John Mucciolo

Handicapper and journalist John Mucciolo has been a contributor to Brisnet and TwinSpires since 2004. Mucciolo's work has included efforts in the 'Notebook' series of The Handicapper's Edge in the early days of Brisnet.com and most recently on TwinSpires Edge. John has also offered selections for a varied array of Brisnet products. Outside of Mucciolo's frequent analysis on horse racing, Mucc is an acclaimed high school soccer coach who earned Times-Tribune's Coach of the Year honors in 2020.

How to bet the 2024 Park Avenue at Aqueduct

Fri Apr 12 2024John Mucciolo

A total of eight sophomore fillies bred in the Empire State will go 6 1/2 furlongs on the Aqueduct dirt in Sunday’s $200,000 New York Stallion S. (Park Avenue Division). The trio of horses drawn outside in the affair appear to be best, and I will center my plays around them.
Exotics Plays for the 2024 Jenny Wiley Stakes

Thu Apr 11 2024John Mucciolo

A superb field of 10 fillies and mares will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland lawn in Saturday’s $600,000 Jenny Wiley S. (G1).
Betting With, and Against, Elm Drive in the Giant’s Causeway Stakes

Thu Apr 11 2024John Mucciolo

Las Cienegas S. (G3) second #11 Elm Drive (7-2) has been installed as the morning-line choice for Saturday’s $300,000 Giant’s Causeway S. (G3) at Keeneland.
How to bet the 2024 Apple Blossom Handicap

Thu Apr 11 2024John Mucciolo

An accomplished cast of nine fillies and mares will go postward in Saturday’s lucrative $1.25 million Apple Blossom H. (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
How to bet the 2024 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap

Thu Apr 11 2024John Mucciolo

Conditioner Steve Asmussen has the three of the leading contenders for Saturday’s $500,000 Count Fleet H. (G3) at Oaklawn Park.
How to bet the 2024 Maker’s Mark Mile

Wed Apr 10 2024John Mucciolo

A fantastic field of eight will vie in Friday’s $600,000 Maker’s Mark Mile (G1) on the Keeneland turf. Defending Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) star #4 Master of the Seas (4-5) will make his six-year-old debut in this one for Charlie Appleby, but I will aim to upset the morning-line choice in a field lacking pace.
Tipsheet: 2024 Lexington Stakes

Wed Apr 10 2024John Mucciolo

A total of 10 sophomores will run 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland dirt in Saturday’s $400,000 Lexington S. (G3).
How to bet the Angels Flight Stakes

Fri Apr 05 2024John Mucciolo

An excellent cast of nine three-year-old fillies will travel 6 1/2 panels down the Hillside Turf Course at Santa Anita on Sunday in the $100,000 Angels Flight S.
Mucciolo’s Top 5 Betting Strategies for 2024

Fri Apr 05 2024John Mucciolo

Playing the ponies is an inexact science that is ever-evolving for me. Horse racing offers the most diversity from a gambling perspective.
How to bet with, and against, Life Talk in the Gazelle

Fri Apr 05 2024John Mucciolo

Ten sophomore fillies with Kentucky Oaks (G1) aspirations will vie in Saturday’s $200,000 Gazelle S. (G2) at Aqueduct.
Tipsheet 2024 Santa Anita Derby

Thu Apr 04 2024John Mucciolo

A total of eight three-year-olds will run 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1).
Exotics Plays for the 2024 Transylvania Stakes

Thu Apr 04 2024John Mucciolo

The $400,000 Transylvania S. (G3) at Keeneland on Friday might be the most competitive domestic race that I have handicapped in some time.
How to bet the 2024 Ashland Stakes

Thu Apr 04 2024John Mucciolo

An octet of three-year-old fillies with Kentucky Oaks aspirations will vie in the opening day feature at Keeneland, the $600,000 Ashland S. (G1).