Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/10/16

With only 25 days until Breeders’ Cup, race fans from around the world had all eyes on Super Saturday. – This is the time when I find myself hunkered over every article about how runners are doing and what their next plan will be. I know I’m not alone and in this handicapper’s opinion you can’t do enough homework. – There are replays to watch, articles to read, and workouts to note. These next weeks are going to the best of the year, and in the meantime here are some runners you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled as they may offer up some value next up. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies !





Race #2 – #3 – Sugarsugarsugar

Broke slow leaving the gate and it doesn’t take much to have a two-year-old toss in the towel early.

Race #3 – #5 – Whateverybodywants

Katie Clawson in the irons as the beaten favorite and was bumped soundly. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a rider change next out.

Race #4 – #4 – Foul Play

First timer for the Rusty Arnold barn. She made up a heap of ground going 5 wide to finish a game 5th. Arnold loves to run his horses back at the meet and has scored with a good clip on this angle.

Race #5 – #9 Undrafted

The Woodford Stakes was deep in talent and this guy was caught wide wheeling 8 wide finishing up with good interest.

Race #8 – #3 Singing Bullet

Steadied into the first turn and was forced to shift wide getting leg weary down the lane.


Belmont Park


Race #2 – #1 – American Defense

In tight and clipped heels almost going down. – He just never recovered and was backed at the windows by the public. This is always a good play back as the old saying goes; “follow the money.”

Race #7 – #10 – Green Mask

Stumbled badly and finished up with good interest.

Race #9 – #9 Strike Midnight

Tracked in a very good spot but was cut off for clear sailing. He lacked room and finished up 5th this day. – I think we’ll see some improvement next time to the races.