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Fri Jan 19
2018
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Last week's Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds lived up to expectations as Instilled Regard and Principe Guilherme, the two betting choices in inverted order, completed the exacta.    While both ran very well, I must admit I was just as taken by the third-place finisher, Snapper Sinclair.   I don't believe that Snapper Sinclair is a Kentucky Derby contender, but the versatile colt has the ability to factor in other stakes spots later this season. Let's peruse his past performances:
Fri Dec 29
2017
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Here's hoping everyone has a safe, happy and profitable New Year's weekend! There are some fantastic races on Saturday. Here are a few opinions: Laurel - Race 5 - #2 - Bioterp (10 to 1 Morning Line) Bioterp has mostly competed on turf over the past two years, but she has hit the board in her last three dirt races, including a good runner-up effort behind the undefeated Angel At War in her most recent effort (see below).
Fri Dec 22
2017
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Continuing with the “Horses to Watch” theme, here's one that caught my eye earlier this month. BACKYARD HEAVEN     Trained by Chad Brown, this 3-year-old son of Tizway made his career debut in one-mile maiden special weight at Belmont on September 10. As you can see by utilzing the "Next Race" function in the Formulator chart, it was an extremely live race.
Fri Dec 8
2017
Dan Illman
Although Sharp Azteca (profiled in the February 16 edition of FormBlog - http://www.drf.com/blogs/sharp-azteca-impressive-gulfstream) was too much for the field in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, I was just as impressed with the runner-up’s performance.  
Fri Dec 1
2017
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
The Cigar Mile, the last Grade 1 stakes race in New York this year, highlights this weekend's racing.    It's the Saturday DRFBets Race of the Day and you can access free Formulator past performances at this link:    http://www.drf.com/events/race-of-the-day   Mike Beer and I go over the race in the following video feature: