Ellis Starr’s Blog

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, December 2

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, December 2 Go For Wand Stakes – Race 6 at Aqueduct – Post time 2:06 PM Eastern Time Verve’s Tale ran the best race of her career to date last time out (with a field high last race 109 Equibase figure) when leading late and ending up a head short of winning the similar Grade 3 Turnback the Alarm Stakes at Belmont. Even though that was a one turn

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 25

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 25 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship – Race 8 at Aqueduct – Post time 3:20 PM Eastern Time   High percentage trainer Jason Servis saddles a pair of very tough runners in Rainbow Heir and Summation Time, opening at 10/1 and 12/1, respectfully, and I’ll play them as if they were a coupled entry and bet them both. Rainbow Heir is 12 for 29 in his career but has

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Key Bets & Races for Friday, November 24

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 24 Gio Ponti Stakes – Race 8 at Aqueduct – Post time 3:20 PM Eastern Time   On the heels of a nice profit last week on the turf at Aqueduct on this blog with Fire Away winning and Monster Bea finishing second, this stakes caught my attention because Fuel the Bern opens at 12/1. Racing for the tough Clement stable to start his career, he finished fast

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 18

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 18 Artie Schiller Stakes – Race 8 at Aqueduct – Post time 3:47 PM Eastern Time   Monster Bea ran big last time out on 10/13 at Belmont, better than his 4th place finish makes it appear. He had to wait for room at a critical stage and when clear was closing fast but it was too late. His race before that was a graded stakes in California

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Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 11

Key Bets & Races for Saturday, November 11 Smart Halo Stakes – Race 5 at Laurel – Post time 2 PM Eastern Time   We start a sequence of some very good betting races with a sprint for 2 year old fillies. The win contenders are Jehozacat, Pacific Gale and Take Charge Paula and we’ll be playing doubles and pick 3 tickets using all three. Jehozacat cuts back from 7 furlongs to 6 furlongs after

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