Friday, August 17, 2007

The Pacific Classic

Lava Man is headlining a field of 13 horses in his attempt to win his second straight Pacific Classic. He drew the rail in the post position draw that was made special by the attendance of his groom, Noe Garcia, who was severly injured when a drunk driver rearended him last month and severed his arm.

The race is scheduled to go off at 4:44 PDT Sunday and will be televised on ESPN2.

1. Lava Man (Slew City Slew), Corey Nakatani, 124, Doug O'Neill, 5-to-2;
2. Albertus Maximus (Albert the Great), Joseph Talamo, 117, Gary Mandella, 15-to-1;
3. Sun Boat (GB) (Machiavellian), Michael Baze, 124, Mike Mitchell, 6-to-1;
4. Awesome Gem (Awesome Again), David Flores, 124, Craig Dollase, 15-to-1;
5. Student Council (Kingmambo), Richard Migliore, 124, Neil Howard, 15-to-1;
6. Porfido (Chi) (Mash One [Chi]), Joel Rosario, 124, Bobby Frankel, 30-to-1;
7. Salty Humor (Distorted Humor), Jon Court, 124, Sean McCarthy, 30-to-1;
8. Arson Squad (Brahms), Alex Solis, 124, Bruce Headley, 30-to-1;
9. Tiago (Pleasant Tap), Mike Smith, 117, John Shirreffs, 6-to-1;
10. Big Booster (Accelerator), Garrett Gomez, 124, Mike Mitchell, 9-to-2;
11. A. P. Xcellent (A.P. Indy), Victor Espinoza, 124, John Shirreffs, 8-to-1;
12. Time Squared (Fusaichi Pegasus), Julien Leparoux, 117, Patrick Biancone, 15-to-1; and
13. Hello Sunday (Fr) (Poligolote [GB]), Brice Blanc, 124, Bobby Frankel, 20-to-1.


Kara C. said...

My long shot pick of the day is Salty Humor. Bet him across the coard for fun... or not, since I didn't even get one winner at Del Mar last weekend.

Nora said...

I can't bet against Lava Man but I'll throw your horse in the exacta... I'm also going to bet Sun Boat.