Spot plays for opening day at Del Mar

Summer has officially arrived at Del Mar, “Where the Turf Meets the Surf.” Del Mar’s anticipated summer race meet gets underway Wednesday with a 10-race card. It’s a can’t-miss event on the racing calendar, so even if you can’t make it out to California to attend in person, we can still take ~$50 and celebrate opening day with a couple of spot plays: Race 7: maiden special weight Call it a hunch, but I’m siding with the 12-1 first-time starter [...]

MLB Monday Plays – Orioles at Blue Jays and Mets at Marlins for April 1, 2019

  A Look at Major League Baseball Game Plays for April 1 Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays WATCH: April 1, 7:07 p.m. Eastern David Hess (BAL) +150 / +1.5 runs (-130) / Over 9.0 runs (EVEN) Sean Reid-Foley (TOR) -185 / -1.5 runs (+110) / Under 9.0 runs (-120) The Toronto Blue Jays (2-2) have been kind to Under bettors in 2019, going below the total with the Tigers in all four games of their opening series. The trend [...]

Why I’m Betting Nero in the Malibu Stakes

McKinzie winning the Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita © Benoit Photo Get ready, everyone! Racing in North America will be taking a one-day hiatus on December 25th to celebrate Christmas, but we’ll be right back in the thick of things on December 26th when the annual winter/spring meet at Santa Anita kicks off with a stakes-packed afternoon of racing. Among the highlights is the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), a seven-furlong sprint for three-year-olds that has attracted [...]

Return to Turf Makes B Squared Appealing in Mathis Brothers Mile

Big Score winning the Transylvania Stakes (gr. III) - Keeneland Photo/Coady Photography What do you do when the majority of the horses in a given race have taken turns beating each other all year long? There are a couple of options. You can try to split hairs and predict which one is on the rise and ready for a winning effort on this particular day, or you can try to beat them all with a newcomer. I’ll take [...]

Pavel Could Be Tough to Beat in the Malibu Stakes

Pavel winning the Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing - Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO If you’re planning to play the fantastic opening day card at Santa Anita on December 26th, then you’ll want to give special attention to the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I). In addition to being an exciting race from a sporting perspective, the Malibu is the eighth of nine races on the card and is a key part of both the Pick 4 [...]