How to bet Aqueduct’s Say Florida Sandy Stakes

Who will prevail in Saturday’s $100,000 Say Florida Sandy S. at Aqueduct? You can make a case for pretty much any horse in this 7-furlong sprint for New York-breds, but on paper two stand out as the favorites.

Seven Maiden Winners Face Off in Demoiselle Stakes

Aqueduct (Coglianese Photo) Looking for a wide-open race to handicap this weekend? Well, considering that none of the seven entrants in Saturday’s $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct have won more than a maiden race, it could take a bit of skill to determine which of these lightly-raced fillies is most likely to prevail. And it’s important to get a feel for these fillies as soon as possible since the Demoiselle Stakes is a “Road to the Kentucky [...]

Diversify Faces State-Breds in Commentator Stakes

Diversify winning the 2017 Jockey Club Gold Cup - Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand It’s not every day that you see a proven Grade 1 winner running in a race for state-breds, but such will be the case when Diversify runs in Monday’s $200,000 Commentator Stakes at Belmont Park. The one-mile Commentator is the ninth race on a card packed with stakes races for New York-breds, and perhaps as a result of its hefty purse, the Commentator has attracted a [...]

Bankroll Builders for Friday and Saturday at Pimlico

In addition to the plethora of stakes races at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness Stakes weekend, there are also a number of competitive races on the Friday and Saturday undercard that offer horseplayers a chance to build their bankroll before the graded stakes events get rolling later on in the day. Here are a few horses I will be wagering on early in hopes of gaining some momentum and extra cash before the more prestigious events later in the card. [...]

Spot Plays for New York Claiming Championship Day

Gulfstream Park will be the focus for the majority of American racing fans this weekend, but the fourth New York Claiming Championship Day offers horseplayers an intriguing wagering alternative on Saturday afternoon. The ten-race card has several short priced horses, but there is still plenty of money to be made at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday. Here are a few horses I will be building my day around at the “Big A.” Race 6 The $70,000 Peeping Tom goes through 2-1-morning [...]