Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – April 24, 2021

Race 7 at Belmont - Post Time 4:08 PM Wicked Trick just aced the field at this seven furlong trip and at this NW3X allowance level but is back under identical conditions, essentially getting a second bite at the apple he just ate, because Linda Rice is willing to enter him for the optional $100K claiming price, hoping no one is interested for that hefty amount. Not only did the horse win at this seven furlong distance in his most recent race but he put together SEVEN wins in a row between July of [...]

April 22nd – Thrilling Picks Select Picks

THURSDAY PIMLICO   RACE 1 Must Use #2 Contender #1 Stretch/Wildcards #4, 7 Historically the chalk has won this race type 4 of 4x. Those winners all had ML ODDS less than 2-1. Maybe bettors feel bold and want to single today's chalk #2 Martini Lande. RACE 2 Must Use #4 #4 Above the Limit had the tremendous speed advantage + E1 + E2 pace adv. There isn't any logical reason to bet against it the #4, so we won't. If it doesn't deliver we accept the outcome and move on. The upside of [...]

By |2021-04-22T12:14:12-04:00April 22, 2021|Pimlico Race Picks, Tampa Bay Downs Race Picks|

Dutching, An Underused Tool of the Horseplayer

Dutching, An Underused Tool of the Horseplayer There are so many tools available to the horseplayer today. Between past performances that go into detail, raw speed figures, trip calculating speed figures, distance traveled stats, replays, and the list goes on and on to even include personalized computer models. At the end of the day, you still must do three things to be successful at this game. You must pick winners, know how to bet them, and come out ahead. One tool that is hardly talked about in racing here in the USA but more [...]

By |2021-04-23T08:08:56-04:00April 16, 2021|Jon Stettin's Blog|

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – April 17, 2021

Race 8 at Keeneland - Post Time 4:57 PM Eastern Final Jeopardy (8 to 1 starting odds) and Empty Tomb (5 to 1 starting odds) are the keys to profit here, particularly with morning line favorite South Bend absolutely false (very vulnerable) at 5 to 2. South Bend returns from six months off, running two turns (1 1/16 miles) with no prep, in an allowance race. Although he has run in all stakes races going back to the fall of 2019, the class drop is a big sign this is just a prep for [...]

How to Handle a Lock

How do you handle a lock? With a key, of course. Well, first things first, there are no locks in horse racing. That is why they always have to run the race. After hitting the Florida Derby with Known Agenda, and the Santa Anita Derby with Rock Your World, I was hoping to roll in strong to the next Derby prep, the Arkansas Derby. I looked at the past performances, and I just could not get past Concert Tour, the even-money morning line favorite. I do not buy into Caddo River turning the tables [...]

By |2021-04-09T15:42:47-04:00April 9, 2021|Jon Stettin's Blog|
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