Archive for May 4th, 2013

“Rewriting” History At Churchill (5/4/13)

May 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Churchill, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for Kentucky Derby Day At Churchill — but rain is in the forecast for much of the day, so be on the lookout for changing track conditions.  It’s a great card, so let’s hope we have decent track and that all races stay on the turf.

In race 3, Screenplay (#6) is the absolute speed of this turf affair and should wire these at 5-2 — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 4.

In race 9, The Grade 2 Churchill Downs, Unbridled’s Note (#5) loves the local surface and gets a great pace set-up for a late run — likes it wet, too!!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 4.

In race 8, The Grade 2, Distaff Turf Mile, Hungry Island (#5) won this last year and should sit a perfect trip for repeat — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 8.

In race 12, Bull Dozer (#8) had good return race and has the back class to win this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 3.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, Normandy Invasion (#5) is primed for the 1 1/4 distance and is working well over the local surface; Orb (#16) is a deserving favorite after Florida Derby win — I’m keying both over #’s 3, 4, 8 and 12.  If it is really wet, Revolutionary (#3) has won on a wet track and can take the whole thing.  Good luck to all and here’s the entire card!

Race 1: 4 and 6

Race 2: 2 with 8 and 1

Race 3: 6 (Best Bet) with 1 and 4

Race 4: 5, 11 and 6

Race 5: 4, 10 and 8

Race 6: 3, 8 and 2

Race 7: 6, 1 and 3

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 6 and 8

Race 9: 5 (Best Bet) with 2 and 4

Race 10: 9, 6 and 8

Race 11: 5 & 16 over 3, 4, 8 and 12

Race 12: 8 (Best Bet) with 7 and 3

Race 13: 8, 2 and 11



“Stock” Is Rising At Belmont (5/4/13)

May 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card — even though all eyes will be on a rainy Churchill Downs, I will be at Belmont with some friends to handicap races at both tracks.

In race 5,  Stock Fund (#7) is the absolute speed of this turf affair and return in last was promising — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 9.

In race 6, Laysh Laysh Laysh (#1) loves the local strip and gets a fast pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 7.

In race 2, Meet the Mets (#4) showed promise as a 2 year old and is working well for return — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 5.  Here’s the entire card without scratches so play accordingly.

Race 1: 7, 2 and 5

Race 2: 4 (Best Bet) with 7 and 5

Race 3: 8, 2 and 3

Race 4: 2, 7 and 4

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) with 3 and 9

Race 6: 1 (Best Bet) with 5 and 7

Race 7: 1 and 2

Race 8: 3 with 8 and 5

Race 9: 4 with 6 and 7

Race 10: 7, 9 and 6