Oct 052017

It was a crushing defeat for the Yankees, who not only saw their big lead evaporate, but also failed to convert several late opportunities — including when they had pinch-runner Ronald Torreyes picked off second in extra innings with no one out. The Yankees also neglected to challenge a hit-by-pitch call, a move that might have prevented Lindor from coming to the plate and hitting his grand slam.

NY Times – Witz – Yankees Take Control Early, Then Suffer a Crushing Defeat

Sal says Sal’s forced to use this one a day early but Sal knows il nove won’t mind Sal reprising it.

Who saved the game for the Indians:

Wild Thing

Deacon Blues

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Bloodhorse – Roots – Winx Simply Brilliant in Turnbull Stakes

Nine.Com.AU – Wonder mare Winx makes it 21 wins on end

Sydney Morning Herald – Lynch – Happy 21st! Winx’s dominant Turnbull Stakes victory

Maybe I’m Amazed

 CTHS Sales Stake

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Purse $50,000. For Three And Four Year Old Fillies Foaled In Canada.

Six And One Half Furlongs.

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Saveitforarainyday (AB) 3/F L S Muir 119 T Rycroft
2 I Tricked My Ride (AB) 4/F L R Balgobin 119 D Greenwood  
3 Parcam Cowgirl (AB) 3/F K Balgobin 119 D L Saunders
4 Onestaratatime (AB) 4/F L R W Walcott 119 G Tracy
5 Tidal Mist (AB) 3/F L R Cumberbatch 119 R J Cone
6 Escape Clause (MB) 3/F L A Whitehall 119 D Schnell
7 Anstrum (BC) 3/F L Q Welch 119 M Russell
8 Piper Rose (AB) 3/F L R Williams 119 R K Smith
9 Lil Lottie (AB) 3/F L D Nelson 119 R Martens

Owners: 1 – Rycroft, Riley, Stark, Dale and Mailer, Lewis ; 2 – Buddy Bensmiller ; 3 – Crystal Meadows Farm ; 4 – Landry, Curtis, Danard, Don B. and High Field Stock Farm, Inc. ; 5 – Jennifer A. Smith ; 6 – Don Schnell ; 7 – Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd. ; 8 – Linda D. Smith ; 9 – David Parie

CTHS Sales Stake

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Purse $50,000. For Three And Four Year Old Colts And Geldings Foaled In Canada

Terry Hamilton’s

Heart to Heart has been a warrior in his 30 starts. He’s earned 13 wins—nine of them graded—with $1,354,870 in earnings. What has been just out of reach for the Brian Lynch trainee is a grade 1 victory, as he is winless in five tries at the top level, with a chunk of his heartbreak coming at Keeneland.

The 6-year-old son of English Channel  finished second behind Miss Temple City in the 2016 Maker’s 46 Mile and had to settle for bridesmaid honors in that spot again this year, when he was caught by a neck at the wire by American Patriot. His frontrunning style and ability to carve the turns like he’s on rails earned him a 1 1/4-length win in the Sept. 4 Bernard Baruch Handicap (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course last time out.

And if he can get a bit a breather on the front end Saturday, Lynch has reason to hope he will finally get to celebrate his charge’s best day.

“He worked super the other day and … let’s hope the stars line up,” Lynch said of the popular bay. “Definitely, there is a lot more heat in the kitchen early in the mile, where the further he goes, the more he gets to dictate his own terms. But handicapping this race, I don’t know that there is a lot of speed in there, so (he) might be the lone speed.

“I think if he’s able to get this done, the configuration of the Del Mar turf (for the Breeders’ Cup Mile) would really suit him—tight turns, short stretch.”

Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Miss Temple City to Defend Shadwell Turf Mile Crown

Shadwell Mile PPs

Sal says that Ortiz Jr. stayed in New York, Leparoux went to Divisidero so Florent Geroux ends up on Heart To Heart.

Sal says that there’s nothing wrong with Florent Geroux on the turf.

ESPN – Schoenfield and Doolittle – 8 Teams, 1 October


I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.
Yogi Berra

Bloodhorse – Litfin: Handicapping Stakes at Belmont, Keeneland

US Racing – Ransom – Alcibiades Lures 10 Seeking Spot in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Bloodhorse – Roots – Winx Heads to Flemington to Seek 21st Straight Win

High and Dry

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Jockey Club Gold Cup, Shadwell Turf Mile highlight final Breeders’ Cup prep bonanza

TwinSpires Blog – Handicapping Insights – Powell – Brown can work his Magic to win another Champagne

Paulick Report – NYRA – Bohl – Firenze Fire Tops 12 Promising Juveniles For G1 Champagne

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Jockey Club Gold Cup still relevant

Street Fighting Man

Vancouver Sun – Cooper – ‘Whale’ gamblers identified by BCLC also placed big bets on B.C. real estate

Brisnet – Scully – Keen Ice leads Pletcher trio in seven-horse Jockey Club Gold Cup

Brisnet – Caldwell – Champagne attracts a dozen juveniles

Brisnet – Scully – Roy H looks to regain winning ways in Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Bloodhorse – Shulman and Eric Mitchell – Kitten’s Joy Relocating to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms

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TDN – Berry and Riley – Galileo Filly Shines at Book 1 Closer

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Bloodhorse – Keeneland Fall Meet Accentuated by Special Events

Hawthorne Sal

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