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Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 27, 2021

Jimmy Durante Stakes - Race 7 at Del Mar - Post Time 6:30 PM Eastern (3:30 Pacific) Similar to Breeders’ Cup turf races, when Europeans show up for U.S. takes we need to take a hard look because usually they are further along by this time of year as compared to their American counterparts. Such is the case here, with Tezzaray proving a very strong winner in her U.S. debut 23 days ago at this mile trip on the Del Mar Turf, and Helen Wells having won in her U.S. debut back in August. [...]

Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 20, 2021

Red Smith Stakes - Race 9 at Aqueduct - Post Time 3:45 PM Eastern Given there are knocks with the horses likely to be favored by bettors, such as Soldier Rising, who has yet to win in three U.S. starts, particularly when as the eight to five favorite last month in the Hill Prince Stakes, and with Tide of the Sea, who won the Japan Turf Cup takes in October but was beaten as the seven to five favorite last month in the Point of Entry Stakes, I’ll go with Price Talk to win [...]

Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 13, 2021

James F. Lewis III Stakes - Race 7 at Laurel - Post Time 3:23 PM Eastern Run to Daylight is undefeated in three starts and is likely to remain that way when this stakes for two year olds is over. He won his debut by three lengths then a little stakes at Charles Town by nearly six then another stakes last time out by two. His logical progression in Equibase Speed Figures (64 to 72 to 79) should continue and he brings along regular rider Bocachica, who has won with a strong 33% of [...]

Key Races & Bets for Saturday November 6, 2021

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint - Race 5 at Del Mar - Post Time 3:40 PM Eastern (12:40 PM Pacific) Emaaraty Ana, A Case of You, Extravagant Kid and Lieutenant Dan are the contenders to win this race. Just a cut below the four contenders listed above are Fast Boat, Gear Jockey, Kimari, Golden Pal & Glass Slippers and I wouldn’t argue against their inclusion on exacta, trifecta, pick 3 or 4 tickets, or even win bets at double digit odds. Emaaraty Ana has run the three best races of his career, starting with a [...]

Key Races & Bets for Saturday October 30, 2021

Race 6 at Keeneland - Post Time 3:40 PM Mr. Jagermeister, Derby Date and Pyron are the main contenders to win this race. Mr. Jagermeister has a very strong career record of 12 wins in 31 dirt races and earnings of over $650K. Yet he opens at 12/1 because he’s been running in Minnesota and Iowa recently. He also gets a low percentage jockey but I’m going to ignore that because the horse is drawn very well with an outside post and has the tactical speed to be first or second early the way [...]

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