Should You Bet Deep Closers in the Pegasus World Cup?

Question: Will deep closers who rally from the back of the pack have any chance to contend for a significant piece of the purse in the 2019 Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park? It seems like nine-furlong races at Gulfstream Park often receive special scrutiny since they start so close to the first turn and there’s always concern about horses drawn outside getting hung wide and losing all chance. But might the running style of each individual horse [...]

Switzerland Steps Up in Maryland Sprint Stakes

Switzerland winning an allowance race at Oaklawn Park - Coady Photography Although the highlight of Pimlico’s stakes-packed Saturday card is undoubtedly the Preakness Stakes, handicappers can look forward to top-notch racing throughout the day, with the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes (gr. III) being one of the more intriguing events. The six-furlong sprint has attracted nine starters, including an up-and-comer named Switzerland. The son of Speightstown developed a reputation among handicappers as something of a “money burner” while losing [...]