Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Jim Dandy and Vanderbilt Day at Saratoga with Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in Brisnet's Ed DeRosa to chat about the three-year-old picture, the Jim Dandy Stakes, the Vanderbilt, and the late Pick 5 on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Scott and Ed discuss who the champion three-year-old should be as we head into August, who they like in the Curlin and Jim Dandy, and how they will approach Saturday's late Pick 5 that [...]

Why I’m betting Endorsed in the Curlin Stakes

Saratoga - Photo by Adam Mooshian/Coglianese Photos The $100,000 Curlin Stakes on July 26 at Saratoga offers an unusual entry condition that makes the race an appealing target for up-and-coming 3-year-olds. The 1 1/8-mile race is restricted to runners “which have not won a graded sweepstakes over a mile in 2019.” In other words, you won’t find division leaders in the Curlin. Instead you’ll find a blend of horses looking for an easy spot to boost their confidence [...]

Game Winner, Rowayton Face Off Again in American Pharoah Stakes

Game Winner winning the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo The field for Saturday’s $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita might be lacking in quantity, but it’s certainly not lacking in quality! Five promising two-year-old have been entered in the 8.5-furlong “Win and You’re In” prep race for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I), including two that have already shown significant talent at the Grade 1 level. Those two are #4 Game [...]

Game Winner Rallies to Victory in Del Mar Futurity

Game Winner winning the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo Throughout the 2018 summer meet at Del Mar, the Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer have pretty much dominated the juvenile racing scene, so it was only natural to see Monday’s $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) turn into a showdown between talented youngsters from those two barns. Indeed, bettors perceived the race as a three-horse matchup between the Baffert-trained duo of [...]

Del Mar and Saratoga 2yos Analysis: Grade 1s Close Out the Meets

Instagrand winning the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar - © BENOIT PHOTO Although we’re nearing the conclusions of the 2018 summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga, there’s still plenty of top-notch juvenile racing still to come. In fact, the meets are going to end with a bang in that respect! Saturday will see fillies take the stage in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) at Del Mar and the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at [...]

Del Mar 2yos Analysis: Baffert Set to Debut Chasing Yesterday, Roadster

Bob Baffert at Saratoga - Photo by Courtney Heeney/Coglianese Photography The first week of summer racing at Del Mar is complete, and suffice to say there was lots of noteworthy action on the juvenile racing front, with plenty more to come this week. With the main juvenile stakes races coming a bit later in the meet, the most significant events on opening week were the high-class maiden special weights that drew large fields of promising young runners. On [...]

Del Mar 2yos Analysis for July 20-22, 2018

Opening Day racing, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (Horsephotos.com) The Del Mar summer meet kicked off on Wednesday, which means it’s time to start watching the track’s many high-class races for two-year-olds in search of 2019 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders. We’ve already seen one promising debut winner, that being the filly Brill, who was rumored to be something special and favored at 0.70-1 in a five-furlong maiden race on Wednesday. With a top-notch pedigree (she’s by Medaglia [...]