Archive for April 3rd, 2021

High On The “Hog” At Keeneland (4/3/21)

Apr 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the first Saturday card of the Spring meet — looking forward to handicapping here because it’s a place I have done well over the years, but the recent Breeder’s Cup was hard to take, so I will try and handicap my way past the disappointment and that starts today!

In race 7, the Grade 3 Commonwealth, Hog Creek Hustle (#7) gets a brutal pace to set up late run and this is his best distance — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 5.

In race 8, the Grade 2 Shakertown, Imprimis (#2) will love closing into torrid first fractions in this turf sprint and will get up in time if a good trip presents itself — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 13.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 5 and 1

Race 2: 7, 5 and 2

Race 3: 10 (Best Bet) with 5 and 6

Race 4: 7, 1 and 11

Race 5: 9, 8 and 7

Race 6: 6, 1 and 2

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

Race 8: 2 (Best Bet) with 7 and 13

Race 9: 3, 5 and 6

Race 10: 3, 6 and 5

Race 11: 3 (Best Bet) with 9 and 4



A “Risk” Worth “Taking” At Aqueduct (4/3/21)

Apr 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: Aqueduct, Today's Picks

Fast and firm/good for the Wood Memorial Day card — first time I have handicapped here this year, but time to get back to my NY based tracks while doing Keeneland and Churchill when appropriate.  Gulfstream meet was mediocre on win bets, but listed a lot of winners and exacta boxes, especially in best bet races, so let’s see how I do here today!

In race 10, The Grade 2 Wood Memorial, Risk Taking (#4) has excelled stretching out and with blinkers — Chad has him ready for the Derby trail.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 6.

In race 8, Haikal (#1) has been freshened by top trainer and returns to favorite local surface — pace suggests a closer can win this at a decent price.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 4 and 5

Race 2: 3, 5 and 2

Race 3: 6, 5 and 2

Race 4: 1, 4 and 3

Race 5: 7, 2 and 3

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

Race 7: 6, 4 and 5

Race 8: 1 (Best Bet) with 4 and 7

Race 9: 6, 8 and 3

Race 10: 4 (Best Bet) with 1 and 6

Race 11: 8, 1 and 7