Author Archives: ggiombarrese

Saturday Spot Plays

Let’s look at a few spot plays for Saturday’s races. We had originally written up Belmont’s seventh but that has been taken off the turf. As of this posting, Belmont’s 9th is still on the turf, but obviously if it … Continue reading

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Belmont Day Mutlis

Let’s take a look at two multi-race tickets that we’ll play today at Belmont. Pick 3 beginning with Race 4 Race 4 – Acorn – We really like Salty here and will start our Pick-3 with her. She ran well in the Kentucky … Continue reading

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The Belmont Stakes – J Boys Echo Can Spring Upset

The long winding Triple Crown season wraps up at about 6:37 pm today in Elmont, New York with the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes. This version, unfortunately, has neither Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming nor Preakness winner Cloud Computing, … Continue reading

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Belmont Day Thoughts

The Belmont Stakes card at Belmont on Saturday is truly spectacular, with six Grade 1 races throughout the day, capped of course by the last leg of the Triple Crown but with elite racing all afternoon. We’ll have a few … Continue reading

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Belmont’s Thursday Late Pick-4

Belmont kicks off their Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with an excellent Thursday card that includes three stakes races, though just one is in the late pick-4 we are going to attack here. This is a very challenging sequence with some very interesting … Continue reading

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Saturday Spot Plays

Our last post looked at the Pick-4 today leading into the Penn Derby at Penn National, but there’s a lot more great action around the east coast today. Let’s take a look at a few spot plays we’ll be interested … Continue reading

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The Penn Derby Pick-4

Our pick-4 play on the Memorial Day NY-bred card at Belmont hit for $232 so let’s come back with the Penn Derby Pick-4 today at Penn National. Race 6 – Penn Oaks ($200k) – 3yo fillies, 1 mile, turf – #2 Dynatail (8-1) has … Continue reading

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NY-Bred Showcase Day Pick-4

NYRA runs a few NY-bred showcase cards throughout the year, with this one coming together a few years ago when they moved the Met Mile off Memorial Day. Personally, these cards are great, and the late pick-4 sequence today is … Continue reading

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A Monmouth Park Sunday Pick-3

We missed our double yesterday with the key horse in the Red Bank Stakes, Synchrony, compromised by a very slow pace when several riders grabbed back, handing an easy lead to winner Irish Strait. Irish Strait is a Jersey-bred, 3/4 brother … Continue reading

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