Using Trainer Angles in Handicapping, Part 4

Bill Mott (fifth from left) in the winner's circle after the 2012 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic - © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2012 Many handicappers know the value of analyzing a trainer’s record with first-time starters. Some trainers, like Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher, are renowned for the ability to send out race-ready horses to win their debuts, and knowing this can be helpful when handicapping maiden races. Other trainers are not as well-known for their success with first-time [...]

Analyze It Faces Deep Field in Pennine Ridge Stakes

Analyze It winning the Transylvania Stakes (gr. III) - Keeneland Photo Just how talented is the unbeaten three-year-old turf star Analyze It? No one knows for certain, but we’ll get a better idea when he takes on a quality field of rivals in Saturday’s $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. The nine-furlong race serves as a prep for the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. I) on July 7th at Belmont Park, so it’s not surprising [...]