Handicapping Picks for 10/08/2012
#6 Flashy Ways – Fair odds 5/2
#4 Wishing Gate – Fair odds 5/2
#1 Somethingabouther – Fair odds 3/1
Exacta: Box 1,4,6
Upbeat Mood wired the field in her only win, in a turf sprint in June and even though she rallied a bit last time out when going long for the 1st time on turf with the addition of blinkers she’s likely to be a forward factor. Truly Marie has lead from the start in her last 2 since adding blinkers, fading to 4th last out. Add stretching out Bares Tripper to the mix, who has been in front or 2nd at the first or 2nd calls in all 3 races, and add Egyptian Femme to the mix, having led pretty much start to finish last out in a sprint, and the pace should be mighty hot.
Flashy Ways closed nicely to win as she pleased by 5 last out in a sprint at Del Mar but she’s bred to go long on turf just fine and with Talamo riding her back could be passing them all again today.
Wishing Gate won from 7th early one before last at this mile turf trip in her first try long on grass and in only the 2nd start of her career then had a decent bit of traffic trouble in the Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar so being beaten under 3 lengths was an accomplishment. With the jockey change to Gomez she too should be moving nicely late and can win.
Somethingabouther gets the ground saving rail and was ¾ of a length ahead of Wishing Gate at the finish of that stakes race last month, having placed in a stakes at Colonial Downs going short in July so she may have the credentials to be successful here as well and is another that could be passing a lot of tired pacesetters and pressers late.
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