Triple Crown

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

 

 



“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