Blog

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

Read More »

The 2022 Jockey Club Gold Cup

I remember when The Jockey Club Gold Cup was two miles. I remember when it was a mile and a half. Things change. Today it is at Saratoga not Belmont but at least it is still a mile and a quarter. While it may not be what it was, it is still a nice race and the running this year looks competitive. I don’t know anyone will come out of here and scare Flightline or

Read More »

Key Races & Bets for Saturday September 3rd, 2022

Del Mar Mile Stakes – Race 7 at Del Mar – Post Time 7:10 PM Eastern/4:10 Pacific Goliad and Irideo are two of three win contenders, the other being Hong Kong Harry but I expect one or both of the first two to offer better value for win bets. Goliad won at this mile trip over the course on July 30 and although it was just a first level allowance race he ran well enough

Read More »

The 2022 Travers Stakes

How could I choose a different race to go over on Saturday? It just wouldn’t seem right. The Mid-summer Derby came up awfully interesting and has both championship and Breeders’ Cup Classic implications. If Charge It and Taiba were here it would have been one of the best Travers fields we’ve seen in a long time and it is still pretty good and very salty!   One interesting note to start. No jockey in the

Read More »
Saratoga 1

Key Races & Bets for Saturday August 27, 2022

H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes – Race 8 at Saratoga – Post Time 3:52 PM Eastern This race is not as cut-and-dried as likely prohibitive favorite Jack Christopher winning, although he is one of five horses with some chance to win. The other four are Gunite, Howling Time and Accretive. The other three – not so much. That leaves one horse in this nine horse field, Conagher, who I think has a legitimate chance to

Read More »