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PODCAST: Jockey Kyle Frey Joins The Crew to Talk Golden Gate

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Rich Bieglmeier
Friday, February 12, 2021
Leading Golden Gate money winner, jockey Kyle Frey (@FreytheF on Twittter) shares his thoughts about races 7, 8 and 9 on Saturday's Fair Grounds card featuring the El Camino Stakes. The El Camino is a Kentucky Derby Points race and the winner gets an auto-bid into the Preakness. 

Kyle's horse is on one of the favorites. So...will we see in in Maryland? Listen and find out what he thinks. 

We are also happy to have Terry back and tells us why he's been out, ouch. 


Golden Gate Race 7: $62,500 Optional Claiming

Terry:

Commentary:
#2 - Sadie Bluegrass ran a nice 2nd in her last race at Santa Anita. She has the best beyer in the race and is very competitive always in the mix.

#3 –  Gettin Sideways does well at this distance and track.

#4 – Novella is my long shot running 3rd last time out.

Wagers:

$10 Win #2
$5 Exacta Box- # 2,3,4

Shawn:

Commentary:
#2 Sadie Bluegrass-Is going to go straight to the lead and see how far she can go. Don't see much pace in here which will play right into her style. Has had a lot of success winning 6 of 10 lifetime including 5 of 7 at Golden Gate. This will be the first time going longer than 6 ½ furlongs. Good jockey trainer combo Roman/Wong.

#4 Novella- If there was going to be a horse that could try to go to the front it would be this one. I don't think she has enough speed to compete with #2 however definitely should sit 2nd. I actually think this could be a merry-go-round race and these horses start and finish 1st and 2nd.

#6 Babe Didrikson - Going to come at the end and will be closer to the pace then the #3. 7 out 15 races in the exacta at Golden Gate. Likes the distance won 3 of 7 races. Trainer Jose Bautista is hot to start the year 4 out of 6 wins with two 2nds.

Wagers:
$25 win #2
$2 Exacta 2/4,6
$1 Trifecta 2/4,6/4,6

Thomas:

Commentary:
#2 Sadie Bluegrass since being claimed for 12,5k, she has finished 1st or 2nd in all her races. She is 5 wins from 7 starts at Golden Gate. She will be on the lead it's a matter of who can catch her or who will go with her to try and setup the race for a closer. I don't see one. This will be a very short-priced favorite.

#6 – Babe Didrikson has won 2 of 3 races with a nice second in the other. Closes later but catching the top one would be a challenge.

#3 – Gettin Sideways like to run second and has a good chance to do that in this race.

Wagers:
$6 Exacta Box 2,3,6

Rich:

Commentary:
#2 Sadie Bluegrass has dominated at Golden Gate with five wins in seven starts. It's doubtful that she stays at 9/5, could see her dropping to even-money. #4 Novella and #6 Babe Didrikson are next on my list.

Wagers:
$2 Trifecta 2/4,6/All
$1 Trifecta 4,6/2/All

Golden Gate Race 8: $100,000 El Camino Real Derby

Terry:

Commentary:
#9- Rombauer is the class of the race running in two Grade 1 races finishing 2nd in one of them. He has Kyle Frey in the irons and is working well for this race.

#4- It's My House takes a class drop and only need repeat his last race win.

#5- Petruchio is in from Santa Anita and has been very competitive.

Wagers:
$10 win #9
$5 Exacta Box 4,5,9

Shawn:

Commentary:
#9 Rombauer- Looks like the class of this field. Will need pace to run into and there looks to be some in here. If he repeats either of his last 2 races he wins this one easily. Post position isn't great but should be ok for this style. Gets leading rider Kyle Frey.

#4 It's My House - The name is fitting here it is one of the few horses in this race that has run here and definitely the one with the most success. He will be really dangerous if he can shake away in the beginning. Definitely will be a test stepping right out of maidens and into this race

#7 Javanica - 4 out 5 races has finished in the exacta. Has run synthetic once and finished 2nd. Should get a nice trip here as it will be mid pack and then come at the end.

Wagers:
$25 win #9
$1 Exacta Box 4,7,9

Thomas:

Commentary:
#2 Waspirant this is a toss-up race for me but Waspirant has raced ok but behind some very good horses. He is only a maiden winner, but face stakes placed horses in the 2 maiden races plus that stakes races. The factor that draws me to this horse is being out a very good dam who was a stakes winner by a sire who has produced good all weather tracks runners. The distance shouldn't be an issue and I think I will get a good price on this horse.

#7 – Javancia has run on all weather in Canada and finished second. The other races are on the turf. The Godolphin horse appears will spotted for this race.

#4 – It's My House local horse who has run twice and won & placed in those races. The trainer is doing very well at this meet and move to 2 turns race may be more to the likely of this horse. It's a "why not" and see what you have move.

Wagers:
$20 to Win #2
$2 Exacta Box 2,4,7

Rich:

Commentary:
#5 Petruchio should be right off the leaders from the jump and then has the best mid-race figures and then strong enough late pace numbers to hold off all but maybe #9 Rombauer, who has faced the top comp for this field.

Wagers:
$3 Trifecta 5,9/5,7,9/2,4,5,7,9

Golden Gate Race 9: $20,000 Claiming

Terry:

Commentary:
#4 - R M C Hook'em has been very good in his short career. He has a new jockey Kyle Frey.

#2 - Unbridled's Skye likes the track and should do well with this field.

#5 - Don'tteasethetiger will close well against this field and be part of the exotics.

Wagers:
$8 win #6
$2 Exacta Box 2,4,5

Shawn:

Commentary:
#4 R M C Hook'em- The only question is the layoff. Other than that, if he is ready to go, I think this is the horse. Out of 3 races has a first and second. Gets an upgrade here in jockey. Gets the leading rider Kyle Frey. Should get a good trip sitting right off the speed.

#1 Whoa Buddy- 2nd try off a 3-month break. Comes back down to the class he had more success at. Three out of 40 lifetime is hard to take on top. Would play in exotics and does get a nice pp in the rail.

#3 Miss Super Saint - Has had a layoff of a year and half layoff. Working out pretty well and if he can go towards the front early has a chance.

Wagers:
$30 win #4
$1 Exacta Box 1,3,4

Thomas:

Commentary:
#4 R M C Hook'em last 2 races are good and now the trainer is adding blinkers today. Switches to one of the local top jockey's. Hasn't raced in 4 months but steady working for this start. I will take a shot at a price.

#7 – Exclusive Speaker needed last race and the drop in class should improve his chances.

#3 – Miss Super Saint is another coming off a (very long) layoff and is an interest to pick because she is a 7-year-old mare racing vs. colts/geldings and has started on 11 times. The trainer has a good record for the meet and top jockey on board. May run last but I am going to toss her in.

Wagers:
$20 to Win #4
$2 Exacta Box 3,4,7

Rich:

Commentary:
#4 R M C Hook'em's fractions look too fast for any of the others to keep up. If he's ready after five-months on the bench, it's catch me if you can. It's looks to me like #3Miss Super Saint is up for sale, been on the bench for 18-months and returns for sale for the first time. #6 Tristram looks as good as any of the others and at a decent price.

Wagers:
$3 Trifecta 4/3,6/1,2,3,5,6
$1 Trifecta 3,6/4/1,2,3,5,6
 

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