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Format: 2014-10-01
Mon Apr 14
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
It wasn't the prettiest of victories - in fact it was downright ugly -  but 3-year-old champion WILL TAKE CHARGE returned to the winner's circle in last Saturday's Grade 1 Oaklawn Handicap.
Fri Apr 11
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
The Blue Grass and Arkansas Derby headline this weekend's graded stakes action.  BAYERN (Arkansas Derby) and BOBBY'S KITTEN (Blue Grass) could very well be the horses to beat. I wouldn't bet a dime to win on either of them at short prices.
Wed Apr 9
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Edgard Zayas wasn't trying to set any track records aboard MR. BAKER in last Friday's third race at Calder, but the gray 5-year-old had other ideas. Mr. Baker (lifetime past performances available at the bottom of this blog post) posted a pair of six-furlong workouts in preparation for his first start for trainer Ralph Ziadie after being claimed for $16,000 at Gulfstream, and turned from Joe Racehorse into a 106-Beyer performer.
Tue Apr 8
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
News flash. A Wesley Ward-trained baby didn’t win the initial juvenile race of the Keeneland spring meet. It wasn't for lack of trying.
Mon Apr 7
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
*Let's take a look back at the two major Kentucky Derby preps contested last Saturday.