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Tue Feb 28
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
EL PADRINO got into a dogfight with MARK VALESKI in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds and showed his moxie by getting his nose down on the line.  It was nice to see the odds-on favorite tested.  We already knew he was talented and now we have an idea that he really "wants" it badly.  I'm not sure he's a push-button type of performer and that grinding style may put him behind the eight ball if he gets stopped in traffic, but it sure looks like he wants to run all day. 
Sat Feb 25
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
There's plenty of star power on display this weekend.  Kentucky Derby aspirants strut their stuff in Louisiana and Florida while three Breeders' Cup winners (AMAZOMBIE, PERFECT SHIRL, ROYAL DELTA) kick off their 2012 campaigns in some salty spots. Let's take a look at some runners with price potential: FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP - RACE 6 - FAIR GROUNDS:
Tue Feb 21
2012
Dan Illman
Bob Baffert can do no wrong. The white-haired Hall of Famer has won with 8 of his last 10 starters.  Since February 5, Baffert's record stands at 19-12-0-3.  That's good enough for 63% winners and $878,550 in earnings.  Bettors playing blindly on Baffert-trained runners during that stretch were rewarded with a $4.16 ROI. 
Thu Feb 16
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Hi folks, I know that the recent change in the blog format may be a bit jarring, but I've been given some instructions that may help with posting and other issues.  
Sat Feb 11
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Let's take a peek at some of this weekend's stakes action: DEARLY PRECIOUS STAKES - AQUEDUCT - RACE 4: