Archive for October 2011

Some Like It “Hot” At Keeneland (10/23)

Oct 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — tough luck yesterday when both my best bets ran second at 5-1, but I did have a $24 horse on top, a $337 exacta box and $1660 trifecta box in race 5.  Let’s see how I do today.

In race 7, Hot Hot Moma (#7) is as consistent as they come, gets a nice stalking post and has run well on the local surface — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 2.

In race 8, Hasay (#5) showed that the distance will be no problem in last and has positional speed to get a good trip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 9.  Here’s the entire card without scratches since I’m posting early today and good luck!

Race 1: 7, 12 and 5

Race 2: 3 with 7 and 8

Race 3: 10, 7 and 2

Race 4: 10 with 7 and 4

Race 5: 13 with 11, 3 and (8) — use 8 only if one of top three scratches

Race 6: 10, 8 and 4

Race 7: 7 (Best Bet) with 9 and 2

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 1 and 9

Race 9: 4 and 9



“Harboring” A Winner At Belmont (10/22)

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and yielding on New York Showcase Day at Belmont with a very exciting card on tap.  Have been doing pretty well at Belmont over the last several weeks and this card is challenging so let’s see how I do.

In race 7, The Joseph A. Gimma, Harbor Mist (#9) gets major class relief today and a good stalking post — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 1.

In race 9, The Empire Classic, Icabad Crane (#5) can make one late run and win this at 4-1 since Haynesfield (#4) will be over bet — key in all multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 9, 7 and 11

Race 2: 6, 4 and 3

Race 3: 7, 6 and 12

Race 4: 4, 1X and 10

Race 5: 4, 3 and 1

Race 6: 8, 2 and 1A

Race 7: 9 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 8: 10 with 6 and 3

Race 9: 5 (Best Bet) and 4

Race 10: 1, 10 and 5



Being A “Groupie” At Keeneland (10/22)

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and good at Keeneland for the Saturday card — another head-scratcher for this handicapper so I would much rather play Belmont today!

In race 9, the Grade 2 Raven Run, Groupie Doll (#2) is in great form, catches a fast pace and is working up a storm on the local surface — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 12 and 7.

In race 7, Jamraa (#5) has done nothing wrong in two starts and fired a bullet on the local surface in preparation for this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 7 and 1

Race 2: 3, 8 and 9

Race 3: 7, 8 and 4

Race 4: 3 and 2

Race 5: 4, 6 and 10

Race 6: 5, 11 and 6

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

Race 8: 6, 4 and 12

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 12 and 7

Race 10: 2, 7 and 9



A Winning “Debate” At Keeneland (10/16)

Oct 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — another head scratcher like yesterday where I only listed 3 winners, 2 on top. Let’s see how I do today.

In race 3, Heated Debate (#1) has run two decent races and continued improvement should beat these — key in all multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #3.

In race 5, En Fuego (#9) has run well at this demanding distance against better and should score as favorite — key in all multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 11, 5 and 6

Race 2: 6, 9 and 1

Race 3: 1 (Best Bet) and 3

Race 4: 4 with 6 and 5

Race 5: 9 (Best Bet) and 8

Race 6: 6 and 3

Race 7: 3, 7 and 4

Race 8: 3 with 5 and 6

Race 9: 6, 9 and 10