Sticky Situation For Frog
For Saturday, May 13, 2006
For Friday’s first race, the track was listed as good from the recent rain. After that it was upgraded to fast and it got better as the night wore on. However, there was no rhyme or reason in attempting to calculate a trend and perhaps the Frog should start following Longshot Liz, who had Red Star Ty on top at 9-1 after winning only one of his last 50 starts.
Our first play of the night in race two fell apart quickly as Get Real made a break early on. In race three we connected on a $10 exacta play with Bow Wow Wine and Free which added $48 to the bankroll. Tropical Fantasy got pushed extremely hard going to the half in the 7th race and faded late. In the White Sox Pace, we liked Gro in the two hole, but she beat them all. Finally in race ten, our exacta box was rolling one-two before getting swept away by eventual winner Northern Apache. For the evening we wagered $164 with a return of $48.
Original Bankroll: $2,000
Total Wagered: $942
Total Return: $882.80
Current Bankroll: $1,940.80 (thru Friday, 5/12)
Race One: Black Oliver raced very well against tougher last Sunday at Hawthorne. I like his chances in against this group. It’s a straight up play.
$20 Win & $20 Place on Black Oliver (4)
Total Wager: $40
Race Two: Roy Olcott had a big effort from post 10 last time and he’s the horse to beat. Paladin Hanover put in a big close here last start and should be closer for his late charge. Let’s box these two in an exacta.
$10 Exacta Box – Roy Olcott (4) and Paladin Hanover (5) 4-5 5-4
Total Wager: $20
Race Seven: Thisbigdogwillfight looked absolutely brilliant winning here on opening night. Buckmaker invades from The Meadowlands for trainer Erv Miller and look like a major player. We’ll box these two in an exacta and start them off in a Pick Four.
$10 Exacta Box – Buckmaker (5) and Thisbigdogwillfight (6) 5-6 6-5
$2 Pick Four – Buckmaker (5) and Thisbigdogwillfight (6) in the 7th, Eazeon Downtheroad (2) and Out On A Bender (7) in the 8th, Odds On Big Tom (5) and Yukon Cornelius (7) in the 9th, Cheyenne Bodie (8) and Odds On B P (9) in the 10th. 5-6 with 2-7 with 5-7 with 8-9
Total Wager: $52
Race Eight: Out On A Bender registered big win on Sunday and these look easier. Eazeon Downtheroad is always a factor in this class and moves in after a pair of nine holes. It’s an exacta play.
$10 Exacta Box – Eazeon Downtheroad (2) and Out On A Bender (7) 2-7 7-2
Total Wager: $20
Race Ten: Cheyenne Bodie and Odds On B P are the horses to beat in the Cubs Final. BJB Mac and The Long Goodbye also figure into the calculations. Let’s use these in an exacta key.
$5 Exacta Key – Cheyenne Bodie (8) and Odds On B P (9) on top with those two and BJB Mac (2) and The Long Goodbye (7) underneath. 8 with 2-7-9 9 with 2-7-8
Total Wager: $30
If it’s harness racing at Hawthorne – it means betting along with the “Frog”. Frog Dooley has been giving Chicago harness racing fans winning selections for 14 years and this will be the 4th year Frog’s bankroll and wagers have been featured in the Hawthorne program. “The Frog puts his money where his mouth is”, so follow Chicago’s Number One harness handicapper in the Hawthorne program.