Sunday, September 17, 2017

Churchill Downs -- Handicapping Heroes -- Results from 9-16-17



The Handicappers took on the late Pick 4 sequence yesterday at Churchill Downs and had a fair amount of success. They couldn't quite bring it down....thanks to a surprise 11-1 winner in the final leg, but still produced some nice winners. Here's how they did:

PAULIE sent 16 out of the gate and seven of them hit the board. He had two winners, four seconds and a third. Two exactas that paid well. No Pick 3's nor Pick 4's for Paulie. His Best Bet of the Day missed the winners circle, same with his value play and his Top Jock sequence pick Corey Lanerie was excluded as well from any wins. PAULIE finishes with 19 points.

ARCHIE also gave us 16 options and 10 of them were first, second or third. He produced two winners, four seconds and four thirds. Struck out on the Pick 3 and Pick 4's but he nailed two exactas and two trifectas. His Best Bet of the Day turned out not to be so good, but his Value Play (THE TABULATOR) did win. We'll still give him credit because obviously he couldn't control the odds and the horse dropped from morning line 6-1 to 4-1. His Top Jock (Julian Leparoux) missed winning a rider in his only mount of the sequence . ARCHIE ENDS UP with 38 points. 

SCOTT had a nice day. Eight of his 16 selections got paid. Two firsts, four seconds and two thirds. Two exactas and a trifecta in his wheel-well also. No Pick 3 or 4 tallies unfortunately. His Best Bet wasn't, his Value Play didn't but he scored nicely on his top Jock (Brian Hernandez, Jr) who won twice!
SCOTT WINS THE DAY WITH 43 POINTS


It's the first round in this Race to 500 so, Scott sprints out of the gate and is the early leader. .

Here's your link to the rebroadcast:

HANDICAPPING HEROES


paulie
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- Selections for CHURCHILL DOWNS 9/16/17


The Handicappers are back at the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs for September racing. They'll take on the late Pick 4 at Churchill today (Races 8-11). A quality sequence with a stakes race, two Grade III's and a Grade II. Our buddy Kristine won't be with us today...she's got either a bad cold or maybe the flu...but Archie, Scott and I will carry on without her. 

Let's see just what we have come up with! 

RACE 8  LOCUST GROVE GRADE III. 1/16th miles. $100,000

ARCHIE

7 - Tiger Moth
5 - Fuhriously Kissed
2 - Blue Prize
4 - Romantic Vision 

PAULIE

7 - Tiger Moth
2 - Blue Prize
3 - Mo d' Amour
1 - Brooklynsway

SCOTT

2 - Blue Prize
5 - Fuhriously Kissed
4 - Romantic Vision
7 - Tiger Moth

RACE 9 OPEN MIND 6 Furlongs. $100,000

ARCHIE

4 - Ivy Bell
2 - Mayla
5 - Athena
6 - Tricky Zippy

PAULIE

4 - Ivy Bell
2 - Mayla
1 - Grace's Treasure
5 - Athena

SCOTT

4 - Ivy Bell
2 - Mayla
1 - Grace's Treasure
5 - Athena

RACE 10 IROQUOIS. 1-1/16 Miles. GRADE III. $150,000

ARCHIE 

9 - The Tabulator
2 - Hollywood Star
1 - Ten City
7 - Flameaway

PAULIE

4 - Tres Equis
2 - Hollywood Star
7 - Flameaway
9 - The Tabulator

SCOTT

2 - Hollywood Star
8 - Big Gemmy
7 - Flameaway
3 - Pont Du Gard

RACE 11 POCAHONTAS. 1-1/16 Miles. GRADE II. $200,000

ARCHIE

12- Kelly's Humor
8 - Sunny Skies
4 - Harbor Lights
3 - Snowfire

PAULIE

10 - Upset Brewing
12 - Kelly's Humor
2 - Firstmate
3  - Snowfire

SCOTT 

7 - Take Charge Paula
12 - Kelly's Humor
3 - Snowfire
8 - Sunny Skies


BEST BET OF THE DAY

ARCHIE  #7 Tiger Moth -- Race 8
PAULIE  #10 Upset Brewing -- Race 11
SCOTT  #4 Ivy Bell -- Race 9

VALUE PLAY OF THE DAY

ARCHIE  #9 Tabulator --  Race 10
PAULIE  #4 Tres Equis -- Race 10
SCOTT  #8 Big Gemmy -- Race 10

JOCK OF THE SEQUENCE

ARCHIE -- Julian Leparoux
PAULIE -- Corey Lanerie
SCOTT -- Brian Hernandez, Jr


Be sure to listen to HANDICAPPING HEROES today at noon on WCHQ 100.9 FM and on line at www.crescenthillradio.com  While you're there, download the WCHQ App and take the station with you wherever you go! 

LINK: HANDICAPPING HEROES LIVE! 


paulie
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Handicapping Heroes -- Results for Kentucky Downs 9/9/17

                                            
                                               Click HERE to hear today's show


The Handicappers went after the challenging late Pick 4 at Kentucky Downs on Saturday and took it down. They also hit both Pick 3's in the sequence and had a good overall day.

On a day where the highest odds winner in the sequence was 9/2...the prices weren't "bombs"...but, as we say here...we can pick the winners but we can't get what we are going to get paid. 

Here's the breakdown: 

KRISTINA joined us for her first week with the Handicappers. She had 15 of her picks leave the gate (one scratched) and out of those --  eight hit the board. She had three winners, three seconds and two thirds. She also hit two exactas, a trifecta, a superfecta and the first Pick 3. Unfortunately, her best bet of the day (Mississippi Delta) didn't win, her value play of the sequence (Zulu Alpha) got scratched and her pick for top jock (James Graham) failed to win in the sequence. SHE ENDS UP WITH 31 POINTS IN HER MAIDEN RACE WITH THE HANDICAPPERS. 

SCOTT sent forth 16 runners and he had 10 of his return cashable tickets. He had three winners, three places and four shows. Give Scott two exactas, two trifectas, one superfecta and the early Pick 3. His best bet of the sequence (Muqtaser) ran third, his value play (Scatter Gun) did not hit the board, though and his pick for top jock (Joe Bravo) got shut out of any wins. SCOTT FINISHES THIRD ON THE DAY WITH 36 POINTS. 

ARCHIE provided 16 horses to consider and nine of his got paid. He ended up with three winners, three seconds and three thirds. Archie hit two exactas, two trifectas, a superfecta and also the early Pick 3 of the sequence. His best bet of the day (Miss Temple City) won for him. His value play (Bullards Alley) did not, though. Archie also had (Jose Ortiz) as his top jock and he drew a goose egg. ARCHIE FINISHES SECOND ON THE DAY WITH 45 POINTS

PAULIE prognosticated on 16 runners and 10 of his finished in the money. He had four winners, three places and three shows. He ended up with three exactas, three trifectas and a superfecta. Paulie had both of the Pick 3's in the sequence and also hit the Pick 4. His best bet of the sequence (Miss Temple City) got the win, his value play (Lull) won the eighth race and was a morning line odds of 5-1 before getting bet down to 3-1. His jockey of the sequence (Julian Leparoux) won the final race.  A VERY GOOD DAY FOR YOUR MODERATOR AND PAULIE GOES LAMAR JACKSON ON THE COMPETITION AND WINS WITH 80 POINTS. 

It's  plain, clear and simple. We give you winners here at Handicapping Heroes. We can't guarantee prices but if you are playing with us...you're not tossing too many tickets away and making money. We put it out here free each week. 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

PAULIE     560
ARCHIE    522
SCOTT    436
KRISTINA  31


Paulie wins the Race to 500 and gets the Top Banana Award. They'll start up a new race to 500 next week and will probably handicap Churchill. The slate gets wiped clean. 

SATURDAY'S SHOW CAN BE HEARD AT THIS LINK: HANDICAPPING HEROES 9/9/17


paulie
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HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR KENTUCKY DOWNS 9/9/17



The Handicappers finally make the trip down to Franklin, KY to scout out the late Pick 4 at Kentucky Downs. Full fields, turf racing and some very challenging handicapping for the crew as they take on (3) Grade III races and a very challenging Stakes race. 

A welcome to newest edition of the Handicapping Heroes crew in Kristina McManigell. She's a former jockey and race analysis on HRTV and we welcome her knowledge and picks to our group. 

Off to the races....


RACE 7 --  KENTUCKY DOWNS LADIES TURF STAKES -- Grade III -- 1 MILE

ARCHIE 

5 - Miss Temple City
4 - Zipessa
1 - Beauly
2 - Linda

SCOTT

5 - Miss Temple Cty
4 - Zipessa
2 - Linda
1 - Beauly

PAULIE

5 - Miss Temple City
4 - Zipessa
2 - Beauly
1 - Linda

KRISTINA

5 - Miss Temple City
1 - Linda
2 - Beauly
4 - Zipessa


RACE 8 -- KENTUCKY DOWNS LADIES SPRINT STAKES -- 6 1/2 FURLONGS

ARCHIE

5 - Lull
2 - Fair Point
6 - Morticia
4 - Miss Gossip

SCOTT 

8 - Scatter Gun
1 - Mississippi Delta
6 - Morticia
5 - Lull

PAULIE

1 - Mississippi Delta
6 - Morticia
5 - Lull
10 - Happy Mesa

KRISTINA

1 - Mississippi Delta
11 - Marquee Cal Gal
6 - Morticia
5 - Lull


RACE 9 -- KENTUCKY DOWNS TURF SPRINT STAKES -- GRADE III -- 6/12 Furlongs


ARCHIE 

5 - Bondurant
2 - Indy Hill 
10 - Hogy
7 - Undrafted

SCOTT

1 - Commend
10 - Hogy
7 - Undrafted
5 - Bondurant

PAULIE

5 - Bondurant
10 - Hogy
7 - Undrafted
1 - Commend

KRISTINA

6 - Wyeth
11 - Dimension
1 - Commend
10 - Hogy


RACE 10 -- CALUMET FARMS KENTUCKY TURF CUP -- GRADE III -- 1 1/2 MILE

ARCHIE

1 - Postulation
7 - Enterprising
11 - Taghleeb
8 - Bullards Alley

SCOTT

3 - Muqtaser
7 - Enterprising
11 - Taghleeb
1 - Postulation

PAULIE

4 - Oscar Nominated
11 - Taghleeb
7 - Enterprising
8 - Bullards Alley

KRISTINA

11 - Taghleeb
6 - Zulu Alpha
7 - Enterprising
1 - Postulation


BEST BET OF THE DAY 

ARCHIE -- #5 Miss Temple City -- Race 7
SCOTT -- #3 Muqtaser -- Race 10 
PAULIE -- #5 Miss Temple City -- Race 7
KRISTINA -- #1 Mississippi Delta -- Race 8 


VALUE PLAY

ARCHIE -- #8 Bullards Alley -- Race 10
SCOTT -- #8 Scatter Gun -- Race 8 
PAULIE -- #5 Lull -- Race 8 
KRISTINA -- #6 Zulu Alpha -- Race 10


TOP JOCK OF THE SEQUENCE

ARCHIE -- Jose Ortiz
SCOTT  -- Joe Bravo
PAULIE -- Julian Leparoux
KRISTINA -- James Graham


Be sure to catch HANDICAPPING HEROES live today at noon for a  MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION of the Handicappers' picks. 

LINK: www.crescenthillradio.com


paulie
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Handicapping Heroes Results from Saratoga 9/2/217



The Handicappers had some nice successes on the late Pick 4 sequence and a combination of Scott, Paulie and Archie's pick would have brought it down for you if you combined them. A couple of surprises on the card -- that's not surprising at Saratoga -- but a day where profits were made and a lot of great racing. Let's look at the totals. 

ARCHIE gave us 16 runners to look at and 10 of them were in the money. He had three winners, three places and four shows. He also gathered two exactas, two trifectas, two superfectas and the late Pick 3. His Best Bet of the Day (Gun Runner) won but his Value Play (Mr Haverkamp) did not hit the board. His Jock of the Sequence (Jose Ortiz) failed to ride a winner in the four races. ARCH ENDS UP WITH 50 POINTS. 

SCOTT saw his 16 break from the gate and 11 of his hit the board. He had three winners, four seconds and four thirds. Three exactas, three trifectas and three superfectas for Mr. Gold Room. He also had the early Pick 3. Unfortunately, his Best Bet of the Day (Seperationofpowers) ran third, his Value Play (Grateful) finished second and his Top Jock of the Sequence (Jose Ortiz) did not get to the circle. SCOTT TAKES SECOND WITH 51 POINTS. 

PAULIE put out 16 runners and 10 of them got him paid. He had three winners, four seconds and three thirds. Three exactas, three trifectas and two superfectas for the moderator. He also hit the late Pick 3. His Best Bet of the Day (Gun Runner) ran well to win and his Top Jock of the Sequence (Florent Geroux) was on board him when he did. His Value Play (Grateful) as mentioned above was second in the 12th race. PAULIE TAKES THE DAY WITH 63 POINTS. 

We do what we tell you that we do here. We give you winners and exotics wins. We can't control what they pay...but they come in the money. A conservative combination of the Handicappers picks yesterday would have cost you around $100 yesterday on the Pick 4 but it returned $213. 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

PAULIE  480
ARCHIE 477
SCOTT 400

Yesterday's show can be heard here: 

HANDICAPPING HEROES 9/2/17




paulie
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Handicapping Heroes Selections for Saratoga 9/2/17



The Handicappers had originally planned to study the opening day at Kentucky Down s for today...but due to 6 inches plus of rain in the Franklin, KY area....and the Downs being a turf course...racing was cancelled. Their opening day will now be on Wednesday. 

So, we return to Saratoga. We know there are a few of you who who like us to be bringing you Kentucky racing, and we have plenty of that in store for you in the next couple of months...but Ellis Park's card compared to two Grade 3 and two Grade I contests at the Spa was simply no contest...so we have handicapped the late Pick 4 at Saratoga. There is a nice Pick 5 that starts the race before the Pick 4 and could be a fun challenge for you as well. Here's the Pick 4. 


RACE 9 -- The Saranac. Grade 3 -- 1 1/8 miles (Turf)  $300,000

Paulie

4 - Bricks and Mortar
2 - Yoshida
1 - Mr Havercamp
9 - Rocketry

Scott 

4 - Bricks and Mortar
2 - Yoshida
9 - Rocketry
5 - Voodoo Song

Archie

2 - Yoshida
4 - Bricks and Mortar
1 - Mr Haverkamp
9 - Rocketry


RACE 10 -- The Spinaway. Grade I -- 7 Furlongs (Dirt)  $350,000

Paulie

1 - Seperationofpowers
4 - Pure Silver
5 - Maya Malibu
3 - Lady Ivanka

Scott 

1 - Seperationofpowers
4 - Pure Silver
3 - Lady Ivanka
5 - Maya Malibu

Archie 

1 - Seperationofpowers
4 - Pure Silver
3 - Lady Ivanka
5 - Maya Malibu


RACE 11 -- The Woodward. Grade I -- 1 1/8 Miles (Dirt)  $750,000

Paulie 

2 - Gun Runner
1 - Neolithic
3 - Rally Cry 
4 - War Story

Scott

2 - Gun Runner
3 - Rally Cry
1 - Neolithic
4 - War Story

Archie

2 - Gun Runner
1 - Neolithic
3 - Rally Cry
4 - War Story


RACE 12 -- THE GLENS FALLS. Grade 3 -- 1 3/8 Miles (Inner Turf)  $200,000

Paulie

5 - Grateful
8 - Harmonize
7 - Sarandia
6 - Estrechada

Scott 

4 - War Flag
5 - Grateful
3 - Summersault
2 - Lottie

Archie

6 - Estrechada
8 - Harmonize
7 - Sarandia
4 - War Flag


BEST BET OF THE DAY 

Paulie -- #2 Gun Runner -- Race 11
Scott -- #1 Seperationofpowers -- Race 10
Archie -- #2 Gun Runner -- Race 11

VALUE PLAY OF THE DAY 

Paulie -- #5 Grateful -- Race 12
Scott -- #5 Grateful -- Race 12
Archie -- #1 Mr. Haverkamp -- Race 9


JOCKEY OF THE SEQUENCE

Paulie -- Florent Geroux
Scott -- Jose Ortiz
Archie -- Jose Ortiz


Be sure to listen to Handicapping Heroes for a much more detailed explanation on the guys' picks. It airs at noon Saturdays on WCHQ 100.9 www.crescenthillradio.com 

LINK: www.crescenthillradio.com

You can also find our previous broadcasts there. 

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On the Saratoga Pick Five...which starts in Race Eight with a Optional Claiming race...a few possible horses to look at in the eighth: 

CREATE A DREAM won a stakes race in October of last year and hasn't reappeared until today. Her works look OK, J.J. Castellano gets on board again and it is Chad Brown. 

BROWSE is a front runner who has been knocking at the door his last several. She'll try to get out front or lay just off the pace and John Velazquez rides for Shug McGaughey. 

THAIS is a first time Chad Brown trained who gets his first USA start after competing in France. She won a stakes race in her last over there and Irad Ortiz, Jr. gets on board. 

TRUTH IN THE LIES captured a claiming affair at Saratoga last out and won it by 4 1/2 lengths. The move up the ladder for Jason Servis' horse is buoyed by Joel Rosario riding.

SMILE BIG pooped up a winner in allowance company at Saratoga in her last and hs been in the money 13 out of her 17 starts. She loses Irad Ortiz. Gets capable jock Jose Lezcano


Good luck Saturday! 
Questions or comments? Leave them below or e-mail us at: 

 handicappngheroes@gmail.com


Paulie

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Handicapping Heroes -- Results from Saratoga 8/26/17



The Handicappers tackled the guaranteed $1 million Pick 4 at Saratoga yesterday and sacked the quarterback, so to speak....taking it down....along with both Pick 3's, three of the four exactas and two of the four trifectas. It was a day where the favorites actually did pretty well in Races 8-11 and Mike Smith finished either first or second in the three races he rode during the sequence. Here's how the numbers break down.


PAULIE had 16 horses for you to consider and 8 of them finished in the money. Three winners, two places and three shows. He hit two exactas, a trifecta and one of the Pick 3's. His Best Bet (Idaho) did not gt up for him, nor did his value play (Girvin) but his jockey of the sequence (Joel Rosario) did win the 8th race. PAULIE finished the day with a total of 36 points. 

SCOTT saw all 16 of his selections leave the gate and 8 of his got paid. He had all four winners in the sequence, a second place and one third place. He had an exacta and trifecta. Scott also hit both Pick 3's and the Pick 4. His Best Bet (Drefong) won the 9th. race but he also had (Girvin) like Paulie for his value play...who faded late. Scott's top jockey (Jose Ortiz) failed to win in the sequence. SCOTT finishes second on the day with a total of 42 points. 

ARCHIE put 16 horses up and 9 hit the board. He had four winners, two seconds and three thirds. Two exactas for him and a trifecta. He hit both Pick 3's and the Pick 4 as well. His Best Bet of the Day (Drefong) got it done for him but his value play (Irap) could do no better than third. Mike Smith was his Top Jockey of the sequence and had his picture taken twice (Races 9 and 11). ARCHIE easily wins the day with a nice 65 points. 

OVERALL STANDINGS: 

...we have a new leader...

ARCHIE -- 427
PAULIE -- 417
SCOTT -- 349

The Handicappers gave you a few longshots, a few favorites and basically sunk the canoe at the Spa yesterday. Scott always says "We can pick the winners but can't pick our payoffs" and yesterday did have an even money and 2-1 shot start us off the winning early...but 7-1 and 6-1 closed the sequence and we handed them to you. If you played along with us....your wallet got fat. 

To hear yesterday's show...go HERE

If you have a question for the handicappers, leave a comment or e-mail us at:

handicappngheroes@gmail.com


paulie