Archive for May 21st, 2011

“Coop” Won’t Be Chicken At Belmont (5/21)

May 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and yielding at Belmont with a decent card to handicap.  Off to an 0 for 2 start at Pimlico so I hope to have some winners in NY!

In race 4, Cooper River (#2) stretches out to 7 furlongs and figures to get the perfect trip in a small field — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #3.

In race 7, Centripital (#9) has run two decent races since the layoff and may have found the right field today — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 and 3

Race 2: 1 and 6

Race 3: 1 and 4

Race 4: 2 (Best Bet) and 3

Race 5: 5 and 9

Race 6: 5, 7 and 8

Race 7: 9 (Best Bet) and 1

Race 8: 7 and 4

Race 9: 3 and 2

Race 10: 13, 3 and 4



“Explaining” The Winner At Pimlico On Preakness Day (5/21)

May 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and yielding for the big day at Pimlico with a very competitive 13 race card on tap.  Watch out for the closers on the turf since the course is very tiring; the main track should be fast and fair with no major biases.

In race 9, The Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap, No Explaining (#2) ran very well in return on soft turf and could be getting better as a 4-year-old in second start off the layoff — much better value than Shared Account (#6) who totes 125 lbs. and might be better at a longer distance.  I’m keying in all multi-race wagers and playing an exacta box with #6.

In race 10, The Grade 3 Schaefer Memorial, Colizeo (#8) cuts back in distance and has great positional speed in a fairly paceless race — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #5.

In race 12, The Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, Dialed In (#10) was too far back in the Derby and was doomed by a dawdling pace — another chance with some new speed signed on.  I’m keying in exactas with #’s 11, 4 and 9 and playing a nice win & place bet.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8 and 2

Race 2: 2 and 7

Race 3: 10 with 11 and 9

Race 4: 6 and 2

Race 5: 13, 11 and 1

Race 6: 4 (Best Bet) and 5

Race 7: 4 with 10 and 5

Race 8: 3 and 7

Race 9: 2 (Best bet) and 6

Race 10: 8 (Best Bet) and 2

Race 11: 3, 4 and 8

Race 12: 10, 11, 4 and 9

Race 13: 9, 7 and 12