Last Chance Texaco (584 Views)
Posted by: richiebee
Date: March 21, 2020 08:16AM
Extra points if you know who wrote/ sang Last Chance Texaco without looking at
Do not know if Frankie Rainbow will be chiming in, but I'll chop up the late P5
Frankie style, although without the emojis.
They were fast and firm on Gentilly Blvd yesterday, with a chance of showers
for this afternoon. More on the weather to come in another thread, wait for it.
R8--Tom Benson Memorial Presented by Dixie Beer.
The race is named for wealthy NO auto dealer/ NO Saints owner,and sponsored
by a cheap beer? OK.
From the rail out you have a BCox and a CBrown, but neither one is striking at
a 40% rate as is young Matt Shirer, who apparently worked as Ken McPeek's
assistant for a few years. Note to young Mr. Shirer: 40% trainers are under the
microscope, hope you are doing this the right way.
My selections in this race are the winner and the fourth place finishers in the
AM Stall Memorial 5 weeks ago, Notapradaprice (8/1) who had a bit of trouble in
the Stall and the Stall winner She'sonthewarpath (6/1) who is an improving 4YO.
Are they fast enough TG wise? Buy the product and tell me.
R9 New Orleans Classic
From the rail out: Lone Sailor has banked over $1M but rarely wins, hard to
imagine he wins twice in a row. We all remember Sonneteer, who I seem to recall
ran second as a maiden in the new Fall Classic, the Kentucky Derby
Fearless for Pletcher is a 725K Ghostzapper who was gelded before he ever
raced. He hung up a big TG in his GP blowout, but one of the discussions we can
have while Racing (and the entire country) are "paused" is whether performance
figures get inflated in blowout wins. Might have a pace advantage here, and
more importantly might force one of the two Calhoun contenders, Silver Dust
and/or By My Standards to press, where they might not want to. Both SD and BMS
love the FG.
Others with slim chances are Tenfold, Captivating Moon, Chess Chief and Gun It,
(who should like the extra ground). Will spread like Jif here and of course be
sick to my stomach when no one presses the TAP and he wires?
R10 Muniz Memorial:
Dot Matrix is fast enough for BCox, gets an inside post and runs well for
Geroux. I do not necessarily like horses cutting back from 1-1/2 mile races, but
this NY Bred likes FG and is 8/1. Norm Casse's Dontblamerocket loves FG, has some fast
TGs with a lot of wide baked into them. Aquaphobia is a recent Maker claim with
very little stakes experience and is 12/1. Instilled Regard gets used
at the 5/1 ML coming off a Lasix free lifetime best in the Frankasaus Turf
event. Synchrony runs well for Bravo, likes FG, is arguably consistently
fastest, but offers me no value at 3/1 from outside.
R11 FG Oaks:
Not brain surgery here, will take Finite and Bonny South, both BY Munnings OUT
OF Tapit mares.
R12 La. Derby
I'm running out of gas here. Mailman Money comes in off a pair, 15/1 ML out of
a troubled trip Risen Star. Also 15/1 is Shake Some Action who is fashionably
bred and coming out of two straight wins over track. Portos comes off a TG pair
and was much too far back early in the Withers.
The ticket: 5,8/3,4,5,6,7,8,9/1,2,3,6/4,6/2,6,9 x.50 = $168. If you are on a
budget, or planning to corner the market on your favorite comfort food, I guess
one could go with the 3/5 fave in the Oaks and cut the ticket in half, but I
have learned not to rely on springtime fillies.