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08 July 2009

Wednesday Spotlight On Bestowed

Belmont Race 7
Could Bestowed win a stakes off a year layoff? When you consider that he only had one race in 2008 it really is a 20 month layoff. Before you completely dismiss him consider that he has the backclass to dominate this field. Most people would see those double layoff lines coupled with bad races and just toss this longshot runner. I think that form is old news I suspect something much better today.

There is potential for Bestowed to light up the toteboard and watch the crowd rip ticket after ticket on the favorites. Chad Brown has had a great start to his career and can fire with a fresh one. Bestowed as a tab filled with sharp workouts. His competition has has more holes in it than a pound swiss cheese. The three horses drawn inside all have speed and figure to make life hard on each other. Pennington is coming off a taxing win and Mission Approved had a long trip to Woodbine for a graded stakes, certainly this race today is an afterthought for him. The others seem to be outclassed or win shy. The works say Bestowed is sitting on a big race, I like that the connections were confident enough to opt for the stakes spot off the layoff. (He scratched out of a allowance race on Sunday for this spot)Most are going to take a wait and see approach on Bestowed and see what kind of form he has off the layoff. After a paddock inspection and tote board check this guy might make for a great play. Call him the play of the day.

Stats 2009

27 12-3-1
strike rate 44%
cumulative return 96.20
$2 ROI $3.56


G. C. said...

Bestowed was not ready off the layoff. There were no longshot fireworks here. He looked okay in the paddock, so calm he bordered on dull but nothing to really confirm or reject him on looks. Bestowed stalked the pace in the perfect spot and looked poised to light up the tote at the top of the lane. There were no layoff heroics as Bestowed tired when the real running commenced. He may be worth a look when he runs back for a tag in New York bred allowance races.


Stats 2009

28 12-3-1
strike rate 43%
cumulative return 96.20
$2 ROI $3.44

Anonymous said...

Agreed Samyn. Looked good turning for home and had nothing. Will put on list...Cice