Handicapping & Race Analysis

July 15, 2016
The turf course at Del Mar is sort of where it all started for three leading contenders in the Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes on Sunday.
Stryker Phd will try to reestablish himself as the favorite for the Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile when he runs in the $50,000 Mt. Rainer at Emerald Downs on Sunday.
Having raced eight times with only a single victory, Bonita does not have a record that is typical of a favorite in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park. But a closer examination of her past performances reveals she is a legitimate public choice in ...
Despite the fact Paz the Bourbon lost her first start, trainer Mark Hennig almost immediately targeted Sunday's $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes for this New York-bred 2-year-old filly.
Dugaboy Brown tried two turns for the first time last out and liked it – he ran the best race of his career. He will be out to build on that performance Sunday, when he leads a cast of eight in the $35,000 Colorado Derby at Arapahoe Park.
Owner William Stiritz has never been shy about dropping a claim on the right horse for $50,000 or even higher. On Sunday at Arlington, Stiritz himself is risking a horse that still looks like he might be stakes caliber for a high-end claiming tag.
Pool Winner and Bold Thunder were scratched last weekend from both the Grade 3 Parx Dash and the Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park. On Sunday, they will meet in a no-conditions turf sprint allowance at Laurel Park.
The $75,000 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday isn't quite a two-horse race, but most of the wagering in the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies is likely to center around locally based Brandy's Girl and Belmont Park shipper ...
Amber Moon may have found the right spot to get her third win and first sprinting when she runs in a $16,000 claiming race that will serve as the feature race at Hastings on Sunday.
Flipcup will look to continue her strong run of form on synthetic surfaces in Sunday's Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes over 1 1/16-miles on Tapeta at Woodbine.