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Tue Mar 27
2012
Dan Illman
BOURBON COURAGE, a son of Lion Heart, blitzed entry-level optional claimers at Fair Grounds to the tune of a 101 Beyer Speed Figure on March 24.  That's two starts, two wins and two triple-digit Beyers for the $15,000 yearling.  Kellyn Gorder trains Bourbon Courage, a fascinating sophomore sprint prospect that may be headed to the Derby Trial around a one-turn mile at Churchill Downs.
Sat Mar 24
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Sunday's Grade 2 San Luis Rey Stakes, pushed back a week following wet weather at Santa Anita, features a solid field of turf routers. 
Fri Mar 23
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Friday's HandiGambling 275 exercise is the seventh race at Santa Anita, the $70,000 Pasadena Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf. REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE DECLARED THE WINNER OF THE HANDIGAMBLING EXERCISE; PLEASE CONTACT CSERVICE2@DRF.COM WITH YOUR DRF LOGIN AND PASSWORD IN ORDER TO ACCESS YOUR PRIZE PACKAGE.
Wed Mar 21
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
TURBO COMPRESSOR, a four-year-old trained by Todd Pletcher, blitzed high-end optional claimers in his turf debut to the tune of a 105 Beyer Speed Figure.  A multiple stakes-winner on dirt at nine furlongs, Turbo Compressor set fractions of 23.21 and 47.19 while pressured by SLEEPLESS KNIGHT.  Turbo Compressor opened up on that foe after six furlongs in 1:10.88 and finished up the 1 1/16 miles in 1:39.60.  Turbo Compressor is by Halo's Image and is a half-brother to Stormy Dixie, the winner of the $60,000 Politely Stakes on grass at Monmouth.  A graded stakes appearan
Sat Mar 17
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
The 2011 Horse of the Year, HAVRE DE GRACE, will go off a prohibitive favorite in the New Orleans Ladies' at Fair Grounds this afternoon, but it's more than fair to say that the race is unappetizing from a gambling standpoint. Let's keep an eye on some other intriguing runners that will race this weekend: