Handicapping

Bernier: Los Alamitos pick four for Saturday, Dec. 10

Saturday’s Los Alamitos program features two Grade 1, $300,000 events for juveniles: the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity for males and the Starlet for fillies. Both races are featured in the late pick four.

Trainer Bob Baffert will have the favorite in each race: Mastery in the Futurity and American Gal in the Starlet. If you’re able to knock off either or both favorites, you could get a nice score. Here’s a look at the sequence.

RACE 6, FUTURITY

Bernier: How I'll play Del Mar for Sunday, Dec. 4

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Bernier: How I'll play Del Mar for Sunday

Sunday is  the final day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Bing Crosby season, and there is essentially a pick six carryover of more than $89,000 awaiting horseplayers. Under normal circumstances, the $89,000 carryover would apply to the jackpot portion of the pick six; because it’s closing day and everything must go, it basically becomes a traditional carryover. Here’s a look at the pick six sequence.

Peck: Gulfstream Park pick four for Saturday, Dec. 3

The late pick four looks like an appealing play on opening day at Gulfstream, with a couple of wide-open races and a seemingly solid single.

Free: How I'd play Del Mar for Saturday, Dec. 3

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Free: How I'd play Del Mar for Saturday

Step one – find the likely winner. Step two – find the likely overlay.

Gierkink: How I'll play Woodbine for Sunday, Dec. 4

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Gierkink: How I'll play Woodbine for Sunday

Sunday’s 14-race closing day card at Woodbine is headed by the Grade 3 Valedictory Stakes, a 1 3/4-mile marathon.

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