Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29 2012

Princess Reyana Entered in Tomorrow’s First Race

Princess Reyana, one of the newest additions to the list, is entered in tomorrow’s first race at Aqueduct, a $14,000 claimer, just four days after finishing sixth at the “N1X” allowance condition.  I really love this spot for her.  I’m not too concerned about the short rest since trainer Randi Persaud brings his horses back …

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Feb 28 2012

A Bad Case of Seller’s Remorse: The Story of Union Rags’ Owner

I make it no secret that Union Rags is the horse I’m rooting for on the Kentucky Derby trail this year.  He seemingly has everything you would want in a Derby winner.  As long as there are no setbacks, come Derby week, NBC will surely play up the story of Michael Matz, who tragically lost …

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Feb 28 2012

Derby Preps and New Horses on the List

This foray into public handicapping is a bit more difficult than I had anticipated, but alas, I’m not too discouraged yet.  As long as I come out of the races with some interesting observations to help me out next time, I’ll keep on going, and I certainly have plenty of them this week!  But first, …

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Feb 25 2012

A Glance at Fair Grounds and Gulfstream

Before we get to the stakes action, let me briefly mention the third race at Fair Grounds tomorrow.  I basically have no choice but to pick Raising A Star (#11) after I bet him at 37-1 last time off a horrible trip in his debut, then watched as he circled the field and won going …

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Feb 24 2012

Saturday at Aqueduct; Buckeye Heart Recap

Let’s start off with Buckeye Heart’s race today.  I really liked him in this spot, so I was a bit disappointed that he couldn’t get the job done.  However, I still feel like there is an opportunity to make money with this horse so I’m going to keep him on the list for now. Buckeye …

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Feb 24 2012

Buckeye Heart Entered Today

Well, my first “Horse To Watch” has been entered back! Buckeye Heart is running in today’s fourth race at Aqueduct just 8 days after his debut for new trainer Dominic Galluscio.  Today’s race sees him stepping up to a $35,000 maiden claimer and racing with the addition of blinkers and a new rider in Cornelio …

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Feb 19 2012

Weekend Recap

Well, I swung for the fences with a few of those picks for Saturday and unfortunately came up empty.  Let’s start with a couple of my selections that I want to consider staying faithful to when they run back: In the second race at Gulfstream on Saturday, we picked Safari Artie, and while he was …

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Feb 17 2012

Saturday Selections (Aqueduct)

Let’s be honest.  This is not the strongest Saturday card that NYRA will put together this winter, but there are a couple of interesting races near the end of the day, both of which are $7,500 claimers.  They also feature full fields of 12, which is going to help spread the money around. Aqu – …

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