Archive for May 4th, 2012

Waiting For The “Applause” At Churchill (5/4/12)

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Churchill, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the Kentucky Oaks card — the excitement is building for the Derby tomorrow and we have a very competitive card to try and handicap today so let’s see if I can start the weekend with a bang!

In race 11, The Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, Summer Applause (#3) gets a fast pace to set up late run and is working bullets on local strip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 2.

In race 9, The Grade 2 Alysheba, Mucho Macho Man (#4) is in great form and should get a perfect trip right behind the leaders — gets the job done as the favorite.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 2.

In race 5, Frontside (#3) has speed in a fairly paceless race and can lead these all the way on turf at a mile — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 1.  Here’s the entire card without scratches, so check back later to see if I post any changes before 10:30am post time!  Good luck!

Race 1: 4 and 2

Race 2: 10, 9 and 7

Race 3: 4, 5 and 9

Race 4: 4, 10 and 7

Race 5: 3 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 6: 4 and 2

Race 7: 2 and 7

Race 8: 4 with 8 and 12 (use 9 if any scratches)

Race 9: 4 (Best Bet) with 7 and 2

Race 10: 2 with 1 and 10

Race 11: 3 (Best Bet) with 1 and 2

Race 12: 8, 6 and 3 (use 5 if scratches)