Why I’m Betting Well Defined in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) When six horses head to the starting gate for Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, most handicappers will have their eyes on #4 Code of Honor, and understandably so. Although the Mucho Macho Man is not an official Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race, the one-mile event serves as a stepping stone toward Gulfstream’s three Derby prep races and will mark the seasonal debut of the highly regarded Code of [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Kentucky Derby Top 10: The Calm Before the Storm

Instagrand winning the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar - © BENOIT PHOTO Just as we’re on the verge of entering 2019, we’re also on the verge of entering a new stage on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Things have been quiet over the last couple of weeks, but that will change when the two-year-olds of today turn three years old on January 1st. The Derby prep races will kick off immediately thereafter with [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Kentucky Derby Top 10 – 1/9/18

Mask winning the Mucho Macho Man Stakes - Photo by Kenny Martin/Coglianese Photography It’s not every day that you see a horse win a stakes races as easily as Mask won the Mucho Macho Man Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Chad Brown, the son of Tapit entered the one-mile race with just one run under his belt, that being an impressive maiden win at Belmont Park in which he overcame a slow start to win [...]

Will Mask Upset Dak Attack in the Mucho Macho Man?

Dak Attack winning his debut at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) Although the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park isn’t an official Kentucky Derby prep race, the one-mile race has been a productive first stop on Gulfstream’s road to the Derby. You can usually count on trainer Dale Romans to have a horse in the Kentucky Derby, and one of his prime candidates this year is #3 Dak Attack, who will return from a lengthy [...]