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Wed Jan 28
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
UPSTART looked pretty good winning his 3-year-old debut, the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes going 1 1/16 Miles at Gulfstream Park.
Wed Jan 14
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
CALCULATOR grabbed 10 additional Kentucky Derby points, and a long-overdue maiden win, with a visually-impressive victory over seven overmatched rivals in last Saturday's Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Second to the promising AMERICAN PHAROAH in both the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes last year, Calculator was withdrawn from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile due to a bruised foot. Trainer Peter Miller then wanted to run Calculator in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity, but the gray colt missed that race because of illness.
Wed Jan 7
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Most old snowbirds like wintering in South Florida. DELAUNAY, on the other hoof, prefers The Big Easy. Each winter, the veteran returns to the Fair Grounds as fresh as a daisy. Here are some of his prior mentions on FormBlog:  FROM 1/29/13:
Wed Dec 31
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Let's close out 2014 by catching up on some Beyer lists, questions, and more. *SPEECHIFY is a sprinter to watch for Team Valor International and trainer Ralph Nicks. The Harlan's Holiday colt closed out his 4-year-old campaign with a solid victory in the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park on December 27, and has yet to run a bad race sprinting on dirt.
Wed Dec 10
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
*SALUTOS AMIGOS simply adores a wet track. The 4-year-old gelding boasts a 4-4-0-0 record over "off" going, and is a pedestrian 17-2-1-4 on fast dirt. In those four wet track performances, his combined margin of victory is 16 3/4 lengths with an average Beyer Speed Figure of 103. Simply put, he's a kitten when the sun is shining and a ferocious tiger when it rains. Salutos Amigos growled loudly on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct as he captured the 6-furlong, Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap under 133 lbs over a sealed, sloppy track.