Brisnet Maiden Pedigree Plays.
Saturday, race 1. Bobby Barnett is not known for winning with his first time starters, and in fact his last 33 have lost. However, his debuting, #4 MORITZ (12/1 on the morning line) may still be worth a look in this low level maiden claimer. A son of Forestry, whose SPI is a high 2.07 and AWD is a speedy 6.5 furlongs, Moritz is out of a stakes winner and a half brother to six winners. The three-year-old has been working well at Churchill and may be a value play on pedigree alone.
Saturday, race 2. Trainer Moises Yanez has a coupled entry in this maiden for two-year-old fillies and either one could prove a decent pedigree play. #1 FORTHELOVEOFMONEY is a half-sister to six winners, two of which won stakes and three that won as juveniles. The bay filly is by the freshman sire, Wildcat Heir who has proved he can pass on his precocity with 26 percent of his debutants winning. #1A, BEAUTIFUL ZORA is by Dance Master whose first timers have won at 16 percent and her dam has already produced two winners, one of which scored as a two-year-old. At 8/1 in the morning line, whichever part of the entry run could be worth consideration.
Sunday race 7. It has been hard to find value on runners trained by Wayne Catalano at this meet, but in this contentious maiden his first time starter, #9 SUMMER UPCOUNTRY could be worth considering. A son of Trippi, whose debutants win at 15 percent and has a SPI of 1.43 and an AWD of 6.3 furlongs, Summer Upcountry is a half-brother to three winners of which two won as juveniles. The bay colt has been working sharply and is 4/1 on the morning line.
Sunday race 10. Although unraced for over two years, the Bill Mott trained SHOW EM'ALL should be given serious consideration in the finale, a mile and a sixteenth maiden special weight for fillies and mares on the turf. By Proud Citizen, whose runners win at 11 percent on the grass, Show Em' All's dam has produced two stakes winners and has a high DPI of 13.00. Further investigation via the American Produce Records CD-ROM finds that the chestnut is a half sister to the multiple grade one turf winner, Showing Up.
Tim Holland 9-27-09.
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