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A Dandy Jim Dandy

While there is little doubt Del mar has drawn bigger more competitive fields in their stakes so far this year when compared to Saratoga, there is also little doubt Saratoga has had their share of quality as opposed to quantity. That trend will continue Saturday with a dandy of a Jim Dandy stakes. Only 5 will go to post but three of those 5 are in the running for champion three-year old. Last Saturday at

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday July 30, 2022

Niagara Stakes – Race 8 at Woodbine – Post Time 4:40 PM Eastern Two of the three starting favorites in this 11 horse field going a mile and one-quarter are Mighty Heart and Town Cruise, who are ABSOLUTELY need-the-lead types. On paper, Town Cruise is capable of running faster but he will break from the 11 post while Mighty Heart gets post three and so it is highly likely Mighty Heart will have the lead

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The Haskell and The Coaching Club American Oaks

The three-year old championship is very much up for grabs at this point. We had three different horses win all three of The Triple Crown races. One of them, Rich Strike is considered by many, me included, to be the beneficiary of a perfect storm in The Kentucky Derby. He’ll have to prove he belongs at the head of the class. Another, Mo Donegal is through for the remainder of the year. Early Point is

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday July 23, 2022

Molly Pitcher Stakes – Race 10 at Monmouth – Post Time 4:38 PM Eastern We start a great three race sequence ending with the Haskell Stakes, where you’ll see I am against BOTH likely top betting choices. We start the sequence with a good pair of horses at likely higher odds than they should be in Leader of the Band and Beth’s Dream, with Army Wife the other win contender. Leader of the Band just

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The First Saturday at The Spa 2022

So many of us wait for Saratoga and it is finally here. Yes, I often say it is not what it was, but nothing really is and it is still one of the best meets with some of the best racing you’ll find. The first Saturday of the Saratoga meet features the Grade 1 Diana and the Grade 3 Sanford. It is Saratoga so it is no surprise both races are competitive and offer options

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