Handicapping Perspectives

A player must develop their own style independent of the mainstream and learn how to adjust this style to consistently fade the public. The best way to accomplish this is to be introduced to a number of different models of horse racing simultaneously. By doing this, the player can evaluate and compare the effectiveness of different
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Presque Isle, Race 1, 5:05 P.M. ET

Race of the Day, June 11 Presque Isle Downs, Erie, PA, 5:05 P.M. ET Maiden, 1 mile, 3 yr. old, Fillies, Purse: $35K. Jump on your mobile smartphone (or computer) at the end of the day and watch the 1st from Presque Isle Downs with All Day Racing.  It’s a maiden allowance to kick off
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All Day Racing Calendar for June 11 – June 13

Here’s the “Race of the Day” Calendar for the remainder of this week: Wednesday, June 11:  Presque Isle Downs, Race 1, 5:20 P.M. ET, Maiden, 1 mile, 3 yr. old, Fillies, Purse: $35K. Thursday, June 12:  Delaware Park, Race 7, 3:50 P.M. 6f, Dashing Beauty Stakes, Purse: $50K* Friday, June 13:  Santa Anita Park, Race
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Postscript: The Belmont Stakes

Tonalist gets past Commissioner in the shadow of the wire to win the “Test of a Champion.”  California Chrome was valiant, but clearly defeated.  Let’s revisit the 3 key questions from the Cheat Sheet: 1. Does California Chrome run his race? Pre-race comment:  If he does, only Tonalist or an unexpected improvement will get it done.
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Belmont, Race 10, 5:50 pm ET

Race of the Day, June 6 Belmont Park, Elmont, NY Belmont Gold Cup, 2 miles, Turf, 4 and up, 200k It’s not every day that you see a 2-mile race here in the States.  None of the participants have raced at this epic distance before, but several are bred for it.  The M/L favorite is
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Quick thoughts on the Met Mile Field.

Palace Malice: Solid. Tough post. Is this his best distance? Vyjack: Derby name recognition. Seems overmatched. Scarly Charley: Why is he here? Goldencents: 7 of last 8 in G1 events. Defending Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile champion. Moreno: Tough to like a horse that’s 2 for 17. Central Banker: Stretch-out. Factor at the end? Capo Bastone:
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10 words or less about every Belmont Stakes horse

Medal Count: Closing threat, needs improvement. Wise guys will like him. California Chrome: 36 years. Many disappointments. Hope. Matterhorn: Ambitious placing. Waiting for later in year. Commanding Curve: Heavy buzz. Another possible closer. Likely overbet. Ride on Curlin: Word is he’s tired. Not surprising. Matuszak: Connections are his biggest asset. Samraat: Gutsy NY-bred. Absent bias,
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Is California Chrome lucky?

California Chrome is lucky. At least that’s what a rival trainer told me yesterday. Easy pace in the Derby. Perfect trip with only a half-decent close in the Preakness. Those are solid points, and ones that we’re likely to forget in our Triple Crown daze. Still, some horses tend to find trouble, while others —
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Belmont Diary, 1:40 PM. June 5.

Two days till the race. Decent vibe around the track. Still feels like the hour before a big party — lots of setting up. Much talk about the big day on Saturday. The question: is this a bigger day than the Breeders’ Cup? Close — perhaps the only thing missing is the great juveniles. The
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