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 Santa Maria Stakes

Sat Apr 20 2024John Mucciolo

An octet of fillies and mares will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Santa Anita main oval in Sunday’s $200,000 Santa Maria S. (G2).
How to bet the Providencia Stakes

Fri Apr 19 2024John Mucciolo

Eight sophomore fillies will travel nine panels on the Santa Anita lawn in Saturday’s $100,000 Providencia S. (G3). I think that the affair will boil down to a pair of runners and will bet aggressively with my top duo.
How to bet the 2024 Oaklawn Handicap

Fri Apr 19 2024John Mucciolo

An excellent field of 11 will vie in Saturday’s lucrative $1.25 million Oaklawn H. (G2) at Oaklawn Park.
Betting With, and Against, Kingsbarns in the Ben Ali

Thu Apr 18 2024John Mucciolo

2023 Louisiana Derby (G2) star #4 Kingsbarns (2-1) is the morning line choice for Saturday’s $300,000 Ben Ali S. (G3) at Keeneland.
Exotics Plays for the 2024 Elkhorn Stakes

Thu Apr 18 2024John Mucciolo

An excellent cast of 11 turf stayers will run 1 1/2 miles on the Keeneland turf in Saturday’s $350,000 Elkhorn S. (G2).
Preakness berth on the line in Federico Tesio Stakes

Thu Apr 18 2024John Mucciolo

An automatic entry in the May 18 Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico is at stake in Saturday’s $125,000 Federico Tesio S. at Laurel Park.
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).