Handicapping & Race Analysis

June 19, 2016
More Than Most defeated older rivals in her first attempt Saturday night, when the 3-year-old filly found more late for a three-quarter length win over Expect Royalty in the $50,000 Lane’s End Stallion Scholarship Stakes at Lone Star Park.
June 18, 2016
Saturday night, given a bit more distance, Auntie Joy won the Grade 3, $100,000 Regret Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths at Churchill Downs.
Bradester seized early command and never looked back in posting a 9-1 upset Saturday night in the 35th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.
The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million but off since February, got a race Saturday night in the Grade 2, $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs, but it was Pleuven who got the money.
As training angles go, Steve Asmussen has the race-after-Derby move down pat. A week after Creator rebounded from a 13th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby to score an upset in the Belmont Stakes, Asmussen’s other Derby starter, third-place finisher ...
Paid Up Subscriber became a player in the filly-and-mare division and earned an expenses-paid trip to the Breeders’ Cup with an emphatic victory Saturday night in the 41st running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs.
The undefeated champion 2-year-old filly of 2015, Songbird ($2.10) won the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks by 6 1/2 lengths with no urging from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the final quarter-mile. Songbird has won eight races, and seven stakes.
Although the pace scenario was different, the final result was the same as Uptown Twirl scored her second straight stakes victory, defeating Moment Is Right again in winning the $52,400 Pleasanton Oaks at the Alameda County Fair on Saturday.
Running Dragon remained undefeated in four career starts on Saturday, when she led throughout for a neck win in the $364,256 Mountain Top Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.
Trainer Greg Tracy could only manage to win two of the four stakes at Northlands Park on Saturday. The last time Northlands had a stakes festival, Tracy swept the four stakes on May 28.