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Del Mar Opening Day Pick 4: Beat the TwinSpires.com Caveman!

by Ed DeRosa Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens today and with it TwinSpires.com’s $42,000 Beat the Caveman Challenge . Our caveman will play the late Pick 4 at either Del Mar or Saratoga Race Course Wednesday (Saratoga), Thursday (Del Mar), Friday (Del Mar), Saturday (Saratoga), Sunday (Del Mar), and Monday (Saratoga) this summer. He will use four horses in each race—something Steve Crist would call... Read More

The Pizza Man Key Ingredient To Arlington Million Preview Day All-Stakes Pick 4

by Ed DeRosa I promise that the headline is the only The Pizza Man pun in this blog. Besides, how could I top that one? OK, seriously, I'm done. Anyway, there are three Pick 4 sequences on Arlington Million Preview Day on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse, and TwinSpires.com is offering a 10% winner’s bonus (up to $500 per sequence) on all of them, but we’ll focus on the all-stakes mid... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Analysis of the G1 Delaware Handicap and G2 Bowling Green Handicap

The Grade 1 Delaware Handicap by TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer Delaware Park/July 12 /Race 9/4:51 EDT: The Grade 1 Delaware Handicap has managed to attract its share of top fillies and mares in recent years, with champions Royal Delta, Blind Luck, and Havre de Grace taking part in the past three runnings, and the quality racemare Life at Ten winning the race in 2010. The problem hasn't been attracting... Read More

TimeformUS's Horse-by-Horse Previews of the G1 Belmont Oaks and G1 Belmont Derby

The Grade 1 Belmont Oaks by TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer Belmont Park/July 5 /Race 9/5:45 EDT: Get started on TimeformUS PPs for the G1 Belmont Oaks The Belmont Oaks, one of two 3yo turf races repurposed and repositioned from the Fall calendar, has attracted an interesting field of 11 fillies, and of the five graded stakes races to be run at Belmont Park on Saturday, we found it to be the toughest... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Analysis

The Grade 1 Mother Goose by TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer Belmont Park/June 28/Race 4/2:53 EDT: The Grade 1 Mother Goose has long been a fixture on the NYRA calendar, and pulling a list of previous winners of this historic race, one finds a veritable who's who of racing's most celebrated 3yo fillies. In all, nineteen fillies who would later be named 3yo filly champion have won this race. Cicada and... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays - Bed o' Roses and the Summertime Oaks

Saturday Belmont Park The Bed o' Roses Handicap, Race 9 By Mike Beer A Special Offer on Unlimited TimeformUS PPs for Bloodhorse Readers Get Free PPs for the Bed o Roses The Grade 3 Bed o' Roses drew a competitive field of 11 fillies and mares and, lacking a standout favorite in the field, may well be determined by who gets the seven furlongs most effectively (only four of the entrants have posted a... Read More

Juvenile Before And After: Tremont Preview and Maiden Winner Recaps

By Doug Salvatore The third race on Friday's card at Belmont Park is the 118th running of the Tremont Stakes. Tremont was one of the most remarkable two-year-olds in history. He finished his career a perfect 13-for-13 and did it by winning 13 different stakes races in a span of just 10 weeks, by an average margin of victory of nearly six lengths. Certainly this ranks as the most amazing ten-week long... Read More

Predicteform tabs Tonalist as most likely to upset Triple Crown bid

In-depth analysis of the 2014 Belmont Stakes including Pace Figures and Form Cycle Pattern of each starter. Please refer to the Legend or Pattern Guide for back-up definitions and patterns. The Predicteform.com Pace Figures will tell you if a horse is likely to improve or regress in its next start. Pace Figures are not just a single speed number, but rather a series of numbers that are incredibly powerful... Read More

TimeformUS Belmont Stakes Weekend Plays

However you feel about California Chrome (and let's face it, emotions are running hot right about now), in handicapping this race, you must move beyond whatever rooting interest you have and stick to the basics.... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays - The Californian and The American Oaks

Saturday Santa Anita, Race 7 The Californian By Justin Finch The Grade 2 Californian has attracted a field of eight horses to run nine furlongs on the Santa Anita main track for a purse of $200,000. A Special Offer on Unlimited TimeformUS PPs for Bloodhorse Readers According to the TFUS Pace Projector, Fury Kapcori (#2, 4-5 Morning Line) will be on a clear lead at the opening half-mile, with Storm... Read More

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