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Key Races & Bets for Saturday October 1st, 2022

Santa Anita Sprint Championship – Race 6 at Santa Anita – Post Time 6:08 PM Eastern/3:08 Pacific Trainer Sanchez sends out an uncoupled entry consisting of Super Ocho (10/1 morning line) and Todo Fino (4/1 morning line) and those are the two to beat by far. If the race goes as drawn, favorite Forbidden Kingdom, a need-the-lead type, will have his hands full with Kid Corleone, having the same style, with the opening half potentially

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The Pennsylvania Derby

A lot of eyes will be on Parx on Saturday. It is their biggest racing day of the year, and the feature is The Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. Eleven three-year olds will line up for the cool one-million-dollar purse. They have a nice field assembled as they do for the Cotillion, the filly counterpart. Zandon will break from the rail under new pilot Joel Rosario. Personally, I feel Joel is a perfect fit for this

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday September 24th, 2022

Turf Monster Stakes – Race 9 at Parx – Post Time 4:04 PM Eastern Pace scenario: That’s Right draws the rail, wears blinkers and is an absolute need-the-lead type, but he can’t shake Uncle Ernie and perhaps others so I expect the opening half-mile to be just over 44 seconds, a much faster than average fraction even for this level, and one which sets up some closers nicely. Nothing Better gets top billing as he

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Belmont Jockey Club Oaks and Derby

They can call it what they like, it is still Aqueduct. Saturday they will run the Jockey Club Derby at a mile and a half. This three-year old turf race drew only six despite a hefty one million dollar purse. Flavien Prat will ride Classic Causeway for the first time and break from the rail. He should be on the lead looking to go two out of three against Nations Pride in their runner match.

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday September 17th, 2022

Nownownow Stakes – Race 11 at Monmouth – Post Time 4:53 PM Eastern You may never have heard of this race but it’s very significant for two year olds who run long on grass as it’s one of few stakes leading to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, and it carries a purse of $500,000. As such 10 have signed on. El de Chimi gets slight preference opening at 4 to 1, with Oxymore and Bramble

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