Horses to Watch from Closing Weekend at Saratoga

As previously mentioned, for much of last weekend the main track at Saratoga was favoring inside paths, and horses with speed that could secure position close to the rail. There were some strangely run races and many fields that were strung out a long way down the stretch—indicative of a biased surface. Rather than focus […]

Final Saturday of the Belmont spring meet

Race 6: Allowance N1X at six furlongs on the turf for NY-breds WAKE UP IN MALIBU (#4) WILD FINISH (#8) I’m not thrilled with any of the confirmed turf runners in this race, but luckily there are a couple horses trying the turf for the first time that have piqued my interest. WAKE UP IN […]

Wednesday at Belmont

That is, it’s the final Wednesday of the Belmont spring meet, which means that Saratoga is just nine days away. Fortunately it seems that the racing office is having little trouble filling races at the moment since a few of today’s fields are at capacity, including an intriguing puzzle in the featured eighth race. Race […]

Stars and Stripes Day at Belmont

Race 1: Maiden Special Weight at 1 1/16 miles on the turf STRIKING STYLE (#3) I am not at all afraid of Lady Lavery or Giant’s Jewel, who both can win, but really aren’t that good. I like STRIKING STYLE (#3), who actually ran pretty well with some trips in her two year-old turf races […]