by Mark Scheinbaum
American Reporter Correspondent
Lake Worth, Fla..
June 18, 2006
THE FATHER'S DAY STAKES ON WALL STREET: MORNING LINE
LAKE WORRTH, Fla. -- Here is the consensus of handicappers for 18 June 2006. Track: Muddy.
All turf races moved to dirt track 1 1/8 mile.
Boeing - Much the best, could also take it all in Asia Sweepstakes at Century Downs.
Airbus - Failed to impress in last; Marxist-style effort weakened in stretch.
GM - With Pricey Health care replaced by top Euro jockey Snazzy Models, could go the distance here, after stumble in last outing.
Bernanke - Moves up in class with this effort, loses apprentice bug and might have to step up 1/4 to 1/2 in weight.
Prexy B - Lightly raced but good workout last week in Baghdad Futility, equipment change: mudcaulks and blinders.
Al-Zarcoward - Everyone's spoiler, but late scratch.
Ford - Lesser of UAW Farms GM entry; shows no speed since F150 victories in earlier meets.
Lady Hillary - Lightly ridden since the Monica Distaff at Pimlico, might fare better on dirt, could go off 30-1 at post.
Mortgage Flipper - Changes Fannie Mae Stables silks for new trainer Variable Meadows; outside post could yield rough trip here.
Goldbug - Good predawn clocks at 3f working from the gate, but historic failure on longer treks, will drop back to sprints.
Jim Cramer - Maiden, special weight, first time claimer, blood line suspect.
Investment Grade - Much the best this field; exceptional sector effort needed to beat this class act.
Note: handicap ratings do not reflect the view of the Racing Secretary, the New York Racing Authority, Off Track Betting Inc., or my cousin Lenny in Bayonne.