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On the Road to 2017 Breeders' Cup Championship Races!

..... Haskell Inv. Up Next .....






NEWS ALERTS:
  Arrogate gets Beat in the San Diego H.         
 
Belmont Saddle Cloth
 
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July 19 - September 4

DelMar

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Madam Dancealot ($44.40) - wins San Clemente H.
Blackjackcat ($13.00) - wins Wicker S.



Summer Racing is in Full Swing at Del Mar and Saratoga!
July 21 - September 4

Saratoga

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Abel Tasman ($3.60) - wins Coaching Club American Oaks




 Stars and Stripes Racing Festival Results

Oscar Performance Wins Again on the Front End!

Oscar Performance ($13.00) once again wires the field in a Graded race. Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner went to the front soon after the start of the race and never looked backed as he held off the French import runner Called To The Bar (Ire) by 2 lengths with ease!

The "Rodney Dangerfield" of Turf racing, gets no respect, has now won 5 of 8 career races. Riden by his regular jock, Jose Ortiz, he now has won on (3) different Turf courses, Belmont, Santa Anita and Saratoga.

Maybe now handicappers will give him some respect, including this handicapper!

Belmont Derby winner

Belmont Oaks Inv. Trifecta taken down by Chad Brown!

Belmont Oaks Winner 

New Money Honey ($7.00), last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Turf winner, won her 4th Graded race in a five race career in the Belmont Oaks Inv. at 1 1/4 Miles for trainer Chad Brown.

Brown had two other runners in the race, Sistercharlie (Ire) and Uni (GB), they finished 2nd and 3rd giving the trainer the Trifecta. They were also making their first start in the U.S.

The trainer owns this race as he has now won 5 of the last 6 editions!

Mind Your Biscuits ($4.80) wins the Sprint Championship by a easy 3 1/2 lengths over Awesome Slew. This was a "Wina and You're In"  Breeders' Cup Challenge race.

Keen Ice ($12.00) Upsets odds-on favorite Shaman Ghost by 3 easy lengths  in the Suburban at 1 1/4 mile on the dirt. Best known for defeating American Pharoah in the Travers this was his first win since then (2015).

Practical Joke ($3.50) rallies to take the Dwyer Stakes beating Tale of Silence (43-1) by a neck. Battalion Runner hung on for 3rd.

 In our Full Card Selections:

Our Top selection won in (2) races along with the winner in (5) races being in our top 4 runners.

Our Best Longshot in Race 3 won paying $15.40 - $5.10 - $4.20.

We had (6) Exacta winners. They were: Race 1 ($36.20), Race 6 ($54.50), Race 7 ($29.00), Race 8 ($21.20), Race 9 ($28.00) and Race 10 ($113.00).

Total - $281.90 for $2 wagers.

Cashed in (3) Trifectas - Race 6 ($57.50), Race 8 ($51.25) and Race 9 ($48.00).

Total - $156.75 for $1 wagers.

We also cashed in on (4) Superfectas in Race 1 ($260.50), Race 6 ($123.50), Race 8 (270.00) and Race 9 ($90.25).

Total - $744.25 in $1 wagers

(3) Daily Doubles, Race 4 ($129.75), Race 7 ($5.40) and Race 8 ($10.50).

Total - $145.65 for $1 wager.

We hit on (1) Pick 3 wager in Race 8 ($15.90).

Total - $15.90 in $1 wagers

Grand Total Won - $1,344.45.

We had 7 of 11 winners in our Top 4 selections with (2) as our Top pick.

The track was rated Fast & Good/Firm ALL day as there were ONLY (3) Favorites and (1) second Favorites Winning in the 11 races on the card. The average Win payoff in the (11) races was a very Solid $15.54 ....


 

Final Big Day of Graded Stakes races at Belmont Park is the Stars and Stripes Festival highlighted by the $1.2 Million Belmont Derby Invitational on the Turf at 1 1/4 Miles for 3-year olds.

Euro trainer O'Brien will be going for back-to-back wins as he won this race last year with Deauville (IRE). He has brought over two horses to take on the Americans!

The co-Featured race is the $1 Million Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year old Fillies also on the Turf at 1 1/4 Miles.

Trainer Chad Brown will be looking to take down his 3rd Oaks in the past 4 years. He has 4 entries this year in a field of 12 runners which includes an Aidan O'Brien Euro shipper!

Brown also had 3 runners in last year's race but could only take down a 4th place finish!

There are (5) Graded Stakes races on the 11 race card.

The other Stakes races are the:
  • Suburban H. - G2 Purse $750,000 featuring Shaman Ghost and Keen Ice
  • Dwyer S. - G3 Purse $400,000 featuring Practical Joke and Battalion Runner
  • Belmont Sprint Championship - G2 Purse $350,000 - "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge race featuring Mind Your Biscuits, Awesome Slew, Tommy Macho and Unified.
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Wins Santa Anita Derby Wins the Wood Memorial Arkansas Derby Wins Kentucky Derby Prep raceWins Kentucky Prep race

 

Congratulations to Tapwrit

Tapwrit wins the 149th Belmont Stakes before a crowd of 57,729 for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Jose Ortiz giving us a different winner in each leg of the Triple Crown series. It also gave Pletcher his second winner of the three races this year as he won the Kentucky Derby with Always Dreaming.

In a race that everyone thought would see Meantime going for the lead from the start and try to wire the field, saw the favorite Irish War Cry take the lead at the start and hold it for the first 11 furlongs before being over taken by Tapwrit for the final furlong as the favorite had nothing left in the tank and lost by 2 lengths!

Pletcher's other horse Patch ridden by Johnny Velazquez was able to get up for third, 5 3/4 lengths behind Irish War Cry and 4 1/2 lengths ahead of Gormley.

Of the (5) Kentucky Derby runners that skipped the Preakness, (4) of them ran 1-2-3-4.

Lookin At Lee the ONLY horse to have raced in all three legs of the Triple Crown could finish no better than 7th as the three race series took it's toll on him!

This was trainer Todd Pletcher's 3rd Belmont Stakes win to go with his (5) second place finishes.

Tapit has now sired 3 of the last 4 Belmont Stakes winners. His fee is currently at $300,000.

It was also the 25th time in the last 32 years that the Favorite got beat in the Belmont Stakes!

Tapwrit Wins Belmont Stakes
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Post Horse Jockey Win Place Show
PP2
Tapwrit J. Ortiz $12.60 $6.50 $5.00
PP7
Irish War Cry R. Maragh
  $4.70 $3.90
PP12
Patch J. Velazquez     $6.50
PP3
Gormley
V. Espinoza     -
      EXOTIC PAYOFFS:
  $2.00 Exacta (2-7) $45.20
  $1.00 Trifecta (2-7-12) $312.00

$1.00 Superfecta (2-7-12-3) $2,243.00


Our Belmont Stakes & Full Card Picks Results:

Tapwrit was our TOP pick to win the race with Epicharis (Jpn) being our second choice if Tapwrit could not get it done. When Epicharis was SCRATCHED from the entry box, Irish War Cry, who was our first choice for being in-the-money after our top 2, was moved up into the Epicharis spot on our tickets.

As specified in our wagering strategy, Patch was our first runner to be added to the bottom of our strategy if there were any Scratches.

We felt, of the (5) Kentucky Derby runners that skipped the Preakness to prepare for the Belmont Stakes, Tapwrit had the best shot at winning the 3rd Leg of the Triple Crown.

As the 6th place finisher in the KY Derby, who experienced a troubled trip similar to Classic Empire, we felt he would show a similar improved race.  He also had the critical"X-Chromosome" Large-heart pedigree trait found in many Belmont Stakes winners and his trainer Pletcher has experience a great deal  of success in this race (2 wins, 3 2nd).

Add to that Tapwrit's sire had produced 2 of the last 3 Belmont Stakes winners!

It was disappointing to not have the Japanese invader Epicharis in the race as we felt he had the best by far pedigree to get the 1 1/2 Mile distance.

In our wagering strategy we used (2) A runners (most likely to win) along with (3)  B and (3) C runners that would have the best chance to finish in the Trifecta and Superfecta.

After Epicharis was withdrawn from the race Tapwrit was our A1 horse and Irish War Cry became our A2.

Our 3 B horses were Twisted Tom (B1), Gormley (B2) and J Boys Echo (B3) - our top contenders for being in-the-money behind our (A) selections.

Our 3 C horses (those that should make it into the bottom of the Trifecta &  Superfecta) were  Meantime (C1), Senior Investment (C2)  and Patch (C3).

Our wagering strategy allowed us to cash in on the Win/Place of $12.60 and $6.50 as well as the $45 Exacta and the $312 Trifecta ($1 wager) and the $2,243 Superfecta ($1 wager).

Even though this was the 5th time in the past 18 years that the KY Derby and Preakness winners sat out the Belmont Stakes, trainer Todd Pletcher was still able to win 2 of the 3 Triple Crown races!

In our Full Card Selections:

We had a very good day with our Picks. The day was full of sunny skies and the track was rated Fast & Firm all day long!

Our Top selection won in (6) of the (13) races. They were:

Race 2 ($5.70), Race 4 ($6.30), Race 5 ($2.70), Race 6 ($11.60), Race 7 ($5.90) and Race 11 ($12.60).

Had (6 of 13) Exacta winners. Race 2 ($19.20), R4 ($18.00), R5 ($11.46), R6 ($42.00), R10 ($244.00) and R11 ($45.20).

Total - $379.86 for $2 wagers.

Cashed in on  (4) Trifectas - Race 2 ($40.50), Race 4 ($31.00), Race 5 ($23.60)  and R11 ($312.00).

Total - $407.10 for $1 wagers.

Also had (3)  Superfecta in R1 ($484.50), R4 ($83.75) and R11 ($2,243.00).

Total - $2,811.25 in $1 wagers.

Hit (4) Daily Doubles - Race 2 ($15.20), Race 5 ($9.30), Race 6 ($14.40) and Race 7 ($43.60).

Total - $82.50 in $2 wagers.

Had (3) Pick 3s - Race 5 ($33.25), Race 6 ($29.75) and Race 7 ($25.75).

Total - $88.75 in $1 Wagers.

Grand Total Won - $3,769.46

The track was rated FAST throughout the Day and the Turf rated FIRM for the day. There were (6) winning Favorites and (3) Favorites running 2nd in the 13 races on the card. The average Win payoff in the (13) races was a decent $15.52 ....

It was a BIG day for jockey "Big Money" Mike Smith as he won (5) races ALL of them being Favorites - (4) for trainer Bob Baffert and (1) for Jerry Hollendorfer 25.75).

Next up is Summer racing with the The Gold Cup, Haskell, Whitney, Travers, Arlington Million and the Pacific Classic .....

The two premier Summer racing meets are Del Mar in S. California and Saratoga in up state New York and they always produce big upsets throughout the summer!

DelMar Racing Saratoga Racing

There will be NO Triple Crown winner again this year as the Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming got beat by Cloud Computing in the Preakness Stakes!

This will be the 8th time in the last 18 years that we get a different winner in each of the 3 Legs of the Triple Crown series?

It occurred in 2016, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 and 2000.

Will a "New Shooter" or an "Also-ran" from the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness Stakes take down the Belmont Stakes this year?

Creator Wins Belmont Stakes

Because of the grueling racing campaign of having 3 races in a short span of only 5 weeks,  we usually do not see many horses any longer run in ALL 3 legs because of the toll it takes on them.

We normally only see a horse compete in all 3 legs if they have a shot at winning the Triple Crown.

This year is no different as Classic Empire and Lookin At Lee are the ONLY horses that will have run in ALL 3 legs.

It looks like there will be a field of 11-13 runners to tackle the marathon distance of 1 1/2 Mile known as the "Test of Champions" over the "Big Sandy" dirt track.

There are (5) horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness: Gormley (9th), J Boys Echo (15th), Patch (14th), Irish War Cry (10th) and  Tapwrit (6th).

There are two Preakness horses that skipped the Derby willing to try the 1 1/2 Mile distance at Belmont who thinks they can win the "Test of Champions".  They are Multiplier (6th) and Senior Investment (3rd). Could they win?

New faces to jump into the Triple Crown series are Epicharis (Jpn), Meantime, Hollywood Handsome and  Twisted Tom.

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Belmont Stakes Winner American Pharoah The Belmont Stakes has not been a race where the post time favorite does well!

As a matter of fact, it is a race where BIG longshots can and do win!

(7) of the last (9) winners paid $20.00 or more....

Last year Creator (16-1) won by a nose over Destin and paid $34.80 as the favorite Exaggerator finished 11th.

In 2014 Tonalist won and paid a very nice $20.40 and the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome finished in a Deadheat for 4th.

In 2011 over a sloppy track Ruler On Ice won and paid $51.50 while the Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom finished 6th after getting a horrible start.

In 2008 Da'Tara won at 39-1 when the favorite Big Brown finished last.

In 2004 Birdstone upset undefeated Smarty Jones at odds of 36-1. In 2002 Sarava upset War Emblem at odds of 70-1 and the list goes on!

In the last 10 years ONLY 1 favorite was able to finish in the Exacta. It was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in 2015.

In the past 19 years ONLY 3 post time favorites have been able to win the Belmont Stakes. 

Did you know that the 7 of the last 8 Odds-On Belmont favorites lost?

That's correct ALL but 1 of them lost! California Chrome (2014) 4-5, Big Brown (2008) 1-5, Smarty Jones (2004) 1-5, Real Quiet (1998) 4-5, Sunday Silence (1989) 4-5, Alysheba (1987) 4-5, Pleasant Colony (1981) 4-5 and Spectacular Bid (1979) 1-5. (they were ALL trying to win the Triple Crown but came up short!)

The 10 year average for the Belmont Stakes payouts are:

  • the average $2 Win paid ......................... $29.07
  • the average $2 Exacta paid ................. $286.32
  • the average $1 Trifecta paid ........... $1,216.65
  • the average $1 Superfecta paid ...... $9,749.80                  

Remember the distance of the Belmont Stakes is 1  1/2 Mile and NONE of the horses have EVER raced at this longer distance before. The Belmont Stakes is 5/16 of a mile longer than the Preakness and if you do not think that is very much, just measure it off in your car and then walk it ...  you will find that it is considerable and certainly more than enough distance for anything to happen in a horse race!

Who Can Beat the Favorite?

Pedigree will be very important for being able to handle the extra distance of the Belmont. Some horses excel at the longer distances and some can only handle the middle distance races like the Preakness.

Do you know which of the other horses have the Pedigree to carry the 1 1/2 Mile distance?

We do and it is  a MUST, if you want to hit the Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta!

We also know which horses have the Pedigree that carry the "X-Chromosome" - Large-Heart trait of Secretariat. This "Large-Heart" trait is what allowed him to win the Belmont Stakes by a record 31 lengths! His heart was more than 3 times larger than the normal horse heart. As a result he was able to burn a lot more oxygen and get a lot more energy and power just like a race car motor does to go faster....


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If you do not know which horses have the "X-Chromosome", then you need to get our Belmont Stakes Picks & Wagering Strategy which identifies those horses with this pedigree trait!

There are (3-4) New Shooters showing up to take on Classic Empire and Lookin At Lee and try to stop them! 

They are well rested and fit. It is critical that you know if their Pedigree can handle the Belmont distance of 1  1/2 Mile.

(5) of the last (10) Belmont Stakes winners did not run in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness Stakes. Three years ago the 1st and 2nd place runners, Tonalist (9-1) & Commissioner (28-1), did not race in either of the first 2 Legs of the Triple Crown!

Just like in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes also has a Proven Winning Profile of it's own!

Did you know that in the past 38 years ONLY 7 post-time favorites won?

Did you know that 14 of the last 17 Belmont Stakes winners skipped the Preakness?

Do you know what the preferred running style is for winning the Belmont Stakes?

Do you know which horses have the PREFERRED bloodlines for being able to run the 1  1/2 Mile distance?

If you are not sure, then you need to get our Belmont Stakes Picks and Wagering Strategy!

Did you know that 16 of the last 23 Belmont Stakes winners traced their sire's pedigree line back to Raise A Native?

Classic Empire does have the Raise A Native sire pedigree line!

Do you know which of the OTHER horses in this years' Belmont has the Raise A Native sire pedigree line?

We do ...  and you will too when you get our Belmont Stakes Picks and Wagering Strategy!

Our pedigree handicapping methods have picked the Belmont Stakes winner in 7 of the last 15 years as well as the Exacta in  11 of those, the Trifecta in 8 and the Superfecta in 6 of those years!

 

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Congratulations to Cloud Computing!

Cloud Computing wins the 142nd Preakness Stakes for trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano as another Kentucky Derby winner goes down!

In what everyone thought would be a battle to the wire between Always Dreaming and Classic Empire turned out to be a dual to the wire between Cloud Computing(12-1) and Classic Empire(5/2)!

Always Dreaming and Classic Empire broke well and raced together around the track all the while Cloud Computing tracking them in 3rd. Classic Empire put away the favorite, Always Dreaming, at the top of the stretch and had a 3 length lead in mid-stretch and looking like the winner but Cloud Computing and Javier Castellano said wait a minute,  here we come! They caught Classic Empire just before the wire to win by a head!

Senior Investment (32-1), racing 10th at the 3/4 pole was able to close in the lane to get up for 3rd ahead of Lookin At Lee (9-1).

This was trainer Chad Brown's first Triple Crown series win as the renowned Turf trainer showed that he knows dirt horses too!

NO Triple Crown winner this year as Always Dreaming faded to finish 8th as he disappoint his fans and all Triple Crown lovers.

The Belmont Stakes is up next and it looks like again we will have three different winners in each leg of the Triple Crown!


 Cloud Computing Wins Preakness
 
Post Horse Jockey Win Place Show
PP2
Cloud Computing J. Castellano $28.80 $8.60 $6.00
PP5
Classic Empire J. Leparoux
  $4.40 $4.00
PP8
Senior Investment C. Hill     $10.20
PP9
Lookin At Lee
C. Lanerie     -
      EXOTIC PAYOFFS:
  $2.00 Exacta (2-5) $98.40
  $1.00 Trifecta (2-5-8) $1,097.30

$1.00 Superfecta (2-5-8-9) $8,162.80


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Next up is the Belmont Stakes in 3 weeks and it looks like Classic Empire and Lookin At Lee will be the only runners that will have raced in all 3 legs of the Triple Crown series. 


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Our Preakness & Full Card Picks Results:

Classic Empire was our TOP pick to upset the KY Derby winner Always Dreaming  and with 50 yards to go to the wire it looked like he would do it but Cloud Computing had other plans for the race outcome.

We felt the race would be a dual between Always Dreaming and Classic Empire and with the problems he experienced in the Derby, he would prevail in the Preakness! That is mostly what happened as the two battle all the way to the 3/4 pole where Always Dreaming gave way to Classic Empire as he began to pull away at the top of the stretch.

But Cloud Computing who was just behind the two front runners all the way  was able to close in on Classic Empire through the lane and just edged him out by a head at the wire!

In our selections we made Classic Empire our Top selection to win.

Our 2 B horses were Always Dreaming (B1) and Cloud Computing (B2) - our top contenders for being in-the-money behind our (A) selection and have the best chance of beating our top selection!

Our 3 C horses (those that should make it into the bottom of the Trifecta &  Superfecta were  Senior Investment (C1), Gunnevera (C2)  and Conquest Mo Money (C3).

As you can see we had Cloud Computing (13-1) as a major contender with the two favorites. We explained that he was the ONLY Presser in here would get first chance of catching the 2 front runners in the lane!

Our wagering strategy allowed us the cash in on the $98 Exacta and the $1,097 Trifecta ($1 wager). We did not hit the Superfecta because we did not use Lookin At Lee (we felt his race in the KY Derby was aided by a speed favoring inside track) as we felt he would regress a little from his KY Derby race and that there would not be fast enough fractions up front for him to  close into.

It appears that neither Cloud Computing or Always Dreaming will go on to New York for the Belmont Stakes!

Just like in the Kentucky Derby, the importance of the Raise A Native sire  pedigree line proved critical as Cloud Computing, Classic Empire and Lookin At Lee have this powerful pedigree!

Remember this pedigree line is also critical in winning the Belmont Stakes!


In our Full Card Selections:

We had a very good day with our Picks. The day started with the track rated Muddy in race 1 till the 7th race were it was upgraded to Good and then for the Preakness was upgraded again to Fast. The Turf course was rated Good all day.

Our Top selection won in (4) races along with the winner in (8) races being in our top 4 runners!

Had (7 of 14) Exacta winners. Race 3 ($26.60), R4 ($65.20), R6 ($64.00), R9 ($9.20), R10 ($47.60), R12 ($36.00) and R13 ($98.20).

Total - $346.80 for $2 wagers.

Cashed in on  (5) Trifectas - Race 3 ($28.80), Race 4 ($107.50), Race 6 ($499.10), Race 10 ($42.50), Race 12 (54.50)  and R13 ($1,097.30).

Total - $1,829.70 for $1 wagers.

Also had (2)  Superfecta in R4 ($334.00) and R12 ($236.70).

Total - $570.70 in $1 wagers.

Hit (7) Daily Doubles - Race 4 ($30.60), Race 5 ($38.40), Race 6 ($37.80), Race 8 ($34.00), Race 9 ($19.40), Race 10 ($31.80) and Race 13 ($88.00).

Total - $280.00 in $2 wagers.

Had (3) Pick 3s - Race 5 ($57.10), Race 7 ($63.90) and Race 10 ($60.10).

Total - $181.10 in $1 Wagers.

Cashed (1) Pick 4 - Race 6 (287.30).

Total - $287.30 in $1 Wagers.

Hit (1) High 5 - Race 4 ($633.8).

Total - $633.80 in $1 Wagers.

Grand Total Won - $4,129.40

The track was rated MUDDY - GOOD - FAST throughout the Day and the Turf rated Good for the day. There were (4) winning Favorites and (4) 2nd Favorites winning in the 14 races on the card. The average Win payoff in the (14) races was a decent $11.66 ....

Next up is the Belmont Stakes - Leg 3 of the Triple Crown......

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Always Dreaming
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Up next is the middle jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown which is held on the 3rd Saturday in May .....

Always Dreaming looked strong in winning the Kentucky Derby as he held off the fast closing Lookin At Lee to win by an easy 2 3/4 lengths to remain undefeated this year in 4 races!

Always Dreaming got a perfect trip in the sloppy/muddy Kentucky Derby. He was never running behind horses as the photo above shows. See how clean his face is compared to the others. He ran on what appeared to be a speed favoring rail and actually ran the shortest distance of any Derby runner!

It was his 4th race this year and has now won them all with the last 2 being Grade 1 Stakes.

So Always Dreaming looks to be a lock to win the Preakness Stakes .... right?

Not so fast there ....

His runner up, Lookin At Lee, is not backing away from him in the Preakness even though he has not beaten him in 4 tries (4-0-2-1). Why?

With the Preakness Stakes being 1/16th mile shorter than the Kentucky Derby, and Lookin At Lee's come from the back of the pack running style, you would think that Always Dreaming can not lose!

But his connections think differently. Could it be because they feel the NEW SHOOTERS in here will provide more up front early pace on Always Dreaming than he has seen previously and that pressure will make him vulnerable in the stretch?


Did you know that in the last 12 years ONLY 4 Kentucky Derby winners were able to win the Preakness Stakes?  .... They were  American Pharoah (2014), California Chrome (2014), I'll Have Another (2012) and  Big Brown (2008).

Last year Nyquist  won the Kentucky Derby and looked to be a lock in the Preakness as he was the Odds-on favorite (4/5) but could do no better than 3rd.

There are (4) other Derby runners taking on Always Dreaming again they are Lookin At Lee (2nd), Classic Empire (4th), Gunnevera (7th) and Hence (11th) .

You can be sure that Always Dreaming does have a target on his back as (5) "New Shooters" that are rested and ready, are lining up to take their best shot at Always Dreaming. They include Cloud Computing, Conquest Mo Money, Multiplier and Senior Investment.

In handicapping the Preakness Stakes you need to include the NEW shooters who almost always have a say in the Exotic wagers (Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta) ...
 
Just like last year when Cherry Wine (17-1) ran 2nd and Stradivari (8-1) finished 4th with the two favorites running 1st and 4rd and the Exacta paid $88, Trifecta 146 and the Superfecta $317.

and in 2017 with a small field of 8 runners, 3 of them being new shooters, 2 of them came in 2nd (28-1) and 3rd (12-1) to American Pharoah (4/5) ... Exacta - $124 - Trifecta - $985 - Superfecta - $1,906!

Do you know which runners have the BEST chance of stopping Always Dreaming?
 
Will it be Lookin At Lee who closed from 17th to come within 2 3/4 lengths of Always Dreaming or one of the other Derby runner that ran behind them and will be more involved in the race this time around?
 
Always Dreaming will no doubt be the odds-on favorite at Post Time as he tries to win the Triple Crown.

Did you know that 4 of the last 6 Preakness Favorites all LOST?  ... they were Nyquist (2016), Orb (2013), Bodemeister (2012) and Animal Kingdom (2011)!

Did you know that the Derby 2nd place runner only won the Preakness twice in the last 23 years?  ... it was Exaggerator last year and Prairie Bayou in 1993.

The Preakness Stakes is limited to 14 runners and it looks like we will have 10 going to the starting gate. (5) horses from the Kentucky Derby and (5) new shooters.

 Do you know which of the new faces have the Pedigree for winning the Preakness Stakes?

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Just like in the Kentucky Derby, there is a Winning Profile that has proven itself over the years at the Preakness and it is different from the Derby and Belmont Winning Profiles.
 
It is extremely difficult for 3-year old horses to meet the demands of 3 races at 3 different distances at 3 different tracks over a period of just 5 weeks!
 
Thus the difficulty of winning the Triple Crown  ...
 
Most people think that the Pimlico track is a early running pace speed track and that horses coming from off the pace can not win the Preakness Stakes.
 
That was true at one-time, however, the folks at Pimlico have done an excellent job in recent years to eliminate this track bias. They have also widened the turns so they are not so sharp, which had also helped the speed horses. The turns are now more like Churchill Downs!
 
Unfortunately, a lot of the jockeys still think they must be up front early in order to have a shot at winning the race. The big question is who will try to go fast early and try to steal the race in a wire-to-wire attempt like Gary Stevens did on Oxbow in 2013?

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Remember Magic Weisner in 2002?
 
He came from out of the clouds to just miss catching speedster War Emblem at odds of 45-1 and made for a very nice Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta payouts  ...  Exacta $327, Trifecta $2,311 and the $1 Superfecta gave back $6,701  ...
 
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Congratulations to Team Pletcher - Dreams Do Come True!

Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez on a muddy track as the post time favorite and becoming the 5th consecutive favorite to win the Kentucky Derby!

In what everyone thought was a wide-open field this year, the result was another favorite winning. At least is was not as chalky as last year when the top 4 favorites ran 1-2-3-4, longshots did show up in 2nd and 3rd with the third favorite, Classic Empire (7-1) getting up for 4th.

Always Dreaming broke well and raced in 2nd behind State of Honor (54-1), staying clear from the muddy kick-back, until the 3/4 pole where he took the lead and easily won by 2 3/4 lengths ahead of the fast closing Lookin At Lee (33-1) who was in 16th place at 3/4 pole.

Battle of Midway (40-1), racing 1/2 length behind Always Dreaming, ran a solid pressing race to the mile pole where the 1 1/4 mile distance of the race began to impact him was able to hold on for 3rd one length ahead of the ground gaining Classic Empire.

This was trainer Todd Pletcher's second Kentucky Derby  win with both of them over a sloppy track. Super Saver in 2010 was his first.


Always Dreaming Wins KY Derby
Post Horse Jockey Win Place Show
PP5
Always Dreaming J. Velazquez $11.40 $7.20 $5.80
PP1
Lookin At Lee C. Lamerie
  $26.60 $15.20
PP11
Battle of Midway F. Prat     $20.80
PP14
Classic Empire
J. Leparoux     -
      EXOTIC PAYOFFS:
  $2.00 Exacta (5-1) $336.20
  $1.00 Trifecta (5-1-11) $8,297.80

$1.00 Superfecta (13-11-5-14) $75,974.50

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Our Derby & Full Card Picks Results:

Hence was our highest ranked horse in our "Proven Winning Derby Profile" followed by Lookin At Lee, Practical Joke and Patch ranked within 4 points of each other.

Because Hence did not race in one of the Big 6 Prep races and that his last race was 41 days ago (which are both big negatives in the Winning Profile) we did not recommend using him on top of our selections but instead we made him our best Longshot to use and made him as our (A2) horse that could run in-the-money at big prices.

We felt that Lookin At Lee would fall victim to his draw of the No. 1 Post position and that he would be compromised as was his sire Lookin At Lucky in 2010. However for the first time in 20 years, a Post #1 runner was able to finish in the Trifecta! I think some of his success in the race was due to the No.2 horse Thunder Snow (Ire) not wanting to run as he came out of the gate bucking his rider and was pulled up after only 30-40 yards into the race. Thus Lookin At Lee was not compromised by the No. 2 horse coming over on him and pushing towards the rail!

In our selections we made Classic Empire (7-1) our Top selection to win.

Our B horses were Irap (B1), Always Dreaming (B2) and McCraken (B3) - our top contenders for being in-the-money behind our (A) selections!

Our C horses (those that should make it into the bottom of the Trifecta &  Superfecta were  State of Honor (C1), Irish War Cry (C2), Sonneteer (C3) and Untrapped (C4).

As you can see we had Always Dreaming as a major contender to be in-the-money. We just did not think he would win because he did not have the "X-Chromosome" of War Admiral or Mahmoud.

He became just the second KY Derby winner in the last 20 years, Giacomo (50-1), to win that did not have this pedigree trait!

Our Top selection Classic Empire (7-1) some how got up for 4th after having gotten slammed at the start of the race leaving the gate which took him way out of his usual pace-pressing running style. He may not have beaten Always Dreaming but he never had a chance to show his best.

It appears that he will go to Baltimore and take another shot at Always Dreaming!

Another favorite won, 5th in 5 years, but at least we got longshots in 2nd and 3rd that resulted in big Trifecta and Superfecta payouts. The $1 Superfecta paid $75,974 which was the largest since 2010 when Pletcher also won the KY Derby ($101,285). The $1 Trifecta paid $8,297 which was the largest since 2009 ($20,750).

Heads up for next year, the last and only time the Kentucky Derby has produced 6 consecutive winning favorites was way back in the 1890s.

Our "Proven Winning Derby Profile" again zeroed in on those runners that had the BEST chance of winning and being in-the-money!

For the 14th time in the last 23 years the winner had the Raise A Native sire  pedigree line. Not only did Always Dreaming have this powerful pedigree but so did the 2nd (Lookin At Lee), 3rd (Battle of Midway) and 4th (Classic Empire) place runners!!

There were just (7) of the (20) runners in the KY Derby that had the Raise A Native sire pedigree line and (4) of them finished 1st - 2nd - 3rd and 4th.

Remember this pedigree line is also critical in winning the Belmont Stakes!


In our Full Card Selections:

With the sloppy/muddy track all day we did not have a great day but were able to cash in on a few tickets.

Our Top selection won in (5) races. They were Race 4 ($8.20), 5 ($9.40), 6 ($7.60), 7 ($4.60) and 13 ($8.60).

Had (8 of 14) Exacta winners. Race 2 ($80.00), R4 ($28.20), R6 ($17.60), R7 ($20.80), R8 ($72.20), R9 ($159.20), R11 ($30.60) and R13 ($20.20).

Total - $428.80 for $2 wagers.

Cashed in on  (2) Trifectas - Race 4 ($128.00)  and R6 ($38.60).

Total - $166.60 for $2 wagers.

Also had (1)  Superfecta in R6 ($111.10).

Total - $111.10 in $1 wagers.

Hit (3) Daily Doubles - Race 5 ($16.80), Race 6 ($20.20) and Race 7 ($9.30).

Total - $46.30 in $1 wagers.

Had (2) Pick 3s - Race 6 ($90.60) and Race 7 ($60.00).

Total - $150.60 in $1 Wagers.

Grand Total Won - $903.40

The track was rated SLOPPY/MUDDY ALL Day and changed back and forth throughout the day. There were (3) winning Favorites and (4) Favorites running 2nd in the 14 races on the card. The average Win payoff in the (14) races was a good $13.41 ....

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This year's Kentucky Derby field looks to be one of the slowest in many, many years!

Case in point, only 3 runners have hit the 100 Beyer speed number with the highest being only 102. Most Derby winners had hit the 105 Beyer prior to the first Saturday in May!

Also, most Derby winners had hit the 100 Beyer speed number as a 2-year old. ONLY one in the field this year has been able to accomplish this feat!

Thus a very slow field ... but this also makes it one of the most closely matched fields that makes handicapping the race very difficult!

What is important is that you have a proven, thought-out method of separating the Main Contenders from the Pretenders so that you can wager on the biggest horse race in America with CONFIDENCE!

The "Proven Winning Derby Profile" consists of the most critical FACTORS that have been found in Kentucky Derby winners over the past 30 years. These FACTORS prove themselves year-in and year-out to be the BEST method for ranking the Derby runners!

You will become more informed and better equipped to confidently wager on the Greatest horse race in America.

Three of the four Future Wager Pools closed with the "Field" being favored!

This is further evidence that the betting public does not have any idea which horses have the best shot at winning the Kentucky Derby!

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Winning Derby Profile
The major Derby Prep races have created a lot of questions during the lead up to May 6 that has left us all confused with the inconsistency and lack of clarity!
 
One thing that does not change very much over the years is the Proven Winning Derby Profile.
 
Year-in and year-out, the Winning Derby Profile proves itself. The Winning Profile consists of the horse's 2-year old and 3-year old racing campaigns and their pedigree lines.
 
Yes, a horse can have raced too much or too little in their 2 and 3-year old campaigns.
 
If the horse does not have the proper amount of conditioning and experience, it becomes just too difficult for them to win the difficult 1 1/4 Mile distance of the Kentucky Derby! (however this is changing somewhat with the new Point system)

In 2010 the "Proven Winning Profile" ranked Ice Box as the top choice closely followed by Super Saver.

Because of the wet track Ice Box was not able to make up enough ground in the stretch run and finished 2nd to Super Saver! A $10 Exacta Box paid $380.
 
Pedigree is also critical to having a legitimate shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.
 
 Buckpasser, War Admiral, Mahmoud, Nassrullah, Raise A Native, Phalaris are ALL critical bloodlines to have, if you want to win the 1 1/4 Mile distance of the Kentucky Derby as a 3-year old!
 

Did you know that 38 of the last 58 1st or 2nd place finishers had the passing of the X-Chromosomes of War Admiral or Mahmoud in the correct position for inheritance?

It even gets better ... 19 of the last 20 Derby winners had this powerful pedigree!

In 13 of the past 14 Kentucky Derby(s) the Winner had the "Large-Heart" trait. That is correct, Nyquist (2016 - $6.60), American Pharoah (2015 - $7.80), California Chrome (2014 - $7.00), Orb (2013 - $12.80), Animal Kingdom (2011 - $43.80), Super Saver (2010 - $18.00), Big Brown (2008 - $6.80), Street Sense (2007 - $11.80), 2006 (Barbaro - $14.20), 2004 (Smarty Jones - $10.20), 2003 (Funny Cide - $27.60), 2002 (War Emblem - $43.00), 2001 (Monarchos - $23.00).

Only Giacomo (50-1) in 2005 did not carry this pedigree trail!

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Last year 3 of the top 4 finishers, Nyquist, Gun Runner and Mohaymen had the "Large-Heart" pedigree trait.

In 2015 American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund ALL had the "Large-Heart" pedigree trait.

In 2013 the top (3) finishers ALL had the "Large-Heart" pedigree trait. The Exacta paid $981 and the $1 Trifecta paid $3,463!

In 2010 the 4 Top finishers ALL had the X-Chromosome of War Admiral or Mahmoud. The Trifecta paid $1,169 for a $1 wager and the $1 Superfecta paid a whopping $101,285! 

In 2008 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners ALL had the X-Chromosome of War Admiral or Mahmoud. The Trifecta paid $3,445.60!

In 2002 ALL 4 of the top finishers had the "Large-Heart" trait in their pedigree. The Exacta paid $1,300, Trifecta was $18,373 and the Superfecta returned $91,764 ......... 

The X-Chromosome is known as the "Large-Heart" trait which allows for pumping more oxygen to the blood. Secretariat's 31 length romp in the Belmont Stakes is attributed to him having this pedigree trait! After his death an autopsy was done and it was determined that his heart weighed 22 lbs. The normal thoroughbred heart weighs 8 lbs.

Did  you know that 21 of the past 30 Derby(s) a horse with Buckpasser in the proper position of their bloodline Won or Came in 2nd? (13 of those won)?

Last year Nyquist had this CRITICAL pedigree!

In 2015 American Pharoah and the 4th place finisher Frosted had the Buckpasser pedigree.

In 2010 BOTH Super Saver and Ice Box carried this bloodline.

In 2002 BOTH the winner & 2nd Place horses, War Emblem and Proud Citizen had the Buckpasser bloodlines and the Exacta paid $1,300 and the Trifecta was $18,373. The Derby winner paid $43.00 and the Place payoff for Proud Citizen was $24.60!

In 2003 BOTH the Derby winner and 2nd Place horses, Funny Cide and Empire Maker traced back to Buckpasser and the Exacta paid $97.00 Just imagine if you had made a $20 Exacta bet ... you would have gotten back $970.00! The winner Funny Cide paid $27.60 for every $2 wager.

In 2005, the year of the biggest upset in over 100 years (Giacomo won at 50-1) the 2nd Place horse Closing Argument had the Buckpasser bloodline and he paid $70.00. The Giacomo / Closing Argument Exacta paid $9,814.80!

In 2006 when Barbaro won, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers traced back to Buckpasser. Bluegrass Cat paid $28.40 to Place. The Exacta paid $587.00, Trifecta was $11,418.40 and with a deadheat for 4th, the Superfecta(s) paid $42,430.20 and $29,919.50!

Did You know  21 of the past 34 winners (68%) trace their broodmare sire line back to Princequillo, Nassrullah, Northern Dancer or Turn To.

8 of the last 14 Derby winners had this pedigree. Nyquist (2016), American Pharoah (2015),  Super Saver (2010), Big Brown (2008), Street Sense (2007), Giacomo (2005), Funny Cide (2003) and Monarchos (2001).

That is correct the 50-1 winner Giacomo had the broodmare sire bloodline of Turn-To.

Last year the top 4 finishers had this pedigree bloodline factor. The Exacta paid $30.60, Trifecta was $173 and the Superfecta paid $1,084.

In 2003 ALL 4 of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers also had this pedigree bloodlines. The Exacta paid $97.00, Trifecta was $664.80 and the Superfecta paid $2,795.80.

Do you think it would be advantageous to your handicapping process to know which Kentucky Derby runners had these pedigree lines?

Of course you do!

Again pedigree is MOST important when selecting your Derby horses. It proves itself year after year after year. Yet Millions of dollars are wagered every year on horses that do NOT have the pedigree necessary to win the Kentucky Derby!

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With the 20 horse field size of the Kentucky Derby, the chances of seeing a major upset with longshot runners finishing in the top 4 are very, very high!

Thus we ALL will have an opportunity to cash-in with a possible life changing Trifecta or Superfecta winning ticket.

2005 Kentucky Derby Winner GiacomoRemember 2005 when Giacomo won at odds of 50-1 and the $2 Exacta paid $9,814, the Trifecta gave back $133,134 and the $1 Superfecta paid a life changing $864,353?

The Proven Winning Derby Profile identified Giacomo as one of the MOST LIKELY horses to be in-the-money! He was not the top pick but was one of the main Contenders.

The 2005 payouts set all-time records with over $100 Million being wagered on the Derby race for the 1st time and the $864,253 payout for the $1 Superfecta set an all-time North American record.

The 10 year average for the Kentucky Derby payouts are :
  • the average $2 Win paid ........................  $25
  • the average $2 Exacta paid .................... $453
  • the average $1 Trifecta paid ............... $3,267
  • the average $1 Superfecta paid ....... $53,320
The large payouts are a result of the large 20 horse field and the large number of once a year uninformed players betting on horses that have NO chance of finishing in the top 4.

One of the MOST CRITICAL factors in the Proven Winning Derby Profile  has identified 13 of the last 17 Kentucky Derby winners!

Yes, Nyquist (2016), American Pharoah (2015), California Chrome (2014), Orb (2012), Animal Kingdom (2011), Super Saver (2010), Big Brown (2008), Street Sense (2007), Barbaro (2006), Giacomo (2005), Smarty Jones (2004), Funny Cide (2003), War Emblem (2002), Monarchos (2001) and Fusaichi Pegasus (200) ALL had this FACTOR in their favor ....

If you knew what this factor was, do you think you would have a MUCH BETTER chance in picking the Kentucky Derby Winner?

Of course you do!

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Winning Derby Profile The secret to cracking the Kentucky Derby puzzle is arming yourself with better information so that you can separate the Derby Pretenders from the Derby Contenders serious and novice handicappers a much better opportunity to cash-in on those BIG payouts! . This provides both the

What is important is that you have a proven, thought out method of separating the Contenders from the Pretenders so that you can wager on the biggest horse race in America with CONFIDENCE!

The "Proven Winning Derby Profile" consists of the most critical FACTORS that have been found in Kentucky Derby winners over the past 27 years. These FACTORS prove themselves year-in and year-out to be the BEST method for ranking the Derby runners!


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