Results, Hollywood Park Saturday Race 2 — lost $300

Trainer Bob Hess dropped #1 Scibelli in class to win but paid just $4.40

Trainer Bob Hess dropped #1 Scibelli in class to win but paid just $4.40

In a maiden claiming $25,000 sprint like this one, the median winning Beyer Speed Figure is a 71. And in seven of #1 Scibelli’s last 10 races he’s exceeded that speed rating.

So it was no surprise to see him win by 1-1/2 lengths, going wire-to-wire at 6-to-5.  It appears that trainer Bob Hess, Jr. grew impatient with this gelding as he ran 12 times for maiden special weight and his odds were above 4-to-1 only one time.

Throughout Scibelli’s 14-race  maiden career, where he’s now earned $88,300, he finished second six times and third on three other occasions. On Saturday, it was time for a win so Hess dropped to the bottom rung and got it.

I was prepared to bet Scibelli, but his odds were too low. So I instead went for new gelding #11 Downtown Banker at 6/1 and #7 Ask George at 7/2 — losing a total of $300 in the process.

To watch a replay of this race, go to www.calracing.com.

© Copyright Maiden King, 2009. Written exclusively for  maidenking.wordpress.com. Not to be duplicated or reprinted.

PGM PP# NAME JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS FN
1 1 Scibelli (FL) Talamo J Hess, Jr. R 1.20 1
2 2 Astoria Renter (CA) Quinonez A Dunham D 30.50 5
3 3 Reckless Capote (KY) Baze M Periban J 13.10 4
4 4 Scofield Barracks (CA) Solis A Headley B 5.10 2
5 5 Caki (CA) Cedeno A Soto A 105.70 12
6 6 Sherry’s Reddy (CA) Scott J Aguayo V 24.90 7
7 7 Ask George (CA) Baze T Mulhall K 3.50 3
8 8 Dance to the Storm (CA) Arambula P Gutierrez J 81.70 11
9 9 Crestline (CA) Martin G Wingfield R 154.40 10
10 10 Runinfromthedeputy (CA) Delgadillo A Capitaine N 82.10 9
11 11 Downtown Banker (FL) Blanc B Chew M 6.80 6
12 12 Rio Romeo (CA) Valdez F Dominguez C 17.50 8
 
Pgm Win Place Show
1 $4.40 $3.20 $2.80
4 $5.40 $3.40
7 $3.00
 
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $13.50 (1-4)
$1.00 Superfecta
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