The H2W (horses-to-watch list) presented the top winning prices this week (see below) but we were in deep contention, even though the public was sharp in volume. The Molson Pace at Western Fair on May 26 was a total wash, with the mega favorite winning even though some handicappers (not us)...|
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The $100,000 All American Stakes (G3) at Golden Gate Fields on Memorial Day Monday drew a field of nine runners, and multiple Grade 2 winner Alert Bay (#6) has been installed as the 2-1 favorite. There’s no denying the Blaine Wright trainee’s talent, especially over the track (6-2-4-0), but his...|
Belmont Park’s Memorial Day card is dedicated to the New York-breds, and a handful strike me as “horses of interest” with potential to outperform their morning-line odds. 2ND Race: #4 Lem Me Dance (8-1) is the least experienced in this competitive entry-level allowance, and she’s also spotting...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO On Monday afternoon Santa Anita Park offers racing fans a special holiday card remembering those that gave their lives to defend our country. A pair of $200,000 Cal-bred stakes races headlines the nine-race slate. The 22nd running of the Melair for three-year-old fillies...|
The $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) highlights the Late Pick 4 (Races 6-9) and I will use American Freedom and Follow Me Crev on my tickets. The former should be primed for a top showing after a less-than-favorable trip in his return while the latter is eligible to receive a perfect set-up...|
Saturday's C$175,000 Nassau (G2) at (Race 8, Woodbine) features a first-ever meeting between the last two Canadian Horses of the Year, Catch a Glimpse (2015) and Caren (2016), in a race won last year by the 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou. As much as it may be a proving ground for...|
by Scott Shapiro The late Pick 4 on Gold Cup Day at Santa Anita Park offers four full field events, including the Grade 2 Monrovia run down the hill and the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita conducted as the 8TH race on the nine-race card. As always, pressing your strong opinions and spreading as...|
by Scott Shapiro Saturday’s nine-race card features four graded stakes races and is headlined by the 78th running of the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The 1 1/4-mile event did not draw a star-studded field in 2017, but offers horseplayers a competitive group of older male horses with several...|