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Sat Dec 31
2011
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Let's take a look at some Saturday spot plays: Aqueduct - Race 6 - Restrainor Stakes:
Thu Dec 29
2011
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Thursday's HandiGambling 264 exercise is the fifth race at Gulfstream Park, a starter allowance for fillies and mares at one mile on turf.
Tue Dec 27
2011
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
When THE FACTOR wakes up on the right side of the stall, he is one of the top three sprinters in the country.  On opening day at Santa Anita, The Factor came to play.  Breaking from the far outside post in the field of 10, The Factor zipped to the front and prompted a moderate initial quarter of 22.61 while racing three wide under Martin Garcia.  The Factor threw a second two furlongs of 22.00 flat at his rivals and he had them at his mercy.  The Bob Baffert-trainee wasn't done yet, finishing his last eighth in 11.97 for a final seven-furlong clocking
Fri Dec 23
2011
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Friday's HandiGambling 263 exercise is the sixth race at Gulfstream Park, a maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on turf.   Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan."   Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified.   Please post your plays and analysis to the blog.  
Wed Dec 21
2011
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Nice to see some solid stakes-quality performers successfully return from injury-induced layoffs.  *TRICKMEISTER, plagued by cannon bone and tibia issues, emerged from a 15-month layoff to whip five foes in the Harlan's Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream.  Trickmeister has never been headed in five lifetime starts and seems on his way to the Grade 1 Donn Handicap for trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.