She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"

She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"

Saturday, August 6, 2022

SARATOGA PICKS -- 8/6/22

 Welcome back and hello again! After a week off last week (vacation time, don't ya know...) I'm back and ready to earn a little money to pay for what I did/ ..

WE GO to SARATOGA today, a nice card that includes a late Pick 4 that has three Grade I's in it.  The Test, The Whitney and the Saratoga Derby. Here we go...


RACE 9 -- TEST

1 -- MATAREYA

2 -- STERLING SILVER

6 -- HOT PEPPERS

3 -- ELM DRIVE


RACE 10 -- WHITNEY

6 -- LIFE IS GOOD

2 -- HOT ROD CHARLIE

4 -- OLYMPIAD

1 -- AMERICAN REVOLUTION scratched

HAPPY SAVER


RACE 11 -- SARATOGA DERBY

6 -- ANNAPOLIS

11 --ETHERIAL ROAD

9 -- CLASSIC CAUSEWAY

10 -- STONE AGE


RACE 12 -- MSW

9 -- BIONDI

2 -- YOUR MISSION

8 -- DREAMPOINT

7 -- WALK EM DOWN


I'll be back later today to cover any scratches. Play 'em anyway you like and best of luck. 


paulie

Saturday, July 23, 2022

HASKELL DAY PICKS -- 7/23/22

 

Let's go to the Jersey shore today for a big , midsummer match at Monmouth in the Haskell Invitational . There is a nice All Stakes Pick 4 that runs from Races 9 to 12 so that'll be what I try to take down today. 


RACE 9

4 -- LADY ROCKSTAR

6 -- FLUFFY SOCKS

8 -- CORE VALUES

8 -- LEMISTA


RACE 10 

3 -- SEARCH RESULTS

7 -- BONNY SOUTH

5 -- BETH'S DREAM

4 -- ARMY WIFE


RACE 11 

4 -- TRIBHUVAN

10 -- GUFO

3 -- TEMPLE

1 -- ADHAMO


RACE 12 

7 -- JACK CHRISTOPHER

2 -- TAIBA

6 -- WHITE ABARRIO

1 -- CYBERKNIFE


Good luck today !


paulie

Saturday, July 16, 2022

ELLIS PARK PICKS -- 7/16/22

A hot summer day in Henderson, KY for racing at Ellis Park. And tough-to-handicap, competitive fields, as well.in the "pea patch".  As I've tried to do, I stick with the Kentuckt tracks -- the racing is undoubtedly better at Saratoga today, but I'm not as comfortable handicapping the New York Jockey colony or trainers -- muxh less the horses. So, it's off to Ellis I go: 


RACE 6

10 -- LAVISH HABITS

6 -- AMARI'S IMAGE

7 -- FANCY MARTINI

2 -- MAMA RINA

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 8 -- LADY ARSINOE)


RACE 7 

2 -- LEGIONNAIRE

3 -- WHAT'S UP DOC

6 -- UNCLE BERLEY

9 -- KINGFISHER

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 8 -- BLOW TORCH)


RACE 8 

6 -- CURRENT

8 -- BAMA BREEZE

5 -- NEXT

2 -- INTRADAY

( IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 7 -- ATTORNEY TIM)


RACE 9 

1 -- STELLA TERESA

3 -- RATHER BE LUCKY

5 -- TWENTYTWENTYHOAX

10 -- GET BY

( IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 6 -- BALI GOWN)


Good luck today and I'll try to get back to the site and make any changes, if necessary. 


paulie 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

ELLIS PARK PICKS 7/9/22

 The Kentucky horse racing circuit goes to Ellis Park for a couple of months now. It's not the greatest racing in the nation and the jockey colony isn't nearly as strong as it was at Keeneland or Churchill Downs, but the cards are full, they have turf racing and it's interesting handicapping. 

The exotics could pay a bunch today in this opening weekend. Since the best race of the day is arguably the fifth race, I've handicapped the final five races on the card. 


RACE 5 

1 -- SPEEDOMETER

3 -- DIVINE CHARGER

2 -- LITTLE MAMBO

4 -- BLAZING SUMMER

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 6-- MYSTIQUE SABOTEUR)


RACE 6

3 -- STAR POSE

10 -- SHE HAS THE LOOK

1 -- SICILIAN GRANDMA

4 -- LADY EVELYN CAN

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 9 -- BECKY THATCHER)


RACE 7 

7 -- REWARD NIGHT

10 -- COURAGEOUSLY

4 -- COOL RAGS

6 -- ELEVEN CONTROL

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 1 -- UNINVITED GUEST)


RACE 8 

2 -- QUEENS UP

4 -- REAGAN'S DECISION

9 -- CONSTITUTION LADY

1 -- TACHLIS

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 3 -- CHASING FIREFLIES)


RACE 9 

1 -- SHOGUN WARRIOR

9 -- HE'S AN ANGEL

2 -- OLD HICKORY

3 -- MY BROTHER CAM 

(IF SCRATCHES OCCUR -- 12 -- FIELD MARSHAL)



Good luck today and play 'em anyway you like ! 


paulie

 


Saturday, July 2, 2022

CHURCHILL PICKS -- 7/2/22

 

A VERY NICE card at the ol' Twin Spires today for Stephan Foster Day and five stakes races (6-10), so we'll look at those to play today. 


RACE 6  -- TEPIN STAKES

4 -- WICKED HALO

8 -- PATNA  scratched

1 -- HEARTY CONSTITUTION

6 -- RUNAWAY WIFE   scratched

4 -- WICKED HALO

3 -- VERYLITTLECENTS


RACE 7   -- AMERICAN DERBY STAKES

9 -- RATTLE N ROLL

4 -- KITODAN

7 -- RED RUN

 10 -- WAR CAMPAIGN scratched

5 -- MCLAREN VALE


RACE 8  -- FLUER DE LIS STAKES

5 -- SHEDARESTHEDEVIL

1 -- SUPER QUICK

4 -- PAULINE'S PEARL

3 -- AVA'S GRACE


RACE 9  -- KELLY'S LANDING STAKES

5 -- BANGO

4 -- ALOHA WEST

9 -- MILES AHEAD

3 -- KNEEDEEPINSNOW


RACE 10 -- STEPHEN FOSTER STAKES

6 -- MANDALOUN

5 -- PROXY

3 -- OLYMPIAD

2 -- AMERICAN REVOLUTION


Enjoy your 4th of July weekend, good luck today, PLAY EM ANYWAY YOU LIKE, and stay cool !!


paulie


 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

CHURCHILL PICKS -- 6/18/22


Night racing tonight at the Twin Spires, which is probably a good thing, given the excessive heat we've had lately that cancelled Wednesday and Thursday Racing.  

Average fields tonight in the final four races --  but pretty evenly matched == so it could be a "big price" night. 

Here's what I got in Races 8-11. 


RACE 8

6 -- CONSPIRACY FACT 

3 -- WARRIOR JOHNY

1 -- CURLIN'S MALIBU

5 -- ACTIVE DUTY


RACE 9 

5 -- LORD DRAGON

9 -- PALACE COUP

1 -- CHANTRY FLATS

4 -- FROSTED GRACE


RACE 10 

9 -- TARABI

7 -- FAMED

2 -- ONTHEONESAND TWOS

4 -- CANCEL THIS


RACE 11 

10 -- LADY PELE

6 -- REPEALING

7 -- CLASSIC COYNE

6 -- ROYAL FLOWER


I'll keep an "eye out" for scratches and update as a can, 

JUST A NOTE FOR NEXT WEEK (6/25/22):

There will be no Paulie Picks next Saturday. My schedule has me busy all day. I hope to return to posting Paulie's Picks on July 2nd (7/2/22)


Good luck today,

paulie

Sunday, June 12, 2022

PROFIT/LOSS -- CHURCHILL PICKS 6/12/22

 

I didn't do as well on the Belmont wagering and picks as I hoped. Out of the 16 horses I put out there to consider, I had three winners, three seconds and two thirds. That's a 50% "in the money" percentage. The big downfall was Race 10, where Tribhuvan (at 19-1) won . I had him as my "if scratches occur" pick -- which mens, basically, I thought he was the fifth best horse in the race. No one scratched in the race, though, so I didn't use him in any exotics or vertical wagers. I figured he's try to set the pace, but didn't think he could maintain it the entire race. Channel Maker, who I expected to go with him, stumbled out of the gate and didn't. 

Such is the life of wagering. 

I looked at my last 30 days of wagering, and found these results:

-- 45 wagers

-- 42.5 win % on wagers

--  $1516 wagered 

--  $3077 payoff

-- $1561 profit

Onward, and upward.


Here's what I like at Churchill today: 


--   Race 2:   I'll play #2 WICKED HALO to beat #5 PRETTY BIRDIE.  Straight out $50 win bet

-    Let's also try an early Pick 5 --- it's a .50 cent wager. 

RACE 1 -- 1.3.4.7

RACE 2 -- 2,5

RACE 3 -- 1,2,3,6

RACE 4 -- 5,6,7,9

RACE 5 -- 1.3.5.6

Cost  $128


Good luck!


paulie