Sunday, November 26, 2017
HANDICAPPING HEROES -- CHURCHILL DOWNS -- RESULTS FROM 11/25/17
The Handicappers tackled the late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs and had some successes in picking winners. Although they did not take down the prize, they gave you the early Pick 3 in Races 9-11 and some exactas. Here's how the final Handicapping Heroes of the year contest went:
PAULIE had all sixteen of his break from the gate. He had two winners, a second and two thirds. He also had an exacta. He fell short on all three of the bonus items...the Best Bet, Value Play and Top Jock of the sequence. PAULIE earned 12 points on the day.
SCOTT also offered 16 runners that covered ground. He produced a winner, three seconds and a third. Give Scott the 10th. race exacta as well. Like Paulie, his Best Bet, Value Play and Top Jock of the Sequence were non-winners. SCOTT ties Paulie with 12 points.
ARCHIE gave us 16 selections and had three winners, two seconds and two thirds. He hit two exactas and the early Pick 3. His Best Bet, Value Play and Top Jock of the Sequence ran a bit short. ARCHIE takes the day with 22 points.
It was a good day all-around for Archie. A horse that he is part-owner of, along with our buddy, Dr. Tom and others...won the 4th race! Violent Storm unleashed a power stretch drive down the center of the turf to win at the wire. Ridden by Florent Geroux and traained by Brendan Walsh, he went off at 7-1 and paid $16 to win.
FOURTH RACE Churchill NOVEMBER 25, 2017 1° MILES. ( Turf ) ( 1.46¦ ) MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT . Purse $60,000 ( includes $3,300KTDF - Kentucky TB Devt Fund ) FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. Weight, 118 lbs. (Preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $75,000). (If deemed inadvisable by management to run this race over the turf course, it will be run on the main track at One and One Eighth mile.). Value of Race: $60,500 Winner $36,000;second $12,000;third $5,670;fourth $3,000;fifth $1,800;sixth $293;seventh $293; eighth $284; ninth $293;tenth $283; eleventh $292;twelfth $292. Mutuel Pool $253,238.00Exacta Pool $188,216.00 Trifecta Pool $117,292.00 Superfecta Pool $76,251.00 Last Raced Horse M/Eqt. A. Wt PP St ² ¶ º Str Fin Jockey Odds $1 20å17 ªKee© Violent Storm L 2 118 4 1 9¦ 8ô 8¦ 5Ç 1ô Geroux F 7.00 12å17 ªKee« Funny Duck L b 2 118 9 2 6ô 7¨ 6ô 3ô 2¦ô Hernandez B J Jr 4.00 12ä17 «CD¬ Honey Dont L b 2 118 1 4 4Ç 4ô 4ô 2ô 3ö Lanerie C J 2.00 4ä17 ¬CD© Rare Form L 2 118 11 7 3¦ 3ô 3¦ô 1ô 4©õ Albarado R J 3.60 29å17 ¦¦CD¬ Come On Dover L 2 118 10 5 7¦ô 6ô 5¦ô 6¨ô 5Ç Landeros C 27.50 20å17 ªKee¨ Neverquitdreaming L 2 118 7 9 2¦ 2¦ 1Ç 4§ 6¨ö Leparoux J R 5.20 12ä17 «CD® Super Factor L 2 118 5 3 1Ç 1Ç 2ô 7¬ 7ª Rocco J S Jr 13.30 Callmecash bf 2 118 12 12 8¦ô 9§ô 9ªô 8§ 8ª Ordaz C A 23.40 27æ17 ¬Ind¤ Skydere L b 2 118 6 11 12 12 12 9¦ô 9«ô Sarvis D A 138.20 11ä17 ¨CD« Little Kansas L 2 118 2 10 10¦ 10¨ 10§ô10ô 10ô Miranda R 119.60 19å17 ¨Kee¬ Cause to Action L 2 118 3 8 11Ç11ô 11¦ô12 11¦ô Santana R Jr 59.00 29å17 ¦¦CD¤ Royal Edition L b 2 118 8 6 5§ 5¦ô 7¦ 11¨ô 12 McMahon C 102.40 OFF AT2:29 StartGood. Won driving. Course yielding. TIME :23¨, :48¨, 1:14§, 1:41¦, 1:54© ( :23.74, :48.67, 1:14.54, 1:41.33, 1:54.85 ) $2 Mutuel Prices: 4 -VIOLENT STORM 16.00 6.60 3.60 9 -FUNNY DUCK 5.60 3.40 1 -HONEY DONT 2.60 $2 EXACTA 4-9 PAID $69.60 $2 TRIFECTA 4-9-1 PAID $283.40 $1 SUPERFECTA 4-9-1-12 PAID $444.40 Ch. g, (Feb), byViolence - Oblige , by Bernardini . Trainer Walsh Brendan P. Bred byMike G Rutherford (Ky). VIOLENT STORM settled off of the hedge, wheeled out seven wide entering the stretch, closed with a rush and was up in the final strides. FUNNY DUCK tucked in to save ground, took closer order on the second turn, angled out and loomed 5w, kicked on well but was unable to resist the winner. HONEY DONT contended along the inside, shifted out entering the stretch, but flattened between horses. RARE FORM stalked the pace three deep, launched a bold bid entering the stretch, forged command nearing the furlong marker, but weakened during the drive and gave way. COME ON DOVER was allowed to settle, ranged up five wide tomake his bid, but faltered entering the stretch and faded. NEVERQUITDREAMINGpressed the pace, gained command with three furlongs to run, disputed the issue to the final furlong and tired. SUPER FACTOR set the pace along the inside, was headed after six furlong and gave way. CALLMECASH was allowed to settle fivewide but failed to make headway. SKYDERE passed only the tiring ones. LITTLEKANSAS showed little. CAUSE TO ACTION saved ground to no avail. ROYAL EDITIONcontended between horses to the second turn and stopped. Owners- 1, New Direction Racing 2016;2, Calumet Farm;3, Clarke Harvey A;4, Churchill Downs Racing Club;5, Walking L Thoroughbreds;6, Rojas Jackie and Scherr Wayne;7, Bruder Michael J;8, McIngvale James;9, Spooky Hollow Racing Inc;10, Ritter Andrew C and Barnett Debbie;11, McCarty Mike;12, Maloof Phillip and Lukas D Wayne Trainers- 1, Walsh Brendan P;2, Arnold George R II;3, Mott William I;4, Romans Dale;5, McPeek Kenneth G;6, Hartman Chris A;7, Tomlinson Michael A;8, Wohlers Laura;9, Langemeier John L;10, Barnett Bobby C;11, Asmussen Steven M;12, Lukas
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW DIRECTION RACING AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO ARCHIE FOR INVITING ME AND SPANKY TO THE WINNER'S CIRCLE TO BE PART OF THE OFFICIAL PHOTO OF THE WINNER, FLORENT AND THE OWNERS.
Hear the entire broadcast from Saturday here: HANDICAPPING HEROES REBROADCAST 11/25/17
FINAL SEQUENCE STANDINGS:
ARCHIE -- 405
SCOTT -- 350
PAULIE -- 346
We thank you for following us this year and we'll be back in the spring with the radio show and selections. Check back here occasionally, as we'll post articles and results of some big races and follow the early road to Kentucky Derby 2018.