Laurel Park Race Picks

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 Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – March 13, 2021

Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes – Race 6 at Laurel - Post Time 3:03 PM Eastern Dixie Drawl, who was very well regarded last month in the John B. Campbell Stakes at 5/2, but who ran sixth, comes back three weeks later at the nine furlong distance of his stellar nine length win just before that and I think that’s the key to posting the mild upset opening at 6/1. Winner of five of his last nine before the Campbell, Dixie Drawl is two for three at this trip and has earned all six [...]

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – February 27, 2021

Canadian Stakes - Race 8 at Gulfstream Park - Post Time 2:53 PM Eastern Venezuelan Hug just won a stakes on this turf course and although it was a race restricted to Florida breds it was as good as the runner-up grade 3 stakes effort Eon put in. Now having won five of nine in his career (three of five at Gulfstream), Venezuelan Hug earned that win without Lasix, an important factor to consider as we handicap stakes races with new rules. If you ignore his 10 furlong (too far) try in October, Venezuelan [...]

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – February 20, 2021

John B. Campbell Stakes - Race 4 at Laurel Park - Post Time 2:04 PM Eastern I’m hoping Dixie Drawl gets this week’s KEY RACES blog off to a strong start and that should be the case if he goes to post anywhere near his starting odds of 9/2. Still, even 2/1 will be an overlay as I think he pretty much sticks out here as a win contender. He’s 6 for 19 in his career but better still he’s 6 for 15 at Laurel. He just won at a mile and one-eighth over [...]

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