HHR’s 2 Year Old Stakes Watch- December 7th

2 Year Old Stakes 12-07-2013

Honor Code Edges Out Cairo Prince in 2013 RemsenThis Saturday December 7th we have 9 2 year old stakes races on tap to handicap, but before we dive into that, let’s recap last weekend’s winners. In the Golden gate Debutante Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, Look Quickly won by 1 ¾ lengths.  At Charles Town in the West Virginia Futurity, favorite Amherst Street won by ¾ of a length.  In the Miesque at Hollywood our longshot play, Full Ransom won by a head and paid $26.80 for the win. In the Generous Stakes, Global View won by 1 ¼ lengths. At Gulfstream in the Pulpit Stakes, Storming Inti won by a length and in the Wait A While Stakes, Candy Kitty won by 3 ½ lengths. In Churchill’s Golden Rod Stakes, Vexed won by one length. TapitureThe big 2 year old race at Churchill was the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes where Tapiture won by 4 ¼ lengths, with Laddie Boy second, Awesome Sky third and Buck Magic fourth. At Aqueduct in the Demoiselle Stakes, Stopchargingmaria won by a neck. In the big 2 year old race at Aqueduct, the Remsen Stakes, Honor Code won by a nose over Cairo Prince. Wicked Strong was 3rd and Intense Holiday ran 4th. Now let’s take a look at this Saturday’s races. The Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet stakes will be covered in a separate article and for the sake of time, I will list the favorites, value plays and longshots for the races below.

Kudzu Stakes at Fair Grounds

Favorite- Strike for Gold

Value Play- Hitchismyname

Longshot- Romanatta

Gold Rush at Golden Gate Fields

Favorite- Exit Stage Left

Value Play- Argyle Cut

Longshot- Mr. Discipline

Inaugural at Tampa Bay

Favorite- Cool Cowboy

Value Play- Pallium Prize

Longshot- Roman Officer

Sandpiper at Tampa Bay

Favorite- Enquete

Value Play- Secret Kitten

Longshot- Golden Friendships

Marylander at Laurel

Favorite- Jessethemarine

Value Play- Joint Custody

Longshot- Barracuda Wayne

Gin Talking at Laurel

Favorite- Mamdooha

Value Play- Respectful Wishes

Longshot- Venice Queen

Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante Stakes

Favorite- Sasy Ms Elizabeth

Value Play- Prairie Vista

Longshot- Tangueray Miss

Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine

Favorite- Asserting BearAsserting Bear

Value Play- Spin the King

Longshot- Brew On the Beach




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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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