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Monday, May 12, 2008

En Fuego

Bella Cavello Stables, who I cover here regularly in this blog, had another winner over the weekend and continues to be on fire. Coming off a claim from Scott Lake, the BCS reclaimed its 7 year old gelding, Gregson, he of 37 career races (8-6-7, 57% ITM) and placed him in a $14K claiming race at Pimlico on Saturday. As the post-time favorite, Gregson pulled away in the late stretch to win by 2 1/4 lengths to win ($5.00) his first race after the claim for Maryland based trainer Crystal Pickett and jockey Eric Camacho. Lake had claimed him in March after a race at Laurel from the BCS, so they were happy to get him back after a win at Pimlico in late April.

The Stable sends out their big gun, La Chica Rica on Tuesday night in the $75K Hancock County Handicap at Mountaineer. The 5 furlong race for Fillies and Mares will be a sterner test than she's faced last two times out. She also figures to be a better price than around even money where she has been for her last two wins. So La Chica goes for three in a row on Tuesday night with DL Parker up and looking to break the lifetime $300K earnings mark. Good luck!

Rough weekend handicapping wise. I had survived the Belmont SHOWdown through Saturday when both entries went kaput. I was out of town and couldn't get to a Form, so I relied on John DaSilva's Lock of the Day...thanks. Casino Drive had an impressive win in the Peter Pan, and as predicted here, Tomcito just didn't have it. Ready's Echo, who was my pick, charged back for third, but rendered too much ground early (listen to Durkin's call, "he'ssss wayyyy backkkk") to be a factor late. In the LS Derby, the Bad Cat rebounded to win on dirt and we'll see where he heads next. I'm officially done with King's Silver Son and My Pal Charlie, they just didn't bring it on Saturday. Still no word on Harlem Rocker and his potential entry into the Preakness, let's hope he does, so we can see what he's got. Update: He's out.

1 Comment:

The HR Maven said...

It seems -- since the start of this blog -- that it has always been a "rough weekend handicapping wise." It's a good thing the blogger relies on DaSilva for his picks.

My exacta recommendation for the Preakness: How about ALL with ALL!


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