Could it be? Yes, It’s True in Affirmed Success

Affirmed Success

For Four Years Old and Upward Foaled in New York

Going Six Furlongs on the Dirt Course

Purse $100.000

at Belmont Park

May 3, 2015


1   Achilles Last Stand           Owner: Alydar Stables                          Arroyo A S                   

Comes off a win at six and a half furlongs at TUP where he has been racing for his last two races.  The win was in the Coyote Handicap for a purse of $35.000.  Prior to that he was on the sod against Allowance company where he finished second in a dead heat.  In November 2014 at PM he won the Stallion Stakes for a purse of $21.000 going six furlongs.  Definitely likes the distance, and is stepping up a bit here.

2   Yes Its True                        Owner: D J C Racing                              Alvarado J                           

Last win came from December 2014 at FL in an Allowance Non Winners of 4 Lifetime for a purse of $17.600.  After this race he was in a NY Bred Stakes race where he ran third.  After that race he was in the HOU Sprint for a prize $50.000 where he finished second.  Most recently finished fourth in an open Allowance.  Getting back to NY Breds should assist him landing on the board.

3   Wumizoomi                       Owner: Iwin Enterprise                      Castellano J J             

Purchased in the March auction for $15.000 and makes his debut for this writer.  Ran off the board in his last race last August in the Jersey Shore a Grade III event.  Owner Iwin Enterprise has given him 8 months off, and hopes that the time off will get him to rebound for today’s race.

4   Honor King                       Owner: Hambletonian Stable             Ortiz J L               

Won an open Allowance two back at PRX.  Ran off the board at PIM in April in an Allowance for a purse of $49.000.  At the beginning of the year he won the Hughes stakes at AQU.  Dropping back in against NY breds is a good idea for these connections.  Looks alive here!

5   Saxaphone                         Owner: Wynnewood                              Ortiz I Jr

Recently won the Ogataul Stakes in March at FON.  Two back from there he won an open allowance at PRX, but that was in August of 2014.  I do think that the drop into NY Breds should help him, but there are better here.

6   Cats Hope                          Owner: Maxmillion Farm                     Velasquez C H

Coming off two consecutive wins.  Last race was against Optional Claimers $25.000 Non Winners of 2 races.  He finished in a dead heat for the win here.  Prior to that race he ran against NY Breds in an Optional Claimer $25.000 Non Winners of 2 races where he won by a head.  Each race was at 5 furlongs, and 5 ½ furlongs.  He will have to stretch out a bit to get it done today.

7   Burnt Offering               Owner: Night Rider Stables                    Franco M

Claimed in November 2014 for $15.000.  Made his debut for his new owner in January at AQU in a $15.000 Claimer at AQU where he won by a length.  Then he went on to race against $20.000 Claimers against NY Breds.  He is make a big step up here, but likes to stalk the pace.  He will need a hot pace to develop, but there really isn’t a lot of speed here.


Iwin Picks:  2/4/3

The Tout Picks:  2/4/3

Until next time this is Iwin signing off!

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