Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Sweetheart of a Race

It's Valentine's Day. There are many nice things about today. The first nice thing is chocolate. I routinely receive Hershey Kisses; they are all mine and I don't have to share them with the little girls who roam throughout this house, trolling for snacks. As a matter of fact, there is a myriad of little foil wrappers tossed about haphazardly on my desk as I write this entry. Hershey Kisses are a wonderful invention. My husband doesn't even bother to wrap them up or put them in a gift bag - he just lovingly places them next to my morning coffee on Valentine's Day.

The second nice thing about today is the 2nd race this evening at Delta Downs, which as I have previously stated, is somewhere in Louisiana. It is a 7 furlong allowance race but it looks like a stakes race in disguise with some very talented horses. And it is conveniently during the dinner hour so perhaps a romantic dinner at the simulcast facility should be in order.

There are three horses of note in that race.

Dreamsandvisions won the Assault Stakes last spring at Lone Star Park and then won the Evangeline Mile. One of the horses he defeated in the Evangeline Mile was High Strike Zone (Smart Strike), a multiple stakes winner, including the Texas Mile. Andanight may be a nice longshot. He faired poorly a couple of weeks ago in the Maxxam Gold Cup at Sam Houston, but as Jimbo mentioned, 9 furlongs may have been too much. Don Stevens at Delta Downs says this of Andanight,
This closer has a big late kick and will need some pace to success. But if things fall right he could be FLYING in the lane. He's also droping [sic] from a very tough spot at Houston while making his second start off a brief layoff.

My impressions are similar to that of Don's. Although it is noted that Don could use a dictionary.

No comments: