James Scully

James Scully is a passionate sports analyst who grew up traveling to various sporting events around the country. James follows the NFL and NCAA, but also plays golf and other sports as time allows. Whether it be pro or college football, basketball, baseball…James can share solid insight with actionable information. When James isn’t watching sports, he can be found handicapping horse racing and playing golf. Twitter: @James_Scully111

Scully: Playing the All-Stakes Pick 4 on Friday’s Belmont at Saratoga program

Fri Jun 07 2024James Scully

Friday’s 12-race Belmont at Saratoga program features four stakes, the $500,000 Acorn (G1) for three-year-old fillies and a trio of graded turf events for distaffers, and I have put together a ticket for the all-stakes Pick 4.
2024 Belmont Stakes Brisnet Speed Rating Report and Run Styles

Wed Jun 05 2024James Scully

Saturday’s $2 million Belmont S. (G1) will be contested over 1 1/4 miles at Saratoga due to the refurbishment of Belmont Park, and here is a look at Brisnet Speed ratings and projected run styles for the 2024 field.
2024 Brisnet Preakness Speed Rating Report and Run Style Analysis

Tue May 14 2024James Scully

Nine three-year-olds are set for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, Saturday’s 149th running of the $2 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico, and we will preview Brisnet Speed ratings and run styles
2024 Kentucky Derby run styles

Fri May 03 2024James Scully

Let's examine run styles for the horses in the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1)
2024 Kentucky Derby Brisnet Speed Rating Report

Sun Apr 28 2024James Scully

From 2012-2021, nine of 10 Kentucky Derby (G1) winners registered triple-digit Brisnet Speed ratings prior to the 1 1/4-mile race
Endlessly – Kentucky Derby Context

Wed Apr 24 2024James Scully

Endlessly will bring a late kick to the 150th Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 4, rallying smartly past rivals to earn his spot with a four-length decision in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) in late March
T O Password – Kentucky Derby Context

Wed Apr 24 2024James Scully

Unbeaten from two starts, T O Password will try to carry his speed all the way in the 150th Kentucky Derby (G1)
Resilience – Kentucky Derby Context

Tue Apr 23 2024James Scully

Resilience likes to race up close with his tactical speed and appears to be discovering his best form at the right time
Fierceness – Kentucky Derby Context

Mon Apr 22 2024James Scully

Based on nearly every metric, Fierceness is the fastest horse entering the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1)
Sierra Leone – Kentucky Derby Context

Mon Apr 22 2024James Scully

Long and physically imposing, Sierra Leone will bring a dynamic closing kick to the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Just a Touch – Kentucky Derby Context

Mon Apr 22 2024James Scully

A late-developing colt, Just a Touch impressively captured his career debut over a sloppy track at Fair Grounds in late January and followed with a good second in the Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct in the slop.
Stronghold – Kentucky Derby Context

Mon Apr 22 2024James Scully

After a pair of seconds in his first two stakes attempts last year, Stronghold improved over the winter, recording a smashing win in the Sunland Derby (G3) and a courageous triumph in the Santa Anita Derby (G1)
Forever Young – Kentucky Derby Context

Mon Apr 22 2024James Scully

The highest-ever rated dirt two-year-old in Japan, Forever Young may be the one to buck recent international trends in the Kentucky Derby (G1)