Thursday, July 22, 2010

Off to the Spa

Tomorrow has to Saratoga for the 16th straight year. I was hoping to have a 7-minute video on The Spa for your viewing pleasure, but it's only 90 percent done and I'm out of time...check back next week and it should be up. It's pretty good.

CCA Oaks - let's give two longer shots than even money favorite Devil May Care a long look.
  • Connie and Michael has every right to improve in her sixth lifetime start and third start off the layoff. Looks to turn the tables against the top choice and has the tactical speed to do so.
  • Acting Happy was absolutely determined to win the Black Eyed Susan in her last. Rick Dutrow brings her back off that race and scores 32 percent will such layoffs. If she is quick enough, she could give Devil May Care all kinds of problems, tracking just outside her flank.


  1. Tony,
    Looking forward to the video. Have fun and best of luck at the Spa!

  2. Tony,

    I loved CONNIE AND MICHAEL's last effort...she was part of a fast pace and did not give up when passed. Two turns, a slower pace will be made to order. The slop is a factor, forced the scratch of my Schuylerville selection FINAL MESA.

    ACTING HAPPY is bred very well and should give a good account, but feel the lack of recency will do her in against faster fillies. Maybe the slop will be the equalizer. At what odds is she fair value?

    Have fun through the raindrops!

  3. Glad you included Connie and Michael in your picks, I think she has the best chance to upset Devil May Care today. She ran a very good race in the Mother Goose Stakes.
    What do you think of Linda's Booby Trap? I'm really intrigued by her, hoping she can hit the top three and improve from there.