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Wed May 30
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
On paper, Monday's Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park had all the makings of an exciting showdown.  On the track, the participants didn't disappoint.
Thu May 24
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
This week's HandiGambling 283 exercise is Thursday's eighth race at Prairie Meadows, an entry-level allowance for Iowa-bred three-year-olds and upward at 1 Mile and 70 Yards.  REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE DECLARED THE WINNER OF THE HANDIGAMBLING EXERCISE; PLEASE CONTACT FORMBLOG@DRF.COM WITH YOUR DRF LOGIN AND PASSWORD IN ORDER TO ACCESS YOUR PRIZE PACKAGE.  PAST PERFORMANCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PREVIOUS BLOG POST.
Tue May 22
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER's gritty victory in the Preakness places him one step closer to racing immortality.  Hopefully, this talented son of Flower All finally receives the respect he deserves.  Here's what I wrote about him in the latest "Performance of the Week" column for National Simulcast Weekly: I'll Have Another has made a career out of defying the critics.
Sat May 19
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
This week's HandiGambling 282 exercise is Saturday's twelfth race at Pimlico, the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at 1 3/16 miles for 3-year-olds. REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE DECLARED THE WINNER OF THE HANDIGAMBLING EXERCISE; PLEASE CONTACT FORMBLOG@DRF.COM WITH YOUR DRF LOGIN AND PASSWORD IN ORDER TO ACCESS YOUR PRIZE PACKAGE. PAST PERFORMANCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PREVIOUS BLOG POST.
Wed May 16
2012
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
I'm writing this before the Preakness draw, but I'm a bit interested in CREATIVE CAUSE, the San Felipe winner that was fifth in the Derby.  He wasn't going to win with a perfect trip, but he may have been third with an ideal setup.  Instead, he was bumped at the start and wide going into the final turn.  On his best, he fits well with the top two finishers in the Derby. More to come, obviously, in the next few days.