Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Nomination Is In: May 30, 2009; The Nassau Grade II (Turf) at Woodbine

That fine looking mare to the left is the 2008 Canadian Turf Champ Callwood Dancer (IRE). The picture comes her Hall of Fame Trainer Roger Attfield's website.
That award was for 2008, and current form is always the driving force behind horse racing, not past success. Callwood Dancer (IRE) was eased out of her last start and really hasn't been that dominant over a six race span. That said, this is one classy lady who has lots of graded stakes experience, and she's home, but she faces a very stiff test from American invader Rutheriennne.

Woodbine Race 8 Post Time 4:24 ET: The Nassau Grade II; 1 1/16 miles on pure Ontario turf for F&M 3 YO and UP.

I'm going to approach this as a chalk lock and try to build a Triactor and Superfecta off that fact. I'm going to have Callwood Dancer and Rutherienne on every ticket, including an exactor and then just work my handicap. The payouts won't be huge if it goes the way I think it will, but I'm going exotic hunting anyway. I'll bet no more the 10-12 dollars and we'll see what happens.

The quality after the top two is pretty even at n3X/alw levels. Points of Grace seems to be getting some attention but I'm hedging Tell It as It Is abover her.

Not that it matters here, but Go Mine That Bird! Yes, the Turk adores the little gelding.

Turk out!


Keith - TripleDeadHeat said...

Tell It As It Is and Roses n Wine have Woodbine's two strong turf jocks aboard in Emma-Jayne Wilson and Chantal Sutherland..i'd be adding those to the end of your exotics.

I don't disagree with your top two assesment!

good luck!

The Turk said...

Keith...I look to you for Woodbine insight so thanks!