Friday, June 27, 2008

Weekend Grade 1 Races

We have 2 Grade 1 races at Belmont this weekend-but the field is questionable, especially for the Suburban Handicap which has no actual Grade 1 winners in it. Even the NYRA website describes the field with a left handed compliment stating: "Saturday’s 122nd edition of the Grade 1, $400,000 Suburban presented by Shadwell Farm has drawn a most unique assemblage of eight horses" Meanwhile Oaks winner Proud Spell (2nd in 3 yo filly TBA standings)faces just 3 opponents in the Mother Goose.

I am an east coast racing fan but I must look to the West this weekend.

The Hollywood Gold Cup on Saturday is a Grade 1 that actually has a bunch of Grade 1 horses in it including Heatseeker (1st in older horse TBA standings), Tiago (3rd in TBA), Student Council and the old but graceful Perfect Drift. This is a legitimate older horse race (I only hope the Whitney on Saratoga's opening weekend can be as good)and a good race to bet as odds will be spread out.

1 comment:

Handride said...

Thanks for using hte standings. Proud Spell should take back top spot, and that seems fair, she's the best 3yo by about 5 lengths, and maybe about 10 lengths tomorrow.