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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): None
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Graded Stakes - 9/2 - Happy Labor Day - Del Mar - Del Mar Futurity
3.Storm the Court
#7 NUCKY ( from an adjusted speed figure perspective ) has improved with each passing start, culminating with a daylight win over this oval a dozen days ago, so right off the bat, who knows where his ceiling is. This one sheds 32 ounces off a score, and 389 Tomlinson figure says that there may be some room for improvement. #3 DEFENSE WINS is still a maiden, but that doesn't mean a whole lot with this kind of race, and the runner up finish in the bow was somewhat flattered when teh winner came back to win a 200K stakes next out, improving the Beyer from a 69 to an 83. #1 STORM THE COURT showed true grit when winning the debut at 13-1, and that kind of mettle tells us that he can hack today's inside slot.
Saratoga ( Current ): 59-379 ( $421.20 ) Beatable Favorites 11-28 ( 39.3% ) Favorites Win %: 147-379 (38.8%)( As of Sunday morning )
Belmont Spring ( Final ): 90-447 ( $697.60 ) Beatable Favorites 6-33 ( 18.2% ) Favorites Win %: 172-447 ( 38.5% )
Aqueduct Spring ( Final ): 32-110 ( $322.60 ) Beatable Favorites 1-4 ( 25.0% ) Favorites Win %: 39-110 ( 35.5% )
Aqueduct Winter ( Final ): 73-374 ( $490.60 ) Beatable Favorites: 7-23 ( 30.4 % ) Favorites Win %: 150-374 ( 40.1% )
Graded Stakes ( Final ): 5-39 ( $54.20 ) Beatable Favorites: 0-3 ( 0.0% ) Favorite's Win %: 12-39 ( 30.8% )
All Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Selected Grade 1's and Travers full days ( These are also counted in the "Dirt Tracks" category ):
( 2013-2019 Final ) 62-384 ( $555.70 ) Beatable Favorites: 18-56 ( 32.1% ) Favorite's Win %: 131-384 (34.1%) +/-: -26.2% against a 16.8% takeout
Poly Tracks2013-6 (All Final): 85-568 ( $819.20 ) Beatable Favorites : 15-68 ( 22.1% )Favorite's Win %: 163-587 ( 27.7% ) +/-: -27.6% against a 15.6% takeout
Dirt Tracks 2013-9 (All Final):2258-11020 ($18,829.30) Beatable Favorites : 318-1148( 27.7% )Favorite's Win %: 4062-11127 ( 36.5% ) +/-: -14.6% against a 16.7% takeout ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cumulative Stats (All Final): 2343-11595 ($19648,50) Beatable Favorites : 333-1216( 27.4% )Favorite's Win %: 4180-11606 ( 36.0% ) +/-: -15.2% against a 16.4% takeout