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Format: 2015-08-29
Wed Aug 26
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Although no match for the sensational BEHOLDER in last Saturday's Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar, CATCH A FLIGHT's run of consistently excellent performances continued with his runner-up finish. He should be followed as an "Under the Radar" horse this fall on the road to the Breeders' Cup.
Wed Aug 19
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
THE PIZZA MAN, profiled in the August 20, 2014 edition of the blog (http://www.drf.com/blogs/delivers-again), sent his many Chicago-based supporters home happy after capturing last Saturday's Arlington Million, but one horse on the undercard caught the eye and seems ready for the watch list.
Wed Aug 12
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Lost in all of the Whitney hoopla was SHRINKING VIOLET's breakthrough performance in the $80,000 Daisycutter Handicap at five furlongs on turf at Del Mar.
Wed Aug 5
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
There aren't any superlatives left to describe AMERICAN PHAROAH. Seemingly unfazed by a demanding spring campaign that culminated with the colt becoming the first Triple Crown winner since the celestial Affirmed in 1978, American Pharoah never got out of a canter in capturing the Grade 1, $1,750,000 Haskell Invitational last Sunday at Monmouth.
Wed Jul 29
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Give WILD DUDE some pace and he'll make some good sprinters pay in the stretch. If there isn't any speed in the race, the 5-year-old could be in for a long afternoon. In last Saturday's Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, Wild Dude received ample speed to attack and he looked good in upsetting odd-on favorite MASOCHISTIC.