Monday, June 26, 2017

Ellis Park approaches -- Strong Jockey Colony Returning



Ellis Park will kick off their 2017 Summer meet with a bang...so to speak...on Saturday, July 1st and run thru Monday, Sept. 4th. The Henderson, KY track has survived a few rough years during Churchill Downs previous ownership...and has now become a spot that a lot of Churchill trainers send their charges to compete in dirt and turf racing. 

One of the things that Churchill Downs goers will find familiar is the jockey colony that rides at Ellis. Corey Lanerie returns for a second year after spending his summers previously at Saratoga. He's the leading rider currently at Churchill as their meet winds down to the final three days. Robby Albarado will also takes his whip to "The Pea Patch"...a popular nickname for Ellis...where soybeans are grown in the infield. Add in Brian Hernandez, Jr., Miguel Mena, Jon Court, Chris Landeros, Didiel Osorio, James Graham, Calvin Borel and Channing Hill and you have 10 of the top 15 jockeys in the standings at Churchill headed to the track off US 41. 

Top trainers also choose to barn their thoroughbreds at Ellis also. Steve Asmussen, Brad Cox, Dale Romans, Michael Maker, Kenny McPeek and William Bradley will all have runners during the Friday, Saturday and Sunday racing calendar. They comprise six out of the top ten trainers at Churchill currently. Local favorites Paul McGee and Joe Sharp also participate in the Ellis meet....as well as many others who run at the Twin Spires. 

Ellis has also brought in Joe Kristufek as the track analyst...he holds the same position at Churchill. Ellis has also moved a number of stakes races to Sunday...so that the jockeys and trainers who may opt to go to Saratoga, Chicago and New Orleans for big Saturday stakes can still get back and be competitive at Ellis with promising two-years olds and such. The money available to win for owners has improved each of the several last years and is an incentive to stay around the area instead of taking your chances at Saratoga or Monmouth. 

Ellis is also close to Indiana Downs and Hoosier Park...so there will continue to be an influx of top runners and trainers there that won't hesitate to make the 3 hour van ride with their runners to compete. 

Ron Geary purchased the track from Churchill Downs back in 2006...just months after a tornado destroyed several building on the grounds.  Churchill, who had owned the track for a decade, had done away with some of the traditions that had existed before, shortened the racing schedule and even stopped growing soybeans out in the infield. They were considering closing the facility altogether...but Geary had a vision. The few couple of years were rough...but Geary prevailed...bringing popular Churchill tracck announcer Luke Kruytbosch for a couple of meets before Luke's untimely death in 2008. 

He also added video gaming terminals as an option for gamblers, a move that has proven to be profitable for tracks who have installed them. 

The one thing Geary believes he has accomplished is creating a family-friendly environment with free admission, Sunday Dollar Days at the concession stands and the addition of wiener dog, ostrich and camel races.

Now entering his 12th meet as the track owner, it wasn't until five years ago mostly because of the addition of Instant Racing casino-style games and a partnership with Saratoga Casino and Raceway in New York that Geary began to feel like the track was on the right path again.


Ellis has survived the rough stretches. The summer meet could be the most successful in terms of profitability that the track has ever seen. 


Not bad for a place that has soybeans instead of mint juleps in their infield...



paulie
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Churchill Downs -- Handicappers Resuts from Saturday June 24th


The Handicappers fared well again on a Saturday at Churchill Downs in the late PK 4 sequence...taking that down, in addition to both Pick 3's in the four races. Once again, the prices were nothing to brag about...favorites ruled the day and only What A Star in the 8th race returned double digits on a $2 wager. As Scott often reminds us, though...we can pick winners but we cannot control the tote board prices. Here's the recap: 

SCOTT had 14 of the 16 horses he selected break from the gate and...of those...seven got you paid. He had the winner in all four races, two runner ups and a third place finish. Add two exactas, both Pick 3's and the Pick 4 to his totals as well. His best bet War Daddy ran second and Value Play Soil didn't fire...but he had Brian Hernandez, Jr. as his top jock and the Lafayette, LA native got his picture taken twice. Scott finishes the day with a very respectable 51 points.

PAULIE saw 15 of his 16 in the post parades and he had eight of those hit the tote board. Paulie gave you four winners, two seconds and two thirds. Credit him for two exactas, both Pick 3's and the Pick 4 as well. His Best Bet Finley's Lucky Charm won easily but Value Play Kitten's Gold was an also ran. He, too, had B.J. Jr. as his top jockey. The Paulster grabs second place for the day with an impressive 62 points. 

ARCHIE prognosticated on 15 that started and had eight of those involved in the exotics. Four winners for Artful Union's owner, two places and two shows. Add two exactas, a trifecta, both Pick 3s and the Pick 4 into his totals also. He was also backing Finley's Lucky Charm as his Top Pick and had Brian Hernandez, Jr. as his Top Jock. His Value Play Honor Ride wasn't so honorable. Archie takes the day with 65 points. 

A further look at the handicappers selections shows that out of Archie's top pick in each race...three of them were winners. His second pick in Race 8 was a winner also. Paulie also had three winners out of his top pick in each race. His second pick in Race 9 also won. For Scott, two of his top picks got to the winners circle. His third choices in Races 8 and 11 won for him. 

Everyone enjoys a winner at the track. We each gave you all four in the sequence. Handicapping Heroes gives you picks that translate into cash-able tickets. We can't make it any clearer than this. If you want to win, play our picks! 

To hear a rebroadcast of the Saturday Radio show...go HERE



paulie
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections for Saturday June 24th



The Handicappers take on the late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs for this week's picks. A balanced card that features a maiden special weight, allowance, handicap and claiming race to close out the Saturday card. 

Counting today, Churchill has five racing days until action moves to Ellis Park for the summer. Next week offers three twilight chances for racing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Let's see what the guys have come up with for today!  


RACE 8 -- MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT. DIRT. Fillies and Mares. 7 Furlongs

PAULIE

3 - Lifefullofreinbows
4 - Honor Ride
12 - Miss Vicki
6 - What A Star

SCOTT

12 - Miss Vicki
4 - Honor Ride
6 - What A Star
3 - Lifefullofreinbows

ARCHIE

12 - Miss Vicki
6 - What A Star
4 - Honor Ride
1 - Miss Medaglia

RACE 9 -- ALLOWANCE. TURF. Three yr. olds and up. 1 1/2 Miles

PAULIE

8 - Kitten's Gold
3 - Nessy
4 - War Daddy
10 - Southern Wild

SCOTT

3 - Nessy 
4 - War Daddy
8 - Kitten's Gold
10 - Southern Wild

ARCHIE

3 - Nessy
4 - War Daddy
7 - Tobias
1 - Producer


RACE 10 -- CHICAGO HANDICAP. DIRT. Fillies and Mares. Three yr. olds and up. 7 Furlongs

PAULIE

8 - Finley's Lucky Charm
2 - Athena
3 - Kathballu
7 - Mayla

SCOTT

8 - Finley's Lucky Charm
4 - Mines and Magic
3 - Kathballu
9 - Sweetgrass

ARCHIE

8 - Finley's Lucky Charm
7 - Mayla
2 - Athena
9 - Sweetgrass

RACE 11 -- CLAIMING. TURF. Fillies and Mares. Three years old and up. 1 mile. 

PAULIE

5 - Mizz Tutu
4 - I'mIndyHavinFun
11 - Soil
2 - Tizthesound

SCOTT 

11 - Soil
2 - Tizthesound
5 - Mizz Tutu
4 - I'mIndyHavinFun 

ARCHIE

5 - Mizz Tutu
9 - My Kinda Devil
2 - Tiz the Sound
4 - I'm Indy Havin Fun 


BEST BET OF THE DAY

Paulie - (8) Finley's Lucky Charm. 10th race. 
Scott -  (4) War Daddy. 9th race.
Archie - (8) Finley's Lucky Charm. 10th race

VALUE PLAY 

Paulie - (8) Kitten's Gold . 9th race.
Scott -  (11) Soil. 11th race.
Archie - (4) Honor Ride. 8th race


TOP JOCK OF THE SEQUENCE

Paulie - Brian Hernandez, Jr. 
Scott -  Brian Hernandez, Jr
Archie - Brian Hernandez, Jr
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paulie
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Churchill Downs Handicapping Results from 6-17.17



The Handicappers took on the All-Stakes Pick 4 at Churchill Downs last night and ran into a slew of short prices. Nothing over 7/2 entered the winner's circle in the four race sequence. Gun Runner and Forever Unbridled took care of business...as most expected. As Scott is noted for saying, we can pick the winners but not our prices. Winners we had...let's take a look: 

SCOTT gave us 16 horses to consider and out of those...seven got a tote-board listing. Three winners, three seconds and a third for the Gold Room giant. Two exactas and a Pick 3 for him as well. What hurt him was that his best bet Carrumba, value play Savannah Belle and top jock John Velazquez failed to fire. Scott ended up with 16 points on the day.

ARCHIE had 16 runners break from the gate and six of them got you paid on tickets. Two winners, two places and two shows for the Governor of Glen Oaks. He also had an exacta and got points for his best bet Gun Runner and top jock Florent Geroux. His value play Starr Bear failed to shine. Archie takes second today with 34 points. 

PAULIE ventured guesses on 16 horses and seven of those performed well. He had three winners, a second and three thirds. He also had a Pick 3 in his figurings. His value play Summer Luck came up just short...but his best bet Gun Runner and top jock Florent Geroux did produce trips to the winner's circle. 
Paulie takes the day narrowly with 37 points.

Between the three handicappers, they produced the Pick 4 in their selections as well as both Pick 3's in the sequence. Not huge payouts...but on a night where those big payouts weren't availablle at all...they were cashable tickets and didn't get tossed away as losers.  

In the race to 500, Archie gets there first with a total of 501. Scott ends with 426 and Paulie ends with 407. Congratulations to Archie for winning the coveted Top Banana Award and a new race to 500 begins next week. 

You can hear yesterday's show here:HANDICAPPING HEROES


paulie
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

CHURCHILL DOWNS SELECTIONS -- 6/17/17



The Handicappers take on the All-Stakes Pick Four at Churchill Downs on a DOWNS AFTER DARK racing evening this Saturday. Four quality races to look at...Races 6-9 on the program. Let's see where they are going on these!  


RACE 6 -- WISE DAN STAKES G2 - 1-1/16TH MILES $200,000



PAULIE 

7 - Plueven
3 - Thatcher Street
4 - Chocolate Ride
2 - Bondurant

SCOTT

4 - Chocolate Ride
3 - Thatcher Street
7 - Pleuven
5 - Kasaqui

ARCHIE

7 - Pleuven
3 - Thatcher Street
4 - Chocolate Ride
6 - Conquest Panthera


RACE 7 -- FLEUR DE LIS HANDICAP G2 - 1-1/8TH MILES $200,000


PAULIE 

1 - Forever Unbrdled
3 - Carrumba
5 - Big World
4 - Weep No More

SCOTT

3 - Carrumba
1 - Forever Unbridled
2 - Walkabout
9 - Weep No More

ARCHIE

1 - Forever Unbridled
5 - Big World
6 - Romantic Vision
2 - Walkabout


RACE 8 -- STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP G1 - 1-1/8TH MILES $500,000


PAULIE

3 - Gun Runner
2 - Breaking Lucky
8 - Stanford
5 - Mo Tom

SCOTT

3 - Gun Runner
4 - Honorable Duty
1 - Bird Song
8 - Stanford

ARCHIE

3 - Gun Runner
1 - Bird Song
7 - Texas Chrome
4 - Honorable Duty


RACE 9 -- REGRET STAKES G3 - 1 1/8TH MILES $100,000


PAULIE

7 - Summer Luck
8 - Savannah Belle
12 - Chubby Star
2 - Sweeping Daddy

SCOTT

4 - Proctor's Ledge
8 - Savannah Belle
12 - Chubby Star
10 - Fizzy Friday

ARCHIE

12 - Chubby Star
11 - Starr Bear
9 - Sameeha 
7 - Summer Lu



BEST BET OF THE DAY

Paulie -- 3 - Gun Runner - 8th
Scott --  3 - Carrumba - 7th
Archie -- 3 - Gun Runner - 8th

VALUE PLAY OF THE DAY

Paulie -- 7 - Summer Luck - 9th
Scott --  8 - Southern Belle - 9th
Archie -- 11 - Starr Bear

TOP JOCK OF THE SEQUENCE

Paulie -- Florent Geroux
Scott --  Johnny Velazquez 
Archie -- Florent Geroux



If you want to hear the boys picks on the radio...go to this link: 

HANDICAPPING HEROES 6-17-17


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Paulie
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What Happened? The Belmont and Handicapping Heroes/

We are sorry that we did not get an article nor selections up for the Belmont Stakes  and we apologize about that. Our man Paulie was still in the the hospital from  hip surgery and wasn't up to the rigors and calls needed to be performed.

We'll return Saturday May 17th with the radio show and selections here at the site.

We hope you did well.




paulie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

With Classic Empire Gone...the Belmont Stakes just became wide open



So, because of an hoof abscess on his right front foot, the probable odds-on favorite Classic Empire will not run in the 1 1/2 miles Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

This changes everything, obviously.

The oddsmakers have installed IRISH WAR CRY as a 7/2 favorite. EPICHARIS, the Japanese invader, gets 4-1 consideration and LOOKIN AT LEE starts at 5-1 with TAPWRIT listed at 6-1.

12 of them will chase the final jewel in the Triple Crown. None of them have ever been this far and none will probably go this distance again. So, let's look at the race.

Remember that by the time they reach the top of the stretch, they will have already gone 1 1/4 miles...the Derby distance. That leaves two furlongs...or a quarter-mile to traverse down the long, sandy straight shot to success.

Belmont can be a tiring rack. Turf tracks tend to carry a horse a little further than the dirt...because of the surface...but hooves sink down further in the dirt...especially in a sandy type of dirt...so it just might be a "who can stagger home first" type of affair.

It'll definitely be a tactical race..and, I think, a jockey's race. So, let's look at who the runners are

FIRST OFF... We just don't know enough about Epicharis...he led the UAE Derby all the way until the final jump when Thunder Snow got him and he does like to run on the lead. I expect to see him early and then eventually get passed in the stretch. Christopher Lemaire gets the ride...we know very little about him here in the states...but he's supposedly one of the top three jocks over in France. I wonder how much I get read over in France? Maybe with croissants and French roast coffee   Epichiris draws PP #11.

Buyer beware here. He may be the best dirt runner in Japan. How that translates here in the USA in anyone's guess. I'll stick him in the exactas and trifectas. I expect he'll go off around 4-1, so $2 will get you $10 if you like him on top. Personally, I don't...

I still like Senior Investment. I just hope he doesn't get too far behind early and is in contention when the make the final turn. And, I'll take 12-1 all day. Channing Hill gave him a good ride in the Preakness. Channing Hill listens to trainer instructions quite well and pulls the big upset from time to time. The trainer...Kenny McPeek... thinks the horse wants more distance. Be careful for what you wish, of course...but here ya go...Senior...a quarter-pounder or quarter mile to add to your plate. He'll come out of the #8 hole. He''l be in my exotics and a lil' bit of WPS consideration as well. Pick 3 and 4 candidate as well for usage...if I bet those wagers. Going out of a limb (at my age?) and making him my top selection. Like I've never been wrong before, right?

Let's look at the rest...by post position

#1  TWISTED TOM 20-1.  Javier Castellano on board. Chad Brown trains. Chad and Javier do special things together, let there be no doubt. Few know Belmont better than "J.C."and the real question here, I suppose, is can a New York bred horse that has three straight wins but none against graded stakes competition do this? Welcome to "the Show", kid...whatcha got?

 I'll pass on him. I know one guy who will bet him, though. Hiya, Spanky!

#2 TAPWRIT 6-1. Jose Ortiz get the mount. Trained by Todd Pletcher. Another jockey who rides the Belmont track quite well. Few trainers better than Todd Pletcher.  He's been a hard luck story last two times out, though. He got slammed around like he was a bumper car participant in the Derby and an absolutely horrible start up in the Bluegrass. He sure loved Florida though...winning 3  out of 4 races there. Before I offer, "Go South, young man"...I will acknowledge that he made up nice ground on the rail in the Derby to finish sixth and only one of those who finished in front of him (Lookin' At Lee) is in this race.

I'll use him. I don't think he'll win...but he'll be all over the rest of my exotics in the race and I may even pop him in the Pick 3 and 4 if I go deep in those bets....or do them at all.

#3 GORMLEY 8-1. Victor Espinoza in the saddle. A John Shirriffs trainee. I just don't like to play California horses, trainer or jockeys (except Mike Smith) in New York races and this holds here, as well. he's chased a few of this, including Lookin' At Lee, for several races now and I don't see him magically getting better.I just don't think he'll be a factor at the end.

Not one I'll consider, unless he's part of an "all" bet...which I probably won't do here.

#4 J BOYS ECHO. 15-1. They're listing Robby Albarado on board...which would be interesting...since he's been on the injury shelf with a bum leg since April. Local Louisville hero Dale Romans trains...he did beat Cloud Computing in the Gotham...but has been on a downward spiral since that prep race. He does to like to come flying from the back and if there is a major death in the pace as they hit the stretch...he could be useful...but I don't see him in the top two.

He'll be one that's filling out the bottom portions of the exacta and tri for me...that's it.

#5 HOLLYWOOD HANDSOME.  30-1 Florent Geroux takes the mount. Out of the Dallas Stewart barn. I got admit, this one intrigues me. What's a horse with two career wins..one a maiden race and the other an allowance doing in a place like this? He's fresh, no doubt about that...but maybe a bit outclassed by these. Still, he doesn't know that...and he did close well to get up just at the wire in 1 1/16th at Churchill. Does he want more? Stewart seems to think so. We'll see. Flo-Jo is a tough ridin' son-of-a-gun. He'll need to be against these.

I use him. He's one of those that something is up with. Good or bad, I don't know. He'll be in my plays as a "nice price" angle. Not to win, but in the other spots of the exotics.

#6 LOOKIN AT LEE. 5-1.  Irad Ortiz gets up. Steve Asmussen trained. His surprise finish in the Derby aside...this is a horse that did OK in preps leading up to the Derby. He ran last for most of the Preakness and you have to wonder just how he will handle his third race in six weeks. He did close well but wasn't a factor in Maryland. I just don't see him winning...but he could pass tiring ones and ht the board. Irad Ortiz is another king of Belmont and will provide a good ride. They need to move him earlier, though.

Will put in exactas, trifectas and multi race ventures.

#7 IRISH WAR CRY.  7/2.  Rajiv Maragh guides. Out of Graham Motion's barn. This one should be able to stay just off the pace and try to wear down the front runners in the stretch if all goes to plan. The worry here is him getting passed by a deep closer in the final furlong. He did win the Wood at Aqueduct in impressive fashion and the Derby wasn't a great trip for him...Maragh also rides quite well at Belmont and he's the lukewarm favorite in a field that could produce a surprise or two. A trouble free trip and who knows?

He'll be a part of my plans in all ventures. Let me hear your War Cry!

#8 SENIOR INVESTMENT (see above)

#9 MEANTIME 15-1 Mike Smith will pilot. Brian Lynch will saddle in the paddock. This guy has speed, no question about it. The trouble is, speed hasn't won a Belmont since...maybe...Da'Tara...who went wire-to-wire in 2008. Mike Smith is my choice for best rider in the nation, so maybe he'll be able to meter a slow to moderate pace and try to outlast the rest.  If they go to the lead, which does seem to be this one's skill...and, someone has to be in the lead, right? An intriguing horse. Maybe too far to go, though.

He'll be in the bottom rungs of my trfectas and exactas.

#10 MULTIPLIER 15-1 Joel Rosario holds the reins. Brendan Walsh got him here. Another mystery for me here. He did not impress in the Preakness. Maybe they're hoping he's a "bounce" horse and will return to the form that got him the Illinois Derby win? An interesting fact here...he came in 3rd his first time out...in a maiden special race won by Hollywood Handsome at the Fairgrounds. I just can't recommend him.

I'll be leaving him out of my plays.

#11 EPICHARIS  (see above)

#12 PATCH 12-1 Johnny Velazquez on board. Another Todd Pletcher entry. Ya gotta love that they're giving ol' "One-Eye" a run back after a not so brilliant Derby trip. If Mike Smith isn't the best jockey in horse racing, I'd say that "Johnny V" is...Once again, he breaks from  the outside post, just like the Derby..so he'll have no idea what's going on with the other 11 to his left. I don't think he can get this distance and don't "see" him as a factor (sorry).

I'll pass on him.


There it is. Good luck on Saturday. Consider this my Belmont handicapping...I'll be out of play for a few days. I'll try to get what I can out of Archie and Scott, and, if at all possible, post their picks. The Belmont is the only race I'll play Saturday. Sorry, Churchill...got more important fish to fry that day.

PAULIE PICKS:

8 -- SENIOR INVESTMENT
7 -- IRISH WAR CRY
6 -- LOOKING AT LEE
2 -- TAPWRIT


paulie
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Early Belmont look...


It's still five days away from the running of the Belmont Stakes and although the main attention seems to be going to Classic Empire...let me assure you that this is not a one-horse race.

The guess is that 13 will compete for the final jewel in the triple crown. Let's take a look at four that could content for that rock...beside Classic Empire.

1) SENIOR INVESTMENT.  I'll make no bones about it...he's my pick for the Belmont. I liked the way he came flying down the stretch from dead last to capture show money at Pimlico in the Preakness. The stretch at Belmont Race Course is significantly longer and if he can get a little bit of a closer position as they enter that final stretch, I like his chances.

2) IRISH WAR CRY. The New Jersey bred won't have to fly in for this one...a short van ride from Fair Hill training facility in Maryland. He won the Wood in front running style at Aqueduct but those plans didn't quite come to fruition at the Derby. Rested up after skipping the Preakness, it'll be interesting whether he's sent by Rajiv Maragh to contest the pace at Belmont. Expect to see him up near the front as they take the turn home.

3) TAPWRIT. This Todd Pletcher runner is one that comes from the back to swoop at the end. Plenty of stretch to perform that in the Belmont and he's rested after the Derby...where the ride was somewhat puzzling....but a sixth place finish. A disappoint horse of sorts...especially at Keeneland...but sparkled at Tampa Bay. Class indicate he has a shot.

4) HOLLYWOOD HANDSOME. The mystery horse...he got his nose up just in time to win an allowance race at Churchill over 1 1/16th last time out. As the even money favorite. Nothing in his stakes campaign to indicate that he'll relish 1 1/2 but Dallas Stewart knows horses, Florent Geroux is eager for the chance to ride again and at...40-1 probably...he could be that shocker horse who decided he likes going long.


We'll see...and hopefully be back for more success results and handicapping in a few days. I am scheduled for hip surgery on Thursday the 8th...two days before the race...but hope to get the fellas picks recorded Saturday morning....pending Doctor's approval...via phone and recorder.


paulie
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Churchill Downs Handicapping RESULTS FROM 6/3/17



The Handicapper took on the late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs yesterday and, despite a strange final leg that featured a first-time starter beating a talented group of maiden special weights...they had some big results. Let's see how they did....

Points leader ARCHIE KAREL had 15 of his runners go to the post, having one scratch, and of those...eight returned a payout. Archie had two winners, two seconds and four thirds in the sequence...plus an exacta and trifecta. Unfortunately, he whiffed on his best bet, value play and top jock of the sequence...he finished the day with 19 points.

PAULIE also had 15 go forth and of those, five hit the board. Two winners, two places and a show...plus an exacta for the host. He did pick up points with his top jock pick...Corey Lanerie...who won twice in the four races...but his best bet and value play didn't produce. He comes in second with 33 points.

SCOTT was the big producer on the day...he had two scratches...so 14 entered the gate for him. Seven of those got him paid. Three first place finishes in his picks...plus two runner ups and and two "shows". Scott provided a trifecta, two exactas and a Pick Three with his picks. Although his value play fell short, his Best Bet (Forgive- Race 9) held on to produce a nice win at 8-1 odds and he also had Corey Lanerie as his top jock of the sequence. "Brother" Scott waltzed down the aisle with 52 points

Pick Threes that pay a nice profit. Double digit winners. Concise handicapping that doesn't play games with you or make you pay for the service. Handicapping Heroes. The sure way to make sure your day under the Twin Spires is a profitable one. 

Listen to yesterday's show here: HANDICAPPING HEROES 6/3/17

IN THE RACE TO 500 POINTS...SCOTT MADE A NICE RUN AT CUTTING ARCHIE'S LEAD.  WILL TIME RUN OUT ON HIM? THE CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 

ARCHIE 467
SCOTT   410
PAULIE  370


PAULIE
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections for 6/3/17



The Handicappers take on the Late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs today. A highly competitive card that features a nice Grade 3 affair in the Aristides and challenging overnight stakes in the Mighty Beau. 

Let's see what the guys have come up with: 


RACE 8 -- Maiden Claiming 20,000 6 furlongs Dirt

PAULIE

4 - How's My Bud
5 - Caniform
2 - Prevailing Bets
9 - Preplexed

ARCHIE

3 - Adodg
5 - Caniform
8 - Dreammeister
2 - Prevailing Bets

SCOTT

3 - Arodg
5 - Caniform
2 - Prevailing Bets
8 - Dreammesiter

RACE 9 -- Mighty Beau Stakes 65,000 5 furlongs Turf

PAULIE

8 - Partly Mocha
9 - Rivers Run Deep
5 - Grand Candy
6 - Vici

ARCHIE

9 - Rivers Run Deep
3 - Latent Revenge
4 - Platinum Prince
8 - Partly Mocha

SCOTT

2 - Forgive
3 - Latent Revenge
5 - Grand Candy
10 - Mayor Mac


RACE 10 -- THE ARISTIDES Grade 3 100,000 6 furlongs Dirt

PAULIE

3 - Union Jackson
8 - Limousine Liberal
5 - Recount
4 - Wilbo

ARCHIE

8 - Limousine Liberal
3 - Union Jackson
6 - The Truth Or Else
1 - Wabel 

SCOTT

4 - Wilbo
8 - Limousine Liberal
5 - Recount
3 - Union Jackson

RACE 11 -- Maiden Special Weight  49000 7 furlongs  Dirt

PAULIE

7 - Miss Vicki
8 - Clever Serve
9 - Rocket Girl
1 - Malibu Bonnie

ARCHIE

7 - Miss Vicki
9 - Rocket Girl
8 - Clever Serve
1 - Malibu Bonnie

SCOTT

10 - Bemus Point
9 - Rocket Girl
7 - Miss Vicki
1 - Malibu Bonnie


BEST BET

Paulie - 7 - Miss Vicki - Race 11
Archie - 7 - Miss Vicki - Race 11
Scott - 2 - Forgive - Race 9 

VALUE PLAY

Paulie - 4 - How's My Bud - Race 8 
Archie - 8 - Dreammeister - Race 8
Scott - 10 - Bemus Point - Race 11

TOP JOCK OF THE SEQUENCE

Paulie - Corey Lanerie
Archie - Florent Geroux
Scott - Corey Lanerie


Be sure to listen to the HANDICAPPING HEROES radio show Saturdays at noon
on WCHQ 100.9 FM for much more detailed information on the handicappers picks. LINK: 

www.crescenthillradio.com


You can also go to the site to hear previous broadcasts. We recommend you download the WCHQ app and carry Paulie, Scott and Archie with go wherever
you go! 


paulie
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