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“Win and You’re In” Picks Plays for Saturday, September 27, 2014

“Win and You’re In” Picks Plays for Saturday, September 27, 2014: This Saturday, September 27, 2014 is a great day for horse racing with plenty of grade stakes races at Belmont Park and Santa Anita Park. The presence of the best horses of the country alone is a reason for a big party! For those fans who like to bet and those who only loves to watch their favorite horses running, Saturday offers up a day of magnificent horse racing. This week the Lady and The Track Team is offering a simple analysis of the Win and You’re In races to be contested in Belmont Park and Santa Anita Park and adding some good plays.

Belmont Park September 27, 2014 Win & You’re In Races

Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (Filly & Mare Turf)

Race #7: 9,3

Stephanie’s Kitten should be the heavy favorite, a lady that is always in the mix but maybe the 1 ¼ mile is a concern. The race has lack of pace, so the Brazilian bred Viva Rafaela looks like the lonely pace of the race and will be really tough to catch. A good play would be a win – place –show to the Brazilian bred.

Vosburgh Invitational Stakes (Xpressbet Sprint)

Race #8: 4

This race is plagued of rabbits, Zee Bros, Dads Caps, Happy My Face and Private Zone are horse that usually try to win wire to wire. I’m expecting a brave duel in the early stages and that could be exploited by Salutos Amigos, a horse that can stalk the pace and win at huge odds. His last race was great, especially that depite the lack of pace, he was able to get the second place just 1 ½ lengths behind River Rocks, a guy who’s running in the Kelso. My play here is Salutos Amigos to win – place –show.

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (Turf)

Race #9: 5,1,6

Main sequence is the logical choice in this race since he is unbeaten in U.S and he also likes the distance. Big Blue Kitten is another guy that loves the distance, it’s his third race off the layoff and looks ready to roll. The longshot here is the 3-year-old old Medal Count, a horse that can run all day, and likes all the surfaces. I’m not betting in this race, just watching!

Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (Classic)

Race #10: 4,3,12

The 5-year-old Zivo ran a decent race in the Woodward S. and looks like he screams for more ground. Now this race suits perfect for him, and if the pace turns hot he has a great chance to win. Wicked Strong is the best 3-year-old of the field, he’s in a great form and despite is his first race against older horses, his chances to win are high. Big Cazanova is moving up in class, trying a grade stakes race for first time in U.S, but he has the class and the stamina to handle the distance. He’s not a one dimensional horse, he can rate like he did in the Gran Premio Nacional in his native Argentina, closing hard to finished second behind Indy Point. Definitely he’s the longshot of the day. In this race I’m playing an exacta box 4,3,12, and Big Cazanova to show.

Santa Anita September 27, 2014 Win & You’re In races

Zenyatta Stakes (Distaff)

Race #5: 4

There’s nothing much to say in this race, it seems that history repeats, Beholder is going to win the Zenyatta Stakes without breaking a sweat, and probably she will win the BC Distaff in a fashionable style. Not betting in this race, just watching Beholder’s show.

FrontRunner Stakes (Juvenile)

Race #6: 7

American Pharoah caught my eyes since the first time I saw his pedigree, a good combination of speed and stamina so he was mentioned as a 2-year-old old to watch before his debut. I bet him in his debut and didn’t fire but I must admit, I forgot him a little in his second time out and surprise me winning like a “different” horse with blinkers on. In my opinion he can handle the 1 1/16 mile and will be very tough to catch. In this race a good play would be a trifecta using American Pharoah on top.

Rodeo Drive Stakes (Filly & Mare Turf)

Race #7: 13,9

Miss Serendipity is one of the ladies that gave me more joys this year, not only for money matters, just that nobody figured out her success in U.S. She has Brice Blanc in the saddle, a jockey that knows her very well. With a clean trip she will be very tough to beat again. Irish Mission has been facing good runners in the east coast, she has the stamina to handle the distance and has one of the best turf trainers in the country, Christophe Cement. Maybe Miss Serendipity will not offer the great value of the past, but I’ll keep playing her, this time to win and place.

Awesome Again Stakes (Classic)

Race #8: 4,7

Shared Belief is a small horse, but with a great heart; he’s still unbeaten and probably he will win again. He looked awesome in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, facing older horses for the first time. He’s definitely the “now” horse. Without Game on Dude, now the Argentinean Mystery Train looks dangerous. The Mystery Train we saw in the Pacific Classic is not the same guy that ran in Argentina, especially because he didn’t like the Poly and it’s really tough to come back in another hemisphere in 1 ¼ mile. If they underestimate this guy and let him go like the Tortoise and the Hare fable, it would not surprise me a Mystery Train wins. In this race a good play would be an exacta box 4,7.

Chandelier Stakes (Juvenile Fillies)

Race #10: 10,2,1

Despite the fact that Dad’s Princess is a non-winner, she has a great chance to brake her maiden in this stakes. Her running style suggest she needed more ground in her prior races. Mike Smith stays in the irons and that’s a good sign. Conquest Eclipse is another girl that would love the distance, and after her last race, she’s working extremely well. Sunday Sonnet will try to win gate to wire, and she has the potential to do it. In this race I’m playing an exacta box 10,2,1.

Win and You're In picks plays

Belmont Park, pictured above, and Santa Anita Park will host several “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Photo: Trixie Hammer

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