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Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – September 18, 2021

Jockey Club Oaks Invitational - Race 9 at Belmont Park - Post Time 5:14 Eastern I usually opt for the European invaders in a race like this, but in this case Higher Truth has to get top billing. She was bred in Ireland but has only raced in the U.S. and each race since her debut in March was significantly better than the other in terms of her speed figures. In the similar Belmont Oaks in July, Higher Truth finished fast to miss second by a nose and the win by a half-length to [...]

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – September 11, 2021

Mint Ladies Sprint Stakes - Race 6 Kentucky Downs - Post Time 3:57 Eastern Yes It’s Ginger was sent to post as the 5 to 2 favorite in her last two races, both wins in non-graded stakes which like this were sprints on turf. Yet because this is a 12 horse field she opens at 12/1 and could be a GIFT if running as well in this field. She’s been first or second in seven of eight this year and has the ability to take the lead early if no other horse wants it [...]

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – September 4, 2021

Saranac Stakes - Race 8 at Saratoga - Post Time 4:27 PM Eastern Founder, who opens at 4 to 1 odds, gets top billing here on the strength of two big efforts since adding blinkers. The first was a runner-up effort on dirt in a race scheduled on turf and the next was a strong win when rallying from seventh with a quarter mile to run to take the Tale of the Cat Stakes at Monmouth on July 31. This grade 3 stakes is no tougher and with Founder getting Jose Ortiz for Chad [...]

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – August 28, 2021

H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes - Race 9 at Saratoga - Post Time 4:12PM Eastern Following Sea won the second and third starts of his career this past April and June, the latter after shipping to New York and leaving Bob Baffert for Todd Pletcher. Both efforts were runaway wins by an average of six lengths with 110 and 105 Equibase Speed Figures. Stretching out from one turn to try two-turns for the first time in the Haskell last month, Following Sea was still very well regarded at 7 to 2 BUT was the [...]

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – August 21, 2021

Torrey Pines Stakes - Race 6 at Del Mar - Post Time 7:30 PM Eastern Forest Caraway opens as the 5/2 second choice on the morning line and has a much larger probability to win in my opinion than 9/5 morning line favorite Private Mission, who is likely going to continue to be favored because her trainer is Bob Baffert. The problem is Private Mission led from start to finish when winning a sprint in June so may be committed to the lead from the outside at a mile, but Day Plan also led [...]

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