Handicapping & Race Analysis

TODAY July 26, 2017
Does Little Christy deserve a mulligan for her dull turf debut in the Ontario Damsel Stakes? Probably, but it might depend on the course condition in Friday's Woodbine headliner, a non-winners-of-three hybrid sprint for Ontario-sired allowance types ...
The speed of Ann Arbor Eddie and the late kick of Milton Freewater provide trainer Doug O'Neill with a potent one-two punch Friday at Del Mar in the $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes.
YESTERDAY July 25, 2017
Cool Catomine, a 14-1 supplement ridden by Luis Contreras, made quite a splash in his stakes debut at Fort Erie on Tuesday, winning the middle leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, for trainer John Ross.
July 24, 2017
Turf or dirt, it obviously doesn’t matter to Miss Ella, who stormed from off the pace to a one-length victory over Fair Point for her second straight Caress Stakes win Monday, capping off the opening week of the 2017 Saratoga racing season.
In a career dating to 1981, trainer John Hancock never has won a stakes race, but he appears to have two live chances in the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie on Thursday night at Prairie Meadows.
Handicappers will have their hands full trying to sort out Thursday's $100,000 John Morrissey at Saratoga, which drew a full field of a dozen New York-breds going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track.
Sistine Sista will be the favorite in a $25,000 conditional claiming race for fillies and mares Thursday at Gulfstream Park. However, she has lost as the chalk in her last three races and it would be hard to single her with confidence in the Rainbow 6, ...
Avicii loves racing at Del Mar, but she also has done nearly all her work sprinting, so her ability to handle one mile will be one of the compelling factors to consider in Thursday's featured race 7.
Trainer Elizabeth Voss has won the last three Grade 1 steeplechase stakes run in Saratoga, a streak she looks to continue Thursday when she runs Portrade and Modem in the Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick at 2 1/16 miles.