Player Quick Pick: Belmont 6/14/2015

The feature at Belmont Park on Sunday is the $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. There is so much respect for trainer Todd Pletcher that Angela Renee, a horse that has never run over the turf before, is the morning line favorite at 5/2. Is the Wild Applause Angela Renee's to lose? Belmont Park - Race 8 at 4:57 pm ET Wild Applause Stakes for 3yo fillies going 1 mi. (T) 5-Celestine, 3/1 - Trainer Bill Mott wins 21% of [...]

Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita 5/31/2015

Sometimes, the best race to bet on a card isn't always the feature. The Siren Lure Stakes is the feature at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 31, but it's probably not the best race in which to find an overlay. That race falls on race 7 at the Great Race Place where 9/5 morning line shot Cervaro and 2 to 1 shot Crucero both look capable of being beat. Santa Anita Race 7 at 6:40 pm ET $22.5K Claiming for [...]

Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita 5/25/2015

It's Memorial Day and like every Memorial Day Santa Anita has a great card for horseplayers. The feature is Race 8, the Grade 1 Gamely for $300,000. 10 fillies and mares are entered for what should be an incredible betting race. Santa Anita - Race 8 at 7:06 pm ET G1 Gamely for F&M, 3 and Up going 1 1/8 mi. (T)   8-Danza Cavallo - 4/1 - Trainer Chad Brown sends this Sunday Break sired 4-year-old filly that will be [...]

Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita 5/17/2015

What a Preakness Stakes. That's the only way to describe it. American Pharoah did California proud by skipping over the mud at Pimlico and romping to a win in the Second Jewel of the Triple Crown. Let's turn our attentions to one of the races at Santa Anita on Sunday for a free quick pick.   Santa Anita Race 8 at 7:14 pm ET AOC $40K for 3 and up going 6.5f downhill turf course 8-Something Unusual, 3/1 - The 7-year-old gelding [...]

Santa Anita Park Fast Choices

After yesterday's awesome day at Belmont Park, you'd think that the stakes racing wouldn't be as good today. Although that's probably true overall, the G3 Laz Barrera at Santa Anita Park has come up tough. Odds abound with one horse in particular standing out above the rest. Santa Anita Park - Race 7 at 3:40 pm ET G3 Laz Barrera for 3-year-olds going 7f 7-Kentuckian, 5/2 - Jockey Mike Smith jumps aboard this highly touted son of Tiznow that saw all [...]

Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita Park 4/25/2015

With the Kentucky Derby only a week away, many horseplayers might decide to take the weekend off. That would be a mistake. There's great racing all over the country this weekend. One of the best races on which to bet is the Grade 3 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Santa Anita Park - Race 8 at 7:07 pm ET G3 Last Tycoon Stakes for 3&Up going 1 1/4 mi. (T) 2-Powerfoot- 4/1 - This Neil Drysdale trainee [...]

Santa Anita’s Triple Threat

Sunday's feature is the Grade 3 San Simeon going 6 1/2 furlongs on turf down the hill. The race has attracted some seriously talented runners including Home Run Kitten, the morning line favorite, Holy Lute and Sweet Swap. All three are specialists going down the hill at Santa Anita. Who is likely to represent overlay odds in what figures to be a competitive event? Santa Anita Park - Race 7 - 6:31 pm ET Grade 3 San Simeon for 4&Up going [...]

Player Quick Pick: Santa Anita Park 4/12/2015

One of the best overlays of the weekend could be found in Santa Anita's feature on Sunday, April 12. The $75,000 San Pedro Stakes going 6 furlongs on the dirt has attracted 9 lightly raced three-year-olds. The favorites on the morning line, Kentuckian at 8/5 and Om at 9/5, certainly look tough on paper. But, since these are three-year-olds, any of them have a shot at improving very quickly. Who is the overlay in the tough feature at the Great [...]

Player Quick Pick: Aqueduct 4/4/2015

The feature at the Big A on Saturday is the Grade 1 Wood Memorial. El Kabeir takes on Daredevil and Frosted in one of the top Kentucky Derby Preps of the year. But the race right after, the Carter Handicap, is the one that could produce an overlay winner. Keep reading to see who should come out on top in the competitive Carter on April 4. Aqueduct Racetrack - Race 11 at 6:04 pm ET G1 Carter Hcp for 4&Up [...]

Player Quick Pick: Florida Derby 3/27/2015

Saturday figures to be one of the best days of racing so far in 2015. Not only is California Chrome taking on Lea in the Dubai World Cup, but the Fair Grounds offers the Louisiana Derby while Gulfstream Park offers the Florida Derby. The Florida Derby appears to set up perfectly for a late-blooming Run for the Roses candidate. Gulfstream Park Race 14 at 6:48 pm ET     G1 Florida Derby for 3yo going 1-1/8 mi. 7– Materiality – [...]