Archive for April 28th, 2012

Being “Ruthless” At Churchill (4/28/12)

Apr 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Churchill, Today's Picks

Fast and firm the opening day at Churcill — only one week to the Derby and the excitement is building, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 10, Ruthless Empire (#2) had no shot in second turf start trying to close into a dawdling pace and his figures give him a big shot with a more contested pace in the cards — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 8.

In race 8, The Grade 3 Derby Trial, Hierro (#5) had big figure win at 7 furlongs on this track and has been working well on local surface and gets the right pace flow — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 11.  Here’s the entire card now with scratches! — post time is at 6pm so I may make some changes later when scratches are announced so play accordingly!

Race 1: 5 (Best Bet) and 4

Race 2: 5 and 1

Race 3: 4, 3 and 5

Race 4: 6 with 3 and 5

Race 5: 2, 1 and 5

Race 6: 4 and 8

Race 7: 2, 3 and 6

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 10 and 11

Race 9: 4 and 6

Race 10: 2 (Best Bet) with 10 and 8

Race 11:  7 with 9 and 2



A “Distorted” View At Belmont (4/28/12)

Apr 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card at Belmont — I have memories of having difficulties handicapping in the first week or so last year when they moved from Aqueduct to Belmont because the races weren’t easy to get a feel for and horses were shipping in from many different tracks.  I kind of get the same feeling today, but let’s see how I do.

In race 7, Distortionist (#7) had troubled debut on Gulfstream turf but still ran well — goes for great connections and seems ready to move forward against these.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 10.

In race 1, Guyana Princess (#7) will be a decent price and gets a contested pace to set up late run — key in the double and pick 3 and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 7 (Best Bet) with 11 and 6

Race 2: 2 and 4

Race 3: 8, 5 and 4

Race 4: 6 and 3

Race 5: 1, 11 and 12

Race 6: 6, 8 and 1

Race 7: 7 (Best Bet) with 3 and 10

Race 8: 5, 7 and 9

Race 9: 2 and 6

Race 10: 2, 8 and 6