DRF Tournaments
Stivo's Record:
Wins/Races Profit (loss)
5/36 ($4.60)

Last Week's Picks:

Race: Gasparilla

Win: Into Trouble
Place: Into the South
Show: Twixt and Shout


INTO TROUBLE gets a pass for her last, and she's 2-2 at today's trip. Won professionally at 7 panels on debut, and followed that up with a Stake score. I saw that win live at Arlington. Colebrook & Gallardo are having solid meets, and the local drills say she loves the strip. Not a lot of speed in here, so I assume they'll be a little closer to the pace.

Race: SM F&M Turf

Win: Treasure for Gold
Place: Picara
Show: Surprise Wedding


Last two for TREASURE FOR GOLD have been against open company stakes types, and she had wide posts. Now, running against her own kind, and a great post. She can sit in the pocket early, then run on. Pletcher is winning on sod at 18%, so he's not just a dirt trainer. Great price.

Race: SM Classic

Win: Jay's Way
Place: Souper Tapit
Show: Dalmore


JAY'S WAY has run very well on the GP main track, and comes in working very well from GPW. With this being 9 furlongs, Saez will gun for the lead and try for a wire score. Kind of an easy pick for me, and if this horse goes off at his M/L of 10-1, I will pound this runner into oblivion at the windows.

Race: LeComte

Win: Tackett
Place: Mr. Money
Show: Roiland


Tackett looks like a solid and safe pick in this early derby prep, which has a bunch of "pretenders." He's 2-2 here at FG, and of course 2-2 since routing off of that debut loss sprinting. He has a nice and cozy inside post, where Joe Bravo can save all of the ground in this monstrous field. His win in his last was against an awesome group. He beat a super promising 3YO colt trained by Brad Cox, OWENDALE, who won his next start with a 93 BSF. I'm sure Brad is now sending that one to Oaklawn. The 3rd place finisher was a promising & talented Asmussen trainee by Tapit. The 4th place finisher won his next on turf in an Allowance. Hell, the colt that ran last, has 2 wins. Anyway, I like company lines when it comes to 3YO racing, and I feel that the race run on 12/22 here in R1 was exceptional. I watched a replay of that last. Joe Bravo had him settled in on the rail in 3rd for about a 1/2 mile, angled him out to the 3-path before the turn, ranged up to the leaders to the 1/4 pole, and won decisively in a long drive to the wire. What I loved is that both colts galloped out well. I not only love TACKETT here, but I will be paying close attention to OWENDALE at Oaklawn Park.

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