02/29/2012 5:49PM

Weekend Primer: Gotham Stakes, Big 'Cap on tap


The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues to heat up this weekend with Hansen making his second start of the season in Saturday's Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. The field of 13 should present some betting opportunities despite the presence of the 2-year-old champion, who lost by five lengths to Algorithms in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream.

On the other side of the country, the historic Santa Anita Handicap will be run for the 75th time. It has lost some luster without defending champion Game On Dude, who instead will be prepping for the $10 million Dubai World Cup at the end of the month. DRF.com has everything you need to be ready for the races and have a winning week, including free streaming live video from the biggest races of the weekend.


* If you haven't been playing the 50-centlLate pick four on Fridays at Aqueduct, this is a perfect place to start. DRF's Mike Beer gives his top plays for each leg and teams up with Dan Illman for the video analysis.

* Harness stakes at the New Meadowlands racetrack. Get analysis and FREE PPs every Friday night.


* Watch Hansen's second start of 2012 on DRF.com with our live stream of the Gotham Stakes race card.

* The Big Cap at Santa Anita has received a needed boost by returning to dirt, writes DRF's Jay Hovdey. Watch the race card, which features three Grade 1 stakes, right here on DRF.com.

* Gulfstream Park - The Grade 3 Canadian Turf, one mile for 4-year-olds and up.

* Dubai Carnival - Live streaming video, analysis and free PPs.


* The Joe Hernandez Handicap at Santa Anita is the Race of the Day. Tune into DRF.com for free PPs and video analysis.