Mike Dimoff is Magoo, Arizona Downs’ television race analyst offering fans race day picks every weekend. He broadcasts throughout the facility from the paddock between races offering analysis, insight, and tips to the fans. Mike has an extensive background of 30 years in the thoroughbred industry. He has applied his trade at tracks in all corners of North America, most recently as track announcer and television race analyst at Fort Erie Racetrack on the border of Buffalo, New York. Scottsdale is home so naturally AZD was a good fit for Mike, and he is excited to join the team here in Prescott.
Statistics updated through August 11:
In the money: 65% (159-49-37-17)
Win %: 31% (49-158)
Average Win Payout on $2 Ticket: $5.37
Magoo’s race day picks for Sunday, August 18:
5 – MUSIC GIANT – This is a very tough race to cap. There are a handful of candidates. “MG” looked like a different horse in his latest and he had every reason to run average, but he didn’t. He may be telling us something.
1 – EYE OF THE HUNTER – The horse to beat and the horse with the best speed figures.
6 – SILENT PARADISE – If you like “EOTH” then you have to like Silent Paradise.
3 – YUMA THURMAN – Had an excuse before last race.
6 – COASTAL CURVES – May need a start.
1 – MONACO GIRL – A drop in class and a decent tactical style make her a player.
7 – TIMBERFALLER
1 – CELEBRATE LIFE
4 – RAIDER RED
7 – SATTA – Nice value play. Drops to a level for her to be a threat.
4 – WAIT FOR LOVE – long shot play
1 – SHESAGAMBLINDEVIL – This closer will need a blistering pace and if she gets it, she can win.
8 – I’Z A SWEET RIDE – She seems much more suited to a two-turn race and she was sprinting against tougher competition. Lots more to like today.
5 – DIVA’S DIVA – This filly ran a winning race last trip around at this distance. A repeat of that makes her very tough. The concern is she got away with soft fractions and that may not be the case today.
2 – HERE’SLOOKINATYA – Hoping.
5 – GHOST INTHE MIRROR – This horse is still learning but getting better with each race. Should appreciate the distance.
9 – TAPIT AT MIDNIGHT – Meant to be a nice horse.
7 – ZERO SUM GAME – Should be up on the pace and may forget to quit although I like my top 2 picks a little better.
3 – AZOOM CORONA
1 – IM ROCKET MAN
4 – VOLCANO
4 – LAPRIETA LINDA 2014
9 – COME N CATCH ME
1 – LOVYRBOY