December 15, 2012

Saturday 12-15-12 Quick posts

Hollywood Turf Cup (3 yo and upwards) Grade II

My pick is Grandeur - odds are going to be low, but this horse is real good and Gomez is doing quite good on him. Barring a bad trip, this one will be somewhere in the mix and then snaply rally up.

The other contenders are going to be:

3 Slim Shadey and 7: Bourbon Bay.

The only one worth playing based on current odds (at 3:33pm PST) is bourbon bay  @ 12-1

the other one which i might play to show (considering the odds are) 10 Kindergarten Kid.


Grandeur won comfortably and nicely.
 of course Bourbon Bay never got in the mix.. :(

Slim Shadey came 4th. the biggest surprise was #1 Interaction smartly rallying up the rail and snatching second at huge odds! Did not see that one at all!

December 13, 2012

Animal Kingdom (KY Derby 2011 winner) to stand in Australia

Animal Kingdom (the winner of the 2011 edition of the Kentucky Derby by Yum! Brands) will stand in stud in Australia later in 2013, following the acquisition of majority interest in breeding rights by Australia based Arrowfield Stud.

More details on this are available from

We are really happy to see Animal Kingdom being raced further into his 5th year, rather than being retired fast in the Derby winning year itself, like many other horses in the game. His closing kick is something really fun to look forward to. In the Breeder's cup AK did very well to come 2nd in spite of traffic etc. Of course, he was up against Wise Dan - one of the top horses this year! Check out the video below:

December 11, 2012

Thanksgiving was Last month.. but

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December 10, 2012

ISIS: Keep an Eye

ISIS Pharmaceuticals, a drug company that is working on Antinsense technology (a new platform of treatment) is picking up some new momentum. (Y! Finance Ticker)

The company has had some interesting spin offs (Ibis - bought by Abbott) . So, it is worth keeping an eye incase Biogen or another large cap biopharma decides to gobble up ISIS.

This is not a recommendation, but just an intelligent guess.

Good luck.

past posts on ISIS are here.

December 7, 2012

Los Al 12-7-12 Live picks

I will be adding more on twitter too @spicetruck.

Los Al R1: 4 1/2 F

#9 Wild Hickory. While that vanning off last time sounds serious, at 5-1 post time odds she looks good with consistent numbers and free rein to run from outside post. Gets it done!

Post race--> Update: Wild Hickory got it done at 4-1 (okay odds) and Win pays $ 5.10 (for $1) and PL pays $ 2.10 (for a $1).

Race 2: Will post few mins before race if my pick is at good odds.
Posting at 1020pm
5 -3 -4 -1 or 5 -3 1 -4 are the numbers that have a good shot here in the 300 yd maiden.

Post race--> Update: If you played the super it did not go well. But if you played WP or Tri's it was good, as #5 did come first in convincing fashion. I played PS on 4 and that did not go well. lol

Race 3: I will post soon. sorry didn't post but my picks didnt come better than 3rd.

earlier times were est.

Race 4: at PST 8: 13 pm posting

December 5, 2012

Aqueduct Dec 5, 2012

A quick spot play that was posted a few minutes before Race 8 on Dec 5, 2012 came out good.

The play was posted here:

(under user name iceknight ).

The horse Villanesca paid $ 12 on a $2 bet.

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