Archive for September 2014

A Good “Catch” At Parx (9/20/14)

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and firm for a tremendous card at Parx which includes both the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks winners, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 8, Catch My Drift (#5) was way over matched in last and can get a good closing trip with great connections in his corner — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 8.

In race 9, Dancing Lounge (#9) loves this turf course and gets a fast pace to set up late run and his best numbers can win this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 6.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Cotillion, Joint Return (#4) loves the local surface and ran great in blinkers last time — can upset at a decent price.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 8 and 4

Race 2: 6, 8 and 2

Race 3: 3, 8 and 9

Race 4: 6, 3 and 2

Race 5: 8, 11 and 4

Race 6: 6, 3 and 8

Race 7: 5 with 11 and 6

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 2 and 8

Race 9: 9 (Best Bet) with 4 and 6

Race 10: 3, 6 and 1

Race 11: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 8

Race 12: 2, 7 and 1

Race 13: 8, 3 and 1



A Winning “Policy” At Woodbine (9/14/14)

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and good for the big Woodbine Mile card — don’t usually handicap here, but thought I would take a shot with such a good card on tap.

In race 9, The Grade 2 Canadian, Industrial Policy (#9) gets the best turf rider in the country and the 1 1/8th mile distance on turf might enhance late kick — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and  play an exacta box with 3′s 8 and 10.

In race 7, Good So Far, (#1) can sit a perfect trip on or just off a controlled pace and has run well back on synthetic — key in all doubles and pick3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 4 and 8

Race 2: 2, 3 and 4

Race 3: 1, 11 and 2

Race 4: 11, 10 and 1

Race 5: 5, 7 and 6

Race 6: 4, 1 and 7

Race 7: 1 (Best Bet) with 6 and 8

Race 8: 11, 13 and 1

Race 9: 9 (Best Bet) with 8 and 10

Race 10: 2, 7 and 8

Race 11: 9 (Best Bet) with 11 and 5



“Harbor” Cruises At Belmont (9/14/14)

Sep 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Muddy and good for the Sunday card — track should be upgraded to fast during the program so see if there are any biases on the main track as it dries out.  Not much to say about yesterday except a parade of long shots prevailed because of the wet conditions and the Euros appreciated to non-firm turf in the stakes races.  Let’s see how I do today!

In race 8, Old Harbor (#11) will like the cutback on turf and gets a contested pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 4.

In race 6, Summer Sunset (#2) should sit a perfect stalking trip and has the numbers to win this cutting back to sprint — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 1

Race 2: 7, 4 and 2

Race 3: 5, 4 and 3

Race 4: 3, 4 and 7

Race 5: 8, 2 and 6

Race 6: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 7: 3, 5 and 6

Race 8: 11 (Best Bet) with 3 and 4

Race 9: 8, 6 and 2

Race 10: 4, 6 and 1



Being A Little “Daring” At Belmont (9/13/14)

Sep 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card — there is some rain in the forecast, but it doesn’t look like it will affect the racing and all races should remain on the turf.

In race 8, The Grade 2 Sands Point, Daring Dancer (#8) has a great closing kick and gets a contested pace to set up late run despite outside post — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 3.

In race 10, Morning Calm (#8) benefits from any moisture on turf and can work out a good stalking trip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 10. Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 6 and 3

Race 2: 4, 2 and 7

Race 3: 3, 8 and 6

Race 4: 7 with 1 and 3

Race 5: 12, 5 and 4

Race 6: 10, 5 and 4

Race 7: 1, 5 and 6

Race 8: 8 (Best Bet) with 5 and 3

Race 9: 2, 4 and 1

Race 10: 8 (Best Bet) with  4 and 10