Sunday, July 15, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FOR ELLIS PARK -- 7/14/18


The Handicappers took on the late pick 4 at Ellis Park (races 6-9) on Saturday and, despite some key scratches, had a very good day. It was incredibly hot down at "the Pea Patch"...and some trainers did not want to run their owners' horses in such extreme conditions, but...the card was still very competitive and entertaining to watch. The horses' health and well-being is the main concern, as always. Archie predicted on the radio that Corey Lanerie might have a big day, and he did...with two winners in the four race sequence.

Here's how they did:

ARCHIE gave us 16 horses he handicapped and, out of those, nine of them made it to the starting gate. He had three winners, a second and a third. That's a 56% in the money percentage. He also hit an exacta and the early Pick 3 with those who ended up running. ARCHIE ends up with 17 points. 

SCOTT looked at these four races and ended up having 10 of his 16 selections breaking from the gate. A good day for Scott, with three winners, one second and two thirds. A 60% in the money percentage. He also added an exacta, trifecta and superfecta to his totals. A nice return to handicapping for SCOTT with 22 points for the sequence. 

PAULIE had 10 of his 16 picks start. He had four winners and a second. That's a 50% in the money percentage. He also hit an exacta, both Pick 3's and the Pick 4. The pick 4 paid $223 and he spent $18 to hit it. PAULIE wins the the day with a strong 26 points. 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 

ARCHIE    265
PAULIE     243
SCOTT      240 


You can hear a rebroadcast of Saturday's show at: https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-20180714


Paulie
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR ELLIS PARK LATE PICK 4 -- 7/14/18


This week the Handicappers head to Henderson, KY to handicap the late Pick 4 at Ellis Park. We are pleased to have Scotty Harris back with us this week. A challenging Pick 4 awaits us at "the pea patch" ...but, you know the saying...good handicappers do well at the claimers as well as the stakes.

Here's what we got:

RACE 6 -- Claiming 5000n2L -- 5 1/2 Furlongs (TURF) 


PAULIE 

6 - KISS MY NOTE
7 - FOOTS
3 - BUMPTYBUMPBUMP
9 - MIKEBRAVOZEROTHREE


ARCHIE 

5 - MUN UP 
7 - FOOTS
6 - KISS MY NOTE
1 - ROCKY ROMA


SCOTT

6 - KISS MY NOTE
2 - TIZWAYORTHEHIGHWAY
7 - FOOTS
5 - MUN UP 


RACE 7 -- Optinal Claiming $40000n2x -- 1 MILE


PAULIE

2 - SOUTH BEACH
3 - TERM OF ART
6 - FISH TRAPPE ROAD
8 - LADDIE BOY


ARCHIE

2 - SOUTH BEACH
3 - TERM OF ART
5 - GRANDPA KNOWS BEST
8 - LADDIE BOY


SCOTT

2 - SOUTH BEACH
3 - TERM OF ART
7 - SHARP ART
1 - LANGDARMA


RACE 8 -- Maiden Special Weight $42000 -- 1-1/16th MILE (TURF) 


PAULIE 

5 - MJOINIR
1 - FRA MAURO
8 - RUSHIN TOTHECIRCLE
3 - MR. CLASSICAL 


ARCHIE 

1 - FRA MAURO
8 - RUSHIN TOTHECIRCLE
3 - MR. CLASSICAL 
5 - MJOINER


SCOTT 

3 - MR. CLASSICAL
5 - MJOINIR
1 - FRA MAURO
9 - HURRY BACK


RACE 9 -- Maiden Claiming  $16000 -- 1-1/16TH MILE (TURF) 


PAULIE

11 - IRON JOHNNY
10 - EAGLE RIVER
5 - CADUCEUS
4 - DATA GOLD


ARCHIE 

10 - EAGLE RIVER
11 - IRON JOHNNY
5 - CADUCEUS
2 - DONTMISSTHEPRIZE


SCOTT

10 - EAGLE RIVER
4 - DATA GOLD
8 - PISTOL BOX
5 - CADUCEUS


To hear the detailed and descriptive analysis of the handicappers' picks, be sure to catch our radio show HANDICAPPING HEROES. We air at noon on Saturday on WCHQ 100.9 FM. You can listen live on the internet at the link below or download the WCHQ app and take us and the station with you wherever you go!

Good luck today and remember our objective:  To leave the track with more money than we went in with!


LISTEN LIVE LINK: www.wchqfm.com


paulie
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FROM BELMONT LATE PK 5 -- 7/7/18



The Handicappers met the competitive Pick Five at Belmont on Saturday and had big success in handicapping the races. Paulie and Archie, combined, gave you all five winners. Playing their combined picks would have cost you $512 but returned $7600.25 !!

That's equal to hitting at 14-1 shot. One could have even taken the handicappers top two picks in each race and just bet those and got out for $216 and still hit it. That's like having a 35-1 hit first place for you.

To score on big days like this, sometimes you have to risk a rather expensive outlay to receive a significant return. It's called gambling. Many handicappers avoid the multi-race sequence wagers and concentrate on win, place, show or exacta and trifecta attempts. High risk, high reward is available most of the time, though, in the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 attempts.

Don't get me wrong here. I've seen huge multi-race sequences hit on very minimal tickets. I've seen huge tickets lose or return less than the original investment. I've also heard the lament "Oh, if we had only included 'that' horse. He was third in my picks for that race!" Syndicates can help defray individual costs but syndicates can also disagree in the final selections and really jack a price up or have people drop out because they aren't satisfied with either the cost or the selections.

As our handicapping partner Scott says: "We can pick the winners but we can't choose the prices."

To each his own. Always remember to "bet within your personal limits" and set a budget.

Here's how "A&P" did yesterday.


ARCHIE had four winners in the five race sequence. He also had three seconds, three thirds, two exactas, two trifectas. Although none of his top picks took a race, his selections were still very accurate. ARCHIE FINISHES THE DAY WITH 31 POINTS. 

PAULIE also gave you four winners yesterday. Three places and two shows also. "No service Paulie" tacked on three exactas, two trifectas and the early Pick 3 of the sequence. In his top picks...Catholic Boy, Athena and Limousene Liberal hit the wire first. PAULIE TAKES THE COMPETITION WITH 35 POINTS. 

Here's a replay of yesterday's show:  HANDICAPPING HEROES 7/7/18

paulie
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR BELMONT PICK 5 -- 7/7/18

The Handicappers are one short today and will miss Scott Harris's insightful look into a big day of racing at Belmont but will carry on without him. Sadly. We hope he can rejoin us soon.

Today, we go to New York to handicap the NYRA Pick 5 stakes. A challenging sequence for sur, but Archie and Paulie will do their best to give you some profitable selections in Races 6-10.


RACE 6 -- Dwyer G3 -- $300,000 -- 1 MILE


ARCHIE

6 - MENDELSSOHN
3 - RUGBYMAN
7 - FIRENZE FIRE
4 - NOBLE INDY


PAULIE

2 - SEVEN TRUMPETS
7 - FIRENZE FIRE
6 - MENDELSSOHN
4 - NOBLE INDY


RACE 7 -- Belmont Sprint G2 -- $350,000 -- 7 FURLONGS


ARCHIE

2 - WHITMORE
4 - SHAFT OF LIGHT
3 - EYE LUV LULU
1 - LIMOUSINE LIBERAL


PAULIE

1 - LIMOUSINE LIBERAL
2 - WHITMORE
3 - EYE LUV LULU
6 - FAVORABLE OUTCOME


RACE 8 -- Belmont Oaks G1 -- $1,000,000 -- 1-144 MILES (INNER TURF)


ARCHIE

1 - SIGNIFICANT FORM
4 - CAPLA TEMPTRESS
7 - LA SIGNARE
8 - THEWAYIAM


PAULIE

6 - ATHENA
1 - SIGNIFICANT FORM
3 - PAVED
7 - LA SIGNARE


RACE 9 -- Suburban Stakes G2 -- $700,000 -- 1-1/4TH MILES


ARCHIE 

4 - TAPWRIT
5 - DR DORR
10 - DIVERSITY
8 - HOPPERTUNITY


PAULIE

5 - DR DORR
2 - WAR STORY
4 - TAPWRIT
8 - HOPPERTUNITY


RACE 10 -- Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes G1 -- $1,200,000 -- 1-1/4TH MILES (INNER TURF)


ARCHIE

3 - ANALYZE IT
8 - HAWKISH
4 - HUNTING HORN
7 - CATHOLIC BOY


PAULIE 

7 - CATHOLIC BOY
9 - MY BOY JACK
3 - ANALYZE IT
6 - KINGSTAR


Good luck today! You can hear a more detailed description of these picks on THE HANDICAPPING HEROES radio show at noon today on WCHQ 100.9 FM. Download the WCHQ app! LISTEN LIVE
AT THE LINK:  HANDICAPPING HEROES 7-7-18

AND, remember our objective. To leave the track with more money than we went in with.


paulie
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Sunday, July 1, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FROM CHURCHILL DOWNS 6/30/18


The Handicappers did their best in taking on the late Pick 4 (races 9-12) on closing
day for the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs but were just short in taking it down.

They did come up with three winners in the four race sequence but race 10 stumped them
and none of them could come up with the winner (#9 CZ Rocket). A look back at his
past performances and running style indicates one of us at least should have given the horse,
trainer and jockey a bit of respect...but, as they say, hind-site is always 100% .

Some key scratches in races 9-11 really threw a wrench into the picks. That's horse-racing. If a horse can't go, you don't run him or her.

Still , a good day. Here's the numbers:

SPANKY'S guest appearance and picks had some ups and downs...but we appreciate him
filling in for Scott Harris...who we hope to have back soon. Spanky gave us (2) winners in
his selections and a show. SPANKY debuts with seven points. 

PAULIE went after the sequence with what he thought was a solid list of potential winners. Out of those who did run, he gathers (2) winners, (1) second and (2) shows. Once again, second best and PAULIE ended the day with ten points. 

ARCHIE explained his picks on the Handicapping Heroes broadcast and did hand out (3) winners in the final four races. He also had (1) place and (2) shows  and hit a nice exacta as well. He left the competition behind again and takes first places with 15 points.


Paulie also offered a few selections for Races 7 & 8...the first two in the mandatory Pick-Six payout. He, at least, got you off to a great start in the pick-six. Out of the eight runners he offered, he handed out the winners in each race, the second-place horses in each race and a show in Race 7. 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

ARCHIE                  248
SCOTT/GUESTS   218
PAULIE                   217

With the end of the Spring Meet at Churchill, the Handicappers will now turn their attention to "soybean Downs" or, more correctly, Ellis Park. If there is a huge card elsewhere in the nation on the upcoming Saturdays, we will consider it and possibly do that instead of Ellis. 

LINK TO YESTERDAY'S BROADCAST: 

https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-20180630


paulie
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR LATE PICK 4 CHURCHILL DOWNS 6/30/18



It is closing day for the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs and a mandatory payout for the 20 cent pick 6 as well. The Handicappers will tackle the late Pick 4 (Races 9-12) but we'll also offer some suggestions if you are interesting in trying the six-race sequence that starts in race 7. 

Scotty Harris is too ill to join us for today's selections and we pray and hope for better days for our buddy. In his place, we turn to the noted handicapper and bourbon aficionado Larry "Spanky" Hoveis to join Archie and I in the handicapping. We're at the post!


RACE 9 -- OPTIONAL CLAIMING $62,500 -- ONE AND ONE SIXTEENTH MILES


PAULIE

5 - BIG DOLLAR BILL
4 - HOLLYWOOD HANDSOME
3 - HINT OF ROSES
12 - ICONIC

SPANKY 

5 - BIG DOLLAR BILL
7 - ROCKING THE BOAT
2 - PHAT MAN
3 - HINT OF ROSES


ARCHIE

5 - BIG DOLLAR BILL
2 - PHAT MAN
1 - CASSES STORY
8 - ONE MEAN MAN


RACE 10 -- KELLY'S LANDING OVERNIGHT STAKES $74,000 -- 7 FURLONGS


PAULIE

10 - CHIEF CICATRIZ
1 - AWESOME SATURDAY
8 - STORM ADVISORY
6 - WARRIORS CLUB

SPANKY 

10 - CHIEF CICATRIZ
7 - REQUITE
3 - MR. CROW
1 - AWESOME SATURDAY

ARCHIE

10 - CHIEF CICATRIZ
3 - MR. CROW
6 - WARRIOR'S CLUB
1 - AWESOME SATURDAY


RACE 11 -- BASHFORD MANOR STAKES GRADE III $100,000 -- 6 FURLONGS


PAULIE 

11 - TOOTHLESS WONDER
9 - TALES OF CHAUCER
4 - SIR TRUEBADOUR
1 - SHANGHAIED ROO

SPANKY 

9 - TALES OF CHAUCER
1 - SHANGHAIED ROO
4 - SIR TRUEBADOUR
11 - TOOTHLESS WONDER

ARCHIE

9 - TALES OF CHAUCER
11 - TOOTHLESS WONDER
1-  SHANGHAIED ROO
4 - SIR TRUEBADOUR


RACE 12 -- MAIDEN $57,500 -- 1 MILE (TURF) 


PAULIE

4 - HOT ZONE
8 - FLAT MEADOW
11 - VICTORY GARDEN
10 - BOURBON GLEAM

SPANKY 

4 - HOT ZONE
10 - BOURBON GLENN
11 - VICTORY GARDEN
9 - THESWEETESTTABOO

ARCHIE

4 - HOT ZONE
8 - FLAT MEADOW
11 - VICTORY GARDEN
10 - BOURBON GLEAM


For those interested in tackling the Pick 6 sequence, may we suggest...

RACE 7 

5 - RESTLESS RIDER
9 - SHANGHAI RAIN
4 - O'KEEFFE
7 - BEACH GETAWAY

RACE 8 

2 - DEADLINE
3 - DON'T TELL MARGE
8 - BRIDALED TEMPER
11 - SMART SHOT


YOU CAN CATCH HANDICAPPING HEROES AT NOON ON SATURDAY'S ON WCHQ 100.9 FM LOCALLY OR AT THE WEBSITE WWW.WCHQFM.COM

DOWNLOAD THE WCHQ MOBILE APP AND TAKE THE STATION WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO!

PAULIE
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FROM CHURCHILL 6/23/18



The Handicappers took on the challenging late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs Saturday (Races 8-11) and although they did not take the prize down...they did have some nice selections in the sequence. The 9th race proved to be a tough one...Archie and Paul couldn't come up with any of the money-winners...but, thanks to some help from radio personality and Gold Room services agent Kristina McManigell...they were able to stay "alive'  until the final race of the sequence. They, unfortunately, left out the winner, despite having the horse in their on-air selections.

As they learned, sometimes leaving a horse "out" of a sequence to save a few dollars can cost you big. They also ignored "the Tommy-Boy" theory of going "deep" in the final leg of the Pick 4. That's a handicapping/wagering strategy learned again. Maybe they'll pay more attention to that in future ventures.

Here's how they did:

PAULIE gave you his 16 horses and had two of those "scratch" in the sequence. His remaining 14 got him one winner, three seconds and three thirds. He also had a exacta and trifecta in the four race sequence. NOT A BAD EFFORT FROM "THE PAULSTER" AND HE ENDS UP WITH 17 POINTS. 

ARCHIE also ended up with 14 runners and had a pretty good showing as well. Two winners, three seconds and three thirds. He also scored on two exactas, two trifectas and a superfecta. ARCHIE WINS THE CONTEST BETWEEN THE TWO WITH 29 POINTS. 


Since Scott was unable to participate and it was too late to get a "fill in" for him...the points today did not go toward the cumulative totals. If "he's out" next week, we'll solve that by getting a "stand-in" for him. 

https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-20180623  is the link to hear the rebroadcast from yesterday


paulie
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