Archive for October 2009

“Evil” Reigns On Halloween At Aqueduct (10/31)

Oct 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and good at Aqueduct on Halloween.  In race 6. Stevil (#1) is the in form closer in a race jammed with speed.  I’m boxing in exactas with Groomed For Victory (#7) and keying in doubles and pick 3′s.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3 and 1

Race 2: 2 and 8

Race 3: 4 with 5 and 3

Race 4: 1 and 5

Race 5: 5 and 7

Race 6: 1 (Best Bet) and 7

Race 7: 5 with 6 and 2

Race 8: 1 with 7 and 8

Race 9: 3 and 2

Race 10: 3 and 4



Take The “Blame” At Keeneland (10/31)

Oct 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Rainy and off the turf at Keeneland on Halloween.  But there should be no tricks and only treats if you take Blame (#9) in race 9, The Grade 2 Fayette.  This lightly raced 3 year old has tremendous upside and can run down the leaders late in this 1 1/8th contest.  I’ll play an exacta box with  and Parading (#3) and key in doubles and pick 3′s.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 8 and 4

Race 2: 5, 1 and 6

Race 3: 9, 10 and 11

Race 4: 4 and 8

Race 5: 3, 4 and 10

Race 6: 1 and 8

Race 7: 1 (Best Bet)

Race 8: 3, 2 and 10

Race 9: 9 (Best Bet) and 3

Race 10: 7, 1 and 8



Putting A Ban on Banrock At Belmont (10/25)

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and soft on closing day at Belmont with only race 4 off the turf.  Listed 5 winners yesterday with 2 on top and managed a $412.50 pick 3 in races 5-7.  Still didn’t consider it a good handicapping day and will try to do better today.

In race 9, Banrock (#10) will once again be a heavy favorite against statebreds on the turf, but is not worth the price.  I’m looking for Kutais (#8) to be close to a slow pace and post the upset. I’m keying him in doubles and pick 3′s and playing in an exacta box with Banrock and Pennington (#4).  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2 and 4

Race 2: 5 and 8

Race 3: 5 and 4

Race 4: 2 and 11

Race 5: 7, 2 and 4

Race 6: 3 and 1

Race 7: 7, 12 and 4

Race 8: 5 and 3

Race 9: 8 (Best Bet) with 4 and 10



Putting A Winning Strategy In “Motion” At Keeneland (10/25)

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and yielding at Keeneland with a huge pick 6 up for grabs as the races continue to be impossible to handicap   Only  3 winners listed yesterday, 1 on top, and all my best bets lost.  Will try to be better today!

In race 8, Graham Motion sends out Caprice (#2) in this 1 1/2 marathon on the turf.  In a race devoid of any early speed, Caprice may hold a tactical advantage over Black Mamba (#11) and Winter View (#1) and is my pick to hold off the closers in the stretch.  I’m keying in doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with the others mentioned.

In race 4, Eighteenthofmarch (#5) handles turf or synthetic surfaces and trainer Wayne Catalano is due for some luck.  I’m keying in doubles and pick 3′s with Richland Creek (#2) and playing an exacta box.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 and 7

Race 2: 5 and 1

Race 3: 11 and 7

Race 4: 5 (Best Bet) and 2

Race 5: 11 with 2 and 6

Race 6: 3 and 4

Race 7: 7, 6 and 11

Race 8: 2 (Best Bet) with 1 and 11

Race 9: 5, 8 and 10