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Form, Pedigree, Speed, & Red Flag Analysis of Derby Contenders; Part 1 of 3

While we wait for more two-year-old racing to start, Brisnet.com pedigree handicapper and blogger Doug Salvatore will profile each of the expected Kentucky Derby starters in terms of classic breeding and current form/speed. The first installment looks at the top seven contenders as ranked by the Kentucky Derby points system . For FREE Ultimate Past Performances with comments of probable Derby entrants... Read More

Keeneland Sunday Pedigree Play From Brisnet.com & Doug Salvatore

Sunday's ninth race at Keeneland is a very exciting third-level allowance race for fillies and mares going a mile on the turf. The most intriguing horse in the race is the French invader Filimbi. In her most recent start, Filimbi nicely captured a Listed Stakes race at Chantilly over heavy ground last November. Filimbi is a product of two former Juddmonte owned and Bobby Frankel trained stars. In fact... Read More

All-maiden Pick 3 Wagering Strategy for Saturday at Keeneland From Brisnet.com & American Produce Records

Saturday's Blue Grass card at Keeneland features numerous Graded Stakes races, however, we'll shift our focus to a trio of treacherous Maiden Special Weight events starting with race four. Race 4: A wide-open field of 11 three-year-old fillies going two-turns over Polytrack in this contest. The Brisnet.com Speed Rating par for this race is an 83, and no horse in this field has ever run that fast. The... Read More

Brisnet.com Predicteform Horse-by-Horse Arkansas Derby Analysis

Welcome to Predicteform’s Featured Race of the Week. Most weekends, the research staff at Predicteform will select a Graded Stakes Race and provide an in-depth analysis of the Pace Figures and Form Cycle Pattern of each starter. Please see the Legend or Pattern Guide for back-up definitions and patterns. View the Pace Figures here for the Arkansas Derby while reviewing the race analysis. For Brisnet... Read More

TimeformUS Stakes Plays from Keeneland, Oaklawn, and Santa Anita

Friday The G1 Maker's 46 Mike Keeneland, Race 9 By Jason Perlmutter The Maker's Mile features the return of a true equine hero in two-time defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is making his first start of 2014. As a fan of this giant-hearted gelding, it will be tough to oppose him. Beyond fandom is the fact that Wise Dan is 11-for-12 lifetime on the turf, and he sustained his only loss over two... Read More

Predicteform's take on the TwinSpires Wood Memorial

Predicteform Feature Race of the Week The Predicteform Feature Race of the Week ' target="_blank" mce_href='/controlpanel/blogs/ Predicteform Feature Race of the Week '>TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial from Aqueduct Racetrack Welcome to Predicteform’s Feature Race of the Week! Most weekends, the research staff at Predicteform will select a graded stakes race and provide an overview with Pace Figure and... Read More

Pedigree Handicapping With Brisnet.com & Doug Salvatore: Saturday, April 5, at Keeneland

RACE 1 (click for FREE Brisnet.com Ultimate Past Performances with comments ) We have our first dash of the meet for babies going 4 ½ furlongs, and trainer Wesley Ward sends out an uncoupled entry of 2-to-1 morning line favorite Climb In Back as well as Time Out of Mind (4-to-1). Before I discuss any horse, I must profile Wesley Ward’s past accomplishments in this type of race at Keeneland. A dozen... Read More

TimeformUS Saturday Stakes and Derby Prep Plays

The G1 Wood Memorial Aqueduct, Race 10 By Robert Finnegan The long and winding road to the Kentucky Derby makes its way back to Aqueduct today, with 11 three-year-old colts running nine furlongs. 100 Derby points go to the winner, 40 to the second-place finisher, 20 to the third-place finisher, and 10 to the fourth-place finisher. In other words, this race has a distinct do-or-die quality to it for... Read More

Pedigree Handicapping with Brisnet.com & Doug Salvatore: Friday, April 4, at Keeneland

RACE TWO (click race for PPs): Radiant (8-to-5 morning line) and Follow The Kitten (9-to-5) are expected to vie for favoritism. Both horses have obvious credentials and are dropping from the Maiden Special Weight level, where they have burnt a lot of money (no wins in five tries as the favorite between them, and neither has been worse than 5-to-1 in any of their combined 10 starts). There are two interesting... Read More

TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds

The G1 Florida Derby Gulfstream, Race 14 By Alan Mann In the G1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream (Race 14, Scheduled Post Time 6:48 PM ET), Cairo Prince (#3, 9-5) comes in off a layoff -- well, we don't consider 63 days to be a layoff in this day and age, so you won't see a layoff line in our PPs. Suffice to say that trainer Kiaran McLaughlin gave him a break after he drew away to crush his opponents in... Read More

A Tremendous Day of Racing

When the calendar pages turn to March, and the days slowly count down to the final Saturday of the month, the annual anticipation for one of the greatest days in horse racing begins to build.... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Turfway, Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Sunland

Saturday, Turfway, Race 11, Local Post Time 6:28pm EDT The G3 Horseshoe Casino Spiral Stakes , 1 and 1/8 miles, Synth, 3YO By Jason Perlmutter This Saturday, we find ourselves getting ever closer to Louisville, at least in a geographical sense. Twelve Derby hopefuls will take their talents approximately 95 miles northeast of Churchill Downs to contest the G3 $550k Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. • FREE... Read More

Arkansas Derby Preview Day Preview Blog

As I discussed in varying ways on the Hello Race Fans Derby Prep Alert and Steve Byk’s At The Races Radio Program, I don’t expect a lot of sexy results on Saturday at Oaklawn Park in terms of payoffs, but it will be fun to watch some (future) stars shine at likely low prices. That’s good news for the 82 people still alive for $1-million in the TwinSpires.com Road To The Kentucky Derby Showdown , as... Read More

TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Oaklawn, Santa Anita and Gulfstream

Saturday, Oaklawn, Race 10, Local Post Time 6:04pm CT The G2 Rebel Stakes , 1 and 1/16 miles, Dirt, 3YO By Robert Finnegan 85 more Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the Grade 2 Rebel, to be run at a mile and 1/16 on the main track. The morning line has this looking like a three-horse race, with Tapiture at 9-5, Strong Mandate at 2-1, Kobe's Back at 7-2, and the others all 8-1 or higher. However... Read More

A Racing Weekend of Stars

By Ed DeRosa If you’re the type who thinks that racing needs its stars to keep racing to increase interest, then this is the Saturday for you! The one-two finishers and beaten favorite in America’s richest race all make the second start of their season on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in the Santa Anita Handicap, and last year’s Preakness runner-up Itsmyluckyday and Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays from Around the Country

Santa Anita Saturday, Santa Anita, Race 5, Local Post Time 2:00pm PT The G2 San Felipe Stakes , 1 and 1/16 miles, Dirt, 3YO By Robert Finnegan Kentucky Derby Fever makes its way back to Arcadia for the Grade 2 San Felipe, to be run at a mile and 1/16 on the main track, with 50 Kentucky Derby points going to the winner. • TimeformUS PPs for the San Felipe Stakes • A Special Offer on Unlimited PPs for... Read More

Who Will Win the Big 'Cap Showdown?

In what may go down as the race of the year, Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will feature a rematch between Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) 1-2 finishers Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge, with two-time defending Santa Anita Handicap champion Game On Dude shooting for an unprecedented three-peat in the historic race. Who will win the showdown?... Read More

Future Wagers Offer Chance To Drink Kool Aid

There is no shortage of opinions regarding a horse’s performance following races on the TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Championship Series , and the beauty of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is that it allows bettors to put their money where their mouths are (assuming the price is right). Pool 3 is now open and closes Saturday before the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct (more on that race on Friday). For FREE... Read More

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