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Brisnet Winner's Choice Saturday stakes preview.
The first of four stakes races on Arlington's eleven race Saturday card is the one mile American One Thousand Guineas S. for three-year-old fillies on the turf. Hot Cha Cha is the Brisnet Winner's Choice selection while owning the highest Class rating. She will be trying to take revenge on Afternoon Stroll who nosed her out in last month's Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland and who has the top Pace rating on the sheet. The morning line favorite and top ranked on Speed ratings is Consequence while longshot possibilities lie with Run All Day who is a "Trainer Angle Play" through Brian Lynch winning with an impressive 33 percent of his shippers from a decent sample of 78.
Indescribable, pegged as the morning line choice, is the Winner's Choice selection for the Arlington Matron H. (G3). The Bill Mott trained filly is noted as a Distance Specialist having won twice over this nine furlong trip and is a Clocker Special through a sharp move at Keeneland last weekend. Indescribable will be tested by Kiss With A Twist who rates top on both Class and Speed ratings. A sleeper here may be Born to Be who exits a key race, is saddled by Eric Coatrieux who wins with 21 percent of his shippers and gains the services of hot jockey Rene Douglas.
The Best Bet of the day on the Winner's Choice sheet for Arlington is Stonehouse who will take on seven opponents in the Hanshin Cup H. (G3). Top ranked on Class and Speed ratings, Stonehouse is also a Distance Specialist through three wins over the mile trip. Other possibilities here include the Horses for the Course Coragil Cat, Amazing Results and Spotsgone. An upset chance must be given to Voy Por Uno Mas who is ranked top on Pace ratings, is a Clocker Special and has a hot trainer/jockey combo.
The top selection on the Winner's Choice for the Arlington Classic S. is El Crespo who returns to the turf after a disappointing effort in the Lexington S. (G2) at Keeneland. However, ranked highest on Class ratings are Golden Mexico and Giant Oak with the latter also top on the Speed ratings. Golden Mexico is exiting a key race with no less than three of his defeated rivals, including the promising Affirmatif, scoring next time out.
The Saturday feature at Churchill is the one and a half mile Louisville H. (G3) on the turf. In this event Spice Route, who is picked top on Class and Speed ratings is tabbed as the Winner's Choice bet of the day. With Roger Attfield winning with 21 percent of his runners making their second start off a layoff, Spice Route qualifies as a Blue Chip Trainer Angle play and hot jockey, Shawn Bridgmohan, takes the ride. Always First must be considered being a Distance Specialist with five wins at 12 furlongs.
Tim Holland 5-22-09.
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