Handicapping & Race Analysis

October 14, 2014
Cashmere Cat and Shatak, who finished a length apart at a mile on Travers Day, shorten up to seven furlongs for their rematch in a preliminary allowance Thursday at Belmont Park.
Patrick Mackey survived his first summer meeting as Golden Gate Fields racing secretary, and he figures to have more to work with during the 36-day fall meet, which starts Thursday and ends Dec. 14.
October 13, 2014
Alert Bay wrapped up local Horse of the Year honors with a hard-fought win over longshot Mysterious Soul in the Grade 3, $100,000 Premiers at Hastings on Monday. The Grade 3 British Columbia Derby winner, who was sent off as the favorite in Monday’s 1 ...
Longshot Touching Promise paid $29.10 for her win over Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina at Hastings on Monday.
Lord Nelson left Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert anxious for Christmas season after his win in Monday’s $101,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita.
Silver Baubles took advantage of a fast and contested pace to win the $56,180 Harvest Gold Plate Handicap at Northlands Park on Monday. He paid $15.20 for his win in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up.
Charging down the center of the course, Lady Lara was along in the final strides to make her U.S. debut a winning one in Monday’s $200,000 Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Llanarmon overcame a slow start to the win the $150,000 Carotene Stakes going away under Emma-Jayne Wilson on holiday Monday at Woodbine.
The last time Spring Reason raced on the Keeneland turf, she was beaten a nose on opening weekend of the 2014 spring meet at 30-1, surely frustrating a few of her scattered backers.
October 12, 2014
Downtown C.T. controlled the pace as he won his stakes debut in the $75,000 Bull Dog Handicap at the Big Fresno Fair on Sunday.