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Key Races & Bets for Saturday September 24th, 2022

Turf Monster Stakes – Race 9 at Parx – Post Time 4:04 PM Eastern Pace scenario: That’s Right draws the rail, wears blinkers and is an absolute need-the-lead type, but he can’t shake Uncle Ernie and perhaps others so I expect the opening half-mile to be just over 44 seconds, a much faster than average fraction even for this level, and one which sets up some closers nicely. Nothing Better gets top billing as he

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Belmont Jockey Club Oaks and Derby

They can call it what they like, it is still Aqueduct. Saturday they will run the Jockey Club Derby at a mile and a half. This three-year old turf race drew only six despite a hefty one million dollar purse. Flavien Prat will ride Classic Causeway for the first time and break from the rail. He should be on the lead looking to go two out of three against Nations Pride in their runner match.

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday September 17th, 2022

Nownownow Stakes – Race 11 at Monmouth – Post Time 4:53 PM Eastern You may never have heard of this race but it’s very significant for two year olds who run long on grass as it’s one of few stakes leading to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, and it carries a purse of $500,000. As such 10 have signed on. El de Chimi gets slight preference opening at 4 to 1, with Oxymore and Bramble

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The Turf Cup

It is hard not to like Kentucky Downs. Big fields, competitive racing, big payoffs, quality horses and riders, all over a tough but interesting European style turf course. The Turf Cup on Saturday drew 12 plus an also eligible for the cool One Million Dollar purse. Let us have a look, shall we? Red Knight makes his second start off a lay-off and his second start for Mike Maker. He likes the course, likes the

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday September 10, 2022

Fanduel Turf Sprint Stakes – Race 9 at Kentucky Downs – Post Time 5:10 PM Eastern/4:10 Central This is the first of three straight fantastic races, each with a $1 million purse, this one a “Win & You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint to boot. The top two contenders to win in terms of probability are Totally Boss and Arrest Me Red, with six other horses to consider for exactas as well as

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