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

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

Saturday, September 24, 2022

CHURCHILL PICKS -- 9/24/22

 

It's "Downs After Dark" tonight at Churchill with the first post at 6 p.m.  A nice card that has stakes races from Race 7 through Race 10. I've handicapped those and a strong maiden race in the finale -- Race 11. 


RACE 7 -- SENECA OVERNIGHT STAKES


5 -- COCKTAIL MOMENTS

6 -- SKRATCH CAT

3 -- FALCONET

1 -- TURNERLOOSE


RACE 8 -- HARRODS CREEK STAKES


7 -- GUNITE

4 -- CONAGHER

6 -- STRAVA

2 -- DOUBLE THUNDER


RACE 9 -- DOGWOOD STAKES


1 -- ECHO ZULU

7 -- WICKED HALO  scratched

4 -- TARABI

6 -- LAST LEAF

5 -- GUNNING



RACE 10 -- BOURBON TRAIL STAKES


4 -- WARRIOR JOHNY

2 -- HOME BREW

7 -- GILDED AGE

3 -- SAINT TAPIT


RACE 11 -- mAIDEN SPECAIL WEIGHT


8 -- THROUGH THE CRACKS

2 -- PEACEFUL MOMENT

4 -- DOOIT

9 -- BIRDIE ROSE


paulie




Saturday, September 17, 2022

CHURCHILL PICKS -- 9/17/22

They're back at the Twin Spires for the middle of September and a VERY GOOF card at Churchill this Saturday ! 

We'll look at the final five races -- The Open Mind, Locust Grove, Iroquois and Pocahontis, plus a very competitive Louisville Thoroughbred Society high stakes affair. 

Good luck and I'll jump back in with any scratches later. 


RACE 7 -- OPEN MIND STAKES

4 -- BELL'S THE ONE

1 -- SCONSIN

2 -- JOYFUL CADENCE

5 -- CLUB CAR  (SCRATCHED)


RACE 8 -- LOCUST GROVE -- G III

2 -- ENVOUTANTE

3 -- CRAZY BEAUTIFUL

5 -- PLAYED HARD

4 -- LIL TOOTSIE


RACE 9 -- IROQUOIS -- G III

3 -- DAMON'S MOUND

9 -- ECHO AGAIN

5 -- CURLY JACK

6 -- JACE'S ROAD


RACE 10 -- LOUISVILLE THOROUGHBRED SOCIETY

6 -- ISOLATE

4 -- NECKER'S ISLAND

5 -- MILES AHEAD

7 -- TOP GUNNER


RACE 11 -- POCAHONTAS --G III

5 -- GRAND LOVE

7 -- SOUTHLAWN

11 -- JUSTA WARRIOR

12 -- FRIENDLY PERSUASION




Saturday, September 10, 2022

KENTUCKY DOWNS PICKS -- 9/10/22

 

Back to the track on the border today, as Kentucky Downs features five stakes races to close out the card. Since Saratoga's meet has ended, some of the New York circuit jocks have invaded Kentucky Downs. Let's see how they do. 


UPDATED AT 12:46


RACE 8 -- LADIES TURF -- GRADE III


4 -- LADY SPEIGHTSPEARE  (scratched)

8 -- PRINCESS GRACE

3 -- HENDY WOODS

1 -- DALIKA

7 -- MARKET RUMOR


RACE 9 -- TURF SPRINT -- GRADE II


12 -- ARREST ME RED

2 -- CHEWING GUM

5 -- ARZAK

7 -- GREGORIAN CHANT  (SCRATCHED)

3 -- NECKER ISLAND


RACE 10 -- TURF CUP -- GRADE II 


8 -- GUFO

9 -- WHO'S THE STAR

4 -- ARKLOW

3 -- TEMPLE


RACE 11 -- LADIES SPRINT -- GRADE II


10 -- CAMPANELLE

1 -- BAY STORM

7 -- SHE CAN'T SING

11 -- IN GOOD SPIRITS


RACE 12 -- FRANKLIN-SIMPSON -- GRADE ii


6 -- BIG INVASION

9 -- STITCHED 

8 -- SUMTER

5 -- ALL IN SYNC


Play 'em however you like, we'll be back in later with any scratches/changes. 


paulie




Saturday, September 3, 2022

KENTUCKY DOWNS PICKS -- 9/3/22

 

OFF WE GO TO KENTUCKY DOWNS today for our Labor Day Weekend racing! They don't run off down there on the all-turf course and there's a strong jockey colony and trainer contingent hanging out on the Kentucky/Tenn border. 

Doing five races today (Races 7-11) and haven't decided just how I'll play them yet. 


RACE 7 

3 -- CC CRUISE CONTROL

4 -- KNOCKYOURSOCKSOFF

5 -- TOWHEAD

8 -- CARLIE'S GRIT


RACE 8 

3 -- MAYFIELD STRONG

5 -- CASTLEKNOCK

4 -- REALLY GOOD

8 -- DEER DISTRICT


RACE 9 

11 -- NOTA BENE

2 -- STOP WAR

12 -- TOCUH OF CLASS

9 -- SIGNIFY


RACE 10 

3 -- PIXELATE

6 -- MR DUMAS

9 -- ATONE

7 -- KENTUCKY GHOST


RACE 11 

8 -- JOYFUL APPLAUSE

7 -- FASCINATE

4 -- BALI KOTA

1 -- GUNESH


Good luck today and I'll be back in with any scratches/changes if and when they occur


paulie


Saturday, August 27, 2022

SARATOGA PICKS/TRAVERS DAY -- 8/27/22

 Another huge stakes Saturday at Saratoga with the Travers. Personal Ensign, Sword Dancer and Allen Jerkins all on tap in races 8 - 11. There's a Pick 4 for that sequence, so let's see if we can hit it. 


Updated 12:11 pm


RACE 8 -- ALLEN JERKINS STAKES -- GII

8 -- GUNITE

2  -- ACCRETIVE

6 -- JACK CHRISTOPHER

3 -- HOWLING TIME  (scratched}

1 -- CONAGHER


RACE 9 -- PERSONAL ENSIGN STAKES -- GI

3 -- CLAIRIERE

5 -- MALATHAAT

1 -- LETRUSKA

2 -- SEARCH RESULTS


RACE 10 -- SWORD DANCER STAKES -- GI

6 -- GUFO

9 -- CHANNEL MAKER

3 -- BROOME

10 -- MIRA MISSION


RACE 11 -- TRAVERS STAKES -- GI

6 -- EPICENTER

2 -- RICH STRIKE

1 -- CYBERKNIFE

7 -- EARLY VOTING


I'll jump back in with any scratches/changes.....good luck today !!


paulie


Saturday, August 20, 2022

SARATOGA PICKS -- 8/20/22

 

We'll return to Saratoga today to try a challenging card that has three Stakes Races and a competitive claiming race to close out the Saturday card. The GI Alabama sees the return of NEST, who I really liked in the Kentucky Oaks and Belmont Stakes this summer and SECRET OATH, who knocked Nest off in the Oaks. 


RACE 8 -- LAKE PLACID -- GII

4 -- CONSUMER SPENDING

2 -- WITH THE MOONLIGHT

5 -- DOLCE ZEL

6 -- HAUGHTY


RACE 9 -- SMART N FANCY 

3 -- ROBIN SPARKLES

7 -- ILLEGAL SMILE

1 -- CHANGE OF CONTROL

8 -- LADY EDITH


RACE 10 -- ALABAMA STAKES -- GI

4 -- NEST

7 -- SECRET OATH

1 -- SCRATCH KAT

3 -- GERRYMANDER


RACE 11

7 -- AVIANO

4 -- WICKED FAST

6 -- SARATOGA FLASK

12 -- BOX N SCORE


I'll be back later today to update any scratches...


paulie

Saturday, August 13, 2022

ARLINGTON MILLION AT CHURCHILL -- PICKS 8/13/22

 

A big day at Churchill this Saturday, with four nice stakes races, including the Arlington Million. 

For some reason, Churchill isn't running all four stakes races back-to-back, so we can't build a Pick 4 around them. There's also a plentitude of maiden races on today's card, so...bettor beware! We'll see how the new turf at Churchill is treating the runners. 

I've handicapped the stakes races, and, as always...play 'em anyway you like. 


RACE 5 -- BEVERLY D (GI) 

5 -- LILY POND

4 -- ROUGIR

3 -- PRINCESS GRACE

2 -- FAMILY WAY


RACE 7 -- LADY TAK 

2 -- SCONSIN

1 -- BELL'S THE ONE

4 -- LOVEMESOMEME

3 -- JOYFUL CADENCE


RACE 10 -- FT LARNED

6 -- INTREPID HEART

2 -- KING FURY

5 -- TWILIGHT BLUE

3 -- MR WIRELESS


RACE 11 -- ARLINGTON MILLION (GI) 

7 -- ADMISSIONS OFFICE

4 -- SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT

6 -- SANTIN

1 -- SET PIECE


I'LL JUMP IN WITH ANY SCRATCHES BEFORE THE FIRST RACE. 

paulie