 for 1 over this surface and 1 for 1 going this distance with Rosario staying abroad. Eas only up against 5 horse fields but didn't get a chance to run until halfway down the lane where he had a spot to come out off the rail .


7 Kitten By the Sea- Should fire a little more today with her coming in here 2nd time off the bench.

10 Pure Wow- comes in here 2nd time off the bench after getting pressured for the lead last time out 1st time back off a 4 month layoff. Got tired at the end, If the 4 Joyous times does not go with her for the lead and she sits on it the lead easily can possibly take this wire to wire coming in here 2nd time off bench and well fit!


MY PICKS- 1-8-3-10


Race 7


5 Quickflash got squeezed at the start last time as well as 4 wide turns for home. Still got up for 3rd. behind the 7 Big Think and the winner of that Race Tale of The Union who won last week. .Scoring his best buyer last time out And comes in here 3rd time off the bench


2- Blackjack Davey- Adds Blinkers today and cuts back to 7 furlongs today. 2 for 3 in the money lifetime with 1 win and 1 second. Irad Ortiz Stays abroad here today and gets off the 7 Big Thicket to Ride. Could be gunning for the lead with really no speed in here


7 Big Thicket - Has been knocking at the door in his last couple of outings is 3 for 3 in the money going this distance with 1 second and two thirds.


1 Golani Brigade - Comes off long layoff but Chad brown castellano Duo never count him out. 1 for 1 over this surface. And has been working pretty fast for the Barn where he does not really let them work quick in the mornings.


MY PICKS - 5-2-7-1-6


8TH RACE Features Race of the Day 100K The Balton Landing Stakes


2 Joy’s Rocket- Asmussen/ Santana have been doing very well with their 2 year olds this meet. 2 for 2 and shipped to Woodbine for a 101k stake race and won over the polly Track so she should be fine on the turd today..


TOBYS Heart- Probably will be going off as the favorite in here and should be the horse to beat in here winning 1st time out at Churchill going 5 in a half furlongs winning going away by 6 lengths. In a MD SP WT 78K . Has not got any work over this surface before today. Ships in from Churchill for the race for the brian Lynch Barn.



5 SASSY HANNAH- (LONG SHOT) That I think can make a big splash in here today 2 year old filly out of War front , purchased for 140k at the 2019 keeneland sept sales. Has some solid work coming in here which I was just able to see one on the turf before today.


MY PICKS- 2-6-5-8



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