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Dick's Picks on the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail

Wagering on Downey's 2013 Derby Trail selections yielded mixed results. Boxing the selections -- (1) in $2 exactas cost $300 and returned $217.40; (2) in $1 trifectas cost $294 and yielded $578.20; and (3) in $1 superfectas cost $300 and produced $2,971.20. See below for details.

Holy Bull Stakes
1. SHANGHAI BOBBY (second at 1-1)
2. ITSMYLUCKYDAY (first at 9-2)
3. FRAC DADDY (sixth at 5-1)
4. BERN IDENTITY (fifth at 4-1)
$2 exacta paid $31.40

Sam F. Davis Stakes
1. SPEAK LOGISTICS (fourth at 4-1)
2. DYNAMIC SKY (second at 9-5)
3. MY NAME IS MICHAEL (third at 8-5)
4. FALLING SKY (first at 7-1)
$2 exacta paid $59.60
$1 trifecta paid $76.90
$1 superfecta paid $286.20

Withers Stakes
1. LONG RIVER/VALID (eighth/seventh entry at 8-5)
2. REVOLUTIONARY (first at 3-4)
3. AMERIGO VESPUCCI (fourth at 21-1)
4. ESCAPEFROMREALITY (second at 16-1)
$2 exacta paid $30.00

Southwest Stakes
1. ALWAYS IN A TIZ (fifth at 7-2)
2. WILL TAKE CHARGE (sixth at 7-1)
3. SUPER NINETY NINE (first at 1-1)
4. OFFICER ALEX (last at 19-1)
Second was Fear the Kitten at 22-1; third was Heaven's Runway at 59-1, fourth was Channel Isle at 48-1

Fountain of Youth Stakes
1. VIOLENCE (second at 3-5)
2. SPEAK LOGISTICS (third at 8-1)
3. FALLING SKY (scratch)
4. CERRO (sixth at 14-1)
Orb closed into a 1:08.85 pace and won at 5-1.

Gotham Stakes
1. OVERANALYZE (fifth at 8-5)
2. ELNAAWI (third at 8-1)
3. ESCAPEFROMREALITY (ninth at 7-1)
4. VYJACK (first at 2-1)
West Hills Giant completed the exacta at 33-1.

Tampa Bay Derby
1. VERRAZANO (first at 2-5)
2. DYNAMIC SKY (fourth at 4-1)
3. FALLING SKY (third at 11-1)
4. HONORABLE DILLON (seventh at 11-1)
Exacta completed by Java’s War at 32-1.

Spiral Stakes
1. FEAR THE KITTEN (fifth at 18-1)
2. MY NAME IS MICHAEL (eighth as 3-1 favorite)
3. BALANCE THE BOOKS (11th at 4-1)
4. MAC THE MAN (DNF at 6-1)
Race fell apart on me.

Florida Derby
1. ORB (first at 5-2)
2. ITSMYLUCKYDAY (second at 8-5)
3. INDY’S ILLUSION (ninth at 35-1)
4. PICK OF THE LITTER (sixth at 12-1)
$2 exacta paid $23.40

Wood Memorial
1. VERRAZANO (first at 4-5)
2. ELNAAWI (fifth at 8-1)
3. NORMANY INVASION (second at 7-2)
4. VYJACK (third at 3-1)
$2 exacta paid $11.40

Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
1. PALACE MALICE (second at 9-2)
2. CHARMING KITTEN (third at 22-1)
3. RYDILLUC (fourth at 7-2)
4. JAVA'S WAR (first at 9-2)
$2 exacta paid $61.40
$1 trifecta paid $501.30
$1 superfecta paid $2,685.00

Illinois Derby
1. ABRAHAM (fourth at 5-1)
2. DEPARTING (first at 9-5)
3. GROUND TRANSPORT (ninth at 7-2)
4. SHOW SOME MAGIC (11th at 15-1)

Lexington Stakes
1. SUNBEAN (fifth at 5-2)
2. PURE FUN (seventh at 7-2)
3. RIVER ROCKS (eighth at 8-1)
4. WINNING CAUSE (first at 6-1)
General Election completed the exacta at 24-1.

 

Dick's Picks on the 2012 Kentucky Derby Trail

His top selection won eight of  17 races. Selections yielded six exactas.

Holy Bull Stakes
1. ALGORITHMS (first at 5-2)
2. HANSEN (second at 4-5)
3. CONSORTIUM (sixth at 3-1)
My Adonis third at 22-1
Winner paid $7.00
$2 exacta paid $16.20

Sam F. Davis Stakes
1. PROSPECTIVE (second at 7-2)
2. ECABRONI (last at 7-2)
3. BATTLE HARDENED (first at 9-2)
4. NECK N' NECK (fifth at 6-1)
$2 exacta paid $62.00

Withers Stakes
1. ALPHA  (first at 1-5)
2. HAKAMA (sixth of six at 5-1)
3. HOW DO I WIN (fourth at 10-1)
Speightscity second at 44-1
Winner paid $2.70

Hutcheson Stakes
1. EVER SO LUCKY (scratched)
2. THUNDER MOCCASIN (first at 1-5)
3. QUICK WIT (third at 6-1)
Winner paid $2.40

Southwest Stakes, Div. 1
1. UNBRIDLED'S NOTE (ninth at 3-1)
2. LONGVIEW DRIVE (sixth at 3-1)
3. CASTAWAY (first at 6-1)
4. RECKLESS JERRY (third at 9-2)
Jake Mo ruins the exacta at 22-1.

Southwest Stakes, Div. 2
1. SECRET CIRCLE (first at 3-5)
2. CYBER SECRET (fifth at 5-1)
3. ADIRONDACK KING (third at 6-1)
4. PEE H DEE (fourth at 21-1)
Downey's four selections run 1st, 3d, 4th and 5th. Scatman second at 10-1.
Winner paid $3.20

Fountain of Youth Stakes
1. DISCREET DANCER (third at 4-5)
2. ALGORITHMS (scratched)
3. UNION RAGS (first at 6-5)
4. CASUAL TRICK (seventh and last at 8-1)
News Pending second at 27-1

Gotham Stakes
1. HANSEN (first at 4-5)
2. DAN AND SHEILA (11th at 9-1)
3. MY ADONIS (second at 5-1)
4. DONE TALKING (tenth at 18-1)
$2 exacta paid $17.20
Winner paid $3.60

San Felipe Stakes
1. CREATIVE CAUSE (first at 2-1)
2. LIAISON (fourth at 5-1)
3. EMPIRE WAY (ninth at 14-1)
4. AMERICAN ACT (seventh at 24-1)
Bodemeister second at 2-1. Midnight Transfer third at 14-1.
Winner paid $6.40

Palm Beach Stakes
1. HOWE GREAT (first at 3-5)
2. DULLAHAN (second at 2-1)
3. COALPORT (fifth at 7-2)
Csaba third at 18-1.
$2 exacta paid $8.80
Winner paid $3.40

Rebel Stakes
1. NAJJAAR (sixth at 9-1)
2. SECRET CIRCLE (first at 1-1)
3. SCATMAN (third at 8-1)
4. SABERCAT (8th at 4-1)
Optimizer second at 27-1

Spiral Stakes
1. TIZANEXPENSE (ninth at 17-1)
2. HEAVY BREATHING (third at 2-1)
3. WENT THE DAY WELL (first at 5-1)
4. STEALCASE (fifth at 8-1)
Holiday Promise second at 25-1

Florida Derby
1. UNION RAGS (third at 2-5)
2. EL PADRINO (fourth at 5-2)
3. NEWS PENDING (seventh at 21-1)
4. REVERON (second at 31-1)
Take Charge Indy won at 7-1

Wood Memorial
1. MY ADONIS (seventh at 6-1)
2. GEMOLOGIST (first at 6-5)
3. ALPHA (second at 2-1)
4. TIGER WALK (fourth at 17-1)
Teeth of the Dog third at 53-1)
$2 exacta paid $12.20

Illinois Derby
1. OUR ENTOURAGE (fifth at 4-1)
2. CURRENCY SWAP (eleventh at 5-2)
3. PRETENSION (ninth at 11-1)
4. MORGAN'S GUERILLA (second at 9-2)
Done Talking won at 12-1

Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
1. DULLAHAN (first at 3-1)
2. HANSEN (second at 6-5)
3.GUNG HO (third at 31-1)
4. EVER SO LUCKY (tenth at 11-1)
$2 exacta paid $23.60; $1 trifecta paid $164.50
Winner paid $8.40

Coolmore Lexington Stakes
1. NEWS PENDING (tenth at 10-1)
2. MORGAN'S GUERILLA (eleventh at 5-1)
3.GOLDEN TICKET (fifth at 9-1)
4. HAMMERS TERROR (third at 18-1)
All Sqared Away won at 70-1

 

Dick's Picks on the 2011 Kentucky Derby Trail

This was an unbelievable year for upset Top Four finishes in races Downey handicapped here. The results speak for themselves. This was the first time since we started tracking these numbers in 2008 that Downey's selections on the Triple Crown Trail didn't produce a positive return on investment.

Holy Bull Stakes
1. MUCHO MACHO MAN (fourth at 2-1)
2. GOURMET DINNER (third at 7-2)
3. BLACK N BEAUTY (fifth at 6-1)
4. DIALED IN (first at 5-2)
(Sweet Ducky finished second)

Whirlaway Stakes
1. RESCIND THE TRADE (last of 5 at 9-5)
2. TOBY'S CORNER (first at 9-2)
3. J J'S LUCKY TRAIN (second at 8-5)
$2 exacta paid $33.00

Sam F. Davis Stakes
1. BRETHREN (Won at 4-5)
2. BEAMER (fourth at 8-1)
3. WASHINGTON'S RULES (eighth at 3-1)
4. WATCH ME GO (third at 30-1)
(Too Experience second at 31-1)

Risen Star Stakes
1. MUCHO MACHO MAN (Won at 7-2)
2. SANTIVA (second at 6-1)
3. MACHEN (fourth at 2-1)
4. DECISIVE MOMENT (fifth at 11-1)
(Rogue Romance third at 2-1)
$2 exacta paid $72.80

Southwest Stakes
1. YANKEE PASSION (fifth at 8-1)
2. CALEB'S POSSE (sixth at 7-1)
3. ELITE ALEX (third at 2-1)
4. GHOST IS CLEAR (tenth at 8-1)
(Archarcharch won at 14-1; J P's Gusto second at 6-5)

Fountain of Youth Stakes
1. SHACKLEFORD (fifth at 17-1)
2. SOLDAT (Won at 7-5)
3. EL GRAYLING (DNF)
4. TO HONOR AND SERVE (third at 8-5)
(Gourmet Dinner second at 7-2; Bowman's Causeway fourth at 13-1)

Gotham Stakes
1. STAY THIRSTY (Won at 4-5)
2. TOBY'S CORNER (third at 8-5)
3. DAWLY (scratched)
4. PREACHINTOTHEDEVIL (scratched)
(Norman Asbjornson second at 47-1)

Tampa Bay Derby
1. BRETHREN (third at 1-2)
2. FREE ENTRY (sixth at 3-1)
3. BEAMER (fourth at 9-1)
4. MOONHANGER (ninth at 52-1)
(Watch Me Go first at 43-1; Crimson Knight second at 86-1)

Rebel Stakes
1. SWAY AWAY (sixth at 9-5)
2. ARCHARCHARCH (third at 7-1)
3. J W BLUE (longshot) (fifth at 53-1)
4. THE FACTOR (won at 7-5)
5. ELITE ALEX (scr)
(Caleb's Posse second at 24-1; Saratoga Red fourth at 34-1)

Louisiana Derby
1. WILKINSON (sixth at 8-1)
2. MUCHO MACHO MAN (third at 3-2)
3. MACHEN (fifth at 4-1)
4. ELITE ALEX (fourth at 7-2)
(Pants On Fire won at 6-1; Nehro second at 36-1)

Spiral Stakes
1. BEACHCOMBING (fourth at 8-1)
2. DECISIVE MOMENT (second at 6-1)
3. THIRTYFIRSTSTREET (ninth at 12-1)
4. POSITIVE RESPONSE (eighth at 8-5)
5. KING CONGIE (scratched)
(Animal Kingdom won at 3-1)

Florida Derby
1. TO HONOR AND SERVE (third at 7-2)
2. SOLDAT (fifth at 3-2)
3. DIALED IN (won at 5-2)
4. FLASHPOINT (fourth at 9-2)
(Shackleford second at 68-1)

Wood Memorial
1. UNCLE MO (third at 1-10)
2. PREACHINTOTHEDEVIL (eighth at 43-1)
3. TOBY'S CORNER (first at 8-1)
4. NORMAN ASBJORNSON (fourth at 26-1)
(Arthur's Tale second at 20-1)

Dick's Picks: Blue Grass Stakes
1. QUEEN'SPLATEKITTEN (seventh at 9-1)
2. SANTIVA (ninth at 2-1)
3. WILLCOX INN (eighth at 7-1)
4. WILKINSON (tenth at 11-1)
Brilliant Speed won at 19-1; rest of board was super long; $2 super paid $129,093.60

 

 

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