Golden Hour Trip Notes – 10/17/20

To the tapes!

 

Track: Golden Hour

Date: 10/17/2020

Race 1 (SA Race 9)

1 – Mind Out 

9-26-2020 5.5F T

Trip Note: Didn’t break the sharpest. In a bit tight while headstrong near the rear into the FT. Angled to the far outside at the TOS and made a belated rally for 4th

Race Note: Favorite trained by Miller went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Quiet Secretary

10-3-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Big effort on the front end. Set wicked fractions up front but did it comfortably. Her ears were twitching back and forth. Slipped away from the field at the 1/8th pole, but was run down by the big favorite late. 

Race Note: 6/5* favorite (first time Miller) rallied from the rear to run down Quiet Secretary. 

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Nasty

8-12-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Bet strong off the 8/1 ML. Raced uncovered 3W the entire BS. Did receive a bump as they turned from home by an outside rival but she was only grinding in place. We don’t feel it cost her anything. With that said, she gets a pass due to the track condition. 

Race Note: Turf course was Yielding. Winner rallied from mid-pack down the center of the course.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Excused

 

4 – Guitty

9-6-2020 1-1/8 T

Trip Note: Not sure why the connections took a shot against the boys on this day. Missed the break and spotted the field a length. The rest of this trip was a scared/hesitant ride by the jock. Had his foot on the brake the entire BS. He let rivals around him dictate moves going into the FT and it left him in an uncomfortable spot between rivals while checking for the majority of the FT. Even at the TOS, she still wasn’t in the clear. Rallied well when allowed to stretch her legs the final 1/8th. Good gallop out! Definitely deserves a pass. Huge rider upgrade today!

Race Note: East coast invader rallied from 3rd to get up in the last jump

Bias: N/A

Summary: Start (-), Traffic (+), Gallop (+), Jockey Intent (-), Rider Upgrade (+)

 

5 – Warren’s Showtime

8-22-2020 1-1/8 T

Trip Note: Was in a bit tight coming out of the chute and exchanged a few light bumps with an inside rival as a result. Raced uncovered 2W (3-deep) down the BS. Made her move 3W approaching the ¼-pole. Took over the lead past the 3/16th-pole but was out finished by the winner and tagged late for place money.  

Race Note: Rail at zero feet. Winner rallied 3W around the FT to win and pull off the 19/1 upset

Bias: N/A

 

6 – Going to Vegas

8-29-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Wrangled back into the 1st turn to sit behind the early leader. Ended up in a pocket position while a bit headstrong down the BS. On hold just a touch around the FT while the jock spied for a seam. Found one in the 2-3path and kicked on through. Outkicked to the wire by #7 Croughavouke, but galloped out well in front of this field. One could argue she was best on this day. She had to stop all her momentum at a critical point while the winner was in the clear throughout.

Race Note: See trip note for #7 Croughavouke

Bias: N/A

Summary: Gallop (+)

 

7 – Croughavouke

8-29-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Very nice ride by Rispoli. The filly was headstrong down the BS while wanting to go. This was compounded when a rival made a premature BS blitz into the FT. Rispoli got the filly to relax before letting her go 4W past the ¼ pole. Leveled off in mid-stretch to get up for the win. She’s always had talent,  and the blinkers may be the key she’s been missing!

Race Note: See above description

Bias: N/A

Summary: Jockey Intent (+)

 

Race 2 (GG Race 8)

1 – Sunset Dragunn

8-29-2020 5.5F AW

Trip Note: 3-deep while trying to push the pace into the FT. Began to lose ground on that FT. Grinded away in place while racing on the inside in the lane. 

Race Note: Winner went W2W 

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Friday’s At Shady

9-6-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: Caught wide through the first half of this race. 4-deep on the 1st turn. 4-5deep while in a line-up of 4-across down the BS. Jock eased back to last to get out of the congestion. Angled to the inside for the FT run. Got back into contention but was only able to grind away in place in the lane. 

Race Note: Winner closed down the center of the track to nail #7 Many Roses on the money. 

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Angelo’s Pride

9-6-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: The chart caller must have been watching a different race than we were. He wasn’t closing fast. It was a methodical grind in the stretch. No traffic obstacles to speak of in this journey. Angled off the rail to the outside on the FT.

Race Note: Winner closed down the center of the track to nail #7 Many Roses on the money. 

Bias: N/A

 

4 – River Rose

8-15-2020 1-1/16 AW

Trip Note: Raced 3W (5-deep) down the BS while tracking #8 Six Point Rack. Came under pressure and tired on the FT.

Race Note: Accordion pace flow.  #2 Friday’s At Shady closed up a wide-open rail on the FT and held on in a driving finish. 

Bias: N/A

 

5 – Arch Prince

9-27-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: Hard asked every step of the way. Nibbled at the entire BS while not responding. Put to stiff pressure on the FT and grinded away in the lane. Jock earned his 4th place check with this ride. Connections drop this one thru the roof today. 

Race Note: 2/1 winner sat a perfect trip off the eyeball duelers from 3rd and took over at the TOS.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Horse Comfort (-)

 

6 – Heck Yeah

9-19-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: Well outpaced early. Put to sustained pressured while angled out 6W past the ¼ pole. Rallied until the 16th pole when he came up flat and coasted in.

Race Note: 2/1 favorite sat the pocket trip down the BS before angling out 3W in the lane to win a grinding finish. 

Bias: N/A

 

7 – Many Roses

9-27-2020 1-1/16 AW

Trip Note: PPs tell the story. 

Race Note: See trip note for #9 Premium Forest

Bias: N/A

 

8 – Six Point Rack

8-15-2020 1-1/16 AW

Trip Note: Off a half step slow, but was hard sent to make the lead into the 1st turn. Ran off before the jock slowed the pace down, down the BS. Tried to rebreak on the FT, but did not have another burst as he lugged out and tired.

Race Note: Accordion pace flow.  #2 Friday’s At Shady closed up a wide-open rail on the FT and held on in a driving finish. 

Bias: N/A

 

9 – Premium Forest

9-27-2020 1-1/16 AW

Trip Note: At the ¼ pole no one could have convinced us to bet him to win. Was under stiff pressure while still at the rear. Eventually responded and spilt rivals in the 5-path to get up in time. He’s ultra-consistent and a definite grinder.

Race Note: See above description.

Bias: N/A

 

10 – Harvest a Storm

9-27-2020 1-1/16 AW

Trip Note: Sent off an overlay from the 6/1 ML. Arguably was best in this race. Had to wait in behind rivals on the FT and at the TOS. Jock encouraged him to go through the rail opening. Held the lead in deep stretch before getting caught by #9 Premium Forest.

Race Note: See trip note for #9 Premium Forest

Bias: N/A

Summary: Arguably Best

 

Race 3 (SA Race  10)

1 – Nicole Grace

N/A: FTS

 

2 – Saving Sophie

8-7-2020 6F 

Trip Note: PPs tell the story. Ran her typical race with no early speed. Rallied up 5-6W around the FT, but it was too late to get to the perfect trip winner. 

Race Note: Winner sat a perfect trip being 3-pronged duel. Winner was a next out winner.

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Bailatino

N/A: Layoff

 

4 – Magical Smile

8-31-2020 7F 

Trip Note: Not a ton of effort given on this ride. She stumbled badly at the start, though did recover quickly. Jock tried to move up the rail on the FT, but there was no room to go through. Eased back as a result. Then he left her buried on the rail behind horses the rest of the way to the wire. Not sure what to make of it, as no one was beating the winner. However, this did have a bit of a “no try” feel to it. Gets a rider upgrade today. 

Race Note: Winner was dropping MDC40K to 20K. Advanced up the rail into the FT before angling out past the 1/4 and drew off to win in hand. 

Bias: N/A

Summary: Jockey Intent (?), Rider Upgrade (+)

 

5 – Save the Story

9-4-2020 5.5F 

Trip Note: Draw a line thru this race. The bobble at the start meant everything as she wasn’t able to show her speed.  Ran even the rest of the way around the track. GetS blinkers and the apprentice today. Expect much improved speed and that would make her very dangerous in this field.

Race Note: Winner was hammered off the 12/1 ML. Rallied up the rail in the lane to win easily.

Bias: Even

Summary: Excused, Expect Improved Speed (+)

 

6 – Princess Tale

N/A: Layoff

 

7 – With a Whisper

N/A: FTS

 

8 – Miss Mozart

9-4-2020 5.5F 

Trip Note: Broke inwards and then drifted outwards brushing rivals on both sides. Nothing of note after that. 

Race Note: Winner was hammered off the 12/1 ML. Rallied up the rail in the lane to win easily.

Bias: Even

 

9 – Daddytellsastory

8-23-2020 1M 

Trip Note: Ignored on the board off the 6/1 ML. PPs tell the story. Dueled with the winner early and then checked back while tiring entering the FT.

Race Note: 21/1 upset winner eyeball dueled early, battled off a challenger around the FT and safely held in the lane

Bias: N/A

 

10 – Mira Loma Madam

7-5-2020 5.5F

Trip Note: Outpaced early and never involved. “Ran by” horses that were coming to a walk. 

Race Note: Favorites ran 1-2. 

Bias: N/A

 

Race 4 (GG Race 9)

1 – Kincaid Park

9-24-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: PPs tell the story. Cleared off into the FT. Worn down by the favorite the final 16th

Race Note: 3/2 favorite rallied from 3rd, while kept in the center of the track in the stretch.

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Eskimo Roses

8-1-2020 5.5F D

Trip Note: Took a minor bump several strides out of the gate. Tried to show early speed. Simply not fast enough to keep up. Steadily dropped back after that. Re-rallied a touch in the lane, though this was more about other rivals tiring than him gaining ground. 

Race Note: Favorite went W2W for his 2nd win at the meet.

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Austism Impact

9-13-2020 1000Y D

Trip Note: Tried to keep up with the winner early. Unable to do so as he dropped back into the FT. PP comment is deceiving as “bested the rest” means he beat only (1) rival, as one other rival missed the break by several lengths. 

Race Note: 2/5* favorite went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

4 – Magic Mosco

9-19-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: This was a BTL effort. Not noted in the PPs but, was bumped several times early on and forced to check back. This left him a lot further back than normal. Moved up 3W but about 5-6 deep on the FT. Jock rode strangely in the lane. Almost seemed like he wanted to give up/was frustrated. Stood straight up in the irons the final 16th and coasted in. Drop back down in class makes sense.

Race Note: 10/1 upset winner went W2W

Bias: N/A

Summary: Trouble not noted, BTL

 

5 – Look At My Hooves

9-19-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: Pressed the pace throughout. Took over the lead past the 1/8th pole. Worn down late.

Race Note: 5-horse driving photo finish on the wire. 

Bias: N/A

 

6 – Coil to Strike

9-17-2020 5.5F AW

Trip Note: Even run from 4th throughout. Came under a ride past the 3/8th pole. Tried a 4W rally at the TOS, but only managed to grind in place.

Race Note: Even money favorite pushed the pace throughout and took over at the TOS to win easy.

Bias: N/A

 

7 – Tom’s Surprise

9-20-2020 5.5F AW

Trip Note: 6-deep in a lineup of 5-across down the BS. Gradually turned into a line-up of 3-across heading into the FT with Tom’s Surprise racing 4-deep. In a good position to contend at the TOS, but faded when the real running started. Class level was probably too high off his recent MDN score. Drop down to the N2L condition is logical. 

Race Note: Winner rallied from the rear down the center of the track. 

Bias: N/A

 

8 – Violent Behavior

7-23-2020 6.5F D

Trip Note: Bet down to favoritism off the 7/2 ML. Ideal tracking trip from 4th all on his own down the BS. Asked to go on the FT and came up surprisingly empty. Connections had to be disappointed with this run. 

Race Note: 10/1 upset  winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

9 – In Our A

N/A: Layoff

 

10 – Darkhawk

9-19-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: Raced uncovered 2W (3-deep) throughout. Moved up 3-4W at the TOS. Apart of the wild scramble at the finish to just miss. Nothing wrong with this trip or ride.

Race Note: 5-horse driving photo finish on the wire. 

Bias: N/A

 

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