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     The Free Play:
On selected racing days, Dr. Park or his son Kevin, will choose a race
     to handicap. We will give you their analyses, and selections at the bottom of the page.
     We are certain that you will find this area very insightful.

     Dr. Jim Park's Play of the day:
     Wednesday September 2, 2015 Race 9 Del Mar

     Our QUICKGAPS have had every winner at over 100 race cards
     in the last 9 years. They only cost $10 / month and cover most tracks.

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     of "Logical Longshots." I think it has good handicapping value. But I'm biased.

     Potpourri 3949 "Playing Geography?"
     Over 60 years ago I was in Grade 5.
     We used to play a game called "Geography."
     Mr. Anders, our teacher, would divide our class into two groups
     and we'd line up on each side of the room.
     The idea of the game was for a kid on one team to state
     some place anywhere on the planet.
     Then an opposing kid would have to name a place somewhere on
     earth that started with the last letter of the place just named.
     For example, if Bobby said "India"
     his counterpart might reply "America."
     Of course this game demanded a knowledge of the world and how
     to spell the names of various cities, oceans, islands, continents, and so on.
     If a player couldn't come up with a name, he or she was out
     and the next player in line had to answer or be eliminated.
     Then once one team was all back in their desks, we'd compete within
     our own team to be "the last man (kid) standing."
     I was good at the game and won my share of those contests.
     One of my favorite moves came when kids would name places ending in
     the letter "H." (eg. Grenwich or Munich)
     I'd reply with "Halifax" and kid after kid would be stumped
     and eliminated trying to recall a place starting in "X."
     Ajax was also a good one to use in knocking opponents off.
     Of course if they pulled the same ploy on me I'd respond
     "Xingu (a river in Brazil)."
     (Xanadu also works, but I don't think that I knew of it back then.)
     Looking back, I can see how Mr. Anders and the Geography Game
     made learning geography and spelling fun.
     It was a great teaching technique. Learning should be fun.
     Earlier this morning I heard of yet another name change, which I'll
     mention in a bit. I thought to myself:
     "Geez, so many names have changed since I was a kid."
     Ceylon became Sri Lanka. Burma became Myanmar.
     Rhodesia became Zimbabwe. Peking became Beijing.
     Czechoslovakia is now Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
     East Pakistan became Bengladesh. The British Honduras became Belize.
     Abyssinia became Ethiopia. Gold Coast became Ghana.
     Bombay is now Mumbai. Calcutta is now Kolkata.
     That is just a sampling of name changes. For more, see-->Geographical Renaming.
     The fact is nowadays, I'd have to scramble to play Geography against Grade Fives.
     There have been so many changes that I just haven't kept up with.
     And guess what? When someone used to ask me:
     "What is the highest Mountain peak in North America?"
     I'd quickly respond "Mount McKinley, Alaska!"
     You probably knew the answer to that one too.
     Well as of today that is no longer the right answer.
     President Obama is going to Alaska in three days.
     He's restoring that peak to it's original native name "Mount Denali/"
     That sort of tells us how little esteem he holds for President William McKinley.

     Our Gapfire Free Play for Wednesday Race 9 Del Mar

     For Wednesday's Race 8 at Del Mar, our Quickgaps were 10-12-1-14.
     "Yes!" Quickgap Winner #10 Nest Book $13.90 No - Exacta 10/5/12.
     For Thursday's Race 8 at Del Mar, our Quickgaps were 5-7-11-13.
     "Yes!" 8/7/5 The 8/7 Exacta $70.20 (Tri 8/7/5 $257.40)
     For Friday's Race 7 at Del Mar, our Quickgaps were 8-14-7-3.
     "Yes!" 8/1/3 . The 8/1 Exacta $54.80 (Tri 8/1/3 $315.00)
     For Saturday's Race 10 at Del Mar, our Quickgaps were 7-10-5-13.
     "Yes!" 7/10/9 The 7/10 #10 Moonie $4.40 P Exacta 7/10 $32.00
     For Sunday's Race 10 at Del Mar, our Quickgaps were 8-11-12-6.
      "Yikes!" No Quickgaps in this one? 10/9/12 (#6 placed back by Stewards)??
     Kevin will post a play for Wednesday by 1 pm EDT. Best luck at the ponies.

     For today's 9th race at Del Mar, our Quickgaps are 12(a.e.)-6-7-5-4.
     #6 Lirica Heat
gets a positive rider change, and should be near the
     front in a soft pace race. Maybe Nakatani can coax a good effort out of her?

     My play will be 1 unit to win, and 3 units to place on #6 Lirica Heat.
     I will also bet the remaining exacta combinations of 4-6-7-12(a.e)/1-3-4-5-6-7-12(a.e).
     Good luck with your plays.
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