Handicapping & Race Analysis

March 13, 2017
Road to the Derby: San Felipe Stakes analysis
A daughter of a Rebel winner will attempt to open Rebel week with a win in the featured eighth race Thursday at Oaklawn. Five Star Factor should go favored in an optional $62,500 claiming route for 3-year-old fillies.
Handicappers trying to decipher Thursday's feature at Gulfstream Park will have to decide whom they trust most bringing a horse back off a lengthy layoff. Five of the seven runners competing in the third-level allowance/optional $75,000 claiming ...
The deepest field Thursday at Santa Anita is in race 7, a first-level optional-claiming race for fillies and mares at about 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill. Thirteen were entered, 11 can start.
Witt Six has won a half-dozen stakes races during his career, but none against his fellow Texas-breds. That could change Tuesday on the closing-day card at Sam Houston, where Witt Six will vie for favoritism in the $50,000 Star of Texas.
March 12, 2017
For the third straight time since arriving on this circuit, Goodyearforroses won a stakes race at Santa Anita, but on Sunday it was the most significant one yet, and the most impressive. Goodyearforroses ($4) was a dominant winner over her rivals in ...
Sitting in fifth position behind a strong early pace, jockey Manny Franco guided Sunny Ridge five wide in the stretch and he outfinished longshot Doyouknowsomething to win Sunday’s $125,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct by three-quarters of a length.
David Gomez won his first race as a trainer Saturday night at Delta Downs, where he sent out Jeff and J’s Dream to upset the $50,000 Owners’ Appreciation Stakes on the final program of the meet. The race shared a card with the $50,000 Owners’ ...
March 11, 2017
Sircat Sally won her third consecutive stakes, and first against open company, in Saturday’s $94,515 China Doll Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf at Santa Anita.
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens grew up on the East Coast and has been based there his whole career, but he has a great appreciation for the sport and its history nationwide, so after Shaman’s Ghost was led out of the winner’s circle following his victory in the ...