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Louisiana Downs, Presque Isle Downs in the Weekend Spotlight

Posted by Pete Mitchell on 9/7/2012 6:18:00 PM

Who: Thoroughbreds ??? Key Donation, Blueskiesnrainbows, Rousing Sermon, Bourbon Courage, Atlantic Hurricane, Interrogate, Groupie Doll, It???s Me Mom, Ariana D, Salty Strike
What: Horse Racing Betting Tips ??? The Super Derby, The Presque Isle Downs Masters
Where: Louisiana Downs, Presque Isle Downs
When: Saturday, September 8th

Every so often we have an opportunity to enjoy top flight horse racing at tracks we may not follow on a regular basis. That???s the case on Saturday with the Grade 2 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs and the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters at Presque Isle Downs. Both events have attracted large fields of high quality, and the favorites look a bit vulnerable. We???ll check out the contenders below.

#3-Blueskiesnrainbows (3-2) finished a game third in the Santa Anita Derby behind I???ll Have Another and Creative Cause???two pretty tough customers. Last out he was a gate-to-wire winner of the Grade 2 Swaps at Hollywood Park. He???ll be a deserving favorite in the Super Derby, but there are some knocks. He???s only 1-for-4 on dirt, and ships to unfamiliar surroundings off a 2-month break. There???s other speed in here too, so he may not have things his own way on the front end. I don???t see much value with the favorite. #8-Rousing Sermon (5-1) and #9-Bourbon Courage (3-1) are battle tested vs. graded stakes company, and both posted game 2nd-place finishes last out, earning identical Beyer Speed Figures of 93. Still, I???m intrigued by #2-Key Donation (12-1). The Tom Amoss trainee is 3-for-3 going two turns on dirt, including an authoritative win last out in the local prep for this race. He???s bred to handle the extra half-furlong and has been training forwardly at his Churchill Downs base. I???ll bet on the up-and-coming #2-Key Donation across the board at odds of 8-1 or better.

#7-Groupie Doll (2-1) advanced to another level with the addition of blinkers, easily capturing a pair of Grade 1???s since the equipment change. Regular rider Rajiv Maragh retains the mount. She???s returning from a minor physical setback, however, and it???s been just over four months since her Humana Distaff tour de force. Also note that this will be her first try at Presque Isle Downs. Her connections insist she???s doing great. If she recaptures her top form, they???re all running for second. I???m going in a different direction, however. #10-It???s Me Mom (4-1) will be winging on the front end, and I don???t see anything in here that can press her. She loves it here, with a record of 9-6-1-1 attesting to her fondness for the Presque Isle Downs strip. Don???t be too concerned about her recent flop, either. After her last three losses, she has bounced back to win. If you???re looking for others to throw into the exotics mix, you might want to consider #2-Atlantic Hurricane (6-1), a mare that has hit the board in 11 straight, #3-Interrogate (20-1), a hard-hitting filly who always tries hard and loves it here, #11-Ariana D (10-1), earner of more than $250K locally, and #12-Salty Strike (5-1), winner of three straight, including the Grade 3 Gardenia last out at Ellis Park. I???ll bet on #10-It???s Me Mom to win and place at odds of 3-1 or better, and key her on top of the others mentioned above in exactas and tri???s.

Those are my horse racing betting tips for the weekend. Best of luck and happy gambling!


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