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August 14, 2014
Bob Pandolfo's sharp horses and track trends for August 7 to August 10, 2014.
The durable, little gelding Forte Dei Marmi will try to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Sky Classic Stakes for the third year in a row Saturday at Woodbine.
DRF handicapper Dan Illman looks at Saratoga's races for juveniles on Friday, Aug. 15.
It has been a steady stream of high-odds winners since turf racing resumed Aug. 9 at Del Mar. That is good, right? That depends on wagering style.
Quality has been higher this season than the Del Mar card offered Thursday. Nonetheless, a discriminating bettor might find value in at least a couple of races. This is how I plan to play.
DRF handicapper Brad Free offers up his horses to watch at Del Mar.
A fairly contentious sequence of races gives blow-up price appeal to the late pick four at Del Mar Thursday, The wager covers races 5-8, and with also-eligibles in three races, horseplayers should take heed on Thursday morning of any scratches.
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier takes a closer look at juveniles running at Del Mar.
August 13, 2014
The pick six paid $380,667 to two ticketholders at Del Mar on Wednesday on a program in which two favorites and the longest shot in a turf race were among the winners.
Merit Man rallied from off the pace to win the third stakes of his career, and first in 19 months, in Wednesday’s $94,540 Green Flash Handicap on the Polytrack synthetic surface at Del Mar.