Archive for February 2010

“Expand” Your Winnings At Gulfstream (2/28)

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Today's Picks

A drying out main track and a good turf course — I’m handicapping without the benefit of scratches and with the assumption that all races with remain on the turf.  Disregard any of the last 4 races if any they are switched to the main track.

In race 9, The Mac Diarmida, Expansion (#8) is in great form and can repeat at 1 3/8 distance on turf — I’m keying in the late double and pick 3 and playing an exacta box with Winchester (#2).

In race 4, Brown Dirt Cowboy (#4) is the in-form closer in a race packed with speed.  I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Captain Backfire (#3) and The Midnight Skier (#8).  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3 and 6

Race 2: 8 and 1A

Race 3: 6 with 3 and 5

Race 4: 4 (Best Bet) with 3 and 8

Race 5: 1 and 6

Race 6: 7 and 5

Race 7: 9 with 2 and 14

Race 8: 3, 6 and 8

Race 9: 8 (Best Bet) and 2

Race 10: 4, 1 and 3



A “Platinum” Setting At Aqueduct (2/28)

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Clear and fast as Aqueduct reopens after two days of snow removal!  A very competitive card for the inner track — but please note that these picks have been posted without knowledge of scratches so play accordingly.

In race 6, Platinum Couple (#5) has won going from route to sprint and gets a good pace to run at — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Nikosi Reigns (#9) and Crazy Coyote (#7).

In race 7, Stopbluffing (#1) is not a win machine, but had an excuse in last and likes the inner track — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Mighty Morris (#3). Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6 and 4

Race 2: 3 and 1

Race 3: 3 and 2

Race 4: 2 and 7

Race 5: 3 and 6

Race 6: 5 (Best Bet) with 9 and 7

Race 7: 1 (Best Bet) and 3

Race 8: 5 with 4 and 2

Race 9: 7 and 3



A “Delight” At Santa Anita (12/27)

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and firm at Santa Anita on Saturday.  Since Aqueduct is closed, I thought I would take a shot at California racing today!

In race 4, One Man’s Delight (#1) is the absolute speed on a turf course that can favor speed when sprinting — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Dana Dynamo (#8).

In race 3, Fenice (#2) gets the perfect pace scenario to repeat — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Shelter Island (#5).  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 and 3

Race 2: 1 and 7

Race 3: 2 (Best Bet) and 5

Race 4: 1 (Best Bet) and 8

Race 5: 7 and 3

Race 6: 7 and 8

Race 7: 4, 3 and 8

Race 8: 10, 1 and 5

Race 9: 10, 9 and 1



Take A Winning “Approach” At Gulfstream (2/27)

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and firm at Gulfstream — the big game in town with the cancellation of Aqueduct.  The later races seem more competitive so concentrate on those for the best returns.

In race 9, The Very One, Long Approach (#4) ran fourth in this race last year from post 11, gets inside today and a good pace to run at to make amends.  I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Proud Lisa (#1) and Kiawah Cat (#12).

In race 6, Roman Tiger (#8) get major class relief at a mile on the turf and can close into a fast pace to post the victory.  I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Dynamoor (#1) and War Hoot (#12).  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8 and 6

Race 2: 5 and 1A

Race 3: 2 and 1

Race 4: 6 and 7

Race 5: 8 with 3 and 5

Race 6: 8 (Best Bet) with 1 and 12

Race 7: 1 and 8

Race 8: 1 and 8

Race 9: 4 (Best Bet) with 1 and 12

Race 10: 8, 11 and 2