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  • April 2014
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    Chalk Festival Horses – 4/5/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on April 5, 2014

    Late start today so there may be more coming later. When you horse (based on numbers) figures to get the lead in a theft attempt and it doesn’t, there is good news and bad news.  First, the bad news – you will have a losing bet.  The good news?  You do not have to watch the rest of the race.  Still, Mathis off the claim is a productive angle.  As a general rule of thumb, I will play back failed claimers one time.  There is one of those today in R3 at GG where #3 No Tricks (more…)

    Chalk Festival Horses – 4/4/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on April 4, 2014

    I don’t know about you, but I like it better when Nakatani lays back a bit on those Cerin turfers.  I am not complaining because I really an analogy to batting average in MLB when assessing the usefulness of a trainer stat.  If something in racing happens about 30% of the time, that is an awesome stat but also means it loses 70% of the time.  The trick is to get paid enough when you win and when the average winning mutuel is 12 bucks (5/1) with a 30% chance of success, I am all in all day thank you (more…)

    Chalk Festival Horses – 4/3/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on April 3, 2014

    Thank you for your kind words and correct answers.  Those of you who answered will be rewarded. It hardly seems that the baseball season ended and here we are again.  More on this tomorrow. Deep down, I am an eternal optimist but, if you ask my kids, they would tell you just the opposite.  One Father’s day, they bought me photo of an order of french fries with the caption: “Not everyone gets to be an astronaut.”  They thought it was very cute.  I don’t know what happened to it.  I did not like (more…)

    Chalk Festival Horses – 3/30/31

    Posted By Mark Geiger on March 30, 2014

    Nakatani and Cerin on the turf and the longer of two Bafferts were the themes of yesterday and no stranger to long term readers of this tome.  If you reply to this and provide the names of both winners, there may be a surprise for you as, in the next month, a few changes to our little blog are in store. Today, “play him when I see him,” Mark Tsagalakis shows up in Race 7 at SA where #6, the appropriately named Get Happy Mister is right on top of my odds line off an opening line (more…)

    Chalk Festival Horses – 3/29/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on March 29, 2014

    Mitchell magic still working.  Ward’s horse did not run a jump. A bunch of  genius/crook Senators in Congress who no doubt take money from casino gazillionaire Sheldon Adelson are seeking to stem the tide of  ”internet gambling” by making what little US based internet gambling has been legalized as of late, illegal once again.  Of course, the horsey set, enjoying their exemption, isn’t too worried.  What a crock.  You can read about it here. Adelson is the mover and shaker behind a couple of  fancy shmancy gambling halls and saloons on the strip (more…)

    Chalk Festival Horses – 3/28/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on March 28, 2014

    Got the price but not the result in the return of Jaylo Marini under Julio Canani’s care.  Like all other things that have ever existed on this planet, are we at a point where we can say about the old Canani magic that “this too has passed?”  I’m not quite there yet but waiting for him to go on a tear is getting old. Speaking of magic, the Mike Mitchell barn shows up in Race 6 T SA with #7 Good Samuarai – first off the claim and opening at 7/2.  I heard that Mitchell has had (more…)

    Shadwell Has Promising Filly Prospect In Mufajaah; She Romps In First Two Turn Try at Oaklawn Park

    Posted By Warren Eves on March 27, 2014

    By Warren Eves Shadwell Stable’s Mufajaah is one of the big developments at the Oaklawn Park meet. Purchased for $375,000 the three-year-old Tapit filly literally toyed with a field of seven on a drying out track March 23. She was bounced around between foes after the break and was sixth entering the first turn.  Three-wide passing the half-mile mark, Mufajaah brushed full of run four-wide off the top.  She took the lead and while never asked for run she came home strongly, posting a final fraction of 6.20.  It marked her third career start and now trainer Daniel Peitz can start thinking about trying her with some good fillies. Mufajaah showed promise in her debut run before breaking her maiden in handy style. She’s now won two of three lifetime and ready for tougher. Notes scribbled across my official program–Even though I do not do the day to day rating of the colts on the Kentucky Derby trail (more…)

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    Chalk Festival Horses 3/27/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on March 27, 2014

    A couple of shippers caught the early morning eyes.  At SA R6 – #4 Jaylo Marino shows up after almost 2 years on the bench.  Formerly with Mickey Martin, he’s now with Julio Canani who can still pop one out of the blue.  He was being prepped at GG in December but showed up at SA in Feb.  No ownership change and opens at 10/1.  Price will be the guide. Two races later, #6 Wild Optimism ships in from the Dominguez stable at SUN to Peter Miller.  This one opens at 7/2 and I believe it will (more…)

    Price Horse Central – 3/23/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on March 23, 2014

    One thing about Arizona casinos that really make me miss LV even more is that none of them take any racing – let alone sports.  The smoke can also get to be a bit much – even at the higher end Talking Stick.  Of course, we were in there on a Saturday night. Some of the jockey fish are at Sunland today where they have their big card.  J.R. Velasquez is also there riding for Doug O’Neill.  That’s a track I actually follow (I’ll admit I follow them all).  Trainers Justin Evans (also at TuP) and Henry (more…)

    Chalk Festival Horses – 3/22/14

    Posted By Mark Geiger on March 22, 2014

    This is my annual baseball spring training weekend.  So, the ponies take a bit of a backseat even though on Monday I will venture to Turf Paradise.  So, this is short and sweet.  I’ve done little more than find the CFs at SA and GG.  I did notice a Drysdale shipper in Race 8 and he is usually worth looking at in No Cal.  Stats will wait until next week. The following are not selections.  They are merely horses that have about a 50% chance of finishing in the exacta. GG (more…)