Handicapping & Race Analysis

July 21, 2014
Wednesday, Safety Belt will try to continue the streak of Argentine winners in the Wickerr, a restricted $90,000 stakes at a mile on turf.
The improving Eighty Nine Red shoots for his second consecutive stakes score on Wednesday night at Woodbine in the $125,000 Deputy Minister, a seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.
July 20, 2014
Stryker Phd moved a step closer to his ultimate objective Sunday when he rallied from off the pace to win the $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap at Emerald Downs. The victory, his second in as many starts this year, stamped Stryker Phd as the top local hope ...
Trendi, one of two fillies in a field of 10 2-year-old Quarter Horses, scored a major upset in Sunday’s $900,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, finishing a neck in front of 1-5 favorite Kiss My Hocks.
Jim Cassidy stood on the Del Mar track, awaiting the return of Tom’s Tribute after his victory in the Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap on Sunday at Del Mar, trying hard to hold himself together.
On the same track over which she achieved her first victory, Stopchargingmaria recorded her most important win, dominating a modest field of 3-year-old fillies to win Sunday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.
Stormy Novel, a beaten favorite at 4-5 in her last start, bounced back with a sharp effort to take Sunday’s $70,000 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Appeal to the King, the last foal of Minnesota broodmare Belle of the Night, pulled away in the lane to sail to a 9 1/4-length win Sunday in the $55,000 MTA Stallion Auction Stakes at Canterbury Park.
The favored Pirate’s Trove barely held off another shipper, the 11-1 shot Cactus Kris, to take the $125,000 Duchess Stakes under Florent Geroux at Woodbine on Sunday.
Among the six horses in Tuesday’s $38,000 turf feature at Indiana Grand Racecourse are two graded stakes winners, albeit with scores that came in fall 2012.