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Sunday, July 29, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FOR SARATOGA LATE PICK 4 -- 7/28/18


The Handicappers took on the challenging late Pick 4 at Saratoga Saturday and met with some very good racing luck. As it goes up at the "Spa", sometimes favorites fail to fire...as we saw in the ninth race when huge morning line long shot Glorious Empire (Julian Leparoux) at 20-1 managed to dead-heat with morning line 10-1 runner Channel Maker (Joel Rosario) for the win. Big favorite Hi Happy failed to hit the board and Money Multiplier scratched out of the race.

Here's the Handicappers numbers.


ARCHIE had 15 out of his 16 picks go out of the gate. Of those, he had three winners, two seconds and two thirds. That's a 47% "in the money" ratio. He also gave out two exactas. ARCHIE ends up with 19 points, based on our scoring system. 

PAULIE also had 15 of his 16 compete. He gave you four winners, two seconds and three shows. That's a sizzling 60% "in the money" percentage. When you figure the best anyone could do in the sequence is have all twelve of the win, place or show finishes...that is 75% .(9 of 12). He also gave out two exactas, a trifecta, both Pick 3's and the Pick 4. PAULIE had a very nice day with 36 points. 

You can hear a replay of Saturday's show at: 

https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-2018-07-27?in=chradio/sets/handicapping-heroes

WE give you winners. We strive to and usually succeed at our objective, which is to allow you to leave the track or your on-line wagering service WITH MORE MONEY then you started with. We never charge for information.


paulie
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR SARATOGA LATE PICK 4 -- 7/28/18



The Handicappers take on the Late Pick 4 today at Saratoga. A very challenging sequence that has three graded stakes races and a highly competitive option claiming race to end the card. Javier Castellano and Luis Saez are atop the leader board with wins, with nine each at "the graveyard of favorites" and are closely followed by Irad Ortiz, Jr with eight and Johnny Velazquez with seven.

Chad Brown leads the trainer battle with eight wins. Todd Pletcher is two back of that with six.

Here's are the selections for today's late Pick 4. '


RACE 8 -- ALFRED G. VANDERBILT HANDICAP (G1)-- SIX FURLONGS $350,000


PAULIE

1 - SWITZERLAND
4 - IMPERIAL HINT
7 - DONE DEAL
3 - WARRIORS CLUB

ARCHIE 

1 - SWITZERLAND
4 - IMPERIAL HINT
7 - DONE DEAL
3 - WARRIOR'S CLUB


RACE 9 -- BOWLING GREEN STAKES (G2) -- 1- 3/8TH MILE (INNER TURF) $250,000


PAULIE

7 - HI HAPPY
8 - MONEY MULTIPLIER
6 - SADLER'S JOY
2 - CHANNEL MAKER

ARCHIE 

8 - MONEY MULTIPLIER
7 - HI HAPPY
6 - SADLER'S JOY
3 - BIGGER PICTURE


RACE 10 -- JIM DANDY STAKES (G2) --  1-1/8TH MILE $600,000


PAULIE 

5 - VINO ROSSO
2 - TENFOLD
1 - FLAMEAWAY
4 - SPORTING CHANCE

ARCHIE 

5 - VINO ROSSO
2 - TENFOLD
4 - SPORTING CHANCE
1 - FLAMEAWAY


RACE 11 -- OPTIONAL CLAIMING -- 1-1/8TH MILE (TURF) $80,000


PAULIE 

10 - CLOAK OF SECRECY
6 - REVERSETHEDECISION
7 - FERDINANDA
4 - FRIPPERY

ARCHIE

6 - REVERSETHEDECISION
5 - SIPPIN KITTEN
7 - FERDINANDA
11 - CASH OUT


Be sure to catch our radio broadcast HANDICAPPING HEROES today at noon on WCHQ 100.9 FM. You can also listen on line or download the WCHQ app. Here's a link for the live broadcast: 

www.wchqfm.com

Good luck today and remember our objective:  Leave the track with more money than you walked in with. 


paulie
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FOR SARATOGA LATE PICK 4 -- 7/21/18



Two of the Handicappers took on the second day of racing at Saratoga and did not fare so badly. It takes a bit of time, usually to pick up trends and "hot" trainers and jockeys at any track. Yesterday, in the Late Pick 4, four different jockeys won and only Brad Cox had multiple victories as a trainer in the sequence with two wins. Trainng wise,  Pletcher, Asmussen, Brown, Casse, Donk, Henning, Jerkens, Lukas, McGaughey, McPeek, Motion, Rice, Romans, Servis, Stall, Ward and Wilkes --and that doesn't even scraatch the surface. Say what you will about West Coast and Del Mar (and it's all good out there as well). the best and brightest are in eastern New York.

Here's how the Handicapper's did:

PAULIE gave you sixteen horses he thought might hit the board and six managed to. 37.5% in the money.  He had two winners, two places and two shows. Give him two exactas on the day as well. An OK start to a tough first week of Handicapping at the Spa and he finished with 16 points.

ARCHIE also provided 16 horses to watch and out of those seven got you paid. 43% in the money. Archie had three winners, two seconds and two thirds. He also hit an exacta and the late Pick 3. A nice $102.50 payout on that late Pick 3 for the dollar. ARCHIE takes the contest today with 20 points. 

Such is the chance one takes when they take on the best. Ortiz's, Geroux, Leparoux, Castellano, Velazquez, Saez, Rosario and Santana. One heck of a starting nine, right? A Hall-of-Fame riders' contingent, for sure.


To hear the replay of Saturday's  Handicapping Heroes, go to this link:


LINK: https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-20180721


paulie
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR SARATOGA LATE PICK 4 -- 7/21/18


The Handicappers go to "The Spa" today for summer racing at Saratoga. The best horses, the best trainers, owners and jockeys ascend upon this historic race track each year in late July for fantastic racing and today is no exception. A very challenging Late Pick 4 for the guys awaits -- two stakes races, an allowance affair and tough claiming race make up the sequence.

We'll be without Scott Harris today in our selections and radio broadcast. He is doing better but a doctor's appointment has him on the sidelines for today's selections. Archie and I jump in the canoe to do the best we can... here's what we got!


RACE 8 -- Allowance 87,000n1x -- 5 1/2 Furlongs (TURF) 

PAULIE

6- CONQUEST TIZFIRE
4 - CHIPOLINA
3 - REALLY PROUD
2 - FIRST APPROVAL

ARCHIE 

5 -BEAUTIFUL STREET
3 - REALLY PROUD
2 - FIRST APPROVAL
6 - CONQUEST TIZFIRE



RACE 9 -- SANFORD Stakes (G3) $150,000 -- 6 Furlongs 


PAULIE 

8 - STRIKE SILVER
6 - CHASE GREATNESS
1 - SOMEBEYAY
2 - LEXITONIAN

ARCHIE

1 - SOMEBEYAY
2 - LEXITONIAN
7 - BANO SOLO
8 - STRIKE SILVER


RACE 10 -- DIANA Stakes (G1) $500,000 -- 1-1/8th Mile (TURF) 

PAULIE

1 - SISTERCHARLIE
2 - PROCTOR'S LEDGE
6 - A RAVING BEAUTY
3 - NEW MONEY HONEY

ARCHIE

6 - A RAVING BEAUTY
1 - SISTERCHARLIE
2 - PROCTOR'S LEDGE
3 - NEW MONEY HONEY


RACE 11 -- CLAIMING $50,000 -- 1 Mile (INNER TURF) 

PAULIE 

8 - SOUPERFAST 
2 - THATCHER STREET
11 - TEAM COLORS
9 - HIEROGLYPHICS

ARCHIE

8 - SOUPERFAST
11 - TEAM COLORS
9 - HIEROGLYPHICS
10 - JESS I AM


For a more detailed analysis and explanation on today's picks...be sure to catch our radio show 
HANDICAPPING HEROES today at noon on WCHQ 100.9 FM. Download the WCHQ app. Or, you can go to the website and listen. Link below. 

Good luck today and remember our objective: To leave the track with more money than we walked in with! 

LINK:  www.wchqfm.com


paulie
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FOR ELLIS PARK -- 7/14/18


The Handicappers took on the late pick 4 at Ellis Park (races 6-9) on Saturday and, despite some key scratches, had a very good day. It was incredibly hot down at "the Pea Patch"...and some trainers did not want to run their owners' horses in such extreme conditions, but...the card was still very competitive and entertaining to watch. The horses' health and well-being is the main concern, as always. Archie predicted on the radio that Corey Lanerie might have a big day, and he did...with two winners in the four race sequence.

Here's how they did:

ARCHIE gave us 16 horses he handicapped and, out of those, nine of them made it to the starting gate. He had three winners, a second and a third. That's a 56% in the money percentage. He also hit an exacta and the early Pick 3 with those who ended up running. ARCHIE ends up with 17 points. 

SCOTT looked at these four races and ended up having 10 of his 16 selections breaking from the gate. A good day for Scott, with three winners, one second and two thirds. A 60% in the money percentage. He also added an exacta, trifecta and superfecta to his totals. A nice return to handicapping for SCOTT with 22 points for the sequence. 

PAULIE had 10 of his 16 picks start. He had four winners and a second. That's a 50% in the money percentage. He also hit an exacta, both Pick 3's and the Pick 4. The pick 4 paid $223 and he spent $18 to hit it. PAULIE wins the the day with a strong 26 points. 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS: 

ARCHIE    265
PAULIE     243
SCOTT      240 


You can hear a rebroadcast of Saturday's show at: https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-20180714


Paulie
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR ELLIS PARK LATE PICK 4 -- 7/14/18


This week the Handicappers head to Henderson, KY to handicap the late Pick 4 at Ellis Park. We are pleased to have Scotty Harris back with us this week. A challenging Pick 4 awaits us at "the pea patch" ...but, you know the saying...good handicappers do well at the claimers as well as the stakes.

Here's what we got:

RACE 6 -- Claiming 5000n2L -- 5 1/2 Furlongs (TURF) 


PAULIE 

6 - KISS MY NOTE
7 - FOOTS
3 - BUMPTYBUMPBUMP
9 - MIKEBRAVOZEROTHREE


ARCHIE 

5 - MUN UP 
7 - FOOTS
6 - KISS MY NOTE
1 - ROCKY ROMA


SCOTT

6 - KISS MY NOTE
2 - TIZWAYORTHEHIGHWAY
7 - FOOTS
5 - MUN UP 


RACE 7 -- Optinal Claiming $40000n2x -- 1 MILE


PAULIE

2 - SOUTH BEACH
3 - TERM OF ART
6 - FISH TRAPPE ROAD
8 - LADDIE BOY


ARCHIE

2 - SOUTH BEACH
3 - TERM OF ART
5 - GRANDPA KNOWS BEST
8 - LADDIE BOY


SCOTT

2 - SOUTH BEACH
3 - TERM OF ART
7 - SHARP ART
1 - LANGDARMA


RACE 8 -- Maiden Special Weight $42000 -- 1-1/16th MILE (TURF) 


PAULIE 

5 - MJOINIR
1 - FRA MAURO
8 - RUSHIN TOTHECIRCLE
3 - MR. CLASSICAL 


ARCHIE 

1 - FRA MAURO
8 - RUSHIN TOTHECIRCLE
3 - MR. CLASSICAL 
5 - MJOINER


SCOTT 

3 - MR. CLASSICAL
5 - MJOINIR
1 - FRA MAURO
9 - HURRY BACK


RACE 9 -- Maiden Claiming  $16000 -- 1-1/16TH MILE (TURF) 


PAULIE

11 - IRON JOHNNY
10 - EAGLE RIVER
5 - CADUCEUS
4 - DATA GOLD


ARCHIE 

10 - EAGLE RIVER
11 - IRON JOHNNY
5 - CADUCEUS
2 - DONTMISSTHEPRIZE


SCOTT

10 - EAGLE RIVER
4 - DATA GOLD
8 - PISTOL BOX
5 - CADUCEUS


To hear the detailed and descriptive analysis of the handicappers' picks, be sure to catch our radio show HANDICAPPING HEROES. We air at noon on Saturday on WCHQ 100.9 FM. You can listen live on the internet at the link below or download the WCHQ app and take us and the station with you wherever you go!

Good luck today and remember our objective:  To leave the track with more money than we went in with!


LISTEN LIVE LINK: www.wchqfm.com


paulie
xxxxx

Sunday, July 8, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FROM BELMONT LATE PK 5 -- 7/7/18



The Handicappers met the competitive Pick Five at Belmont on Saturday and had big success in handicapping the races. Paulie and Archie, combined, gave you all five winners. Playing their combined picks would have cost you $512 but returned $7600.25 !!

That's equal to hitting at 14-1 shot. One could have even taken the handicappers top two picks in each race and just bet those and got out for $216 and still hit it. That's like having a 35-1 hit first place for you.

To score on big days like this, sometimes you have to risk a rather expensive outlay to receive a significant return. It's called gambling. Many handicappers avoid the multi-race sequence wagers and concentrate on win, place, show or exacta and trifecta attempts. High risk, high reward is available most of the time, though, in the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 attempts.

Don't get me wrong here. I've seen huge multi-race sequences hit on very minimal tickets. I've seen huge tickets lose or return less than the original investment. I've also heard the lament "Oh, if we had only included 'that' horse. He was third in my picks for that race!" Syndicates can help defray individual costs but syndicates can also disagree in the final selections and really jack a price up or have people drop out because they aren't satisfied with either the cost or the selections.

As our handicapping partner Scott says: "We can pick the winners but we can't choose the prices."

To each his own. Always remember to "bet within your personal limits" and set a budget.

Here's how "A&P" did yesterday.


ARCHIE had four winners in the five race sequence. He also had three seconds, three thirds, two exactas, two trifectas. Although none of his top picks took a race, his selections were still very accurate. ARCHIE FINISHES THE DAY WITH 31 POINTS. 

PAULIE also gave you four winners yesterday. Three places and two shows also. "No service Paulie" tacked on three exactas, two trifectas and the early Pick 3 of the sequence. In his top picks...Catholic Boy, Athena and Limousene Liberal hit the wire first. PAULIE TAKES THE COMPETITION WITH 35 POINTS. 

Here's a replay of yesterday's show:  HANDICAPPING HEROES 7/7/18

paulie
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- SELECTIONS FOR BELMONT PICK 5 -- 7/7/18

The Handicappers are one short today and will miss Scott Harris's insightful look into a big day of racing at Belmont but will carry on without him. Sadly. We hope he can rejoin us soon.

Today, we go to New York to handicap the NYRA Pick 5 stakes. A challenging sequence for sur, but Archie and Paulie will do their best to give you some profitable selections in Races 6-10.


RACE 6 -- Dwyer G3 -- $300,000 -- 1 MILE


ARCHIE

6 - MENDELSSOHN
3 - RUGBYMAN
7 - FIRENZE FIRE
4 - NOBLE INDY


PAULIE

2 - SEVEN TRUMPETS
7 - FIRENZE FIRE
6 - MENDELSSOHN
4 - NOBLE INDY


RACE 7 -- Belmont Sprint G2 -- $350,000 -- 7 FURLONGS


ARCHIE

2 - WHITMORE
4 - SHAFT OF LIGHT
3 - EYE LUV LULU
1 - LIMOUSINE LIBERAL


PAULIE

1 - LIMOUSINE LIBERAL
2 - WHITMORE
3 - EYE LUV LULU
6 - FAVORABLE OUTCOME


RACE 8 -- Belmont Oaks G1 -- $1,000,000 -- 1-144 MILES (INNER TURF)


ARCHIE

1 - SIGNIFICANT FORM
4 - CAPLA TEMPTRESS
7 - LA SIGNARE
8 - THEWAYIAM


PAULIE

6 - ATHENA
1 - SIGNIFICANT FORM
3 - PAVED
7 - LA SIGNARE


RACE 9 -- Suburban Stakes G2 -- $700,000 -- 1-1/4TH MILES


ARCHIE 

4 - TAPWRIT
5 - DR DORR
10 - DIVERSITY
8 - HOPPERTUNITY


PAULIE

5 - DR DORR
2 - WAR STORY
4 - TAPWRIT
8 - HOPPERTUNITY


RACE 10 -- Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes G1 -- $1,200,000 -- 1-1/4TH MILES (INNER TURF)


ARCHIE

3 - ANALYZE IT
8 - HAWKISH
4 - HUNTING HORN
7 - CATHOLIC BOY


PAULIE 

7 - CATHOLIC BOY
9 - MY BOY JACK
3 - ANALYZE IT
6 - KINGSTAR


Good luck today! You can hear a more detailed description of these picks on THE HANDICAPPING HEROES radio show at noon today on WCHQ 100.9 FM. Download the WCHQ app! LISTEN LIVE
AT THE LINK:  HANDICAPPING HEROES 7-7-18

AND, remember our objective. To leave the track with more money than we went in with.


paulie
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Sunday, July 1, 2018

HANDICAPPING HEROES -- RESULTS FROM CHURCHILL DOWNS 6/30/18


The Handicappers did their best in taking on the late Pick 4 (races 9-12) on closing
day for the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs but were just short in taking it down.

They did come up with three winners in the four race sequence but race 10 stumped them
and none of them could come up with the winner (#9 CZ Rocket). A look back at his
past performances and running style indicates one of us at least should have given the horse,
trainer and jockey a bit of respect...but, as they say, hind-site is always 100% .

Some key scratches in races 9-11 really threw a wrench into the picks. That's horse-racing. If a horse can't go, you don't run him or her.

Still , a good day. Here's the numbers:

SPANKY'S guest appearance and picks had some ups and downs...but we appreciate him
filling in for Scott Harris...who we hope to have back soon. Spanky gave us (2) winners in
his selections and a show. SPANKY debuts with seven points. 

PAULIE went after the sequence with what he thought was a solid list of potential winners. Out of those who did run, he gathers (2) winners, (1) second and (2) shows. Once again, second best and PAULIE ended the day with ten points. 

ARCHIE explained his picks on the Handicapping Heroes broadcast and did hand out (3) winners in the final four races. He also had (1) place and (2) shows  and hit a nice exacta as well. He left the competition behind again and takes first places with 15 points.


Paulie also offered a few selections for Races 7 & 8...the first two in the mandatory Pick-Six payout. He, at least, got you off to a great start in the pick-six. Out of the eight runners he offered, he handed out the winners in each race, the second-place horses in each race and a show in Race 7. 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

ARCHIE                  248
SCOTT/GUESTS   218
PAULIE                   217

With the end of the Spring Meet at Churchill, the Handicappers will now turn their attention to "soybean Downs" or, more correctly, Ellis Park. If there is a huge card elsewhere in the nation on the upcoming Saturdays, we will consider it and possibly do that instead of Ellis. 

LINK TO YESTERDAY'S BROADCAST: 

https://soundcloud.com/chradio/handicapping-heroes-20180630


paulie
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