When HRC’s Demon Warlock colt Red Solo Cup runs in Sunday’s (5/25/14) Auburn Handicap at Emerald Downs (EmD), he’ll be facing four 3 year old colts who all do their best running on or near the lead. This should suit Red Solo Cup just fine, as he is the only confirmed closer in what shapes […]Read More Red Solo Cup runs in very competitive Auburn Handicap
If the same horse that won the Kentucky Derby (KD) shows up Saturday (May 17) at Pimlico for the 139th running of the 1 3/16 mile Preakness Stakes, all nine of California Chrome’s opponents will be running for second. However, will the same horse show up? His last 1/16th mile in the Derby was very […]Read More Will California Chrome plate the Preakness?
HRC’s Angel of Harlan, a four year old daughter of highly regarded Harlan’s Holiday, appears set to break her maiden in Emerald Downs’ first race of its Mothers Day card (5/11), a Md 5000 clm field of six fillies going 6f. Angel’s last two Beyer speed figures (32 & 37 respectively) from sprint races in […]Read More HRC’s Angel of Harlan well placed at Emerald Downs
Sunday’s (5/11) 6F Hastings Handicap (50K) for older fillies & mares poses quite a handicapping challenge for Mother’s Day Emerald Downs (Seattle, WA) patrons. Five of the eight entries are returning from layoffs of 60 days or more & two of the contenders are racing at EmD for the first time. Leading contender has to […]Read More Hastings Handicap Mothers Day Challenge at Emerald Downs
I love trying to pick the Kentucky Derby winner, which is surprising since I have been so bad at it over the years. Still, I feel compelled to give it another go, so here is my analysis: I’m going to toss Harry’s Holiday, We Miss Artie, Vinceremos, Commanding Curve and Pablo Del Monte whose Beyer […]Read More Can California Chrome win the Kentucky Derby?
Tomorrow’s (5/2) Kentucky Oaks Grade I Stakes for 3 yo fillies at Churchill Downs (CD) at first glance seems a mortal lock for Untapable. Her last 2 Beyer figures (106, 100) are higher than any of the other horses have ever run. Untapable is 2 for 2 at CD, including winning a Grade 2 stakes […]Read More Untapable may not be unbeatable in Kentucky Oaks