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August 17th, 2019

Handicapping Saturday’s cross-country Pick 5

Five graded stakes races from Saratoga and Del Mar comprise today’s cross-country Pick 5 wager. Here are my thoughts on the sequence and a couple […]

July 23rd, 2019

Maximum Security returns to form as compelling Travers awaits

With Saturday’s victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1), Maximum Security showed who’s boss in the three-year-old division. He rebounded smartly from a second […]

July 20th, 2019

Scully’s Saturday Spot Plays

Here are some horses of interest today at Monmouth Park and Del Mar: Monmouth Park 9th Race, Wolf Hill: Regal Image (#1) (8-1 m/l) has […]

July 19th, 2019

Tabbing an up-and-comer in the Haskell

The Triple Crown consumes the three-year-old division during the first half of the season but once it concludes, it’s smart to keep a lookout for […]

July 16th, 2019

Classic a better fit for Elate than Distaff

Elate loves a 1 ¼-mile distance and has never been better than she was in the July 13 Delaware Handicap (G2). Fifth entering the far […]

July 13th, 2019

Scully’s Saturday stakes plays

Today’s stakes action includes races from Arlington Park, Indiana Grand and Saratoga. Here are some opinions: Arlington Park Race 8, American Derby (G3): Seven of […]

July 9th, 2019

Opening day price plays at Saratoga

Saratoga opens Thursday with a 10-race program and I’ve tabbed three candidates to outperform their double-digit morning line odds. Race 4 – Bemma’s Boy (12-1 […]

June 14th, 2019

Scully’s Stephen Foster Day handicapping blog

An important race for older horses, Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster (G2) has attracted one of the most competitive fields in years. It’s the centerpiece of […]

June 8th, 2019

Scully’s Spot Plays on Belmont Stakes Day

The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes highlights a dynamite 13-race card that includes 10 stakes. Here are four horses I will be betting on the program: […]

Belmont Park racing
June 6th, 2019

Why tactical speed plays well in the Belmont Stakes by James Scully

  Run styles in the Belmont Stakes: Tactical speed plays well   When it comes to run styles in the Belmont Stakes, the extended distance […]