10/09/2010 2:26PM

Grade 1 Pick-4's at Bel, Kee, OTH


Today's seven Grade 1 races at Belmont, Keeneland and Oak Tree @ Hollywood are all part of pick-4's at those tracks, the strongest lineup being Keeneland's all-graded-stakes sequence on races 7-10:


Unless you've figured out a way to beat Uncle Mo in the Champagne, the Belmont pick-4 is a virtual pick-3, but all three of those other legs are contentious.

More contentious, say, than three of the four stakes at Keeneland, where Informed Decision, Proviso and Gio Ponti all look like legit and clear favorites. In the Breeders' Futurity, though J B's Thunder -- a maiden winner on the turf at Saratoga -- seems a much shakier proposition making his second start and main-track debut.

At Oak Tree, the G1 Ancient Title is surrounded by a claimer, an allowance turf sprint and a maiden grass race. The other stakes on the card, the G2 Oak Tree Mile (where Sidney's Candy has been scratched), is being run as the 5th race at 6:05 pm ET.

I'm heading out to Belmont for the stakes with the following tentative pick-4 play in hand:



20k money making brothers instrumental More than 1 year ago
Cool website ! Thank you for creating it. Keep going that way.
rick More than 1 year ago
3rd at Belmont today--Dave Litfin is all over the August 3rd race that was a disgrace for all betters in the non take down of Pelican Lake--lets hope John Sabini has taken care of changing the rule language so this doesn't happen again.
jimf More than 1 year ago
Steve, Read your QQ story and using your scenario of 10 horse fields, I believe the odds of hitting it are in excess of 645 billion to 1. And to think I thought the twin tri at Hollywood Kennel Club was tough???
mikey More than 1 year ago
Mr. Crist, love your blogs. I won the Frizette tri, but lost Champagne tri. Dutrow, huh? What do you think of Quality Road's Distance limitations?
Hungry More than 1 year ago
Disney is also coming out with a new brand of caned puppy food
Scurke More than 1 year ago
Q Q it sounds like magna 5 and p6 on steroids. Maybe they will take .10 cent ones because if you play a 24 x 4 play 24 x 24 x 24 x 24 yessh.... The tellers wkill go insane. Can't wait to play it though. News flash.........No xxxx Lottery and hoarse racing must go together. One started the other and the other makes more now and the one should get in with the vipers today....Why do you think it takes so long for slots. Not because the good people of the state care about our compulsive gaming habits. But rather they couldn't get pay off from neighboring casino states. Taxachusetts gets millions from CT and they also figure thier end would be less. Stronach sounds like a maniacal ego that is inflexible and should be put out to pasteur. I guess I would be to if had real money. Anyhow, the lottery and tracks should both be together but one s too greedy or the other is to ego fed to make a change until the change comes at them. Guess what? It is here today.... All the best I am off to find a QQ olay for next weekend whose racing form will look like calculus equation performed while on Haties cream sauce.
JOE More than 1 year ago
steve, congrats on the pick 4 , today, race 7, belmont, 242,000 payoff on the super, 65,516 in the pool? thanks,joe. [NYRA reports all payoffs as $2 payoffs, so when the payoff exceeds the pool, it means that less than $2 worth of winning tickets were sold on it. In this case, it looks like $0.50 worth of winning tickets were sold. -SC]
tracksloppy More than 1 year ago
Steve, the pick 4 paid lower than I thought it would. You had the 2 longshots in there. (Where you smoked them out of, I'm still scratching my head.) The 2 longshots impressed me more than the Win 4 price, but it was another wave of the Conductor's wand, then straight home to the dogs. A nice touch, no matter what it paid. Memo to Buffalo Joe--get the Exotic Betting book out before we make complete fools of ourselves.I was thinking we could read one chapter per day, then discuss it at night before the Sandman comes.Deal???
seekingthegold More than 1 year ago
If the 13 won the finale at Belmont, would he have been taken down? Looked like he broke through the gate.
john s. More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the pick 4 steve....I was on the fence on whether or not to use Prince Will I Am as an A or a B, so I followed your lead and as it turned out, if I used him as a B, I would have missed the 1,500 dollar payout.