Triple Crown

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



“Wild About” Belmont Stakes Day (6/10/17)

Jun 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and firm for one of the greatest cards of the year — interesting to say that because the big race this year is wide open but mediocre in talent, which is not the case for the rest of this 13-race extravaganza.  Had a decent day yesterday with 4 winners on top (including a best bet), but they were short prices, so let’s see how I do today!

In race 1. Wild About Deb (#6) needed last and stretches out — will appreciate the one turn route with all the speed lined up to set up late run at a price.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 1.

In race 4, The Grade 1 Acorn, Salty (#8) had tough trip in Kentucky Oaks and gets a great stalking post for the one turn mile here — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 3.

In race 13, Realm (#10) has faced much better and should get a perfect stalking trip and win the finale as the favorite — key in all multi-race wager and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 3.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, I am using Multiplier (#10) and Tapwrit (#2) on top with #’s 12, 8 and 4 underneath in exactas, trifectas and superfectas..  Not much pace here, so the winner will have to be within 8 lengths on the backstretch to have a shot and both my top choices can stay close enough and finish today.  Here’s the entire card and good luck to everyone!

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

Race 2: 7 with 8 and 5

Race 3: 3, 5 and 7

Race 4: 8 (Best Bet) with 7 and 3

Race 5: 7, 5 and 6

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

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

Race 8: 1 with 5 and 2

Race 9: 12 with 9 and 2

Race 10: 2 with 6 and 1

Race 11: 10, 2 and 12

Race 12: 3 with 1 and 11

Race 13: 10 (Best Bet) with 9 and 3



“Theory” Has A Real Chance At Pimlico (5/20/17)

May 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Today's Picks, Triple Crown

Fast and good for the Preakness card — had a horrible day yesterday and just want to move on today, although this card is a head scratcher also, so I am not much more optimistic.

In race 7, Theory (#8) clearly needed last and may have been victimized for a pretty slow pace up front — should get a better flow today and the price is too good to ignore.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 5.

In race 6, Barney Rebel (#15) gets tough outside post, but is better than these and can win from here — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 1.

In race 5, Pretty Perfection (#5) gets perfect pace scenario to set up late burst after horror trip in last — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 1.  The Preakness looks like a race between Always Dreaming and Classic Empire — not much else in here.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 5 and 1

Race 2: 6 with 4 and 3

Race 3: 1, 8 and 6

Race 4: 2, 5 and 3

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

Race 6: 15 (Best Bet) with 1 and 6

Race 7: 8 (Best Bet) with 1 and 5

Race 8: 4, 6 and 3

Race 9: 5, 4 and 6

Race 10: 7, 6 and 2

Race 11: 5, 2 and 1

Race 12: 7, 10 and 4

Race 13: 5, 4 and 6

Race 14: 4, 7 and 8