Tonight marks the final Starlight Racing program of the Fair Grounds meet, with a 1st-race post at 6 p.m. (ET), and TwinSpires.com is offering players 50X points for losing win wagers. Be sure to “Opt In” and bet at least $10 or more to win on any race. Here are three horses I like on the program...|
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Continued from Part 1 on the Super Saturday dirt preps The biggest upset of Super Saturday came in the first turf race, the Dubai City of Gold (G2), the stepping stone to the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1). Postponed made history last year by becoming the first horse to sweep both, but the odds-on...|
As a general rule, winners on Super Saturday usually don’t repeat the feat in their respective races on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan. The exceptions fall into two categories – either obvious standouts, or horses peaking at the absolutely perfect time. None of the 2017 Super Saturday winners...|
By Dick Powell It might be March 9 when this column is published but somehow, I don’t think we’ve seen the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner. At least, not yet. Last weekend did not help. In New York, heavily favored EL AREEB (Exchange Rate) was surprisingly sent to the front and either ran...|
This week we present the last parade of personal features and exotic Power Plays because our official stakes-and-series features begin next week with “Levy” and Matchmaker series at Yonkers (March 17 and 18th). The Power Plays concept will appear here and there through the year with our stakes...|
It was a tough weekend for favorites, with Irish War Cry and El Areeb relinquishing their status as top Kentucky Derby contenders via flops in the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Gotham (G3), respectively. Gunnevera and J Boys Echo emerged from the carnage with smashing wins that netted commendable BRIS...|
Fountain of Youth (G2): Peacock Racing Stables’ GUNNEVARA was arguably the most impressive winner of the early prep season with a powerful last-to-first move over what I thought was a pretty decent field at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Antonio Sano, the chestnut son of Dialed In easily went by the...|
Following two weeks’ worth of Kentucky Oaks (G1) action, Farrell and Unique Bella have established their dominance in the three-year-old filly division. As the prep season continues to heat up, these two will take vastly different paths to their showdown in the Run for the Lillies. First up,...|