Handicapping & Race Analysis

June 16, 2017
Barkley will likely be favored in the $50,000 Budweiser at Emerald Downs on Sunday. After all, he has won seven of his nine starts and he is coming off another narrow victory over Mach One Rules in the $50,000 Governor's on May 22.
Trainer Wesley Ward doesn't hesitate to send his horses out on the road, and to find a suitable spot for Hootenanny he has shipped the 5-year-old to Canterbury Park for Sunday's Mystic Lake Mile.
As long as Finest City is on the sidelines, the female sprint division in California is wide open. It also is spread thin.
Trainer Malcolm Pierce hasn't had a runner in the Queen's Plate since 2013, but he finds himself back on the trail this year with the lightly raced Sam-Son Farm colt Malibu Secret.
Sabado Alegre looks like the one to beat in a $35,000 optional-claiming race that will serve as Sunday's feature at Hastings.
Candid Cathy has won six of seven starts sprinting at Presque Isle. The 7-year-old Pennsylvania-bred now gets a chance at black type in the $100,000 Satin and Lace Stakes on Sunday evening.
Hot Kiss recorded her fifth consecutive win when taking last year's Trillium Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths over Sweater Weather. She'll look to begin a new winning streak in this year's $100,000 Trillium Stakes for older fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles ...
Platki and KVN Corona have been on parallel career paths this spring leading to their first meeting in Sunday's $1 million Ed Burke Million Futurity for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.
June 15, 2017
Modacious and Elate were both sent off at even money in the four-horse Light Hearted on Thursday at Delaware Park, with Modacious a slight favorite. But when it came down to business nearing the stretch of the one-mile, 70-yard race for 3-year-old ...
The Pizza Man, the venerable Illinois-bred gelding, races for the first time as an 8-year-old when he starts as the heavy favorite in the $50,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap for Illinois-breds Saturday at Arlington.