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Thu Oct 27
2016
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
It appears that Bob Baffert has another good 2-year-old lurking in his barn.    MASTERY's pre-debut workout reports were sparkling and he was no secret as the listed 4 to 5 morning line chalk for the fifth race at Santa Anita last Saturday. Pounded down to 3 to 10 at the windows, Mastery made the price look like a bargain with an authoritative 4 1/4-length gate-to-wire victory.   
Thu Oct 20
2016
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
In the September 15 edition of FormBlog, I gave my thoughts on the partnership between Churchill Downs and the Japan Racing Association that allows one Japanese-trained 3-year-old a berth in the 2017 Kentucky Derby field.   I also mentioned a promising Japanese 2-year-old colt.    http://www.drf.com/blogs/catching-4  
Thu Oct 13
2016
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
During the 2014 FormBlog Convention at Gulfstream Park, Anchor Down made a strong impression with his 94-Beyer victory over a solid bunch.   Here's what I wrote about the gray son of Tapit in the March 5, 2014 edition of the blog:  
Thu Oct 6
2016
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Last Saturday, ECTOT beat a powerful divisional leader in a major Breeders' Cup prep race, the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont.   Despite that win, Ectot is likely an afterthought as it pertains to Breeders' Cup Turf wagering.   
Thu Sep 29
2016
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
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