Triple Crown

It’s A “Chess” Match On Derby Day At Churchill (9/5/20)

Sep 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Churchill, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and good for the incredible 14-race Derby Day card in September — yesterday was very good with 4 winners on top, including 2 best bets with a flat bet profit on all win bets.  Plus, I listed 6 consecutive pick 3′s which totaled over $1100 and listed both the middle pick 4 and pick 5 — the latter over $9,000, so let’s see if I can keep it up today!

In race 7, Chess Chief (#7) has faced some good ones and although he failed as the favorite in last, the pace was slow and he couldn’t get there — much more pace signed on here and he should be able to run them down at 4-1 or so.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 10.

In race 6, Wild Popit (#5) should sit a perfect stalking trip and wear these down late at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 11.

In race 13, The Grade 1 Turf Classic, Sacred Life (#8) returned running and there is a lot of speed signed on here to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 3.

In the Kentucky Derby, Tiz The Law (#17) looks like the one at a short price, but I would also play Max Player (#2) on top in exactas, tris and supers.  How about 2 and 17 with 16, 12, 7 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 2 and 1

Race 2: 5, 7 and 3

Race 3: 6, 7 and 2

Race 4: 12, 5 and 10

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

Race 6: 5 (Best Bet) with 2 and 11

Race 7: 7 (Best Bet) with 4 and 10

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

Race 9: 5, 9 and 6

Race 10: 10, 8 and 3

Race 11: 3 (Best Bet) with 6 and 4

Race 12: 8, 9 and 4

Race 13: 8 (Best Bet) with 1 and 3

Race 14: 2, 17 and 16 (use 12, 7 and 5 in exotics)



A “Perfect” Day At Belmont (6/20/20)

Jun 20th, 2020 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for the fantastic 12-race card on Belmont Stakes Day — had 4 winners on top yesterday, so I hope to keep up the momentum today!

In race 8, The Grade 1 Acorn, Perfect Alibi (#7) has run well fresh and has faced the best of his generation — gets a fast pace to set up late run and the price will be right because of the Baffert runner.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 4.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Jaipur, Oleksandra (#2) is perfect over this course at this distance and should sit about 4 or 5 lengths off a contentious pace and run these down late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 5.

In the Belmont Stakes, hard to go past Tiz the Law, but Sole Volante (#2) had a great comeback race and if the pace falls apart, may be able to pick up the pieces at a nice price!  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 9 and 11

Race 2: 2 (Best Bet) with 4 and 5

Race 3: 7, 6 and 2

Race 4: 1 (Best Bet) with 3 and 7

Race 5: 2, 5 and 6

Race 6: 2, 3 and 4

Race 7: 8 (Best Bet) with 10 and 13

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

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 3 and 5

Race 10: 2, 10 and 8

Race 11: 2, 6 and 9

Race 12: 7, 2 and 8



“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