Ellis Starr’s Blog

Key Races & Bets for Saturday December 3rd, 2022

Stormy Liberal Stakes – Race 5 at Del Mar – Post Time 5:30 PM Eastern Top win contenders: Whatmakessammyrun oddly opens as the 4 to 1 second choice and although he is likely to go to post at lower odds, perhaps 3 to 1, he would still be a low odds overlay at those odds as he just won the Grade 2 Eddie D. Stakes and this is a non-graded stakes. He also won the

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 26th, 2022

Central Park Stakes – Race 5 at Aqueduct – Post Time 1:46 PM Eastern Top win contenders: Let’s Go Big Blue won in a two turn turf race in his career debut this summer, showing a lot of talent when rallying from last of 10. Moved up significantly in class into a stakes, the Nownownow in September, he had traffic trouble at a critical stage and managed to get third of nine. Entered in the

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 19th, 2022

Gio Ponti Stakes – Race 7 at Aqueduct – Post Time 2:44 PM Eastern Analysis & Top win contenders: Churchtown gets the ground saving rail, just missed by a neck in a nearly identical turf route stakes race when last seen, beat older horses before that around two turns on turf and yet he opens at six to one. He’s shipping down from Woodbine for top trainer Attfield and gets Junior Alvarado as well. He

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 12th, 2022

Smart Halo Stakes – Race 7 at Laurel – Post Time 2:41 PM Eastern Analysis & Top win contenders:Dissolute appears to be the speed of the speed and from the outside can clear any other horse and jockey who might consider trying to get to the front. That’s just what this talented two year old filly did in her one and only start, four weeks ago, as she was ahead by three lengths shortly after

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 5th, 2022

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – Race 3 at Keeneland – Post Time 11:50 AM Eastern Analysis & Top win contenders: The early pace will be hotly contested, and HOT, because Slammed (on the rail) has good early speed and likes to lead or be close to the lead early, but the rail will force her jockey’s hand. Then there’s Edgeway, who draws #2 and who also is nearly always first or second after

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