Handicapping & Race Analysis

May 18, 2016
Hopes for a graded stakes win remain in place for Lady Valeur, but have been postponed until the summer. The next objective is a win in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf in Friday's seventh race at ...
Trainer John Servis laid out a likely schedule for Cathryn Sophia, the Kentucky Oaks winner, beginning with the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park on June 11.
Trainer Helen Pitts is hoping to win the feature race at Churchill with Athena, a 4-year-old filly who figures to be favored over five others in a $58,000 classified allowance at a mile.
Diamonds Dena will try to get back on track when she runs in a $10,000 claiming race for fillies and mares that will serve as Friday's feature at Emerald Downs. The one mile race drew eight horses and goes as race six on a 7-race card that begins at ...
Land Over Sea and Go Maggie Go were no match for Cathryn Sophia in the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago, but they were only a long neck and a head apart from each other in the $1 million race at Churchill Downs. Friday, with Cathryn Sophia tucked neatly ...
The 10-year-old Ben's Cat may well be favored while making his sixth consecutive appearance in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint, a race he has won four of the last five years at Pimlico.
Like Maryland blue crab with Old Bay spice, a cut back in distance and some significant class relief could be the winning recipe for R Girls a Charmer when she faces nine rivals on Friday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes for 3-year-old ...
Stradivari will be giving up both significant experience and months of age to his competitors when he enters the Preakness Stakes as a new shooter, but the colt, who has won his past two starts by a combined 25 3/4 lengths, sure doesn't behave like it.
The morning-line favorite for the Grade 3 Allaire duPont Distaff at Pimlico is Mei Ling, who will look to give trainer Todd Pletcher his second consecutive victory and fourth overall in this race.
They have each won a Kentucky Derby and two runnings of the Belmont Stakes. When it comes to the Preakness, however, trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez have been blanked. Saturday, Pletcher and Velazquez will team up in the 141st Preakness ...