August 2003 VOL. 16, NO. 8

Table of Contents

East-West Clash II
August Special - Neurax Pro
Del Mar Trends
Wizard August Stakes Schedule
Calendar
At Your Service


$15,000 Brisnet.com East-West Clash II


Saturday, August 23 (Travers Day!)

The $15,000 Brisnet.com East-West Clash returns, and on what better day than Travers Day, August 23. It's FREE to play* and again will feature great racing from Del Mar to Saratoga!

Contest Date:Saturday, August 23
Entry Fee:FREE
Where:At home on your PC or MAC!
Register & Play:Brisnet.com/contest

There will be 10 mandatory races for which to make selections. Winning is based on a hypothetical $2 win/place wager on each selection with caps of 25-1 (Win) and 12-1 (Place) respectively.

East-West II Contest Prizes
Grand Prize:$5,000 CASH
Runner-up: $2,500 CASH
3rd Place: $1,250 CASH
4th Place: $ 750 CASH
5th Place: $ 500 CASH
6th - 10th: American Produce Records CD-ROM
11th- 20th: $200 Brisnet Online Credit
21st- 35th: $100 Brisnet Online Credit

The East-West Clash is FREE to play exclusively for Brisnet.com members. Earn the highest return based on hypothetical $2 win and place wagers and you'll win $5,000 CASH plus an enviable spot into the Brisnet.com Handicapper's Hall of Fame!

To make your life easier, Brisnet.com will offer customized contest files for all handicapping reports. Don't waste time downloading multiple tracks - just get the one file for the price of only one track**. The WIZARD will also provide his in-depth analysis of the Contest Card for only $10. The Brisnet.com handicapping reports will be available beginning Thursday evening, August 22.

Register today by visiting Brisnet.com/contest. Sign up closes Saturday, August 23 by 11:59 AM ET. Best of luck and have fun!

* A Brisnet.com free membership and computer with Internet access required to participate. One free entry per member.
*Product prices apply for any Contest files downloaded. Contest card PPs and reports do not apply towards any TwinSpires.com promotions.


Table of Contents

East-West Clash II
August Special - Neurax Pro
Del Mar Trends
Wizard August Stakes Schedule
Calendar
At Your Service

Neurax PRO Data Files
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  • Table of Contents

    East-West Clash II
    August Special - Neurax Pro
    Del Mar Trends
    Wizard August Stakes Schedule
    Calendar
    At Your Service

    Del Mar Trends
    by Michael Jay Kipness, a.k.a. The Wizard

    Del Marís main track superintendent, Steve Wood, also handles the main track at Santa Anita. Therefore, barns that were based at Santa Anita may skip the entire Hollywood Park meet with some horses to avoid the main track at Inglewood. Also, horses that ran poorly at Hollywood Park may really turn it around at Del Mar meet. If you see a poor last race running line at Hollywood Park, I suggest digging deeper in the horse's past performances to see the horse's true form. Prior to the 1999 Del Mar meet, handicappers approached Del Mar with the idea that late- running sprinters dominated while horses with early speed would often quit. However, the track surface was replaced after the 1999 meet and that assumption is nonexistent when you consider the track profiles for distances of 5 1/2, six, 6 1/2 and 7 furlongs. Here are some noticeable trends from the 2002 Del Mar Meet that were evident at these distances.

    5 1/2 furlongs: The majority, if not all, of the races at this distance are for maiden or allowance two-year-olds. There were 28 races at the distance last year and 22 were won by horses either on the lead or within a head of it at the first pace call (opening quarter- mile). As far as horses breaking from the three inside post positions, 13 of 28 races were won from the inside. One can assume that with early speed dominating, it is difficult to get value. However, Humorous Lady (Distorted Humor) at $82.20, Ionia (Indian Charlie) at $91, Sky's Snow (Benchmark) at $26.20 and My Stars (Flying Victor) at $15.40 all displayed the right profile before paying a good price for a front-running score at this distance.

    Six furlongs: No distance is more prevalent to early speed than this distance. Last year, Del Mar carded an amazing 107 races at six furlongs and 77 were won by horses either on or within two lengths of the lead at the first call. That's a 72 percent win clip. In 2001, horses breaking from the rail at the distance were pitiful, winning only three of 98 races, but that changed last year as 26 of 107 races were won by horses breaking from the two inside post positions.

    6 1/2 furlongs: Though early speed is an advantage, with 31 of 46 races run at this distance being won by horses either on or within two lengths of the lead at the first call, the noticeable trend at this distance is with post positions. Inside posts were terrible. Only eight horses came from the first two gates to win at this distance in 2002.

    Seven furlongs: As with the previous sprint distances, early speed is an advantage as 12 of 18 races at seven furlongs were taken by horses either on or within two lengths of the lead at the first call. Unlike at 6 1/2 furlongs, the first two posts won six of 18. One interesting trend that occurred last year at this distance was the strength of the route- to-sprint angle. Seven of 18 winners were turning back in distance, many at a price. Horses such as Martinis at Midnite (Dynaformer) at $66.20, Runninwithscissors (Sir Cat) at $46.60, and Holy Mackerel (Holy Land) at $21 were examples of an angle that the public overlooked.

    One mile: Tactical speed was vital for success here. Thirty-one of the 53 races were won by horses either on the lead or within two lengths of the lead at the first call (half-mile pole). The three inside posts produced 25 wins.

    1 1/16 miles: Last year's meet featured a strong bias against wire-to-wire winners. From 25 races at the distance, only five were won wire-to-wire and three of those were favored, including Azeri (Jade Hunter) at a $2.20 mutuel.

    Five furlongs on turf: This is a new distance for this year's meet. The Jimmy Durante Turf Course at Del Mar is seven furlongs in length with a short stretch run. With only a quarter-mile run to the far turn, horses breaking from inside posts with early speed have an advantage. Horses breaking from an outside post run the risk of losing serious ground into the far turn.

    One mile on turf: The mile distance is fair to all running styles. Whether on the lead, near the pace or from well off the pace, the key principle is pace. Last year, the Del Mar turf course was extremely fast with track performances recorded by Special Ring (Nureyev) in 1:32.72 and a front-end score by Golden Arrow (Rahy) with torrid early fractions of :21.69 and :44.93. Seventeen of 30 races at the distance were won by horses on or within two lengths of the lead after the first half-mile. The first three posts produced 12 winners.

    1 1/16 miles on turf: Horses coming from well off the pace or sitting in midpack enjoyed success last year. Only 13 of 40 races at the distance were won by horses either on or within two lengths of the lead at the first call (half-mile pole). Despite that profile, it does not mean to bet against horses that figure to grab an uncontested lead because there were plenty of examples of horses who were able to grab the lead and win. If a horse you like figures to make the lead at a generous price, then take the odds.

    Note: This feature consists of excerpts from the complete article in the Handicapperís Edge. For the complete articles as well as handicapping advice for Saratoga, click on the Wizardís Crystal Ball link on the side bar of the Handicapperís Edge.


    Table of Contents

    East-West Clash II
    August Special - Neurax Pro
    Del Mar Trends
    Wizard August Stakes Schedule
    Calendar
    At Your Service

    Wizard's Special Full-card Sheets

    Beginning this Summer the Wizard will be offering full-card analysis (only $10) on major stakes days, covering some tracks that are not part of his daily schedule. For example on July 12, the Wizard will offer not only picks for the Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs but picks for the entire card. Here is a schedule for upcoming major race days that you can be sure the Wizard is covering the complete card:

    DateTrackFeature Event
    8/3 Monmouth Haskell Invitational
    8/9 Mountaineer West VA Derby
    Monmouth Sapling Stakes
    8/23 Monmouth Iselin Handicap
    8/24 Emerald Downs Longacres Handicap

    Table of Contents

    East-West Clash II
    August Special - Neurax Pro
    Del Mar Trends
    Wizard August Stakes Schedule
    Calendar
    At Your Service

    August 2003 Racing Calendar

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