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Showcase Horse – Grand Jete Can Upset Beverly D

Arlington has an outstanding card today that includes the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes and the Arlington Million, but we’re most interested in the Beverly D, which goes as Race 10. The favorite is likely #4 Dona Bruja (7-2), who has been very … Continue reading

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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

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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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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Handicapping the Kentucky Derby

The biggest race of the year is also the biggest handicapping puzzle of the year. This year’s Kentucky Derby is as wide open as a Derby gets, certainly not a surprise after a roller coaster of a prep season. Thus, … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Wood Memorial (G2)

There are three Derby prep races today, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. Let’s go through the races, and we’ll start here with the Wood Memorial. 1 – Glenrichment (15-1) … Continue reading

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Saturday Spot Plays

Saturday is a very good day of racing up all across the country, especially at Santa Anita, where they have the Big Cap among five stakes, and Tampa Bay Downs, where they run the Tampa Bay Derby among five stakes. … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)

We looked at the Gotham in our last post and in this one, we’ll tackle the Fountain of Youth, won emphatically by a last to first sweep from Gunnevera for trainer Antonio Sano under jockey Javier Castellano. Race Replay  Fractions – … Continue reading

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