Ellis Starr’s Blog

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, March 17

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, March 17 Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes – Race 8 at Turfway Park – Post Time 4:38 Eastern Time For anyone that plays multi-race bets like the double, pick 3 or pick 4, a race like this is known as a “FREE SQUARE” similar to bingo. When any race in a series has a standout, that can significantly cut down on the cost of the ticket and/or enable bettors to

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, March 10

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, March 10 Triple Bend Stakes – Race 4 at Santa Anita – Post Time 4:30 Eastern (1:30 Pacific) Captain Scotty is entered in this grade 1 stakes off an allowance win and in only the third start of his career. If it were most trainers I’d say they were reaching, but not Peter Miller, who decided not to run his sprint champion Roy H in this race and instead

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, March 3

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, March 3 Davona Dale – Race 8 at Gulfstream Park – Post 3 PM Eastern Time   Cache made my very small “horses to watch” list off her career debut win in January, a race in which she drifted into a horse to her outside then was pinched by the horse to her inside. Breaking nearly last, she moved up of her own accord, was not intimidated at all

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, February 24-25

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, February 24-25 Texas Glitter Stakes – Race 6 at Gulfstream Park – Post Time 2:30 PM Eastern This is a 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint for 3 year olds which could turn out to be an exceptionally profitable race, the reason being one of the top stakes winning turf trainers in the country, one who has shipped horses to win group 1 races in England, has a horse opening

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, February 17

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, February 17 Maryland Racing Media Stakes – Race 7 at Laurel – Post Time 3:30 PM Eastern Not Taken started her career on dirt, winning at first asking at a mile and one-sixteenth, which is no easy task. Most of the rest of her career so far has been on grass, including 10 of her last 11 starts, including her other two wins. With little question of being able

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