Triple Crown

“Bruce” Springs Upset At Belmont (6/8/19)

Jun 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the Belmont Stakes card — a tremendous 13-race extravaganza with grade 1′s galore (including the Met Mile which could be the best race of the year>  A clear inside speed bias on main track yesterday which played havoc with my picks. Only one winner on top and not much else, so let’s see what I can do today to atone!

In race 10, The grade 1 Manhattan, Robert the Bruce (#3) is one of 3 for Chad Brown and you can throw out last two on soft courses which he despises — back on firm course today and a 5-1 price is an absolute gift, call to upset Bricks and Mortar (#8) who may be the best turf horse in the country and always needs racing luck with his late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 8.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile, Firenze Fire (#7) is an absolute monster at Belmont and should sit an absolutely perfect trip right behind a brutal pace and hold off the closers late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 4.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Sir Winston (#7) is bred to run all day and his Peter Pan showed he is in good form and likes Belmont — call to post upset in tough race — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 10.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 6 and 1

Race 2: 2, 4 and 9

Race 3: 5 with 6 and 4

Race 4: 6, 4 and 1

Race 5: 4, 1 and 2

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

Race 7: 8, 7 and 2

Race 8: 11, 8 and 1

Race 9: 7 (Best Bet) with 3 and 4

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

Race 11: 7, 3 and 10

Race 12: 1 (Best Bet) with 5 and 7

Race 13: 7, 6 and 1



It’s All Out “War” For The Preakness At Pimlico (5/18/19)

May 18th, 2019 | By | Category: Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the great 14-race Preakness card at Pimlico — had a great day yesterday on Black Eyed Susan Day with 10 winners listed, 5 on top (including the Black Eyed Susan and  2 best bets) — let’s see if I can keep it up today.  Yesterday, I touted Castellano all day — today, I have a feeling Ricardo Santana may win a couple of races.

In race 13, The Grade 1 Preakness, Bourbon War (#2) didn’t have enough points to make the Derby, but his Florida Derby rivals did well in that race and he is fresh for this, gets a decent pace and adds blinkers for the money run (8-1 would be a gift) — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and key on top in exotics with #’s 12, 5, 9 and 4.

In race 10, The Grade 3 Gallorette, Viva Vegas (#8) is the inform closer in a turf race packed with speed and picks up Ortiz for this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 2.

In race 9, Misericordia (#8) likes 5 furlongs on turf and should a perfect stalking trip here from advantageous outside post — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 8 and 1

Race 2: 5, 10 and 8

Race 3: 3, 4 and 5

Race 4: 5, 9 and 1

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

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

Race 7: 2, 5 and 4

Race 8: 5 with 9 and 1

Race 9: 8 (Best Bet) with 4 and 6

Race 10: 8 ( Best Bet) with 4 and 2

Race 11: 7 with 8 and 3

Race 12: 11 (Best Bet) with 12 and 5

Race 13: 2 (Best Bet) with 12 and 5

Race 14: 2, 8 and 3



Jumping On The “Ledge” On Derby Day At Churchill (5/4/19)

May 4th, 2019 | By | Category: Churchill, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the big Saturday card, but there is rain in forecast late in the day so keep a close eye on on the track conditions prior to the Derby.  Decent day yesterday with 7 winners listed, 3 on top (with a flat bet profit) and a $185 pick 3, so I will try and keep it up today.  Rooting against Chad Brown’s horses, so if he has a big day, I’m screwed!

In race 7, The Grade 2 Distaff Turf Mile, Procter’s Ledge (#3) ran great in return and has faced some of the best competition around and held her own — likes this track and will be flying late at a decent price.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 9.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Turf classic, Synchrony (#9) ran 3rd in this race last year and just missed against the favorite in last and adds blinkers for the money run at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 12.

In race 12, The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, By My Standards (#3) is rapidly improving off Louisiana Derby win, can sit 5 lengths off a decent pace and get a great inside trip to post the upset at 12-1 or so — I am using him and Game Winner (#16) who ran his best race here at Churchill on top with #’s 6, 5, 8, 7 and 17 in my exactas, trifectas and supers!  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 4 and 2

Race 2: 4, 6 and 1A

Race 3: 4, 1 and 6

Race 4: 2, 9 and 4

Race 5: 2, 6 and 12

Race 6: 7, 6 and 5

Race 7: 3 (Best Bet) with 6 and 9

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

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 10: 14, 10 and 11

Race 11: 9 (Best Bet) with 1 and 12

Race 12: 3, 16 with 5, 6, 7, 8 and 17

Race 13: 6, 1 and 10

Race 14: 7, 1 and 2



Holding A King’s “Ransom” At Belmont (6/9/18)

Jun 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the incredible 13-race card on Belmont Stakes Day — had a productive day yesterday with two nice winners on top and listed the late pick 5 for over $7,000, so I will try and keep up the momentum today!  The big race should be won by Justify considering the pace will be modest, so try and find the horses underneath to complete the number.  Maybe Tenfold (#7) will be the best value to get a piece.  There are many other betting opportunities on the undercard, so let’s talk about that!

In race 9, The Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, Ransom the Moon (#8) ships in from west coast in great form and should get a perfect stalking spot behind a reasonable pace and get the jump on the closers at a nice price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 5.

In race 10, The Grade 1 Manhattan, Robert Bruce (#1) remains undefeated and his first race in the states showed his class and talent — he is this good!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 9, 1 and 6

Race 2: 6, 3 and 2

Race 3: 7, 1 and 6

Race 4: 7, 5 and 3

Race 5: 9, 3 and 2

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

Race 7: 3 with 11 and 1

Race 8: 3 (Best Bet) with 7 and 5

Race 9: 8 (Best Bet) with 10 and 5

Race 10: 1 (Best Bet) with 10 and 8

Race 11: 7, 1 and 4

Race 12: 5 (Best Bet) with 10 and 3

Race 13: 3 with 8 and 11