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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016

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Rachel's Valentina early favorite in 142nd Kentucky Oaks

The field for the 142nd running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) was drawn Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, with Rachel's Valentina installed as the morning line favorite at 7-2. She'll face 13 others in Friday's 1 1/8-mile test.

Also drawn was the Oaks Day undercard, which features five other graded stakes. The biggest is the $300,000 La Troienne (G1) for fillies and mares, featuring multiple Grade 1 winners Sheer Drama and Curalina.

On the Kentucky Derby (G1) front, Japanese invader Lani recorded a five-furlong work Tuesday morning, while Danzing Candy and Trojan Nation hit the track for the first time since their arrival from California. James Scully has thoughts on the morning's activities and the Oaks draw as well.

Ed DeRosa writes of his surprise run-in with former President Bill Clinton, who has his Derby pick ready and fondly recalls his days of going racing at Oaklawn Park in his native Arkansas.

Doug Salvatore returns to the TwinSpires.com blog stable with Part 1 of his Kentucky Derby profiles, while Kellie Reilly explores the pedigrees of Derby candidates Majesto and My Man Sam.

John Mucciolo reviews the final week of the Los Alamitos spring meet.


 

Rachel's Valentina early favorite in 142nd Kentucky Oaks

The field for the 142nd running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) was drawn Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, with Rachel's Valentina installed as the morning line favorite at 7-2. She'll face 13 others in Friday's 1 1/8-mile test.

Also drawn was the Oaks Day undercard, which features five other graded stakes. The biggest is the $300,000 La Troienne (G1) for fillies and mares, featuring multiple Grade 1 winners Sheer Drama and Curalina.

On the Kentucky Derby (G1) front, Japanese invader Lani recorded a five-furlong work Tuesday morning, while Danzing Candy and Trojan Nation hit the track for the first time since their arrival from California. James Scully has thoughts on the morning's activities and the Oaks draw as well.

Ed DeRosa writes of his surprise run-in with former President Bill Clinton, who has his Derby pick ready and fondly recalls his days of going racing at Oaklawn Park in his native Arkansas.

Doug Salvatore returns to the TwinSpires.com blog stable with Part 1 of his Kentucky Derby profiles, while Kellie Reilly explores the pedigrees of Derby candidates Majesto and My Man Sam.

John Mucciolo reviews the final week of the Los Alamitos spring meet.


 

Gun Runner, Creator, Mor Spirit turn in final pre-Derby drills

Trainer Steve Asmussen sent out his Kentucky Derby duo of Gun Runner and Creator for half-mile moves at Churchill Downs Monday, capping their major preparations for Saturday's big race. Also working out was Mo Spirit, who went faster than jockey Gary Stevens realized.

James Scully later talked to prominent clocker Gary Young to get his impression on Monday's activity.

Meanwhile, Derby favorite Nyquist jogged twice around the Churchill oval, Kiaran McLaughlin discussed former Derby favorite Mohaymen's chances for Saturday, and Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate Carina Mia and others worked out for Friday's Run for the Lilies.

Vance Hanson writes about Outwork, who didn't have a stellar prep in the Wood Memorial (G1) but nonetheless looks like a solid Derby contender.

Remember to check out the TwinSpires YouTube channel for Derby work videos and commentary as well as the blog for a compilation of pedigree profiles.

In other racing news, trainer Wesley Ward could dominate Thursday's $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile at Churchill Downs with a trio of fillies that broke their maiden at Keeneland last month, and Angela Hermann can blaze a trail after being hired as Golden Gate Fields' new announcer.

Gun Runner, Creator, Mor Spirit turn in final pre-Derby drills

Trainer Steve Asmussen sent out his Kentucky Derby duo of Gun Runner and Creator for half-mile moves at Churchill Downs Monday, capping their major preparations for Saturday's big race. Also working out was Mo Spirit, who went faster than jockey Gary Stevens realized.

James Scully later talked to prominent clocker Gary Young to get his impression on Monday's activity.

Meanwhile, Derby favorite Nyquist jogged twice around the Churchill oval, Kiaran McLaughlin discussed former Derby favorite Mohaymen's chances for Saturday, and Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate Carina Mia and others worked out for Friday's Run for the Lilies.

Vance Hanson writes about Outwork, who didn't have a stellar prep in the Wood Memorial (G1) but nonetheless looks like a solid Derby contender.

Remember to check out the TwinSpires YouTube channel for Derby work videos and commentary as well as the blog for a compilation of pedigree profiles.

In other racing news, trainer Wesley Ward could dominate Thursday's $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile at Churchill Downs with a trio of fillies that broke their maiden at Keeneland last month, and Angela Hermann can blaze a trail after being hired as Golden Gate Fields' new announcer.

Features

Dear Readers,

There have been significant changes to the Handicapper's Edge and Bloodstock Journal newsletters. These changes are meant to produce more analytical content for our readers as well as handicappers who use the information in the newsletters.

Nearly everything has been migrated over to the TwinSpires.com Blog section on TwinSpires.com, including Dick Powell's Handicapping Insights and John Mucciolo's Notebooks. These features are still available, and for free like everything in the newsletters, but are just located in a different place now.

If you have any questions or comments on the new format, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for following the Edge and Journal.

Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

EL PASO TIMES S., SUN, $65,000, 3YO, F, 6 1/2F, 5-3.
1—ADHARA, f, 3, Cowboy Cal--Tapatia, by Tapit. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY), T-Steven M. Asmussen, J-Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr., $40,300.
7—L J's Awesome Girl, f, 3, Awesome Gambler--Excessive Girl, by In Excess (IRE). ($5,000 2015 BESMAY). O-A and A Equine, Inc and EC Racing LLC, B-Terry C Lovingier (CA), $14,300.
5—Indian Tiva, f, 3, Shame On Charlie--Tom's Trippin, by Valid Wager. O-Barbara Jean Brown, B-Barbara Brown (NM), $6,500.
Also Ran: Ready and Set, Improvise.
Winning Time: 1:16 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 3/4, 1, 3 1/4.
Odds: 0.60, 9.70, 4.50.

Top Speed/Class ratings

NATIONAL

Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3&up Dirt Routes
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Mobile Bay 4C 1 1/8m (ft) SUN 5/1 Sunland Park H. 95
Sweet Stuff 6G 1 1/16m (my) FON 4/30 Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner S. 76
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Welder 3G 6f (ft) WRD 4/26 TRAO Classic Sprint S. 100
Rivers Run Deep 5H 6f (gd) BTP 5/1 Edward Babst/Albert Palacios Memorial H. 96
Weekend Hideaway 6H 6f (ft) BEL 4/29 Affirmed Success S. 96
Girl Boss 4F 6 1/2f (my) FON 4/30 Al Swihart Memorial S. 86
Goodheartedgirl 4F 6f (ft) WRD 4/25 Will Rogers Downs Classic Distaff 86
Deniro's Saint 6M 6f (ft) TDN 4/30 Dr. T.F. Classen Memorial S. 81
Stormin Creek 6M 6 1/2f (ft) SRP 4/25 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff H. 69
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3&up Turf
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Olorda (GER) 4F 1 1/2m (fm) KEE 4/29 Bewitch S. 107
Lady Shipman 4F 6f (gd) BEL 5/1 License Fee S. 99
Smokem Kitten 4C 1m (fm) GP 4/30 Miami Mile S. 96
A Lot 4C 7f (fm) BEL 4/30 Elusive Quality S. 94
Alert Bay 5G 1m (fm) GG 4/30 San Francisco Mile S. 92
Cali Thirty Seven 4F 1m (fm) GP 4/30 Powder Break S. 90
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Uncle Lino 3C 1 1/16m (ft) LRC 4/30 California Chrome S. 109
Cashel Rock 3G 6f (ft) PRM 4/29 Golden Circle S. 96
Gold Rush Dancer 3C 1m (fm) GG 5/1 Silky Sullivan S. 91
Toews On Ice 3C 6f (sy) CD 4/30 William Walker S. 91
Crumlin Spirit 3F 7f (ft) WO 5/1 Lady Angela S. 87
D R C's Pretty Sky 3F 6f (sy) PRM 4/30 Goldfinch S. 87
Cheekaboo 3F 1m (fm) GG 5/1 Campanile S. 85

Results

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

PRX, 7TH, ALW, $55,794, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 5-3.
1—SHE'S HOLY, m, 5, Ministers Wild Cat--Rector's Lady, by Pulpit. O-Jack J Armstrong, B-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA), T-Philip T. Aristone, J-Angel Castillo, $30,600.
3—Jason's Angel, f, 4, Ecclesiastic--Waveland, by Woodman. O-Knerr, Randy, Castagnoli, Michael and Leach, Michael, B-Randy Knerr (PA), $14,280.
5—Ignite, m, 5, Jump Start--Perverse, by Distorted Humor. O-Emerald Field Farm, B-Barlar, LLC (PA), $7,854.
Winning Time: 1:43 (my)
 
CD, 1ST, AOC, $52,868, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-3.
2—DIVA EXPRESS, f, 4, Afleet Express--Phi Beta Diva, by Mr. Greeley. ($260,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-John C Oxley, B-Martin L Cherry (KY), T-Mark E. Casse, J-Julien R. Leparoux, $32,400.
5—I'm a Looker, f, 4, Henny Hughes--Our Mariella, by Victory Gallop. ($4,500 '13 FTKFEB). O-Glenmare Farm LLC, B-Emilie Gerlinde Fojan & Bona Terra Stud, LLC (KY), $10,800.
6—Pattitude, f, 4, City Zip--Dancinandsingin, by A.P. Indy. ($55,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Bone, Robert D, Exelby, Randy, Robinson, Jim R and Mayo, Tom, B-MecCom at Hedberg Hall, Inc (KY), $5,400.
Winning Time: 1:08 4/5 (ft)
 
CD, 8TH, ALW, $49,100, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16MT, 5-3.
7—DYNAZAR, f, 4, Purim--Blondz Away, by Skip Away. O-Fletcher, James L and Regina L, B-C J Thoroughbreds (KY), T-Dallas Stewart, J-Julien R. Leparoux, $31,200.
10—B Rockett, f, 4, After Market--Sixty Rocketts, by Belong to Me. ($62,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-G Watts Humphrey, Jr, B-KHS Bloodstock (NY), $8,640.
9—Goodyearforroses (IRE), f, 4, Azamour (IRE)--Guilia (GB), by Galileo (IRE). O-Collins, Lincoln and Attfield, Roger L, B-The Hornets (IRE), $4,320.
Winning Time: 1:44 3/5 (fm)
 
CD, 7TH, AOC, $48,388, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-3.
6—RAY'SWARRIOR, c, 4, Majestic Warrior--Mary Alex, by Honour and Glory. O-Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn, B-Alex Lieblong & JoAnn Lieblong (FL), T-Steve Hobby, J-Chris Landeros, $26,880.
2—Great Stuff, c, 4, Quality Road--Sumptuous, by Hennessy. ($185,000 '13 KEESEP; $145,000 2015 KEENOV). O-Two Dimes Stable, B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY), $10,800.
8—Helooksthepart, g, 6, Songandaprayer--Rathsallagh, by Fusaichi Pegasus. ($15,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Battaglia, Lee and Divito, James P, B-Ann Marie Farm (KY), $5,400.
Winning Time: 1:09 1/5 (ft)
 
IND, 6TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-3.
1—KEEP IT TOGETHER, g, 6, Tenpins--Gray Gal, by Meadowlake. O-Barker, Bradley and Mikesell, Joshua, B-Meadow Springs Farm (IN), T-Adolfo Macias, J-Marcelino Pedroza, $21,600.
4—Pure Trust, g, 4, Pure Prize--Mor Trust, by Trust n Luck. O-Shadowfax Stable and Lauer, Penny S, B-Michael E Lauer & Penny S Lauer (IN), $7,200.
3—Don't Do It, g, 5, El Nino--Is That Right, by Cryptoclearance. O-Earlywine, Greg and Michael, Brian, B-Rick Pelphrey (IN), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:38 4/5 (sy)
 
IND, 7TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-3.
1—ANDY PO PO, g, 4, Bring the Heat--Paying Penance, by Cat's Career. ($10,000 2014 OBSJUN). O-Seaman, Chris B and Anthony, Andrea, B-Casey Seaman (IN), T-Kim Hammond, J-Richard A. Bracho, $21,600.
9—Rebel Bull, g, 3, Flashy Bull--Marina, by Theatrical (IRE). O-Bone Doctors Stable, B-Bone Doctors Stable (IN), $7,200.
4—Grits N Gravy, g, 3, Mancini--Gritty, by Southern Image. O-Thomson, James W and Brown, Ronald G, B-Ron Brown (IN), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:11 (sy)
 
SUN, 4TH, ALW, $31,930, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-3.
1—TIJUANA, f, 3, Devon Lane--Quell, by Look See. ($47,000 '14 RUIAUG). O-Brooks, J, Bryant, S, Taylor, D, Rushing, T, Lewis, L and Hubbard, D, B-Robert Driggers & Del Rae Driggers (NM), T-Todd W. Fincher, J-Glen Murphy, $19,158.
8—Star of Wonder, m, 6, Storm of Goshen--Dance in the Sun, by Sunny Clime. O-Clifford C Lambert, Sr, B-V J Callaway (NM), $7,024.
5—Autumn's Girl, m, 5, Copelan's Pache--Family Pay Check, by Family Calling. O-Douglas L Lee, B-Douglas L Lee (NM), $3,193.
Winning Time: 1:02 4/5 (ft)
 
SUN, 1ST, ALW, $27,930, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-3.
5—ICE N SWEET, f, 4, Sing Baby Sing--Shaved Ice, by Lit de Justice. O-Sandy Ames, B-Tom Durant (TX), T-Blake Rust, J-Elvin Gonzalez, $16,758.
1—Big A's Darlin, f, 4, Saint Augustus--Cannes'cat, by Imperial Cat. O-Garcia, K'Dee Patricia and Rodrigues, Jose Mondragon, B-Debra M Gotovac (TX), $6,145.
6—Bella Anatola, f, 3, Eskendereya--Diamond Tags, by Seeking the Gold. O-Danna Buechler, B-Bob Baffert & D & E Racing Stable (KY), $2,793.
Winning Time: 1:03 (ft)
 
WRD, 3RD, ALW, $25,080, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 5-3.
1—STAY READY, m, 5, Evansville Slew--Your Pleasure, by Forest Wildcat. O-Equine Enterprises, LLC, B-Hal Browning & Dave Faulkner (OK), T-Veronica Griggs, J-Rico Flores, $14,630.
5—Mad About Grace, f, 3, Don't Get Mad--Grace Lake, by Meadowlake. ($1,600 '14 HERDEC). O-Paul L Sinclair, B-Rosalie A Smith & Robert E Lewis (OK), $5,434.
3—Hobbs Hope, m, 6, Island City--Softly Played, by Saithor. O-Laura R Hobbs LLC, B-Laura Hobbs (OK), $3,135.
Winning Time: 1:38 4/5 (ft)
 
WRD, 9TH, ALW, $23,826, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 5-2.
2—BAD HUMOR, g, 4, Sharp Humor--Classy Con, by Fast Play. ($5,000 '12 HERDEC). O-Roberts, Rusty and Cozbey, Skyler, B-Rusty Roberts (OK), T-Roger F. Engel, J-Bryan McNeil, $14,630.
4—Western Swing, c, 4, Lemon Drop Kid--Shaunavon, by El Prado (IRE). ($72,000 2015 OBSJAN). O-Edward L McAlvain, B-Lockyer Thoroughbreds (KY), $4,180.
6—Pure Chrome, g, 4, Kipling--Reel Chrome, by Reel on Reel. O-Browning, Hal and Faulkner, David, B-Hal Browning & Dave Faulkner (OK), $3,135.
Winning Time: 1:03 1/5 (ft)
 
FL, 8TH, ALW, $19,200, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5F, 5-3.
3—CHUMP CHANGE, f, 4, Pomeroy--Hickory Heifer, by Forestry. ($30,000 '13 FTKOCT; $30,000 2014 OBSAPR; $17,000 2014 OBSJUN). O-M Anthony Ferraro, B-Buck Pond Farm, Inc (NY), T-M. Anthony Ferraro, J-Harry Hernandez, $11,520.
5—Finale Finale, f, 4, Bustin Stones--Parsippany, by Outflanker. O-Kimberly A Tompkins, B-Dr Zachary Passaretti (NY), $3,840.
6—Manhattan Gin, m, 5, Roaring Fever--Fabulous Gin, by Go for Gin. O-Aaron Racing Stables, B-Manhattan Racing Stable (NY), $1,920.
Winning Time: :59 2/5 (my)
 
FL, 4TH, ALW, $17,000, 3YO/UP, 4 1/2F, 5-3.
6—IMA WILDCAT, g, 4, Wildcat Heir--Ima Wild Pussycat, by Congaree. O-The Players Group, B-Red Oak Stable (FL), T-Chris J. Englehart, J-John R. Davila, Jr., $10,200.
1—Frontier Scout, g, 5, Posse--Aly's Leader, by Alyten. O-Carusillo, Peter and Crosby, Rachel, B-Donald Crosby (NY), $3,400.
4—File for Divorce, g, 4, Touch Gold--Dancin On Broadway, by Menifee. ($65,000 '13 FTNAUG). O-Seacoast Thoroughbreds of N E, B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC (NY), $1,700.
Winning Time: :52 (my)
 
IND, 5TH, ALW, $15,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-3.
3—PROVEN WARRIOR, g, 6, Yes It's True--Bellicose, by War Chant. ($30,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Willowbrook Stables, Ltd (Neiman) and Carden, Jerry, B-Three Chimneys Farm, LLC and Ackerman Racing, LLC (KY), T-Kim Hammond, J-Richard A. Bracho, $9,000.
2—Cajun Silver, g, 5, Porto Foricos--Luanne's Gift, by Monetary Gift. ($5,500 2014 OBSJAN). O-48 Flat Racing LLC, B-Darryl Breland (LA), $3,000.
4—Senor Rain, g, 7, El Nino--Make My Marq, by Marquetry. ($38,000 2011 OBSAPR). O-Ten Strike Racing, B-Martin Stables Inc (IN), $1,500.
Winning Time: 1:08 3/5 (sy)

North American Maiden Winners
Article of Faith--Senora Soldar by Lost Soldier; GIVEMEYOURBESTSHOT, g, 3, IND, Msw, 5-3, 1m, 1:40 . B-Herbert Likens & Darlene Likens (IN.).
Cavvy--Go Go Okie by Here We Come; COMPLETE CIRCLE, g, 3, WRD, Msw, 5-3, 5 1/2f, 1:03 3/5. B-Richter Family Trust (OK.). $4,000 '14 HERDEC.
Cherokee Rap--D' Code by Boundary; D' RAPPER, c, 3, FP, Msw, 5-3, 6f, 1:14 1/5. B-William Tippett (IL.).
Cinnamon Creek--Roses for Alyse by Java Gold; THURGOOD CREEK, g, 3, WRD, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-Ernie Witt (AR.).
English Channel--Bon Echo Babe by Eastern Echo; EAST ENGLISH GIRL, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 10000, 5-3, 6f, 1:13 . B-Peter Moore (NY.). $2,000 '14 FTMSEP.
Freud--Lindsay's Point by Desert Warrior; SHIFT CHANGE, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 10000, 5-3, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC (NY.). $15,000 '14 OBSAUG.
Fusaichi Pegasus--Dynamic Lady by Dynaformer; FU MANCHU, c, 3, CD, Mcl 10000, 5-3, 1 1/16m, 1:44 3/5. B-Russell L. Reineman Stable, Inc. (KY.). $8,000 '13 KEENOV; $50,000 2015 OBSAPR.
Mass Media--Stolen Purse by Artax; FASHION NEWS, f, 3, CD, Mcl 30000, 5-3, 7f, 1:24 . B-Lucy Edwards & Randell Edwards (FL.). $3,000 '14 OBSOCT; $15,000 2015 OBSJUN.
Pomeroy--Commercial Kisser by Kissin Kris; BATTENDOWNTHHATCHS, g, 3, PRX, Mcl 15000, 5-3, 6f, 1:13 . B-Danzel Judith Brendemuehl (FL.). $10,000 2015 FTMMAY.
Portobello Road--Lisbonvale by Archers Bay; NOTMUCHTOLOOKAT, g, 3, IND, Mcl 5000, 5-3, 1m, 1:40 3/5. B-Burning Sands Stable, LLC (AR.). $1,700 '14 FTKOCT.
Road Ruler--Dollar a Minute by Editor's Note; BOOHOO SUE, f, 3, FP, Msw, 5-3, 5 1/2f, 1:08 1/5. B-South River Ranch Inc. (IL.).
Song of Navarone--Miss Stormin by Gen Stormin'norman; STORMIN NAVARONE, g, 3, SUN, Mcl 6500, 5-3, 6 1/2f, 1:17 3/5. B-Lucky Six Inc. & HD (NM.).
Afleet Alex--Casey's Dreamin' by Unbridled's Song; AWESOME ALEX, g, 4, PRX, Msw, 5-3, 6f, 1:11 . B-Cash Is King Racing Stable LLC (PA.).
Lemon Drop Kid--Pink Polkadots by War Chant; SOUR LEMON DROP, f, 4, PRX, Mcl 15000, 5-3, 1m 70y, 1:47 3/5. B-Smart Angle, LLP (PA.). $35,000 '13 KEESEP; $17,000 2014 FTMMAY.
Razor--Miss Chaucer by Lure; C TANNER, g, 4, IND, Msw, 5-3, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Jody Guida (IN.).
Rumors of Peace--Runcooprun by Prospector's Gift; DEPUTYARCOOP, g, 4, WRD, Mcl 7500, 5-3, 1m 70y, 1:43 4/5. B-Jim M Hutzel (AR.).
Willie Blue--Circle Inn by Valiant Lark; CURLY LEE, g, 4, IND, Msw, 5-3, 6f, 1:12 . B-Fritz Albright (IN.).

Top Speed/Class ratings

TOP BRIS CLASS RATINGS

Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
A Lot   BEL   7f (fm)   4/30   121.3
Mobile Bay   SUN   1 1/8m (ft)   5/1   120.3
Weekend Hideaway   BEL   6f (ft)   4/29   120.2
Winter Games   BEL   1m (ft)   4/29   120.2
Strut the Course   WO   1 1/16m (ft)   4/30   120.1
Lady Shipman   BEL   6f (gd)   5/1   120.1
Olorda (GER)   KEE   1 1/2m (fm)   4/29   119.9
No Hiding Place   KEE   6f (sy)   4/27   119.8
Uncle Lino   LRC   1 1/16m (ft)   4/30   119.6
Alert Bay   GG   1m (fm)   4/30   119.6
Rally Cry   BEL   1 1/16m (ft)   4/30   119.5
Dream Team   LRC   1 1/16m (ft)   5/1   119.4
Golden Glint   LRL   a1 1/16m (ft)   4/29   119.2
Rivers Run Deep   BTP   6f (gd)   5/1   119.1
Stormy Victoria (FR)   BEL   7f (fm)   4/29   119.0

Spot Plays

SPOT PLAYS

For Wednesday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Belmont Park   (3rd) Galardonado, 6-1
    (9th) Frazil, 10-1
Churchill Downs   (4th) Leflore County, 5-1
    (8th) My Celeste, 4-1
Evangeline Downs   (1st) Five One Three, 7-2
    (7th) Look Into My Eyes, 7-2
Gulfstream Park   (3rd) Addar, 8-1
    (6th) Sharp Kitty, 3-1
Indiana Grand   (6th) Kiki's Joe, 7-2
    (7th) Lookoutboys, 9-2
Mountaineer   (5th) Starmark, 3-1
    (8th) This Is Eliza, 7-2
Thistledown   (5th) Mary Caught All, 6-1
    (7th) The Lone Roo, 7-2

Features

Dear Readers,

There have been significant changes to the Handicapper's Edge and Bloodstock Journal newsletters. These changes are meant to produce more analytical content for our readers as well as handicappers who use the information in the newsletters.

Nearly everything has been migrated over to the TwinSpires.com Blog section on TwinSpires.com, including Dick Powell's Handicapping Insights and John Mucciolo's Notebooks. These features are still available, and for free like everything in the newsletters, but are just located in a different place now.

If you have any questions or comments on the new format, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for following the Edge and Journal.

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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Top Speed/Class ratings

NATIONAL

Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3&up Dirt Routes
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Mobile Bay 4C 1 1/8m (ft) SUN 5/1 Sunland Park H. 95
Sweet Stuff 6G 1 1/16m (my) FON 4/30 Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner S. 76
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Welder 3G 6f (ft) WRD 4/26 TRAO Classic Sprint S. 100
Rivers Run Deep 5H 6f (gd) BTP 5/1 Edward Babst/Albert Palacios Memorial H. 96
Weekend Hideaway 6H 6f (ft) BEL 4/29 Affirmed Success S. 96
Girl Boss 4F 6 1/2f (my) FON 4/30 Al Swihart Memorial S. 86
Goodheartedgirl 4F 6f (ft) WRD 4/25 Will Rogers Downs Classic Distaff 86
Deniro's Saint 6M 6f (ft) TDN 4/30 Dr. T.F. Classen Memorial S. 81
Stormin Creek 6M 6 1/2f (ft) SRP 4/25 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff H. 69
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3&up Turf
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Olorda (GER) 4F 1 1/2m (fm) KEE 4/29 Bewitch S. 107
Lady Shipman 4F 6f (gd) BEL 5/1 License Fee S. 99
Smokem Kitten 4C 1m (fm) GP 4/30 Miami Mile S. 96
A Lot 4C 7f (fm) BEL 4/30 Elusive Quality S. 94
Alert Bay 5G 1m (fm) GG 4/30 San Francisco Mile S. 92
Cali Thirty Seven 4F 1m (fm) GP 4/30 Powder Break S. 90
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (4/25-5/1) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Uncle Lino 3C 1 1/16m (ft) LRC 4/30 California Chrome S. 109
Cashel Rock 3G 6f (ft) PRM 4/29 Golden Circle S. 96
Gold Rush Dancer 3C 1m (fm) GG 5/1 Silky Sullivan S. 91
Toews On Ice 3C 6f (sy) CD 4/30 William Walker S. 91
Crumlin Spirit 3F 7f (ft) WO 5/1 Lady Angela S. 87
D R C's Pretty Sky 3F 6f (sy) PRM 4/30 Goldfinch S. 87
Cheekaboo 3F 1m (fm) GG 5/1 Campanile S. 85

TOP BRIS CLASS RATINGS

Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
A Lot   BEL   7f (fm)   4/30   121.3
Mobile Bay   SUN   1 1/8m (ft)   5/1   120.3
Weekend Hideaway   BEL   6f (ft)   4/29   120.2
Winter Games   BEL   1m (ft)   4/29   120.2
Strut the Course   WO   1 1/16m (ft)   4/30   120.1
Lady Shipman   BEL   6f (gd)   5/1   120.1
Olorda (GER)   KEE   1 1/2m (fm)   4/29   119.9
No Hiding Place   KEE   6f (sy)   4/27   119.8
Uncle Lino   LRC   1 1/16m (ft)   4/30   119.6
Alert Bay   GG   1m (fm)   4/30   119.6
Rally Cry   BEL   1 1/16m (ft)   4/30   119.5
Dream Team   LRC   1 1/16m (ft)   5/1   119.4
Golden Glint   LRL   a1 1/16m (ft)   4/29   119.2
Rivers Run Deep   BTP   6f (gd)   5/1   119.1
Stormy Victoria (FR)   BEL   7f (fm)   4/29   119.0