Archive for October 2018

Draining The “Swamp” At Belmont (10/7/18)

Oct 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Sunday card — listed 8 winners yesterday, the early pick 4 and had 4 exacta boxes, but didn’t pick a winner on top, so we have to do better today.

In race 6, Swamp Rat (#10) cuts back to sprint and should run down the speed with a great stalking trip from the outside — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 2.

In race 3, Clyde’s Runner (#6) also cuts back to turf sprint and can benefit from a fast pace at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 3 and 1A

Race 2: 5, 6 and 3

Race 3: 6 (Best Bet) with 8 and 7

Race 4: 3, 2 and 1

Race 5: 5, 8 and 11

Race 6: 10 (Best Bet) with 3 and 2

Race 7: 7 (Best Bet) with 2 and 6

Race 8: 3, 7 and 2

Race 9: 2, 5 and 1



Can’t Stop Thinking “All About” Keeneland (10/7/18)

Oct 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — the last two days have been challenging with several huge price upsets, but this is a very difficult meet to handicap and I have to be happy going 5 for 21 even though the prices have been small) and had a great streak yesterday with 3 straight exacta boxes and a nice $268 pick 3, so let’s see what happens today!

In race 6, All About It (#12) goes for very profitable connections and should get a perfect outside stalking trip in this turf sprint and wear these down late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 8.

In race 10, Stave (#4) loves the local sod and needed last — ready for the money run today.  Key in all late multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 6 and 5

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

Race 3: 2, 7 and 3

Race 4: 8, 7 and 1

Race 5: 6, 10 and 5

Race 6: 12 (Best Bet) with 1 and 8

Race 7: 5, 9 and 11

Race 8: 11 (Best bet) with 3 and 1

Race 9: 8 with 7 and 4

Race 10: 4 (Best Bet) with 8 and 3



A Big “Endorsement” After Listing A $197,922 Pick 6 With 4 Winners In the Sequence & 2 Best Bets (10/6/18)

Oct 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Saturday card — an incredible highlight of 45 years of handicapping happened yesterday!  Picked 5 winners on top (including two double digit best bets) and listed the $52,000 late pick 5 and the $197,922 pick 6.  In fact, if you keyed my best bets in races 7 and 8, you could have hit it with only a $162 ticket!  This is the 3rd pick 6 I have listed this year at Belmont — very proud of this accomplishment since Saratoga was not my best!  A great card for Champagne Day, so let’s see if I can keep up the momentum!

In race 10, the Grade 1 Champagne, Endorsed (#1) ran huge in debut and should appreciate the stretch out to a mile — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 2.

In race 8, the Grade 1 Beldame, Teresa Z (#2) has been freshened for this and the cut back to a one turf mile should enhance her late kick in a race with a lot of pace — the price will be right to take a shot here.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 6 and 1

Race 2: 2, 11 and 12

Race 3: 6, 3 and 2

Race 4: 6, 2 and 3

Race 5: 5, 2 and 3

Race 6: 6, 10 and 4

Race 7: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 8: 2 (Best Bet) with 7 and 6

Race 9: 5, 3 and 1

Race 10: 1 (Best Bet) with 9 and 2

Race 11: 9, 1 and 2



Expert “Analysis” At Keeneland (10/6/18)

Oct 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and soft for the Saturday card — only two short priced winners yesterday, so I will try and do better today with a terrific card on tap!

In race 10, The Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile, Analyze It (#9) is facing older horses today, but the cut back to a mile is perfect and has run well on non firm turf — posts mild upset!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 7.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Breeder’s Futurity, Sombeyay (#2) stretches out to perhaps ideal distance and should sit a good trip right behind the speed and wear them down late.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 1 and 3

Race 2: 6, 7 and 3

Race 3: 7, 1 and 3

Race 4: 5 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1

Race 5: 6, 1 and 9

Race 6: 2, 10 and 8

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

Race 8: 7 with 2 and 3

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 8 and 5

Race 10: 9 (Best Bet) with 11 and 7

Race 11: 4 with 8 and 12