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Feature Horse: Blessed Halo Can Wire Aqueduct’s 8th

Assuming they remain on the grass today at Aqueduct (they were off the grass on Wednesday and had to take a few off the grass on Thursday), the 8th race is an interesting optional-claimer going six furlongs on the outer … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup Saturday

After the five race appetizer on Friday, there are nine Breeders Cup races on Saturday with a lot on the line and some great fields to dig into, and prices to take swings with. Let’s look at the fields. Breeders … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup Friday

After a few months away from the site, we’re back and will be firing away over Breeders Cup weekend. On this post, we’ll run down the Friday races and we’ll follow up with the Saturday races in our next post. … Continue reading

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The Preakness Pick-5

This is a tough sequence considering the weather and the expected off track, but there are a few reliable horses that we can focus on. Of course, that list is capped by Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who we will not … Continue reading

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The Kentucky Derby Pick-4

Let’s take a look at the daunting pick-4 sequence that ends on the Kentucky Derby. Our full Derby preview and write-up can be found here. The sequence includes Races 9 – 12 – the American Turf, Pat Day Mile, Turf … Continue reading

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The Run For the Roses

It’s time for the 144th Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Derby is Saturday at Churchill Downs, and as usual, a contentious field of 20 has been assembled to go 10 furlongs for a spot in the history books. It’s been … Continue reading

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Ride the Rainbow

We’ve been a little behind in getting some posts up – sadly work and life have gotten in the way – but we’re back for the big Florida Derby Day card at Gulfstream today which includes a mandatory payout (so … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Preview: Rebel (G2)

Today at Oaklawn, they run the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes and it drew a strong field of 11, including several that come out of the strangely run Southwest Stakes. Last month’s Southwest was run on a gold rail, which … Continue reading

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Aqueduct All-Stakes Late Pick-4

Our last post of the day looks at the all-stakes late pick-4 at Aqueduct that finishes with the Gotham, a key Kentucky Derby prep race that came up pretty strong. Let’s go through the sequence. Race 7 (Stymie) – #3 Harlan Punch (3-1) … Continue reading

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