Ellis Starr’s Blog

Key Races & Bets for Saturday July 16, 2022

Diana Stakes – Race 8 at Saratoga – Post Time 5:03 PM Eastern Not only is Bleecker Street undefeated in seven career starts going back to last August, she appears to have the most powerful late kick in the field and whether the early pace is fast, or even exceedingly slow, she should be tough to hold off. Her last four wins came in graded stakes, including two at the mile and one-eighth distance of

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday July 9, 2022

Belmont Oaks Invitational – Race 7 at Belmont Park – Post Time 4:06 PM Eastern New Year’s Eve ran a breakout race when last seen winning the Edgewood Stakes on Kentucky Oaks day and although I usually give the European horses an edge because they’ve been facing tougher and running farther as compared to the North American horses, there’s no way to ignore this filly’s effort on May 6. She had won the first two

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday July 2, 2022

Alapocas Run Stakes – Race 4 at Delaware Park – Post Time 2 PM Eastern Whereshetoldmetogo likely won’t go to post at his 4 to 1 morning line odds, but considering Drafted opens at 2 to 1 and has won two straight stakes, that one should go favored and we should still get low odds overlay value on Whereshetoldmetogo on win bets. This gelding LOVES to win, with six wins in his last 10 races

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday June 25th, 2022

Goldwood Stakes – Race 11 at Monmouth – Post Time 4:47 PM Eastern If the race goes as drawn in that need-the-lead types Athwaaq, Robin Sparkles and Hey Mamaluke run, and/or if also-eligible Stop War runs, or any two or three of the four, the early pace is going to be hotly contested and HOT, perhaps with a sub :22 opening quarter and a sub :45 half mile. That sets the race up nicely for

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday June 11, 2022

Brooklyn Stakes – Race 5 at Belmont Park – Post Time 1:47 PM Eastern First Constitution is the play here, opening at 9 to 2 and offering exceptional value because the second and third betting favorites on the morning line (Fearless and Warrant) are highly vulnerable. First Constitution has a fine record of 2-2-2 in six races since just after importing to the U.S. and moving to the Pletcher barn. His best effort came in

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