I read somewhere in the forums about players wanting to be able to make suggestions. I have never had a problem with player suggestions. In fact, I welcome them. A few weeks ago, there was a player who suggested a new search methodology for the Blue and Green Restricted Tournaments.
A field of nine fillies or mares go postward for the G2 Santa Monica Stakesat seven furlongs at Santa Anita Park. Teddy's Promise looks tough as she is coming off a 5 1/4 length win in the Kalookan Queen over the Santa Anita course.
A field of 10 go postward in the G3, $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes led by the Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby. He tries to remain an undefeated 5 for 5 - this will be his first race since early November and his first try over this Gulfstream Park surface. Bern Identity got second in the Delta Jackpot back in November.
Glancing through the forums, I continue to notice all types of mis-directional information, whether intentional or not, being published. So, I thought that once again I would clarify our true direction.
Today we launched a new feature that will help people navigate upcoming restricted tournaments a lot easier. The feature works from your stable page and your stable summary page. When searching for Green or Blue Restricted Trainer Tournaments, it will automatically bring back by birth speed rating the tournaments most applicable for your horse.
The $300,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff features a field of seven fillies and mares four and up. My Pal Chrisy and Successful Song have each beaten the other in the last two races, with Successful Song getting the better of My Pal Chrisy last out in the Ocala Stakes - who gets the best trip may be key here.
Mucho Macho Man is the favorite to repeat in the 1 1/8 $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. He came within a half a length of taking the Breeders' Cup Classic back in early November. His chief rival will be Ron the Greek, who finished fourth in the Classic after an awkward start.
The next game feature that will be released is tied to the tournament search platform. This feature will allow players to find tournaments a lot easier, specifically restricted tournaments. I’m hoping this is released by the end of this week.
The $100,000 California Derby for three-year-olds Saturday at Golden Gate Fields features a cast of seven runners, led by Zeewat who is coming off a three-length win in the Gold Rush, defeating Condiment and My Best Bet who got second and third in that race, respectively.
A talented group of 10 go postward for Saturday's $150,000 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita. Handsome Mike is coming off a ninth-place finish in the BC Classic here on Nov. 3. He weakened in the G1 Hollywood Derby last out, but three back did win the Pennsylvania Derby impressively and has a lot of talent.
We have paid out over $3,500 so far (points and money) in the Puzzle Program. Congratulations to all the winners! Remember, we just paid out $15,000 in winnings last month plus another 4 or 5 Visa gift card winners tonight from the Blues. We love the excitement and we’re blown away by the thousands of Yellow Tournaments that are being run daily, but the Puzzle Program had an objective.
Today we released the Horse Puzzle Program. If you want to play around with it, take one of the new horses you bred (after Dec. 27, 2012) and enter that horse in a Yellow Tournament. After three Yellow Tournaments, that horse will be eligible for the Puzzle Program. Only Yellow Tournaments require multiple tournaments per puzzle game play.
Six set to go in Saturday's $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Goldencents will break from post 2 and won the $1 million Delta Jackpot on Nov. 17 at Delta Downs in Louisiana. He will be forwardly placed. Den’s Legacy drew the rail, and will come from off the pace –he most recently got third in the G1 Cash Call Futurity.
The $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita on Saturday features a solid field of 9 horses , including Ultimate Eagle . He won the Grade 2 Strub Stakes by 7 1/2 lengths last year, was off for awhile and made a comeback in November on turf finishing a solid second in the G2 Citation. He should be primed and ready to go.