Golden Hour Trip Notes – 10/11/20

If you didn’t have time to watch the replays for the sequence, don’t worry – we did it for you!  To the GOLDEN HOUR!

Race 1 (SA Race 8)

1 – Detective Bernardo

9-5-2020 5.5F 

Trip Note: Jock rode awkwardly the first furlong of the race. Wouldn’t call the break of the horse awkward, but rather that off the jock. He was on his heels and in a low crouch. Both horse and jock got into a rhythm past the ½ mile pole. Raced on his own from the 6-path into the FT. Mild rally passed tired rivals in the lane to finish a clear 3rd.

Race Note: FTS for Bonde showed early speed before pulling back and coming back on in the stretch to win going away. 

Bias: Even

Summary: Start (-)

 

2 – Investment Account

7-12-2020 5F 

Trip Note: Cold on the board off the 6/1 ML. Given several reminders out of the gate as he tried to duck in. Clear rail opening throughout while never showing any run. 

Race Note: Miller FTS went W2W. The 3rd place finisher has turned into a nice turf runner (Big Fish).

Bias: Even

 

3 – Red Hot Cat

9-5-2020 5.5F 

Trip Note: PPs tell the story. Came under a ride past the ½ mile pole and did not respond. 

Race Note: FTS for Bonde showed early speed before pulling back and coming back on in the stretch to win going away.

Bias: Even

 

4 – Sir Williams Dream

N/A: FTS

 

5 – Lovestick Blues

N/A: FTS

 

6 – Cojo

N/A: FTS

 

7 – From the Get Go

N/A: FTS

 

8 – Cozy Bear

9-5-2020 5.5F

Trip Note: Even run throughout. Never put in any sort of a rally. As the PPs state, just kind of “kept on” while gradually losing ground in the lane. 

Race Note: FTS for Bonde showed early speed before pulling back and coming back on in the stretch to win going away.

Bias: Even

 

9 – Wedding Groom

9-5-2020 5.5F

Trip Note: Broke inwards and bounced off a rival at the start. Gradually made his way to the lead. Kicked clear at the TOS before noticeably shortening stride past the 1/8th pole. Very leg weary late. This performance didn’t scream that he will like the extra furlong today.  

Race Note: FTS for Bonde showed early speed before pulling back and coming back on in the stretch to win going away.

Bias: Even

Summary: Distance (?)

 

Race 2 (GG Rae 8)

1 – Colour Me Happy

9-20-2020 1-1/2 T

Trip Note: Inherited the lead and led the field the rest of the way after #5 Shot of Lifetime removed himself from the race. Tad leg weary late, but safely held. 

Race Note: Rail at 0 feet. 

Bias: N/A

 

2 – Speed Saver

9-20-2020 1-1/2 T

Trip Note: PPs basically tell the story. A bit keyed up down the BS the 2nd time as the field bunched once #5 Shot of a Lifetime removed himself from the race. Angled to the far outside for the stretch run. Continually tried to duck in the final 1/8th of a mile. Straightened out enough to get up for 4th place late. 

Race Note: Rail at 0 feet. See trip note for #1 Colour Me Happy

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Jimmy D

9-18-2020 1-1/16 T

Trip Note: Always looked like a winner. Received an ideal set up while racing all on his own from 7th. The top 6 were bunched within 3L of each other. Angled out 5W at the TOS. Idled a touch before switching leads at the 16th pole and rolled by late.

Race Note: Rail at 0 feet. 

Bias: N/A

 

4 – Munnycantbuymelove

9-20-2020 1-1/2 T

Trip Note: Never got out of last until the final 16th. Grinded away on the outside to pass a couple of tired rivals. More distance certainly won’t hurt him as he has zero early speed.

Race Note: Rail at 0 feet. See trip note for #1 Colour Me Happy

Bias: N/A

 

5 – Shot of a lifetime

9-20-2020 1-1/2 T

Trip Note: Probably one of the funniest replays we’ve seen in a while. Jock clearly thought the race was 4F. Jock was looking behind him while 15L clear and had his mount under wraps in the stretch the first time. Was praising his boy on the “gallop out” despite a mile left to go LOL. Performance is obviously excused. 

Race Note: Rail at 0 feet. See trip note for #1 Colour Me Happy

Bias: N/A

Summary: Excused, Jockey Intent (-)

 

6 – Indian Head Nickle

9-26-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Touch headstrong early as the jock wanted him to rate off the early leader. Raced from the pocket down the BS. No kick in the lane as he tired. 

Race Note: Rail at 20 feet. ½* favorite stalked from mid-pack and blew the doors off this field to win in hand. 

Bias: N/A

 

Race 3 (SA Race 9)

1 – I Will Not

N/A: First North American Start

 

2 – Zipper Mischief

9-5-2020 5F T

Trip Note: Pressed the pace into the FT. Both he and the early leader were overtaken by the winner at the TOS. Don’t read too much into the “checked at the 1/8th pole” comment. The winner drifted in as he kicked away from the field. Zipper was already tiring when the jock checked. It really didn’t cost him anything. With that said, the apprentice who is very good with speed types hops aboard for today’s 2nd time blinkers effort. Would expect to see him fly out of the gate today. 

Race Note: Rail at 12 feet. Winner was the lukewarm favorite for Miller who stalked right off the early leaders. Winner came right back to win next out against open N1X company. 

Bias: N/A

 

3 – See Through It

N/A: Never raced on turf

 

4 – Clayton Delaney

N/A: Never raced on turf

 

5 – Goldie’s Hills

N/A: No recent turf races

 

6 – Fly to Mars

9-27-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Far be it for us to question Miller, but we don’t like the way this one is running. Tracked the early leader throughout. Nibbled at around the FT while losing ground. Tried to lug out in the lane while tiring. Continues to plummet down the class ladder.

Race Note: Rail at 20 feet. Winner went W2W.

Bias: N/A

 

7 – Coalinga Road

9-4-2020 5F T

Trip Note: Tracked the quick early leader into the FT while a rival was glued to his outside. 2W bid at the TOS. Wore down the early leader, but was fortunate to win the race as the show finisher was putting in a serious rally and tried to split a seam between Coalinga and the early leader. He didn’t make it thru. 

Race Note: Rail at 12 feet. Show finisher came back to run 2nd again last weekend losing to his stablemate in a MSW condition. 

Bias: N/A

 

8 – Shady Empire

N/A: Layoff

 

9 – Short of Ez

N/A: No recent turf races

 

10 – Brix

9-5-2020 5F T

Trip Note: Even run throughout. Sat in behind the leading trio. Angled 4W while in the middle of a 3-across stack past the ¼ pole. No impression on the top 3, but not disgraced either. He’s proven to be a true grinder in his career. Figures to get a decent pace set up today. 

Race Note: Rail at 12 feet. Winner was the lukewarm favorite for Miller who stalked right off the early leaders. Winner came right back to win next out against open N1X company.

Bias: N/A

 

11 – Dreamer’s Reality

9-5-2020 5F T

Trip Note: He wasn’t bumped at the break. It was a minor brush at best. The trouble line of “steading on the turn” was all caused by him trying to lug out. He was keyed up going into the FT and did not appreciate all the congestion around him. Jock jogged him in from there. 

Race Note: Rail at 12 feet. Winner was the lukewarm favorite for Miller who stalked right off the early leaders. Winner came right back to win next out against open N1X company.

Bias: N/A

 

12 – Golden Doughnut

9-5-2020 1M T

Trip Note: Took a good bump going into the 1st turn as a rival drifted outwards. Moved up early stages of the BS while racing uncovered 4-deep. Followed the move of the winner around the FT while 3W. Got to within a neck of the lead before being outkicked the final 1/8th

Race Note: Rail at 12 feet. Race was above par for the level. Winner sat the perfect trip in 3rd stalking the dueling leaders while racing on his own. Winner came back to win open N1X company in the race #6 Fly to Mars exits. The show finisher ran a good 2nd against starter allowance company last weekend. 

Bias: N/A

 

Race 4 (GG Race 9)

1 – King Eddie

8-29-2020 1M 

Trip Note: Received no favors on the front end. Used early to clear off and then was jumped by (2) rivals before the ½ mile pole as they turned the race into a sprint. Tired on the FT and jock wrapped up by the ¼ pole to exaggerate the margin of defeat. We can excuse this performance. 

Race Note: 3-horse eyeball duel set it up for perfect trip winner (3/2*) favorite who won under wraps. Interestingly enough was not allowed to gallop out though.

Bias: Middle of the track/Stalking

Summary: Excused

 

2 – My Lucky Mark

9-18-2020 6F AW

Trip Note: Brushed with a rival at the start. Stalked 3W (4-deep) down the BS and into the FT. Lost ground at the TOS as the favorite kicked well clear. Battled while under pressure to collect a minor placing in the lane. 

Race Note: ½* favorite went W2W. Place finisher was a next out winner for CLM12,500.

Bias: N/A

 

3 – Uber Star

7-10-2020 1-70Y D

Trip Note: Disappointing run as the 4/5 favorite. Broke inwards at the start and brushed with a rival. Inside tracking trip behind the 3-horse stack up front down the BS. Nibbled at past the ½ mile pole and never threatened. 

Race Note: 3-horse ¾ stack down the BS. 15/1 upset winner pressed the early leader until the 1/8th pole when he took over. 

Bias: N/A

 

4 – Sunny Spot

8-29-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: Big effort at a huge number on this day. Raced in the center of the track in about the 6-path down the BS. Crossed over towards the inside lanes approaching the FT. Challenged the winner past the ¼ pole and they both battled gamely to the wire. The winner was kept to left-handed urging and gradually drifted out Sunny several paths and outbobbed him at the wire. Sunny galloped out well. No shame in this defeat. Moves way up in class today.  

Race Note: Winner gamely went W2W.

Bias: N/A

Summary: Game, Gallop (+)

 

5 – Klondike Creek

N/A: Recent races on turf

 

6 – Southern Thunder

7-3-2020 1-1/16 D

Trip Note: Broke inwards and brushed with a rival at the start. Jock put him in a perfect spot as he raced in 3rd all by himself tracking the early leaders. Came under stiff pressure and did not respond the entire FT. Then all of a sudden past the 1/8th pole, he kicked it in to win going away. 

Race Note: 1-2-3-4 early finished 3-4-1-2

Bias: N/A

 

7 – Soberano

N/A: Recent races on turf

 

8 – Oh Be Won

9-20-2020 5.5F AW

Trip Note: Never involved. Angled to the far outside in the lane and grinded away in place. 

Race Note: 6/5* stalked 4-deep into the FT and took over in the lane to win easily.

Bias: N/A

 

9 – Unlawful Act

8-30-2020 1M AW

Trip Note: Caught 6-deep into the 1st turn. Headstrong while tugging into the BS. Jock was almost in “water-skiing” mode. Did relax by the ½ mole pole. Split rivals as he moved up into the FT. Put to a drive before the ¼ pole and grinded away in place. 

Race Note: This was basically a merry-go-round race.  Even money favorite Colour Me Happy, went W2W. The winner and runner-up (Shot of a Lifetime) ran in Race 8. 

Bias: N/A

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