All Handicapping

YESTERDAY October 19, 2014
There might have been a chill in the air, but the action was hot and heavy out on the racetrack Sunday at Belmont Park, with more than 30 potential Breeders’ Cup starters working over the main track, training track, and turf.
Between grabbing some brunch, the 1 p.m. football games, and about five pounds worth of early Breeders’ Cup past performances to get familiar with, I should have enough to do through the first part of the afternoon without getting too caught up in the ...
Let's try the late pick four.
Santa Anita Pick Four play by Marcus Hersh for Sunday, October 19.
Nothing in the individual past performances hint of weakness in favorites CAROLINE THOMAS (#13, 9-2) and WHITE ROSE (#14, 5-1) in Sunday’s Dowager Stakes at Keeneland. But having drawn posts 13 and 14, respectively, with a short run to the first of ...
October 18, 2014
The Sunday card kicks off with a “dropdown derby” of sorts, with eight veteran sprinters going six furlongs in the first $10,000 claimer at the fall meet. Needless to say, everyone is taking a drop – even Ten Items Or Less, who is back from Finger ...
Canadian International Day features four stakes, including three graded events on the turf. Lane 1 will be used on a course that will have some give to it, ground that should give an advantage to some of the European invaders.
There could be some vulnerable favorites on Empire Showcase Saturday at Belmont. Let’s try to exploit them.
While there is a $300,000-guaranteed late pick four, I’m more interested in the all-stakes early pick four on races 2 through 5, the Sleepy Hollow, Maid of the Mist, Mohawk and Iroquois. It’s a pretty simple caveman play, based on the fact that the ...
If handicappers knew that the Santa Anita main track would be as biased Saturday as it was Friday, planning would be easy – just find the speed.