Archive for May 2018

“Something Awesome” Happening At Pimlico (5/18/18)

May 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Rain is forecast until late Saturday so I am posting Friday’s card early with the assumption that the track will be sloppy and all races will be on the main track so expect a lot of scratches from the turf races, so play accordingly.

In race 9, The Grade 3 Pimlico Special, Something Awesome (#8) loves a wet track and gets a fast pace to set up late run at a decent price – key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 2.

In race 5, Startwithsilver (#3) has best figure ever in slop and should sit a perfect trip right behind the speed — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 1.

In race 11, The Grade 2 Black Eyed Susan,  Red Ruby (#4) disappointed in last but gets the nod to beat these home on best — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 7 and 4

Race 2: 7, 1 and 10

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

Race 4: 9, 1 and 3

Race 5: 3 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1

Race 6: 12, 9 and 7

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 9 and 8

Race 8: 4, 1 and 7

Race 9: 8 (Best Bet) with 9 and 2

Race 10: 9, 5 and 1

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

Race 12: 4, 5 and 2

Race 13: 7, 6 and 5

Race 14: 9, 5 and 1



Making A Good “Impression” At Belmont (5/12/18)

May 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Muddy and good for the great Saturday card — right now all races remain on the turf, so that’s how I am handicapping, but keep an eye out for any changes due to weather!  Not a bad day yesterday even though I listed only 1 winner on top, but my second and third choices were winning consistently and the multi-race wagers were profitable, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 9, The grade 3 Beaugay, My Impression (#1) needed last and moves way up on soft turf — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 6.

In race 8, Great Stuff (#4) gets back on dirt and gets a very fast pace to set up late run at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 1 and 6

Race 2: 7, 9 and 11

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

Race 4: 12, 7 and 8

Race 5: 10 with 4 and 7

Race 6: 3, 1 and 2

Race 7: 7, 2 and 3

Race 8: 4 (Best Bet) with 3 and 2

Race 9: 1 (Best Bet) with 7 and 6

Race 10: 3 with 4 and 1

Race 11: 8, 6 and 5

 



“Bonita Springs” Into Action At Belmont (5/11/18)

May 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card — got some rain last night which may make the turf courses more inviting for closers, so let’s see what happens today!

In race 3, Bonita Springs (#4) lures Ortiz who was the last jockey to win with her and gets a decent pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 1.

In race 4, Gauguin (#7) runs well fresh and has the back numbers to win this off the layoff — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with 6 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 6 and 7

Race 2: 1, 3 and 5

Race 3: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 1

Race 4: 7 (Best Bet) with 6 and 1

Race 5: 2 with 1 and 6

Race 6: 8, 7 and 2

Race 7: 4 with 5 and 6

Race 8: 6, 2 and 1

Race 9: 4, 3 and 9



“Lewis” Makes Me Smile On Derby Day At Churchill (5/5/18)

May 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Churchill, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the great 14 race Derby card, but there are showers in the forecast so beware of changes in track conditions (especially if any races are taken off the turf).  A very good day yesterday with 5 winners on top (including a $26.20 best bet) which made overall win bets and best bets very profitable.  Had a nice run of 3 huge pick 3′s from races 4-8, so I will try and keep up the momentum today.

In race 6, The Grade 1 Humana Distaff, Lewis Bay (#5) probably needed last when beaten by the #1, but will sit a perfect trip here right behind a speed duel and some moisture in the track will even help — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 4.

In race 10, The Grade 3 Pat Day Mile, Restoring Hope (#12) cuts back and may be best as a one turn closer in a race packed with speed — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 8.

In race 12, The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, my betting strategy is the same — find two horses to key on top with 5 horses underneath in all exotic wagers.  While Justify (#7) is a worthy favorite and should get a good trip, he is lightly raced and may have more speed to battle today which is why I like both Bolt d’Oro (#11) and Audible (#5) on top because they both have decent positional speed if needed and should have dead aim in the stretch if good enough.  Hofburg (#9) is my long shot play to hit the board with a late run for Mott who is very high on this horse.  The play is #11 and #5 on top with 6,7,9 and 18 in the exotics.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 8 and 5

Race 2: 2, 5 and 1

Race 3: 6 (Best Bet) with 4 and 5

Race 4: 9 with 3 and 2

Race 5: 5 with 8 and 9

Race 6: 5 (Best Bet) with 1 and 4

Race 7: 2, 6 and 1

Race 8: 7 (Best Bet) with 10 and 3

Race 9: 9, 10 and 11

Race 10: 12 (Best Bet) with 5 and 8

Race 11: 1 (Best Bet) with 3 and 7

Race 12: 11 & 5 with 6, 7, 9 and 18

Race 13: 6, 5 and 3

Race 14: 8, 6 and 7