Monthly Archives: February 2017

Derby Prep Review – Risen Star Stakes (G2)

Girvin sprung the upset on Saturday, tripping out perfectly to win the Risen Star at Fair Grounds and earn 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points along the way for trainer Joe Sharp. You can find the video here, though we’re unable to … Continue reading

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Sunday Spot Plays

Let’s take a look at a few spots on Sunday at Gulfstream and Aqueduct. Gulfstream Race 7 – 3yo Maiden Special Weight, 5 furlongs, turf – There’s not a lot to go on in this race, with some shaky form, horses coming … Continue reading

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Fair Grounds Saturday Pick-4

Our Laurel all-stakes Pick-4 from last Saturday was a mess, but we’ll be back at it this week, tackling the all-stakes Pick-4 at Fair Grounds, capped by the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep race we broke … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Risen Star Stakes

Fair Grounds runs the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Saturday as the Derby trail swings back to New Orleans. In addition, the point value for these races increases. In the previous round of preps, which finished on Monday with … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Southwest Stakes

One Liner delivered a zinger (hey now) in the Southwest Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn Park, drawing off to win by 3.5 lengths over Petrov (and 12 lengths over the 3rd place finisher). Stretching out off a six furlong allowance win … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Southwest Stakes

The Road to the Arkansas Derby continues on Monday at Oaklawn Park with the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, headed by Uncontested, the runaway winner of last month’s Smarty Jones. Several return from last month’s Smarty Jones (our recap is here), … Continue reading

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Sunday Spot Plays

Our Saturday Spot Plays were largely terrible or overbet or both, so let’s try to do better today. We have just two faces to focus on, but they are both very good and competitive fields – one at Gulfstream and … Continue reading

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Saturday Spot Plays – Gulfstream, Aqueduct

It’s a beautiful day here in New Jersey and up and down the coast. Let’s try to pick a few winners. We already looked at today’s late pick-4 at Laurel, which includes two graded stakes. Now, let’s look at a … Continue reading

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Laurel Saturday Pick-4

Laurel has a stakes-laden card today capped by the Grade 2 General George and Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie for older sprinters. Let’s take a look at their late pick-4. Race 7 – Miracle Wood – 3 yos, 7 furlongs, dirt – … Continue reading

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