Monthly Archives: July 2017

Haskell Day

Let’s look at some spots on the Haskell Day card at Monmouth Park. Haskell Invitational (Race 12) – While it appears #4 Practical Joke (4-1) is better at one-turn, he is still a solid runner going two-turns and if he is going to … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

Let’s look at the late Pick-4 today at Saratoga, a sequence that includes three stakes races. Race 8 (G1 Vanderbilt) – 3/up, 6 furlongs, dirt – As you would expect from a Grade 1 sprint, there is a lot of speed, … Continue reading

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Friday Showcase Horse – Soar Once More…Can

Let’s look at a good-priced runner in Friday’s third at Saratoga. Race 3 – Maiden Special Weight (F&M, 11 furlongs, turf) – This maiden special weight for marathon fillies features a few runners stretching out and one especially should thrive on … Continue reading

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Sunday at the Spa

We got blanked on Saturday, though a few of our runners (Browse and Free Drop Billy) ran well, though at shorter prices than we expected. Let’s take a look at a few spots on Sunday’s card. Race 1 – This 2-year … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

The first of seven Saratoga Saturdays is this week and as usual, a great card awaits. Let’s take a look at a few spots. Race 7 (3/up, OC $62k/n2x, 5.5 furlongs, turf) – For a turf sprint, there doesn’t appear to … Continue reading

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Opening Day at Saratoga – The Lake George (G2)

As the legendary Red Smith once said about Saratoga, “From New York City, you drive north on the Thruway for about 175 miles, turn off at Exit 14, take Union Avenue heading west – and go back about 100 years.” … Continue reading

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A Saturday Belmont Pick-4

Let’s look at the late Pick-4 today at Belmont, a sequence that we will start by leaning on a Chad Brown runner in the Forbidden Apple Stakes. Race 8 – Forbidden Apple Stakes (3/up, 8 furlongs, turf) – #6 Offering Plan (4-1) will … Continue reading

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Taking a Small Shot Against Frostmourne In Kent Stakes

After Frostmourne won the G2 Penn Mile on June 3rd, some thought that a try in the G1 Belmont Derby was in the cards. Trainer Christophe Clement, on the other hand, is taking the more conservative route, sending Frostmourne to … Continue reading

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Answering Some Weekend Questions

Let’s look back at some of the big races from last weekend, and some of the races we looked at here. This weekend looks a little quiet (though Songbird runs, against an incredibly weak field, in the Delaware Handicap on … Continue reading

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