Handicapping & Race Analysis

TODAY September 29, 2016
Start Somethin Bad will start in her first futurity in the $430,000 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Breeders’ Futurity at Los Alamitos on Saturday, one of four fillies in the 350-yard final.
When she faces Stellar Wind and Tara's Tango on Saturday in the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, Beholder is trying to end the longest losing streak of her career – all of two races.
Open Me a Corona and Heza Louisiana Dash, who were separated by a head when running one-two in the Grade 2 Louisiana Classic in July at Delta Downs, meet Saturday night in the $30,000 Amelia Belle at Evangeline Downs.
Trainer Art Sherman is hoping California Chrome can put on a show in the Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, just like he did six weeks ago in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
Jessies First Down and Politicaly Correct will dodge the dominant Zoomin Effortlessly when they run Saturday night in the Grade 1, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap for Quarter Horses at Lone Star Park.
The connections and supporters of Flintshire can lament the fact Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic will likely be run over soft turf. They can fret about the seeming lack of pace. Ultimately, however, they can find great comfort in ...
The Grade 3 Pilgrim at Belmont Park on Saturday is not an easy race to nail down. None of the entrants in the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-olds has won more than a single race, and the wet forecast is likely to result in less-than-firm conditions.
After Forever Unbridled got beat with a troubled trip in the Grade 1 Odgen Phipps here in June, trainer Dallas Stewart said he would never again run her in a one-turn race. But the allure of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame was too much to ignore
Trainer Michelle Nevin already has one horse headed to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in By the Moon. Saturday, Paulassilverlining will audition for a spot in that $1 million race when she runs in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap ...
In the Gallant Bloom at Belmont Park, I'm itching to play Paulassilverlining, who looks deserving of favoritism but is instead the 3-1 second choice on the morning line.