Wednesday Wonderland [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

I like to look ahead. I plan my wagers so that I may double check and make clear cut decisions. WinningPonies does much of this for you, but here are a few advance looks that may turn your holidays happier.

Let us begin our holiday handicapping for Wednesday. Santa needs some sun and the beach, so off we go to Calder.

Race #4 – #7 Morgans Boy (3-1). Eibar Coa has the mount for Henry Collazo. They have teamed up very nicely to win 27% and 53% ITM this year. Not bad if I say so myself…

He was a beaten favorite last out, and that is a good betting angle to follow. Collazo comes back to win 20% with the angle, and it is one you should always be on the lookout for. This runner is 3/3 ITM in 2009. Add in that he is 3/3 ITM on the turf, and now he looks that much more attractive. Closed fast last out, and two times in a row he was a beaten favorite. That is another angle to mark down… I would look for the same today, and this time the job gets done..

Race #5 – #2 Bella Bella (5-2). Pascacio Lopez is in the irons for trainer Donna Clark. She is bringing her charge 2nd time off the layoff, and she has a bit of a horse for the course, going 7/9 at Calder. Heavily bet last out, and the tote board does not lie.

Drops back to claiming 5,000 from starter 10,000, and this could be the tonic that is needed. She is 25% a winner coming back off the claim for the second time. I think she needs a good look on this day….

Race #6 – #5 Repeal (5-2). Pas Lopez in the saddle. I have shortened his name, but you can’t short him on ability, as he has plenty. He is up for Bill White, and they win plenty of the time. He gets first time blinkers, and this equipment change adds speed and keeps the horse more focused.

The blinkers yield a 27% win mark, and drops down two classes. That also gets him a 25% mark.  He goes from a route to a sprint, and that little ditty gets him 31% a winner. Add all of this up, and you get a trainer trying to win at what he does best. A beaten favorite last out, and gets a huge jock switch.

To me, it sounds like this may be one for the books. I have not seen this many factors all converging at once. So, go with luck…. Be sure to see where the tier levels have him located.

Well, there it is… Wednesday selections and a couple of days to enjoy the holidays. Santa does come early, and you can enjoy the day.

On behalf of WinningPonies, we would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. May 2010 bring you luck and happiness, and as always. “may your winners be many, and your photos be few.”

Happy Holidays!