Golden Hour Trip Notes – 10/16/20

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Track: Golden Hour

Date: 10/16/2020

Race 1 (SA Race 7)

1 – Kneedeepinsnow

7-12-2020 6F 

Trip Note: Sent out of the gate, but not quick enough to get to the front. Jock audibled and pulled back to try to relax him. Raced high-headed for a bit and had to be guided to the outside before relaxing. 5W around the FT with no rally while under pressure. 

Race Note: Winner was an east coast shipper first of the claim for D’Amato who triple jumped his condition to win this race. Was well bet 12/1 ML to 7/2. Moved up 4W off the FT after negotiating subtle traffic to get off the rail earlier in the race. Winner came back to win for the starter allowance condition next out before running off the board in the G2 Pat O’Brian.

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Microrithms

8-29-2020 5.5F

Trip Note: Very game run. Pressured the early leader while running on the rail. Jock never panicked and knew he had this field measured. The place finisher made an ominous run off the FT, and Micro repelled him easily. It is curious that the connections are not being more aggressive placement wise today. 

Race Note: The 6th place finisher (Little Juanito) came back to win last Monday for N2X condition at 5.5F on the turf.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Game

 

3 – Pyron

8-15-2020 6F

Trip Note: Not noted in the PPs, but he bobbled at the start. Tracked in behind the early leaders into the FT. Split a seam in the 3-path past the ¼ pole and fended off a stubborn 60/1 longshot foe in the lane. 

Race Note: 3-horse pronged duel early set it up for Pyron. 

Bias: N/A

 

4 – Grinning Tiger

7-26-2020 1-1/16 T

Trip Note: Ran like a maniac. Incredibly rank through the stretch the first time. No idea what the jock was doing. Had the lead and then chocked him while willingly conceding the lead. This only caused Tiger to become more rank. Raced erratically while now the pace “pressurer” down the BS. Continually drifted in and out. At the TOS he drifted out with no room to do so and caused a chain reaction that caused a rival to clip heels and go down. This ride was very uncomfortable to watch and it’s fortunate both the fallen horse and jockey were okay. 

Race Note: Rail at 0 feet. The winner (Galilean) cashed in on an ideal pocket trip. He came back to win last Sunday in a state-bred stakes race.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Rank

 

5 – Surfing Star

8-29-2020 5.5F

Trip Note: Kept in the center of the track throughout. 5-6W rally around the FT while racing on his own. Grinded away in the lane. 

Race Note: See trip note for #2 Microrithms. The 6th place finisher (Little Juanito) came back to win last Monday for n2x condition at 5.5F on the turf.

Bias: N/A

Summary:

 

6 – California Street

N/A: Layoff

 

7 – Champagneonme

8-29-2020 5.5F

Trip Note: Broke slightly inwards at the start and merely brushed with a rival. Put to a ride past the ¼ pole but was never involved.

Race Note: See trip note for #2 Microrithms. The 6th place finisher (Little Juanito) came back to win last Monday for n2x condition at 5.5F on the turf.

Bias: N/A

 

Race 2 (GG Race 7)

1 – Surely a Smile

8-16-20202 5.5F AW

Trip Note: Broke well but was intentionally taken back by the jock. Followed the move of the winner (#4 Illapawnie) around the FT as the early leaders blew the turn. Hard asked in the lane but could only manage to grind away. 

Race Note: #4 Illapawnie sat a perfect trip in behind the eyeball duel and inherited the lead as one of the leaders bore out taking the other one with her. 

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Running Diva

9-5-2020 5.5F AW

Trip Note: Sent off a big overlay from the 6/1 ML. Sat a cozy trip behind a 4-horse stack approaching the FT. Angled off the rail to the 3-path at the TOS and grinded away to win as the early leader tired badly the final 16th

Race Note: See above description

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Papaya

9-24-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: Nothing wrong with this trip. Jock made a good move going into the FT to angle to an inside opening to save ground. Ended up in the 3-4path in the lane and had every chance in here but never kicked it in. 

Race Note: 10/1 upset winner rallied down the center of the track.

Bias: N/A

 

4 – Illapawnie

9-18-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: Brushed with a rival at the start. PPs tell the story. Raced on the inside of #6 Plum Wild going into the FT. Came under a ride earlier than that rival and gradually lost ground in the lane. 

Race Note: 9/5* favorite lead a 3-across stack and went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

5 – Ixtapa’s Finest

9-24-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: Received solid betting support off the 4/1 ML.  Took a good bump at the start that is not noted in the PPs. Tracked #7 Busy Paynter throughout. Won the bob on the wire for place money, but had the winner not rolled by to win, she never would have gotten by Busy Paynter. 

Race Note: 10/1 upset winner rallied down the center of the track.

Bias: N/A

 

6 – Plum Wild

9-18-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: Raced on the outside of #4 Illapawnie going into the FT. Came under pressure at the TOS and grinded away unthreateningly in the lane. 

Race Note: 9/5* favorite lead a 3-across stack and went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

7 – Busy Paynter

9-24-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: PPs tell the story. Looked primed for a W2W score until the final 16th when the winner rolled on by. Out-bobbed for 2nd on the wire by #5 Ixtapa’s Finest. Make no mistake though. Busy Paynter ran the better race. 

Race Note: 10/1 upset winner rallied down the center of the track. 

Bias: N/A

 

Race 3 (SA Race 8)

1 – Keep Dancing

N/A: Never raced on turf

 

2 – Ketchup

8-7-2020 5F T

Trip Note: Even run throughout. A bit headstrong around the FT as the jock wanted to angle her out. Settled down from there but made no impression. 

Race Note: Winner went W2W. D’Amato trainees ran 1-2. Winner has won (2) consecutive races since sprinting on the turf since. 

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Buy Wave Buy

N/A: No recent turf races

 

4 – New Heat

8-21-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Very deceiving running line! Off a half step slow. Rated near the rear as a result of being in tight going into the 1st turn. As they approached the FT, she got shuffled for a good 1/8th of a mile and lost about 4-5L of positioning. She didn’t get out of “jail” until the ¼ pole when she was able to swing to the far outside and finished up BTL. Gets a huge rider upgrade today!

Race Note: 23/1 upset winner rallied down the center of the course to out-finish the #8 Rockie Causeway

Bias: N/A

Summary: BTL (+)

 

5 – Cheerful Charm

8-1-2020 1M T

Trip Note: See below race note. From what we could see, sat a good rail trip throughout. Clearly 2nd best behind the run-away winner. 

Race Note: Hard to see much through the fog. Favorite stalked the pace mid-pack and moved up 2W around FT to run away from the field late. Winner finished an unlucky 2nd later on in the meet for N1X condition and then came back for the same level and destroyed N1X condition last Sunday.  

Bias: N/A

 

6 – Rose’s Crystal

8-21-2020 1M T

Trip Note: While she was in tight on the 1st turn, we wouldn’t read too much into it. She held her position thru it. She was in tight again on the FT and that trouble is not noted. The part that is ridiculous about this trouble is that it was her own fault. There was no one around her and the jock ran her into the backs of (2) rivals. Steadied briefly before angling 3W around them. Drifted in while closing in the stretch and finished up willingly enough. 

Race Note: 23/1 upset winner rallied down the center of the course to out-finish the #8 Rockie Causeway

Bias: N/A

Summary: Traffic

 

7 – Slew’s Screen Star

8-31-2020 5F T

Trip Note: Briefly held the lead early. Dropped back steadily through the field down the BS and on the FT. Disregard the “in tight” comment on the turn. Yes, she was but she was just losing ground. It cost her nothing. 

Race Note: Winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

8 – Rockie Causeway

8-21-2020 1M T

Trip Note: No excuse, perfect trip. Stalked from 3rd all on her own. Got first jump on the winner while rallying up 3W on the FT to take the lead. Simply out-finished in the lane while 2nd best. 

Race Note: 23/1 upset winner rallied down the center of the course to out-finish the #8 Rockie Causeway

Bias: N/A

Summary: Perfect Trip

 

Race 4 (GG Race 8)

1 – Everybody Does It

9-25-2020 1-1/16 T

Trip Note: Nothing fancy to comment on in this trip. Raced on the outside of #8 Tink’s Twirl throughout. Grinded away in the lane to get up for 2nd late.

Race Note: Winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Pure Perfection

9-25-2020 1-1/16 T

Trip Note: Cold on the board off the 7/2 ML. Raced on her own while tracking the winner throughout. Was caught for place money by #1 Everybody Does It late. 

Race Note: Winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Lea’s Reward

9-24-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Raced between rivals at the rear down the BS. Inched up and followed the move of #6 Whoa Nessie into the FT. Clearly 2nd best. 

Race Note: Top (2) betting choices eyeball dueled themselves into submission. 

Bias: N/A

 

4 – Lacey’s Rainbow

9-25-2020 1-1/16 T

Trip Note: Not the type of trip that yields success. Floated herself out 3-4paths on the 1st turn as she failed to corner. The jock fought with her down the BS as she raced uncovered 3W while in the 5-path. Never put in a rally but that wasn’t a surprise given her antics. Let’s give her a pass due to the ground loss and the fact she was too much to handle for the apprentice. Gets a rider upgrade today!

Race Note: Winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Excused, Rider Upgrade (+)

 

5 – Lady Brexit

8-26-2020 7.5F T

Trip Note: Raced uncovered in the 4-5path throughout. Nibbled at entering the FT, but could only manage to run in place. Would not read too much into this race though, with the trainer switch to John Wong today. 

Race Note: 13/1 upset winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Trainer Upgrade (+)

 

6 – Whoa Nessie

9-24-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Received a dream set-up racing behind the eyeball duelers while all on her own from 3rd. Cashed in on this perfect trip with a 3W move at the TOS to win going away. 

Race Note: Top (2) betting choices eyeball dueled themselves into submission. 

Bias: N/A

Summary: Perfect Trip

 

7 – Fiery Cause

N/A: No recent turf races

 

8 – Tink’s Twirl

9-25-2020 1-1/16 T

Trip Note: No excuses as the 8/5* favorite. Ground saving tracking trip throughout. Came under a ride before the ¼ pole and failed to make a run. 

Race Note: Winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

Summary: No Excuse Trip

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