Handicapping & Race Analysis

November 29, 2017
Marquee Miss outkicked her older sister Marquee Cal Gal in the Holiday Inaugural last year, but with Marquee Miss absent this year, trainer Phil Sims is hoping Marquee Cal Gal will have the headlines to herself.
Is Stormy Rush ripe for a bounce, or is he a fresh horse with upside in Friday's Woodbine headliner? Those are questions handicappers must ponder when sizing up his chances in the six-furlong sprint for $40,000 claimers.
November 28, 2017
Jockey Tracy Hebert reached a milestone of 4,000 Thoroughbred wins in North America on Tuesday, when he guided Rational Decision to a 4 1/4-length victory in the fourth race at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.
An oversubscribed maiden special weight for 2-year-olds is the leading race on Thursday’s opening day of the Los Alamitos winter meeting, but the most exciting prospect among the entries may be stuck in the barn.
November 27, 2017
Though she's been facing cheaper company lately, Lamontagne's effectiveness sprinting on turf may give her an edge in Thursday's second-level allowance/optional $62,500 claiming feature.
A carryover of $88,282 at Aqueduct on Wednesday spices up a pretty good pick-six sequence that includes three turf races and the rescheduled Thunder Rumble division of the New York Stallion Series.
Four months of winter racing begins Wednesday evening at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky, where opening-night action could be highlighted by something of note on a national level.
November 26, 2017
From coast to coast, Analyze It has yet to find competition in the 2-year-old turf division. After winning a maiden race by 6 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park in his debut on Oct. 28, Analyze It ($3) ran a very similar race in Sunday’s Grade 3 Cecil B. ...
Off Limits has become a dangerous mare this year when racing behind rivals. “She sees horses in front of her, and she wants to beat them,” jockey Joel Rosario said.
The mutuel field, the 24th or "all others" option, closed as usual as a decisive favorite in Pool 1 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which closed Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern after a four-day wagering window.