Sunday, October 23, 2016

Results from 10/22 -- HANDICAPPING HEROES

The Handicapper took on the late pick four at Keeneland yesterday and added Paulie into the mix. Bad idea...he stole their lunch and drank their beverage in a impressive win over the regulars. 

For hunch bets based on names, late entries, early morning mischief, late night telephone calls, references to the civil war, Jewish cowboys, old sit-coms and casual cocktails in a orient harbor with a New Orleans lady with cool moves...proceed to the next paragraph.. 

The bartending crew prepares for Handicapping Heroes arrival
SCOTT HARRIS (who will be limited to 14 minutes maximum hereafter) gave us 16 runners he hoped would return money. Out of those...six hit the board, for a 37.5% in the money success rate. Scott had two winner, two seconds and two thirds. No exactas or trifectas for the Portland Powerhouse. Neither his best best of the day nor his value play paid off...but his top jock of the sequence (Julian Leparoux -- and all the fellas went with Leparoux as their top jock) did win a race. GIVE SCOTT 22 points on the day. 

ARCHIE KAREL (who was limited to a scant nine minutes and whined and pouted like a kid who had just dropped his lollipop in the sand) also offered 16 horses he hoped might get financial returns. Five of the him a 31% in the money. The best any of us can hope for in these "in the money" stats is 75%...since you're making 16 picks and only 12 sports pay out in four races. Sufficiently confused yet? Good! We'll move on. Archie had one winner, two places and two shows in the four races. No exactas nor trifectas, no best bet of the day or value play success bit did have Leparoux as top jock. Give the buttered bread boy 19 points for his efforts.

When the Handicappers get's usually expensive
PAULIE jumped into the fray when it looked like Archie might be on a "bye" week. ( He got his picks provided in a mere 1:48 on the show. ) Out of the sixteen he tossed the audience...six got a cashable ticket. Three wins, a place and two shows for the fireball from Fern Creek. One exacta, too...that paid an awesome $139.00 on a $1 payout. No trifectas, no best bet success but his value play (Ami's Holiday in the 8th) won at 8-1 odds and he also had Leparoux as his top jock.

PAULIE WINS THE BATTLE WITH 34 points. He also gave you 43-1 longshot winner Archanova in the seventh race. 


Consider these angles (and I hope you had them) 

Up to no good, in many aspects...the I'll Have Another Gang. 
1)  If you had played Paulie and Scott's picks in the late pick four it would have cost you a huge total of $525. Your return, though, would have been $5871.40 (Sadly, we didn't play it together.) 

2) Paulie handed you the Pk 3 for races 7,8, and 9. I paid $32 to wager it. I got back a return of $3721.75. and that was on a 50 cent ticket...(Hello, IRS...)

3) If you had played Paulie entire selection docket ($2 WPS, $1 exactas, 50 cent trifectas, 50 cent pick threes and pick fours) would would have had to layout a total of $528. Your return would have been. $4047.55. 

In addition, Paulie handicapped the rest of the cards and woud have had the winners in races 2,3,4 and 6 using his four-horse method. 

Days like this don't come around very quote Scott appreciate and be thankful for them when they do.


Probably the best handicapper in the room. 
In the race for the title....Scott increased his lead over Archie. The totals: Scott 110 - Archie 95. 

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Selections for Saturday October 22nd -- HANDICAPPING HEROES

We're a man down today in our HANDICAPPING HEROES selections...Archie Karel taking a "bye" week...but don't you worry...ol' Paulie is going to jump in and try to take on the handicapping machine known as Scott Harris. This should be fun!


RACE 7 -- 1-1/8TH MILES ALLOWANCE $62,000

Scott puts (9) Gettysburg on top...blinkers on and no Creator to deal with today. (7) December Seven is his second choice...won by six lengths last time out and will like the added distance. (6) Flash Trading gets Julian Leparoux and will be closing. (1) Battle Tap goes back to the dirt -- throw out the Kentucky Downs turf effort

Selections -- 9-7-6-1


(4) Tale of Life has won in allowance company at Keeneland and Julian Leparoux climbs on. (3) Catholic Cowboy was in Grade I company last out...he'll find this level suits him better. (9) Financial Modeling will get out front and play "come catch me" (7) Hesinfront brings his Churchill success to Lexington with Albarado in the saddle

Selections -- 4-3-9-7

RACE 9 -- 7 FURLONGS --  RAVEN RUN (GRADE II) $250,000

(12) Lightstream has been on the board in her last six, could return to winning form today with Leparoux riding. (11) Takrees is capable of pulling the upset at a huge price -- beware. (4) Lucy N Ethyl loves the lead and is 4-4 lifetime. Corey Lanerie pilots for Tom Amoss. (8) Curlin's Approval fits in here, may get a piece.

Selections -- 12-11-4-8

RACE 10 -- 5 1/2 FURLONGS -- ALLOWANCE $64,000

(8) Lamontagne has filled out the exacta in 8 of her 11 starts. Include. (10) Equation has bullet works and is 2-2 lifetime. Chicago invader with Jose Valvidia riding. (11) Clairenation comes off a layoff, should be ready to go. (3) Casual Cocktail just might give Leparoux his fourth win in this sequence.

SCOTT'S TOP JOCK -- Julian Leparoux


PAULIE gets off the bench to toss a few we go!


(9) Gettysburg
(2) Seeking Blame
(6) Flash Trading
(4) Archnova


(4) Tale Of Life
(7) Hesinfront
(5) Ami's Holiday
(3) Catholic Cowboy


(10) Sophia's Song
(12) Lightstream
(1) Covey Trace
(5) Southern Girl


(1) Orient Harbor 
(8) Lamontagne
(10) Equation
(2) New Orleans Lady

PAULIE'S TOP JOCK -- Julian Leparoux


Race 7 -  7-2-9-6

Race 8 - 4-3-9-1

Race 9 -  5-8-12-10

Race 10 -  3-8-10-9
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Bullards Alley runs third in Grade 3 Sycamore

One of the horses that the Handicapping Heroes gang likes to follow is Bullards Alley. Maybe it's because of his hard-charging running style. Maybe it's because one of his co-owners (Faron McCubbins) is a likable, down-to-earth guy and one we run into from time-to-time in the Gold Room at Churchill Downs.

The "ol' Bull" ran in Keeneland's Grade 3 Sycamore Stakes Thursday at Keeneland. He chased the early pace, never worse than fourth, made a move in the four path around the final turn, rushed up between the winner (Renown) and second place finisher (Bigger Picture)...looked to lead briefly with about a furlong to go but couldn't keep pace and finished third...about a half-length back.

It was a brave effort from Bullards Alley. Marcelino Pedroza rode him beautifully down to 8-1 odds...he actually made Paulie money on his win, place and show bet (paying $7.60 to show) and on his elaborate 50 cent trifecta...(put down $ back $277).

The four-year-old gelding, trained by Tim Glyshaw, has been running in stakes company since December 2015 and has a couple of wins...including the Gr. III Louisville Handicap back on May 21st. at Churchill Downs.

A "bullard" is a term for someone who herds animals...typically sheep or cows. This bullard herded in a whole lotta lettuce for Paulie Friday.

Keep an eye on "ol' Bull" in the future. It just might be the alley you're looking for.



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Results from 10/15/16 -- HANDICAPPING HEROES

SCOTT HARRIS had a huge day for the they took on the late pick four at Keeneland Saturday. Let's look at the totals: 

SCOTT gave us 16 horses he thought had a chance at hitting the payoffs. Out of those, six made money for a 37.5% success rate. Scott had (4) winners and (2) place finishes. He also gave us two exactas. Scott nailed the pick 4 as well...which was worth $1427 on a 50 cent wager. His Best Bet of the Day scored with Rockshaw in the 10th race and his top jock of the sequence...John Velasquez got a win in the ninth race. GIVE SCOTT 38 POINTS in the picks...a clear winner in the picks. 


ARCHIE KAREL offered 16 runners he hoped could return money. Five of those got you to the window....a 31% in-the-money ratio. He had (2) winners, a place and (2) shows. One exacta for the Arch. His best bet and value play of the day fell a little short but his top jock pick in Jose Ortiz did get a win. ARCHIE FINISHED WITH 21 POINTS. 


PAULIE guessed on four winners. One of them did...Rockshaw in the 10th. No success in the Best Bet of the Day, value play or Top Jock.  Fortunately, he did a Pick 4 based on the Handicapper's Pick...and his $72 investment paid off quite handsomely. 


In the cumulative points battle, Scott jumps to a 88 - 76 lead over Archie. 

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Selections for October 15th -- HANDICAPPING HEROES

A shortened version of the Handicapper's Picks today because of time constraints: Be sure to catch the broadcast at noon for more details. LINK:  We're playing the late pk 4 at Keeneland (7-10) Our broadcast starts at noon on WCHQ 100.9 FM



7 - Allied Air Raid
12 - Dubai Sky
8 - Coalport
1- Cammack


3 - War Ride
4 - Conquest Big E
9 - Yockey's Warrior
7 - Squadron A


7 - Time And Motion
2 - On Leave
1 - Catch A Glimpse
4 - Harmonize


4 - Rockshaw
11 - Hurricane Force
5 - Bellows
9 - Dilettante

Scott's Best Bet -- Rockshaw  - 10th
Scott's Value Play -- Harmonize - 9th
Scott's Top Jock -- Johnny Velaquez



7 - Allied Air Raid
6 - Flatlined
8 - Coalport
12 - Dubai Sky


4 - Conquest Big E
3 - War Ride
7 - Squadron A
2 - Viva Majorca


2 - On Leave
7 - Time and Motion
1 - Catch A Glimpse
3 - Stays in Vegas


5 - Bellows
11 - Hurricane Force
1 - Speightstime
6 - Takeoff

Archie Best Bet -- On Leave - 9th
Archie Value Play - Speightstime - 10th
Archie Top Jock -- Jose Ortiz

Paulie's Four Winners

7th - None The Less
8th - My Johnny Be Good
9th - Mokat
10th - Rockshaw

Paulie's Best Bet - - Catch A Glimpse - 9th
Paulie's Value Play -- My Johnny Be Good - 8th
Paulie's Top Jock -- Kent Desormeaux

Good Luck today!


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Results for 10/8/16 -- HANDICAPPING HEROES

The Handicappers had mixed success at Keeneland in Saturday's Card...a tough card, indeed, that provided a couple of upsets but great racing! 

SCOTT HARRIS provided 16 horses he thought might hit the board. Out of those, six hit the board for a 37% in the money percentage. Scott had one winner, three seconds and two thirds. He had a huge eighth race, where he gave out the exacta and trifecta. Those combinations paid well...over $1800 on a $2 wager. His best bet (Tepin) failed to win, though, his value play Wild Shot ran third and his top jockey for the sequence Julian Leparoux had one win. 

Scott finishes with 26 points on the day...good enough to win the contest.


ARCHIE KAREL offered 16 horses that he thought he might get paid on. Out of those, six hit the board for a 37% in the money percentage. Archie had a winner two seconds and three thirds. No exactas or trifectas for Archie. His best bet was Tepin...who ran second, his value play Nerinx faded to seventh in the final race and Julian Leparoux was his best bet in the sequence...good for one win. 

Archie finishes with 20 points on the day. 


PAULIE offered four horses he thought could win. They didn't. His best bet was Tepin...who wasn't. Wild Shot, his value play, ran third and his top jock...Jose Ortiz didn't have a winner in the four race sequence. 


Guest handicapper Professor Bicker dissected the eighth race to try and provide a nice payout. The "Bicker Sticker" was a  six horse rambling dialogue prediction/combination that did include the winner (Classic Empire) but nothing else. We'll probably have him back,'s sparkling commentary and he comes with his own background spiritual singer and bartender...


In the race for the crown....after two weeks, Archie holds a 55 to 50 lead over Scott. 

If you missed the broadcast, you can go back and listen to the replay at the link below: 



Saturday, October 8, 2016


The Handicapper contingent packs up their forms, stat sheets and crystal ball and head east on I-64 to take on the second day of racing at historic Keeneland. A tough challenge faces them today on a very strong card. 





Race 7 -- First Lady (Grade I) 1 mile TURF $400,000

(2) Tepin is the logical choice here and should have a nice win over these with Leparoux riding. (4) Now or Never will get ignored at the windows but could be there if Tepin doesn't fire. (8) Celestine comes back after a convincing Grade I win and could fill out the exacta. (3) Cash Control has been in the top three the last seven times out and might hit the board at an attractive price. 

Race 8 -- Breeders Futurity (Grade I) 1 1/16 mile $500,000

(11) Classic Empire adds blinkers and Leparoux rides. It could be a big day for Julian. (8) Wild Shot should really like the stretch out and gets Brian Hernandez Jr on top. (12) Lookin at Lee won two at Ellis before a second in the's Santana and Asmussen...beware. (7) Holiday Bonus ships in for Graham Motion and Jose Ortiz is in town to pilot...may be the one to beat. 

Race 9 -- Shadwell Turf Mile (Grade I) 1 mile TURF $1,000,000

(10) Tourist is no stranger to the winners circle and regular rider Jose Lezcano comes to town to do more than just sight-see. (4) Mondaliste won the Arlington Million...can't be overlooked. (5) Grand Arch won this race last year and Luis Saez was on board and is again today. (8) Ironicus could pull off the upset...Ortiz knows the horse. 

Race 10 -- MSW 1 1/16 mile $60,000

(9) Souper Catch should contend was a beaten favorite at Churchill by not much in last. Leparoux gets the assignment. (8) Young American has Corey Lanerie riding for Kenny McPeek...finished behind to the top pick last time out. (7) Leviathan can't be ignored and the price could be favorable with Jersey Joe Bravo piloting. (6) Birdsnest Party had a bullet work at Keeneland...they may have to catch him. 

Scott's Best Bet:  TEPIN in Race 7
Scott's Value Play: WILD SHOT in Race 8 
Scott's Top Jock : Julian Leparoux



Race 7 

(2) Tepin
(8) Celestine
(3) Cash Control
(5) Nemoralia

Race 8 

(11) Classic Empire
(9) No Dozing
(2) Gunnevera
(1) Bitumen

Race 9 

(8) Ironicus
(10) Tourist
(5) Grand Arch
(11) What A View

Race 10

(9) Souper Catch
(1) Commandeering
(2) Nerinx
(8) Young American

Archie's Best Bet: TEPIN in Race 7
Archie's Value Play: Nerinx in Race 10 
Archie's Top Jock: Julian Leparoux


Paulie gives you his four winners: 

Race 7 -- (2) Tepin
Race 8 -- (8) Wild Shot
Race 9 -- (2) Pleuven
Race 10 -- (1) Commandeering

Paulie's Best Bet: TEPIN in Race 7
Paulie's Value Play: WILD SHOT in Race 8
Paulie's Top Jock: Jose Ortiz

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