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Saturday Spot Plays

Let’s look at a few spots today at both Aqueduct and Gulfstream. Aqueduct Race 6 – This is a two-other-than seven-furlong allowance race for NY-breds and there should be a) a fast pace and b) the seven-furlong distance should stretch some … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Florida Derby (G1)

We previewed the Louisiana Derby in our last post and we look at the Florida Derby here. The Florida Derby wraps up a 14-race marathon card (which is actually one fewer race than they are running at Fair Grounds on … Continue reading

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Saturday at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream has carded a spectacular 13-race extravaganza on Saturday featuring nine stakes races, eight of them graded, headlined by the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, a key Kentucky Derby prep race. We offered our Fountain of … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Fountain of Youth (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Greetings from Hallandale Beach, where they run the G2 Fountain of Youth on Saturday, headed by Irish War Cry, winner of last month’s Holy Bull, and Practical Joke, last year’s Hopeful and Champagne winner. Derby points … 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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Saturday Highlight Horses

There is some very good racing around the country on Saturday with quality Kentucky Derby points races at Gulfstream, Aqueduct and Santa Anita with some very good undercard racing as well. We have already written up previews of the Derby … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Holy Bull

After a week off , there are three stakes races on Saturday that will award points along the 2017 Kentucky Derby trail. 2016 Juvenile Champion Classic Empire returns in the Holy Bull (Gulfstream 12th), El Areeb, winner of the Jerome, … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review: Mucho Macho Man

Sonic Mule for trainer Todd Pletcher picked up a stakes win in Saturday’s Mucho Macho Man ($100k) at Gulfstream, a race whose most interesting runner might not have even hit the exacta. Fractions – 23.14, 45.85, 1:11.54, 1:37.52 Winning Beyer – 85 Winning … Continue reading

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