A longshot to consider in the Bowling Green Stakes

Saratoga - Photo by Adam Mooshian/Coglianese Photos New York turf races are known for their lack of pace, but the minimal speed entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2) at Saratoga is truly extraordinary. Just check out the Brisnet past performances for this 1 3/8-mile race. A total of 112 North American running lines are listed for the 13 entrants, yet among these dozens and dozens of performances, only three pace-setting efforts can be found. One of [...]

Keying Longshot Savannah Belle in the Dowager Stakes

Keeneland Photo In handicapping Sunday’s $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland, I find it hard to have a great deal of confidence in any of the ten starters. Actually, it’s hard to even predict who will be favored in this 1 ½-mile turf race, because the most accomplished runners on paper aren’t very consistent. The well-bred #10 Vexatious wasn’t disgraced when finishing seventh against males in the Northern Dancer Stakes (gr. I) last time [...]

Why I’m Betting Amy’s Challenge in the Raven Run Stakes

Amy's Challenge winning the Dixie Belle Stakes - Coady Photography As handicappers and racing fans, we all have horses that we follow and support for better or worse. Usually it’s because, at some point early on, we saw them flash significant talent that suggested the future was bright, pushing our expectations so high that we’re tempted to offer up our wagering dollars every time they run. One such horse of mine is running in Saturday’s $250,000 Lexus Raven [...]

How to Bet The Everest at Royal Randwick

If you’re a fan of top-class international racing, then you’ll want to get up early on Saturday morning (1:15 a.m. Eastern to be exact) to catch the second renewal of the TAB Everest at Royal Randwick racecourse in Australia. The six-furlong sprint is the richest turf race in the world with a purse of $13 million (AUD), and a dozen horses will line up to contest the event. The favorite in the wagering is #1 Redzel, who won the inaugural [...]

Why I’m Betting Analyze It in the Shadwell Turf Mile

Analyze It winning the Transylvania Stakes (gr. III) - Keeneland Photo Generally speaking, large fields with a half-dozen or more viable win contenders are the best betting events in the sport of horse racing, and if you cash an exotic wager like the trifecta or superfecta in such a competitive race, your reward will be a very large payoff. But of course, before you can cash, you have to identify the right horses. And some races—such as Saturday’s [...]

Betting Longshot Bronson in the Louisville Handicap

Some in Tieme winning the 2017 Louisville Handicap (gr. III) - Coady Photography Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs might not be the most prestigious race of the day from a class perspective—it’s only a Grade 3—but it is certainly shaping up to be a highly competitive event with plenty of options for bettors to consider. The majority of horses entered in the 12-furlong turf event haven’t won a race in more than year and [...]