Saratoga 2yos Analysis: Steve Asmussen Keeps On Winning

Trainer Steve Asmussen (Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Ben Van Hook 2014) Just how deep is Steve Asmussen’s roster of talented young two-year-olds? No one can say for certain, because seemingly every week—or at times, every day—Asmussen unleashes another promising young runner. Last week at Saratoga, Asmussen won three juvenile races in the span of two days, and he would have won four over three days if not for a disqualification on Thursday. The disqualified runner was Super Simple, [...]

An Upset Play to Kick Off the Mandatory Rainbow 6 Dispersal

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) While the Florida Derby (gr. I) is rightfully the highlight of the upcoming Saturday card at Gulfstream Park, handicappers should be equally excited about the $4.6 million carryover in the Rainbow Pick 6, which—if not hit this afternoon—will be dispersed among all winning ticket holders on Saturday. The Pick 6 sequence begins with the ninth race, a maiden special weight for three-year-olds going a mile on turf. With eleven starters, the race looks wide-open [...]

Take Charge Paula, Fly So High Face Off in Davona Dale Stakes

Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography The Road to the Kentucky Oaks continues on March 3rd with the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, a one-mile race that attracted eight promising young fillies. By far the most accomplished entrant is Take Charge Paula, who has already won four stakes races from just seven starts. The daughter of Take Charge Indy is also 2-for-2 at Gulfstream [...]

How One Simple Trend Led to a Winning Pick 6

An exciting finish over the Gulfstream Park turf course (Photo by Coglianese Photography/Lauren King) With all of the recent excitement over the huge “Rainbow Pick 6” carryover at Gulfstream Park, I got to thinking about a different Rainbow Pick 6 sequence from 2011, a sequence that emphasized the advantages that can be gained from following all the results at a given track on a daily basis. At the time, the Rainbow Pick 6 was building up a carryover [...]