Saturday Steamers

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 13, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Yes, the weekend is upon… There are plenty of great races to watch. There are marquee races that may have Triple Crown implications. Here are a few that offer no headline value, but may make your wallet a little heavier.

Let us begin our journey by heading to Columbus, Ohio and visiting a small track with an old-time atmosphere, called Beulah. This is where cheap claimers go to do battle against their own.

Check out race #5 at Beulah, and you’ll find a solid betting interest named Cincy Sin. This 6-year-old mare is not going to be on the cover of any magazine, but her looks seem to fit a winner. She is trained by one of the best Ohio trainers in the game. His name is Doug Cowans. He is only winning at 40%, and his charge has three ITM efforts from 5 times out. She draws the rail, and that post is winning at a 26% clip. Add in Edgar Paucar in the saddle, and you have a knockout waiting for the bell.

Let our journey continue. How about Miami? I know, me too….. In race #2 at Gulfstream, take a gander at #10 Stirrup Excitement.  Here is a 4-year-old gelded son of Evansville Slew, who may be spotted below her latest. Previously trained by Wayne Catalano for Frank Calabrese. Not that this is front page news, but they have teamed up the last 20 years or so to dominate Chi-town. Well, the Beatles have broken up, and so have they. All of his runners have been dispersed to three different trainers.

This one is in the camp of Peter Walden who is rolling at 33%. The big part of the story is not that Julien Leparoux is in the irons, but that he is dropping from AW28 company all the way down to claiming 10,000 NW3L conditions. This is like a rock in the river trying to float. He will make his presence known with this huge class drop and a trip to the winner’s circle.

Be sure to check out for the rest of the card, and get ready to make your way to the window.