Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 9/13/16

Labor Day is in the books and the heat and humidity of summer are starting to subside a bit. It won’t be long until the autumn scenes of Keeneland fill my head, and Breeders’ Cup will be on every racing page in the land. – Oh what a great time to be a handicapper, but rest assured. There is still plenty of top-notch racing to watch and wager ! – Here are some runners you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled the next time they take the track.




Arlington Park



Race #1 – #2 – Scitech – 6f on the AW

In tight at the start and finished a strong rally for 2nd money.


Race #2 -#2 – Badger Bay – 7f on the AW

Steadied in the stretch and blocked badly down the lane.


Race #7 – #4 – Sister Kan – 7f on the AW

Off very slowly from the break and was forced 4-5 wide on the final turn in the Arlington-Washington Lassie.



Belmont Park



Race #1 – #5 – Boomerang Bay – 6f on the main

Broke through the gate prior and was the beaten favorite to finish 3rd.


Race #3 – #3 – Baccelo – 1 1/16 on the dirt

Led all the way and was bested right in the shadow of the wire under hot fractions.


Race #4 – #2 – Adirondack Dancer – 1 mile on the turf

Tracked nicely and took over the lead. Was beaten right at the wire as the beaten favorite.


Race #5 – #6 – Afleet Martini – 6 1/2f on the dirt

Heavily bet and steadied at the start. Finished a solid second place on this day.


Race #6 – #2 – Moonlit Garden – 1 mile on the main

First timer for Pletcher who was in tight from the start, and 3-4 wide on the final turn to finish up a very game 3rd.



The next time they hit the track be sure to check them against the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Selections to see where they fit into the race. – There is nothing better than seeing a compromised trip to follow up with next time out. – Always check in to see where they fit in the level of competition and hopefully you’ll be one step closer to a sweet payday ! – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !