Dan Illman

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Format: 2014-08-31
Wed Jul 2
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
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Wed Jun 25
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Not surprisingly, there were some wonderful performances at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting. Here are my top four: 4. QUEEN ANNE STAKES:
Fri Jun 20
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Let's take a look at some interesting horses scheduled to race this weekend: *Bed O'Roses (Belmont, Saturday):
Wed Jun 18
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
ROD'S FIVE STAR will never be enshrined in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga, but the hard-hitting 6-year-old gelding looks like a fun horse to follow in the Mid-Atlantic region. A winner in 10 of 17 starts, Rod's Five Star popped a career-best 102 Beyer Speed Figure when dangled in for a $40,000 tag at Parx on June 10. It was the third straight victory for the son of Five Star Day and his three Beyers this year stand at 98, 96, and 102.
Fri Jun 13
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
When handicapping Sunday's Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes, the local prep for Monmouth's Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, I found myself stuck. Do I pick the devil I know or the devil I don't know? I'm very familiar with #1 UNCLE SIGH and #4 RING WEEKEND. The former burst onto the scene with runner-up efforts behind fellow New York-bred Samraat in both the Grade 3 Withers and Grade 3 Gotham. Perhaps he was thrown to the wolves in Grade 1 events like the Wood Memorial and Kentucky Derby, and he is getting the class and distance relief he needs in the Pegasus.