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The 2022 Lexington

The Lexington is the last chance to earn any points for the Kentucky Derby. The field of 11 that is scheduled to go is competitive. None of the horses look like the top Derby contenders but plenty can happen between now and then. Let’s run down the field and see who and what we have.   Midnight Chrome looks too slow for me. He will break from the rail with Jose Ortiz riding but would

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday April 16th, 2022

Frank Y Whitely Stakes – Race 7 at Laurel Park – Post Time 3:57 PM Eastern Disco Pharoah sticks out in this seven horse stakes field, in spite of the fact four others are entering the race off wins. Returning from a three month layoff on March 5, Disco Pharoah decimated a field of seven by 19 lengths, showing maturity when stalking the pace in the early stages and running as FAST as General George

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Trips, Takes and Replays

We all saw the Blue Grass, Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby last Saturday. As usual the trips horses received impacted the outcomes. We all see things differently and have differing takes on races and trips. Replays are so crucial to today’s game. I thought it would be a good idea to review some of the trips and see where we agree, disagree, and if we can upgrade or downgrade anyone. Let’s start with the

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday April 9th, 2022

Shakertown Stakes – Race 8 at Keeneland – Post Time 4:30 PM Eastern Barraza is a horse who didn’t try sprinting on grass until last October and who has won ALL FOUR turf sprints since then, in three of them closing amazingly fast in visually impressive fashion to win going away. His last two wins, both in stakes, earned 119 and 111 Equibase figures, which compare favorably to likely favorite Golden Pal, whose last two

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The Florida Derby 2022

Did you ever come up with a horse in a race because you just did not like anyone else? That is exactly what happened to me in the Florida Derby this year. I went through the field, the pace set up, the replays, and who I thought could go forward and also who would likely regress and nobody checked all the boxes. I am landing on a horse by default. If he wins it won’t

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