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Format: 2015-07-28
Wed Apr 1
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
With three furlongs to go in last Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, the two favorites dispensed with the preliminaries, sized each other up and began furiously slugging it out. MATERIALITY, the lightly-raced, undefeated phenom, had secured the rail from a retreating JACK TRIPP and braced for the battle-tested UPSTART's challenge. The pair swung into the stretch with Materiality always holding a slight advantage.
Wed Mar 25
2015
Dan Illman
ROOM FOR ME is the latest in a long line of horses that immediately improved after being moved to the David Jacobson barn. The 5-year-old mare was claimed for $12,500 by Southern California trainer Richard Baltas following a 10-length romp in a one-mile event at Santa Anita on February 12. Room for Me then shipped to Jacobson's Aqueduct base of operations and absolutely demolished seven others in the $50,000 Videogenic Stakes going six furlongs over the inner track last Saturday.
Wed Mar 18
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
RACE DAY (profiled here on the New Year's Eve edition of FormBlog - http://www.drf.com/blogs/gulfstream-horses-watch) continued his ascent in the handicap division with a solid triumph in last Saturday's Grade 3 Razorback Handicap going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park.
Wed Mar 11
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
So, this one is for Dan... After watching about 12 Graded Stakes on Saturday, March 7th, who impressed you the most?? It was a great day of racing in my mind..... My selection is an easy one: HONOR CODE!!!!!!!!
Wed Mar 4
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
INDYCOTT really caught the eye last Saturday in an 'n2x' optional claimer at Fair Grounds. Making his first start since being claimed for $20,000 by owner Maggi Moss and trainer Tom Amoss, the 5-year-old gelding popped a career-best 99 Beyer Speed Figure.