2008 Season Horse Racing Past Picks

December 2008

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #10
Wednesday 12/31 05:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (TAPIT AGAIN) - Claimed last out by Ed Johnston from the Tom Amoss operation. Good trainer with 2yr.olds brings him back rather quickly and at the same price. Shoul...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Wednesday 12/31 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (MRS. HOLDEN) - Logical selection and probable favorite finished a strong 2nd last out, and the only runner in front of her was her entry-mate. Has the best speed a...

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SANTA ANITA Race #1
Wednesday 12/31 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DEACON'S CAT) - Excellent work on this surface Dec. 21st indicates that this runner is set for his best yet in his 3rd lifetime start. He's run well in his first p...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Wednesday 12/31 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (ALL TOO SOLID) - Raced well in her grass debut which came at Santa Anita in a sprint "down the hill". Ran on a sloppy track here last out and did everything she co...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Wednesday 12/31 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (TORONTO BOUND) - Barn (Mark Casse) is having it's usual sharp meet. This runner raced well at Woodbine during the summer and was "Put away" until the start of this...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #10
Tuesday 12/30 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (NANCY'S VOYAGE) - Trainer Larry Bates sends this filly back on a quick turnaround (seven days) off a pretty rough trip last out. Drops in class and they probably t...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #9
Tuesday 12/30 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (ALLIE'S EVENT) - Ran a very big race in his first start on the grass. Raced widest from a poor post, he bid strongly and stayed on well in a race won by a very hea...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Tuesday 12/30 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (FAVORITE VALAY) - Takes a huge drop and cuts back in distance for a very capable barn (Keith Lebarron). It is hard to imagine him not impacting this poor group and...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Tuesday 12/30 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (RHYAD) - Just missed (by a neck) in a great debut effort and followed that up with a very impressive maiden win here on Dec. 6. Son of "Essence of Dubai" has a bul...

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TURFWAY PARK Race #5
Tuesday 12/30 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (ROSE'S WINE) - Raced evenly in her return after a much needed two-month break. Loves the surface (8-3-0-1) and has had a very good year wherever she's raced. Takes...

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SANTA ANITA Race #6
Monday 12/29 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (PAPA CLEM) - Tries a distance for the first time off a pair of sharp sprint tries at Hollywood Park. This Santa Anita surface (Pro Ride) is his home base and he's ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #8
Monday 12/29 04:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (INSURE) - Goes third off the bench for a very sharp barn (Greg Foley). Has good positional speed and was beaten in her last pair after reaching the top in mid-stre...

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SANTA ANITA Race #3
Monday 12/29 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SUIT YOURSELF) - Mid-pack type broke his maiden two back, then finished a fine third in his first start against winners. That effort was a strong one as he had to ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Monday 12/29 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SOUL WARRIOR) - Excellent debut sprinting saw him make a strong sweeping move while 4-5 wide, reach the front in mid-stretch but had to settle for second. Barn is ...

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CALDER Race #8
Monday 12/29 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (ISLAND DREAMING) - Nice progress shown when trainer Bill White moved him to the lawn for his second start. Runs today off a short freshening and he looks set for a...

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SANTA ANITA Race #7
Sunday 12/28 06:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (NORTH RODEO) - Stakes-placed runner has a good overall mark and is spotted well by her connections in her first race in three months. Working fast on this surface ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #9
Sunday 12/28 05:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (HOOLIGAN'S STAR) - Very impressive maiden win last out and the "figure" earned towers over this group. A repeat of it sends her to the winner's circle in her first...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Sunday 12/28 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (HOLLY TIME) - Speedy runner ran into a big speed-ball last out and could not match strides with that easy wire-to-wire winner. Drops in price and goes third off a ...

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CALDER Race #7
Sunday 12/28 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (LINCOLN'S BULLET) - Powerful win last out at a bit shorter distance and this runner appears to be at his "peak" right now. Extra yardage today is in his favor and ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Sunday 12/28 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (MIA'S FIRST) - Blinkers are added by trainer Richard Dutrow in an attempt to get this filly her maiden win. She's run sharply in all three starts since coming to t...

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CALDER Race #12
Saturday 12/27 05:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (BROADWAY GALA) - Looms the heavy favorite and the more-than-likely winner here. Just missed against a tougher group at the Meadowlands last out, filly draws the ra...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Saturday 12/27 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (RING BERNADETTE) - Lightly raced gelded son of "Phone Trick" has tons of talent and was extremely impressive in winning last out on the main-track here at a flat m...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Saturday 12/27 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (PINPOINT) - Won easily two back at this level and raced pretty well last out despite a wide journey against tougher than these. Has both speed/stalking ability, bu...

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CALDER Race #8
Saturday 12/27 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (SANTURI) - Tried both seven panels and a tougher group last out, and at best it was an even effort. Drops back down and shortens-up in distance and think he'll tur...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #5
Saturday 12/27 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (MARTIN'S BAY) - Goes dirt-to-turf and short-to-long for the red-hot barn of Canadian trainer Mark Casse. Set all the pace in the slop last out before tiring late ...

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SANTA ANITA Race #5
Friday 12/26 05:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SCOTTISH DIAMOND) - Claimed by Doug O'Neill several starts back, veteran appears to be nearing his best for the top barn. Has a flexible style, the level and dista...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #8
Friday 12/26 04:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (IDE BETTER RUN) - Speed/stalker will be making her third start of the meet today. Tired after setting/pressing a fast pace in her first here, then stalked last out...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Friday 12/26 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (WILD SUNDAY) - Hard-hitter is in great present shape and comes into this with three strong efforts in a row, and all were against tougher foes. Draws well and it's...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Friday 12/26 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (COOL TALES) - Draws the rail and has good positional speed. Latest, a win on the main track here was his best since coming back from a two-month break. The horse t...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Friday 12/26 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (BIRTHDAY BALLOONZ) - Trainer (Bruce Levine) has a past history of doing quite well with Canadian shippers during the winter months. Son of "Yes It's True" raced in...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #10
Tuesday 12/23 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (GOLDZAR) - Gelding showed very good speed in Kentucky, coming to the stretch with the lead, but unable to hold on. Those fields were tougher than he faces here, an...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #9
Tuesday 12/23 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (STRAIGHT COUNT) - Sharp Chicago invader has two wins and three close in-the-money finishes in his last five races. Drops a bit in class and he draws the hedge. The...

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CALDER Race #8
Tuesday 12/23 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (OFFICER'S GENTLEMAN) - Colt won impressively last out and enters this on an upward form spiral. Trainer Leo Azpurua's runners stay sharp once in shape. Distance an...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #8
Tuesday 12/23 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SPECIAL TIGER) - Draws the rail and comes into this very sharp (having won or placed in his last eight starts). Good barn (Gerald Bennett) has a quartet of works i...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #7
Tuesday 12/23 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (BONTEMPI) - Has a new trainer (Derek Ryan) and he drops this New York-bred off a pair of wins against state-breds, as he'll face "open" company today. Sharply impr...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Monday 12/22 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (YES I'M WOMAN) - Moves to the infield which she's bred for. Raced well last winter and had a nice return run on Keeneland's "poly" surface in the fall. Working wel...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Monday 12/22 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (OUGHTLANDS) - Finished second in his last pair at Churchill for this tag. Well-bred and in a good barn (Layne Gilliforte), he'll be very tough for this crew to ha...

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CALDER Race #8
Monday 12/22 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SHIFTIN GEARS) - Had a "rough" trip in his debut but to his credit he still ran well. Lasix is added for start number two and this son of "Formal Dinner" should im...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Monday 12/22 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (KILLARNY CASTLE) - Very sharp trainer (Greg DiPrima) sends this filly down from New York for this contest. Claimed in late September, she won impressively seven we...

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CALDER Race #7
Monday 12/22 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (REGAL BIRD) - Big speed shown last out in her first start with blinkers. Sharp barn ("Becky" Maker) has her well-spotted today in a race devoid of any pace. The ch...

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HAWTHORNE Race #6
Sunday 12/21 04:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (CLASS ACK) - Easy win last out in his second start back and first ever at this $10K tag. He went right to the top and went wire-to-wire that day. Looms the main sp...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #8
Sunday 12/21 04:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (EXTRA EXCLUSIVE) - Tracked the pace in the slop last out, but despite trying hard every step he could not get by the second choice here "Hello Ladies". Hard-hitter...

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CALDER Race #10
Sunday 12/21 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (GABAGHOST) - Ran just six days ago and he'll draw the rail and stretch-out in distance, both positive moves by his trainer (Joe Catanese). Look for him to be in th...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Sunday 12/21 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (WICKED HOT) - Well set-up by a top barn (Tom Proctor) to get her maiden win. She finished third last out in her second off a layoff at Churchill Downs against toug...

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CALDER Race #8
Sunday 12/21 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (INDIAN HALLOWEEN) - Sharp shipper made a wide move in her last at Philadelphia Park and stayed on well until mid-stretch. Draws the rail today for a hot trainer (M...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Saturday 12/20 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (FLAT BOLD) - Has an experience edge on this field full of debuting stock. Broke slowly in his debut, rushed up into a fast pace and tired late. Moves off the rail ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Saturday 12/20 04:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SECRET GYPSY) - Lightly-raced, very fast, and immensely talented. Highly thought of by her trainer (Ronny Werner) she won at Saratoga and then finished second in a...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Saturday 12/20 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE) - Turf-sprinting is his game and that's what he'll do again today. Former speedball has learned to rate since coming to the barn of Bret Calhou...

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HOLLY WOOD PARK Race #1
Saturday 12/20 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SOUPY) - Moves up in class, but is in great shape and is the main speed in this contest. In a good barn (John Sadler) who's stock stays sharp once in condition. Lo...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #3
Saturday 12/20 02:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (TENSAS FLAT) - Excellent debut run at Evangeline Downs despite all sorts of problems at the start and during the running, eventually winding up third. I think she ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Friday 12/19 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (ASIAN EYES) - Mid-pack type is rounding around to her best race and some of her best efforts have been on this course. Big rider switch to the leading man here, Ra...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Friday 12/19 04:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (WISE RIVER) - Turf specialist ran a very good race in a stake "washed-off" the infield last out. He is the main speed and should go right to the top and never look...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #1
Friday 12/19 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (BOX OFFICE QUEEN) - Excellent race on this surface going a route like she'll run today. Filly had trouble at the start, bid around the turn and was only beaten by ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #5
Friday 12/19 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (DIAMOND TYCOON) - Colt did not race well in England, but with the addition of lasix in his first U.S. race he went right to the lead and was caught in the last fe...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Friday 12/19 02:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (GERDIN) - Last raced on the artificial surface at Presque Isle. Tainer Tom Amoss drops him into a claimer for the first time and that is a very strong move by him ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Thursday 12/18 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (BOULE D'OR) - He's taken to this new surface just fine after being a stakes winner earlier in his career on the turf. Won his latest with a powerful late move. Dro...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Thursday 12/18 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (REAL LIFT) - Re-claimed by Jeff Mullins on Oct. 31, she's been on the sidelines since. Filly won off a similar scenario this past spring, so trainer is looking for...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Thursday 12/18 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (FRIESAN FIRE) - Promising son of "A P Indy" drops back into allowance competition after an even effort in the "Nashua" S.(G3) in his return off a two-month freshen...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #5
Thursday 12/18 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (EAST BREAKS) - Impressive debut saw her race up and on the pace while wide, reach the front briefly in mid-stretch only to miss by a neck on the wire. Stretches-ou...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Thursday 12/18 02:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (GUSTO NUEVO) - The main speed will be dropping in class today and looks like he can take this field wire-to-wire, albeit at a short price.2nd pick: #2 (Theze) - Tr...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #5
Wednesday 12/17 05:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DEVOTED MAGIC) - Talented runner has proven to be successful on dirt, turf, and "poly". Claimed last out by one of the best, Jerry Hollendorfer gelding is coming b...

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HOLLYWOD PARK Race #3
Wednesday 12/17 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (THERE GOES GEE GEE) - Cuts-back in distance and drops back in with maiden-claimers after a failed try going long against MSW foes. Has positional speed and gets a ...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #9
Wednesday 12/17 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (WINK ANDA BLESSING) - Colt tired in his debut at Hawthorne in a race that has produced several next-out winners. Runs for the Frank Calabrese/Rick Slomkowski combo...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #1
Wednesday 12/17 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (ONE VOTE) - He looms the lone speed in this small field and can out-foot them early and win this wire-to-wire. He's had to fight all the way in his first pair and ...

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS Race #7
Wednesday 12/17 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (RIGHT FLANKER) - Freshened-up for this meet by a trainer (Gerald Bennett) who ALWAYS does well at this meet. Drops for this return race and stalker has run fine of...

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TURF PARADISE Race #6
Tuesday 12/16 04:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ENTRY OF ATTLEBORO and RADFORD) - We'll take either half of this entry as our top selection. They have different trainers, but common ownership resulting in their ...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Tuesday 12/16 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (TOAST TO DUSTY) - Claimed out of a pace-setting third place finish on November 10, by the Scott Lake barn. On the shelf since, this speedy colt has a fast work on ...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Tuesday 12/16 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (BIT O LIGHTENING) - Broke his maiden for "Team Lake" on November 30, fresh off a seven-week break. Stalked and pounced that day and comes back quickly for his firs...

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TURF PARADISE Race #2
Tuesday 12/16 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (LIL LEA) - Fast filly will be making her first appearance on the grass. She's handled both "poly" and dirt in her career and she'll be making her first start for t...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #7
Tuesday 12/16 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (IN ORBIT) - Claimed last out by the Eberd Estrada barn and they bring him back quickly (10 days) and stretch him out in distance. Well-bred and he has both speed a...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Monday 12/15 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (DR. BALIN) - Drops back into a claimer after a wide try in the mud at the MSW level on November 25. He finished a strong second two back in a much tougher field th...

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CALDER Race #8
Monday 12/15 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SIR JAMES) - Turf try last out may have been nothing more than a conditioning race off a two-month layoff. Drops and moves back to the dirt where he has run well a...

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CALDER Race #7
Monday 12/15 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SOUL SPIRIT) - He'll be trying conventional dirt for the first time after spending his entire career at Woodbine. He's with a very sharp trainer (Brian Lynch) and ...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #7
Monday 12/15 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (BALOOBAS) - Filly will be moving from one sharp barn to another (Pete Walder to Scott Lake). On the sidelines since October 20, she will drop in for a tag for the ...

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CALDER Race #6
Monday 12/15 02:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (TIDY UP) - Useful runner on all surfaces seems to like the turf best, and that's where he is today. He's won five of his last nine on the grass and today he'll be ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #8
Sunday 12/14 07:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DANCING IN SILKS) - Nice runner will get some class relief today as he moves back in with fellow Cal-breds. Improving at this time and he's developing a rating gea...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Sunday 12/14 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (BLAME THE WINE) - Good speed on view last our for this improving runner. Won her latest on this surface and goes third off a layoff today. Makes it two in a row.2n...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE LADIES H.)
Sunday 12/14 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SWEET GOODBYE) - Maryland shipper has won her last five by "daylight" margins including a pair of stakes at Laurel. Can go on the front-end or rate and that's a ni...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Sunday 12/14 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (BY THE LIGHT) - Versatile and talented state-bred is (10-7-2-0) with the only non-money finish coming in a Grade 2 stakes at Philadelphia Park where she had a poor...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Sunday 12/14 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (NIKA) - Stretches-out off an even sprint try on November 16. Blinkers will go on for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and they may try and win this early. The sprint-to-r...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #9 (THE HOLLYWOOD STARLET)
Saturday 12/13 07:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (ALPHA KITTEN) - Lightly raced and improving quickly at this stage, she gives away some "racing savvy" to most of the others. Tries a distance for the first time, b...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Saturday 12/13 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SUPERIOR STORM) - Had a nice sprint prep and probably wasn't 100% for that effort. Stretches-out in distance, has speed/stalking ability and she draws the rail. Ve...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Saturday 12/13 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (KISSA MELISSA) - Sharp shipping barn (Mike Gorham) sends this filly up the turnpike where she's run competitive races in a trio of starter-allowances at Philly Par...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Saturday 12/13 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (FOREIGN PRODUCTION) - He beat tougher open company in easy fashion on this surface November 22, and today will face-off against fellow Louisiana-breds. He can beat...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Saturday 12/13 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DROWNING BEAR) - Tired last out while saving ground in a contest where he had position but could not offer a rally. He has a nice work since and is making his thir...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #5
Friday 12/12 05:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (UNCLE JEEP) - Not surprisingly he turned in his best effort yet on November 16, fresh off a Mike Mitchell claim. He worked twice since and he'll get the addition o...

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FAIR GROINDS Race #8
Friday 12/12 04:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (MINDTRIP) - Finished second last out at this level after pressing the pace all the way, but was unable to stay with a runaway winner. Can win this from on or just ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #5
Friday 12/12 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (BOUND TO) - Filly is really coming to hand of late and she just missed last out at Churchill Downs. Race is expected to be run on the main-track, but she's the ch...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Friday 12/12 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (INDY'S FORUM) - Big improvement last out in her second back off a seven-week break and also her second for trainer Gary Contessa. She showed talent last winter at ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Friday 12/12 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (BITABAZ) - Had a poor trip and was overmatched in his latest, a stakes effort on Nov. 9. Previous race produced a strong second-place finish at this level. In shap...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Thursday 12/11 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (REV HER UP) - Filly makes her third lifetime start and looks ready to pick up her maiden win. Tired badly in her debut after chasing the pace, and in her second st...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #8
Thursday 12/11 04:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SEAVIEW) - Draws the rail and is coming off a very sharp pace-pressing second-place finish last out in his first start ever on real dirt. Effort looks even better ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Thursday 12/11 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MAGIC LAUNCH) - Moves to the turf and a distance after a sprint try on the main-track here. She raced near a fast pace and rallied up the inside late in a good-loo...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Thursday 12/11 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BRAHMS DYNASTY) - Just missed last out after making a sustained wide run to reach the front, only to lose the race right on the wire. He lost enough ground to win ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Thursday 12/11 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (L.A. CONCERTO) - Looms the likely favorite and the more than likely winner. Daughter of "Aptitude" finished a strong second last out to a runner who finished secon...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Wednesday 12/10 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SILVER VISTA) - Trainer Mike Mitchell has him headed in the "right" direction since returning from over a year on the sideines. Won two back and may not have cared...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Wednesday 12/10 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (WIND CAPER) - Filly broke her maiden in impressive style then was given about 3 months off by veteran trainer Ron Ellis. Overmatched in her return she gets some cl...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Wednesday 12/10 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (BEAU GRIS) - Trainer Vlad Cerin will send this fast gelding long today and he should have little trouble clearing off early and leading them on a "merry" chase. Tr...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8
Wednesday 12/10 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (NAJARANS STAR) - Part of a strong entry from trainer Richard Dutrow. Filly tired in the Meadowlands mud last out and has been given a month since that last race. H...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Wednesday 12/10 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (MRS HOLDEN) - She's switched trainers since her last race and had to be scratched last out when she was injured slightly when loaded into the gate. She's clearly t...

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TURF PARADISE Race #9
Tuesday 12/09 06:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (MILLER PEAK) - Last was visually impressive. Broke a little tardy, then quickly moved up on the turn and went by the vanquished like they were standing still. This...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Tuesday 12/09 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (MARKET TUMBLE) - Ships down from New York and trainer Rick Violette enters him in a career "soft" spot. Away since early October, he has some speed to offer and in...

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TURF PARADISE Race #3
Tuesday 12/09 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (DEAL THE HEAT) - Filly looks extremely tough to beat and the price will be small. Either win bet her or try and hook her up in exactas with our other underneath ch...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Tuesday 12/09 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (BAILEY'S MOUNTAIN) - Finished second last out to his stablemate and fellow entrant "El Batallon". Stalked that day from the rail, bid and was up late for the place...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Tuesday 12/09 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (QUAINT LASS) - Strong try at this tag and distance last out in his second start for trainer Scott Lake. Speed/stalker has raced against better and done well in the...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Monday 12/08 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (THAT MAGIC MOMENT) - Dropped to this price tag ($5000) last out for the first time, he responded with a strong second-place finish. Stalker draws the rail and shou...

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CALDER Race #8
Monday 12/08 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (HAROLD'S SISTER) - Filly has finished in the money in three of her four trips to the post. Trainer Larry Bates names Jeremy Bridgmohan again and he's been aboard i...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Monday 12/08 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (HOLY DOKIE DOKIE) - Speedy filly just failed to hold on in the slop last out at this starter-allowance condition. Race was her second off a claim by team "Gill" an...

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CALDER Race #7
Monday 12/08 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (CUSTER) - Makes his first start back in Florida after a strong try at the Meadowlwnds last out. He's been sharp ever since coming to the barn of Eddie Plesa and ha...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Monday 12/08 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SIX SHOOTER) - Trainer Steve Klesaris sends this son of "Red Bullet" a distance after a useful sprint debut at Delaware almost a month ago. Raced evenly in that ef...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #7
Sunday 12/07 06:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (WITHIN REASON) - Drops slightly in price off a very strong effort on November 16, at this distance. Race was his best since coming back from a two-month layoff and...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #9
Sunday 12/07 05:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (POINTS OF GRACE) - Impressive win in her debut on polytrack, she'll move to the grass for her first try against winners. In a very good barn (Malcolm Pierce) she's...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Sunday 12/07 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CANAVAL) - Comes back from just over a two month layoff for the top barn of Neil Drysdale. Fields most experienced runner has run too good to lose in three of his ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Sunday 12/07 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (BROAD ACRES) - Consistent performer will be making his first start for trainer Greg DiPrima, a 23% winning move. Level is fine as is the distance. He's beaten bett...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Sunday 12/07 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (LIGHTS OUT ANNIE) - Filly easily broke her maiden a month ago, wiring a field on the main-track here in her first race since Last March. Effort translates into one...

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CALDER Race #10 (THE TROPICAL TURF H.(G3))
Saturday 12/06 04:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (SOLDIER'S DANCER) - Obvious selection loves this course and distance and his latest is a "toss" after losing his rider at the start. Pace scenario looks solid and ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Saturday 12/06 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (STORM TRUST) - Steve Asmussen trained runner was "cooked" in a speed duel last out in his first start here after shipping from Remington Park. Drops into a claimer...

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CALDER Race #8 (THE MY CHARMER(G3))
Saturday 12/06 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (RUTHERIENNE) - Filly is three-for-three on this Calder turf and she's a bit of a 1 1/8th mile specialist. Freshened-up for several months, that scenario has produc...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #5
Saturday 12/06 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (PRINCESS WILMA) - Goes second off a layoff for a good barn (Troy Young). Broke her maiden two starts back and did it in style. Wide in her first against winners la...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Saturday 12/06 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (TAPIT'S BREW) - Colt has improved in each of his last pair with the switch to the turf. Had some traffic woes in his latest or he may have won. Sharp work on the N...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #9
Friday 12/05 05:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (WIZARD'S LAUGH) - Looks like the main speed and he's coming off a win at Philadelphia Park. Son of "Distorted Humor" is lightly raced and just now appears to be co...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Friday 12/05 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SURPRISES WELCOMED) - Daughter of "Storm Cat" cost $3,000,000 and is still trying after five starts to break her maiden. She's finished "in the money" in all of he...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Friday 12/05 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (FOOTNOTE THIS) - Speedy colt was "buried" on the inside while facing pace-pressure last out. Drops and stretches-out today for trainer Todd Pletcher, and he has a ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Friday 12/05 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (CLOUDSPUN) - Tries the grass today off a very "useful" debut run. Filly stalked the pace from a wide post, bid, reached the front in mid-stretch, but flattened out...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Friday 12/05 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (GREENWOOD BOY) - Nice return run on Halloween, his first race in 10 months and first for trainer John Parisella. Stayed close to the pace throughout, bid turning f...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #5
Thursday 12/04 05:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (KELLY LEAK) - Tries the grass for the first time, but his breeding says that the surface should be fine. Won a graded stakes (The Best Pal (G2) in his second start...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Thursday 12/04 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (DEGREKO) - Stretches-out off a sprint in which he finished a fine third. Moves in with Cal-breds today and his trainer (Mike Pender) is a strong 27% when sending h...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8
Thursday 12/04 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (TAQARUB) - Impressed first out with a "handy" wire-to-wire win on November 8, on a sloppy main-track here. He has an extremely fast work on the Nov. 27, and looks ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #5
Thursday 12/04 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (DAVID'S HOPE) - Filly broke her maiden last out when trying dirt for the first time. Freshened-up since that win by a sharp trainer (Sam David), she's working well...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Thursday 12/04 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SCOTT'S CHOICE) - Tries to stretch her sprint speed out over a distance of ground. Trainer (Kiaran McLaughlin) is one of the best in the business at that particula...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Wednesday 12/03 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (DRAMA CAT) - Second-time runner should receive a very fast pace to rally into if all go. She broke very "poorly" last out and rallied late to finish 3rd. Had her s...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Wednesday 12/03 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BAND OF THUNDER) - He's certainly taken to the turf after trying it after 26 lifetime starts. May have been best in his infield debut after having "severe" traffic...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Wednesday 12/03 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (IRISH MAMA) - Blinkers will come off for filly who had no chance last out after "breaking in the air". Good speed to offer and the rail should be hers for the taki...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Wednesday 12/03 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (JAMES PRIOR) - Drops in class and he's been working extremely fast for start number two. Trainer (Vlad Cerin)is one of the best at the new category of "turf to "po...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8
Wednesday 12/03 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (DELOSOVIENTOS) - Looms a heavy favorite and "right-fully" so. Distance loving runnner has a wonderful one pace stride that has led him to 4 wins in his last five r...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Tuesday 12/02 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (LA MINSTRAL) - California invader is lightly raced and comes here to the leading trainer's barn (Scott Lake). Gelded son of "Thunder Gulch" has a good closing kick...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Tuesday 12/02 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (BOSS TIFFANY) - Claimed at Sartoga by trainer Tony Dutrow, he immediately sent her in for some R & R. Veteran raced evenly in her return run at Belmont, then demo...

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TURF PARADISE Race #3
Tuesday 12/02 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (GOLD DAKOTA) - Improving with each start, he just missed last out in a three horse "blanket-photo" at this tag and distance on November 4. Lightly raced, in a goo...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #7
Tuesday 12/02 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SMIRK) - Gelded son of "Distorted Humor" was a very expensive yearling ($240,000) and has had his share of physical woes along the way. Claimed on opening day of t...

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TURF PARADISE Race #2
Tuesday 12/02 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (HOLLYWOOD ADVISER) - Gelding makes his return to this circuit after spending the better part of the year in No. California. When last seen here he was making easy ...

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CALDER Race #9
Monday 12/01 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (PEACEFUL TIGER) - Filly is showing more speed as she descends in claiming price. Last out she finished third at this tag and distance after starting from a wide po...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Monday 12/01 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (OPEN SLEIGH) - Son of "Touch Gold" has spent the majority of his career on the New York circuit facing much better. Sent here in early October, he's finished a str...

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CALDER Race #8
Monday 12/01 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (SAFETY SQUEEZE) - Runner has improved noticeably since lasix was added two starts ago. Just missed at this distance two back, and broke his maiden last out sprinti...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Monday 12/01 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (TZIPI) - Speedy veteran always gives her all. She's had another solid season (15-4-4-4) and she's coming off a nice win on this course in the mud against starter-a...

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CALDER Race #7
Monday 12/01 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (MICHAELS WEST ACRE) - Speedy gelding will be moving from turf to dirt and shortening up in distance. Ran well two back on the dirt at this level and the recent lon...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Sunday 11/30 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (MAMA LUNA) - Veteran mare comes into this in great condition and on a year long streak (13-3-4-2). Just missed last out on this surface against slightly better goi...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Sunday 11/30 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (MY INCA PRINCESS) - Pressed the pace while four-wide in a race common to many entered here last out. Tired in the last furlong that day and she should be much "tig...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE MONTAUK H.)
Sunday 11/30 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (POINT ME TO IT) - Draws the rail and enters this off a career best effort in her second start for trainer Gary Contessa. Just missed last out to the heavily favore...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #1
Sunday 11/30 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (JUSTDONTCALLMEJERI) - Much improved race last out in his second trip to the gate. Tracked a solid pace from a wide draw at this tag and distance and held well afte...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Sunday 11/30 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (MIAS FIRST) - Good efforts in all three of her appearances for this bargain-priced ($7000) yearling. Pressed the pace last out against a good group and she held we...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Saturday 11/29 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (MOONLIGHT TIZZY) - "Legged-up" in a turf sprint last out in her first back from a 2 1/2 month layoff. Chased the pace in that one and had serious traffic issues wh...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Saturday 11/29 04:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (RADICAL SABBITICAL) - Lightly raced and improving, he just failed to last on October 31, on this course in his first try at this level. Reached the front in that o...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Saturday 11/29 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (MY BOY COY) - Makes his second start for the high-energy Cody Autry barn. Had trouble at the start in that maiden-special, so the effort is best "tossed." Sharp wo...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #1
Saturday 11/29 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CONCERTO'S THUNDER) - Colt will be taking that all-important drop into a claimer for the first time. Competitive in most of his starts at the maiden-special level,...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6 (THE DEMOISELLE S.)
Saturday 11/29 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (AIN'T LOVE GRAND) - Improving filly has a solid chance at upestting the heavy favorite in here, #5 Sky Diva. Daughter of "Dixie Union" had a smashing win on Octobe...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Friday 11/28 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SATELLITE) - Speed/stalker has proved very competitive since he's come down to under $15,000 in claiming price. Level is fine and there's not much speed signed on,...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Friday 11/28 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (LEAVETHEGATEOPEN) - Claimed two back by trainer John Sadler, he immediately raised him to Cal-bred maiden special and he just failed to last after setting all the ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE TOP FLIGHT H. (G2))
Friday 11/28 03:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SLEWFOUNDMONEY) - Calder shipper has become a bit of a terror since coming to the barn of Marty Wolfson. She's won stakes both sprinting and going long for the hig...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Friday 11/28 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (VICK'S VIOLET) - Filly has shown big speed in both of her starts against maiden-specials. Drops into a claimer for the first time and will get to run on conventio...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Friday 11/28 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (GHOST STORY) - New barn (Tony Dutrow) finds a nice spot for this son of "Vindication" as he makes his first start against winners after scoring in his debut at Cal...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #9
Thursday 11/27 05:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (TRUELYONBROADWAY) - Runner likes this course as he proved last season with a pair of impressive wins. Returned recently from a layoff with a much needed race at Mo...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #8
Thursday 11/27 04:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (GARIFINE) - Colt displayed some big ability in 2007 before an injury forced him to the sidelines for a bit more than a year. Son of "Belong To Me" returned in the ...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Thursday 11/27 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (GAIL GOLDEN) - Sharp maiden win last out and trainer Lary Robideaux has given her two months off since. Nicely spotted today for her return to action, and if she b...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Thursday 11/27 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CATENIA PLACE) - Daughter of "Atticus" raced evenly in her debut against slightly tougher. Good barn (Doug O'Neill) brings her back quickly (15 days) for start num...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Thursday 11/27 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (WINNINGDANCER) - Filly will stretch-out today in her third start back off a three-month freshening. Improvement is noted in her latest and she has fine tactical sp...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #8
Wednesday 11/26 07:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (CANDY ARCHES) - Raced off to a huge early lead in his last only to tire in the last 1/8 of a mile and eventually finished 3rd. Effort was his first in blinkers and...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Wednesday 11/26 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (GRAY BLACK N WHITE) - Veteran was claimed two back by the powerful Jeff Mullin's operation. He raced him against tougher on the turf last out and he pressed a fast...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Wednesday 11/26 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (NOBLE COURAGE) - Colt will be making his 3rd start back from a 7 month layoff and he ran a strong 2nd last out in his best effort to date. Drops a peg and draws ou...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE STAR DE LADY ANNE)
Wednesday 11/26 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (IDIDNTMEANTO) - Daughter of "Fusaichi Pegasus" has moved to a "new level" since coming to the barn of Richard Dutrow. Lightly raced the past season, she was stakes...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Wednesday 11/26 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (RED COGNAC) - Sharp maiden score on October 30th for this $300,000 daughter of "Hennessy". Filly battled for the lead facing outside pressure and drew away once cl...

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TURF PARADISE Race #9
Tuesday 11/25 06:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (LOWER BUCKEYE) - Drops off a debut that saw her break slowly, rush up into a fast pace, and tire in the last furlong. Price reduction and the first race experience...

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TURF PARADISE Race #6
Tuesday 11/25 04:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (FRECKLE'S O'BRIEN) - Latest was a fine effort in her first at this $5K tag and first off a two-month layoff. Rallied late in a sprint that day to finish fourth in ...

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TURF PARADISE Race #4
Tuesday 11/25 03:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (R.BEAU) - Fast, in shape, and relatively lightly raced. In a high percentage barn (Mike Chambers 39% on the year) and can make her turf debut a winning one.2nd pic...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #7
Tuesday 11/25 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (BAREFOOT BABY) - Consistent runner (15-4-2-3) was claimed out of a win last out by veteran trainer Kate DeMasi. Filly is fresh, draws a great inside post, and does...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Tuesday 11/25 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (JOY TO RUN) - Lightly-raced daughter of "Stephen Got Even" recently returned from a three-month layoff for the high percentage Jayne Vader's barn. She's finished t...

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TURF PARADISE Race #7
Monday 11/24 05:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SHE'LLGETRDONE) - Filly could wind up alone on the front-end today with little other speed signed on. Fast early in all her races, she'll need to find that little ...

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TURF PARADISE Race #6
Monday 11/24 04:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (BEAUGRAPHER) - Daughter of "Beau Genius" broke her maiden last out on this course in her first start in almost three months. She had previously run well at Emerald...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Monday 11/24 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (PORT ROYAL) - Makes his second start for trainer Steve Klesaris after spending his entire career in the barn of Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens. Stalker has faced bett...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #7
Monday 11/24 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (POLITICAL CHIEF) - Ran a strong race last out at Delaware Park in his first effort in six months. Son of "Indian Charlie" was making his first start since undergoi...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Monday 11/24 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (PREPPY PRINCESS) - Filly just missed at this tag going six furlongs in the slop here on November 8. Race was her best effort to date and it came in her first attem...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Sunday 11/23 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (G's Heavenly Union) - Strong second-place finish in her latest, going "down the hill" at Santa Anita should set her up for her first try around two-turns. That eff...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Sunday 11/23 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (STUTTGART) - Filly has finished on the board in all three starts for trainer John Sadler since he claimed her last July. Stalker finished second on this course in ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Sunday 11/23 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (HANGINGBYATHREAD) - Enters this contest razor sharp and working well. Just missed in a New York-bred stakes last out and in his previous race crushed $30K optional...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Sunday 11/23 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ADMIRAL HALSEY) - Claimed two starts back by the sharp Tom Amoss barn, new connections raced him at a higher level in his first start under their wing. Raced well ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Sunday 11/23 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (SHEIK'S SERENADE) - Well-bred filly has run strong in her first pair of efforts and will try this "flat" mile distance for the first time. Daughter of "Unbridled's...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #10
Saturday 11/22 05:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (POWERCHORD) - He has the best two races showing of this group, a close loss at Belmont in a maiden-claimer and a fine third at the Meadowlands. Draws the rail and ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Saturday 11/22 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (EMPIRE HOUSE) - Race looks to be his to lose. Moves to the turf after a trio of solid races in a row at Del Mar and Santa Anita. Trainer Neil Drysdale adds blinker...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Saturday 11/22 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (TREVELYAN) - Much improved run in his second start when trainer Todd Pletcher sent him long on the turf at the Meadowlands. Trailed early in a race that had a "qui...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Saturday 11/22 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (BLAZING SPIRIT) - Returns from a seven-week freshening from trainer Jeff Mullins and barn is deadly off that type of break. He's exhibited plenty of ability in his...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE DISCOVERY HDCP.(G3))
Saturday 11/22 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (LIEUTENANT RON) - Gets the acid test today to show what kind of runner he really is. Very highly thought of since winning his only start at two, he had a serious i...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Friday 11/21 11:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SOLO PERFORMANCE) - Finished a strong third last out against better, and race was on this surface. Drops down off of it and goes an extra 1/2 furlong tonight. Work...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Friday 11/21 11:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (GIOVANNI) - Makes her second start back off a 6 week freshening from trainer Doug O'Neill. New Zealand import showed good speed against better that day and held we...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #9
Friday 11/21 05:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (TORONTO BOUND) - Comes here from Canada and he's in a very sharp barn (Mark Casse). Ran well in two starts "north of the border" facing tougher than these. Working...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8
Friday 11/21 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SHAREHOLDER BLUES) - Gray colt didn't care for the slop last out and race is best viewed as a toss. Previous runs put him in this and he'll drop to a career soft s...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Friday 11/21 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SHAKE THE MOON) - Nice betting affair on view. Recent arrival from France came over at the same time with "Astrologie" and they raced as an entry in the recent "Lo...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #6
Thursday 11/20 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (WARREN'S DREAMING) - Has improved since a Hollendorfer claim in late August and a subsequent seven-week layoff. Just failed to get up last out on this surface and ...

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Churchill Downs Race #10
Thursday 11/20 05:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (MR. SERIOUS) - Finished second last out off a layoff for the "red hot" Mike Maker barn. Start was also the first off a claim and he'll be very tough to beat today....

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Thursday 11/20 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (DIAL FOR PEACE) - Good speed shown in his debut against MSW competition at Santa Anita. Trainer Doug O'Neill drops him into a claimer today and colt has a pair of ...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #7
Thursday 11/20 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (BOOK OF OZ) - Colt showed good speed in his debut for the Dale Roman's barn and held gamely to finish third. Working sharply since and he draws a nice outside pos...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Thursday 11/20 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SHIFTY GUY) - He's improved in his last pair and on Oct. 30, his first at this tag, he rallied late to finish second beaten less than a length. Draws the rail, sta...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #7
Wednesday 11/19 06:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (KYNISKA) - Irish-bred and raced, she has never had the opportunity in 5 starts overseas to run on a "firm" surface. In the top barn of Bob Frankel, her last race a...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #10
Wednesday 11/19 05:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (INDYGO MOUNTAIN) - Expensive ($600,000) son of A P Indy had a nice debut run that should set him up well for this. Had good early speed rating just off the lead, ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Wednesday 11/19 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (TOM QUINN) - Speedy gelding will be dropping out of a MSW contest where he led until the 1/8th pole. Had a poor post (11) that day and had to be sent hard from the...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Wednesday 11/19 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (CASTLE HARBOUR) - Drops into a claimer for the first time, has some speed, and draws the rail. Looks on the verge of his maiden win.2nd pick: #10 (Big Negilla) - M...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Wednesday 11/19 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (HORSESHOE BUOY) - Very poor maiden race on view here with most not worth anything near what they'll be running for ($20,000). This daughter of "Mizzen Mast" has sh...

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TURF PARADISE Race #5
Tuesday 11/18 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (PARTNER IN CRIME) - Last, her second back off a half-years absence was her best ever. Broke running, set a fast pace, and only gave way in the last 1/16th. Wire-to...

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TURF PARADISE Race #4
Tuesday 11/18 03:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DOLLY VARTEN) - Big speed on view last out in her second back off three-month layoff. In a good barn (Eric Kruljac) and filly looks set-up to take these from start...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Tuesday 11/18 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (LAND GRANT) - Owned by the high-profile West Point Thoroughbred operation, colt showed speed in his debut at Saratoga and finished third after tiring in the stretc...

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PHILADELPHIA Race #7
Tuesday 11/18 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (EL BATALLLON) - Very competitive race on view, whick makes for a good betting contest. Veteran was claimed two back by trainer Jayne Vaders and she sprinted him fo...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Tuesday 11/18 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (GREEN SUEDE SHOES) - Stakes placed last out in a $112K race at Charles Town. Lightly raced and very fast early on. Working sharply for a top trainer (Mike Trombet...

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TURF PARADISE Race #6
Monday 11/17 04:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (Gemini's Ruler) - Tired last out on November 4, his first race since late April. Race was his first for Justin Evans and runner can win this with a slight move for...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #9
Monday 11/17 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (EDIKIT) - New York shipper has plenty of speed to bring, and that's what usually wins these cheap maiden affairs. Gelded son of "Distorted Humor" was an expensive ...

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TURF PARADISE Race #3
Monday 11/17 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BOND) - Broke from the rail last out in his first race at this tag in a contest common to many entered. Rated and raced evenly with a late move to finish a close-u...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #7
Monday 11/17 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SNUCK IN LOVE) - Returned just over a month ago at Laurel after being on the sidelines for 27 months. Showed promise in Florida when he was two, and his return rac...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Monday 11/17 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (OLLYOLLYOXENFREE) - Filly will drop in value and move to the dirt after an even effort at the Meadowlands in a maiden-special on the turf. Daughter of "Forestry" r...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #9
Sunday 11/16 07:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (SMOKEY BEAU) - Returns from a four-month layoff for the John Sadler barn. Son of "Smoke Glacken" ran well last out at Del mar racing for a $100K tag. Working stead...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Sunday 11/16 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (THANKFULLY) - Filly's training was recently taken over by Art Sherman, and she responded with the best race of her career. Stalked a fast pace running for $50K on ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8
Sunday 11/16 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #13 (FUJITA) - Talented and lightly-raced runner from trainer Todd Pletcher, finished a close-up third in the "Derby Trial" stakes at Churchill last May. Stretches bac...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Sunday 11/16 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (AQUINO) - Tired last out in the G3 "SportPage" Hdcp after contesting the pace from a wide post. Race was his first in two months, coming after a nice win at Sarat...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #4
Sunday 11/16 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (BURROWING OWL) - Claimed by trainer Cody Autry this past August, he immediately sent the veteran runner in for a long rest. Trainer annually is a major force here ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #7
Saturday 11/15 06:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CUT THE CHECK) - Had a nice debut last May, just missing by a head in his debut. Freshened-up since by trainer Walter Solis, he's been working very sharply for his...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Saturday 11/15 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2b (PROUD RULER) - He's improved in each of his starts and last out finished a close-up fourth after chasing the pace. Race was his first in blinkers and he's comebac...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #2
Saturday 11/15 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (Rogue Scholar) - Drops back in for a tag after racing wide in a sprint stakes last out at Turf Paradise. Draws a nice post and this tag ($25K) is one he has been v...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #6
Saturday 11/15 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (UNO MAS) - Speedy colt will try "real" dirt after "hooking" some very impressive runners in his trio of races on "polytrack". Cuts back from a seven-furlong effort...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE STUYVESANT HDCP.)
Saturday 11/15 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (STUD MUFFIN) - Has improved dramatically since a claim last March by trainer Dave Duggan. He's a double stakes winner(in state-bred company) since, and has placed ...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #4
Friday 11/14 11:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (MY LUCKY STAR) - Makes her third start back from a layoff for trainer Beau Greely. Filly finished a fine third in her return race, then raced "between" runners alm...

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HOLLYWOOD PARK Race #3
Friday 11/14 11:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (VITAL FORCE) - Maiden win last out was his best effort to date. Winning race was at this distance at Santa Anita and it fits well with the best that this group can...

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FAIR GROUNDS Race #7
Friday 11/14 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (TEND) - Nicely-bred runner ("Dynaformer") has been carefully brought along by trainer Al Stall. Barn usually points towards this meet and runner comes into this of...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Friday 11/14 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #14 (NAJRANS STAR) - Comes back quickly for this having just raced at the Meadowlands a week ago. Trainer (Richard Dutrow) is one of the best on the fast turnaround, a...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Friday 11/14 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (SUCCESS FEE) - Improving three-year-old has proven that he can run against winners at this level and if this race is run on the main-track (as expected) he'll be ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8
Thursday 11/13 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ARE WE DREAMIN) - With the prospect of a track condition something other than fast, this hard-hitter could upset this field. Ultra-consistent all season(16-5-3-4) ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Thursday 11/13 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BEAUTY BY GEORGE) - Heavily bet in her bow, she did not break well from an inside post and raced far back early gefore making up a lot of ground late. Trainer Rich...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #4
Thursday 11/13 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (PRIVATE GENTLEMAN) - Colt drops in class and will return to the surface where he raced very well against better last summer. All of that and the presence of jockey...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #2
Thursday 11/13 01:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (HITCH YOUR WAGON) - Filly cuts back to a mile, gets the addition of blinkers, and moves back to the Churchill main-track, the scene of her strongest effort. She is...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #6
Wednesday 11/12 03:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MISS BROOKLYN B) - Drops and returns to her favorite surface today for the "crafty" Elwood McCann. Last pair on this dirt produced a win and a close-up 2nd place f...

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AQUEDUCT Race #5
Wednesday 11/12 02:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (Hawkinsville) - Claimed three starts back by the high % Bruce Brown, he had a poor post in his first start for the trainer, but still made a nice move before flatt...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #4
Wednesday 11/12 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (GOLDEN POLICY) - Filly pressed the pace from a wide post (12) at this level going 7 furlongs last out. Post is better, as is the distance (6 furlongs) where all he...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4
Wednesday 11/12 01:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (UNACCOUNTABLE) - Colt finished 2nd last out against tougher foes and trainer Chad Brown will drop him in value for this attempt at his maiden victory. Latest was o...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Tuesday 11/11 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SUSQUEHANNA RIVER) - Filly ran well in her debut at Delaware Park, chasing solid fractions, bidding, but settling for a close-up third-place finish. Lasix is added...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 11/11 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (AFFIRMATION) - Sharp maiden last out at Philly Park in her first start for Mr. Scott Lake. Race fits with the best that these can do, and trainer can improve them ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Tuesday 11/11 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (REMEMBER SHIRLEY) - Enters this in sharp form and she's been particularly good since dropping under $15K in claiming price. Capable against better earlier this yea...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #2
Tuesday 11/11 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (TIN SOLDIER) - Set/pressed the pace last out from a wide post at this price going six furlongs. Race was his best overall since 2007. Draws the rail and shortens-u...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #7
Monday 11/10 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (SISTER KATHLEEN) - Daughter of "Toccet" likes this surface (4-2-1-0) and last out reported home over six lengths clear at this distance in a 2L $25,000 claimer. Ra...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Monday 11/10 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (CONSIDER ME) - Makes his second start back off a layoff for trainer Alan Goldberg. Raced evenly last out against tougher at the Meadowlands and drops today to a ca...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Monday 11/10 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (FEARLESS FOLLY) - Sharp race last out as she dropped down to this tag, had a tough trip and came up a nose shy. Solid since the Lake claim in July, she returns qui...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #3
Monday 11/10 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SUNSHINE COFFEE) - Sharp last out in his maiden win and first start for trainer Bill Hedus. Broke running and easily went wire-to-wire. Eligible for more improveme...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7 (The New York Stallion )
Sunday 11/09 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (LOGIC WAY) - Consistent as they come and he's improved considerably since a private sale and a trainer switch to Richard Dutrow. Comes off a win in the "Mohawk" st...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4 (The New York Stallion )
Sunday 11/09 01:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (HEAD HEART HOOF) - Impressive pair of starts to begin his career, including his maiden win in the slop at Saratoga. Tired when sent long in a stakes in his first a...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #3
Sunday 11/09 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (SOUTHERN SURGE) - Had a poor post in her debut and a very wide trip from it. She made a strong move on the turn and flattened out in the last furlong. Moves to con...

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AQUEDUCT Race #3 (The New York Stallion )
Sunday 11/09 01:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ANJORIE) - Sharp maiden win at Saratoga was followed by a two month break to give her time to grow and mature. She attempted a $100K stakes next out at a mile and ...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #9 (MRS. REVERE STAKES (G2))
Saturday 11/08 04:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (ACOMA) - Daughter of "Empire Maker" has been a solid runner during her career winning four of seven starts and finishing "off the board" only once. She's a stakes ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Saturday 11/08 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CLEMENS) - Speedy, in-shape, and drops for this attempt for the Galluscio barn. That all ads up to a runner that will be very difficult to defeat. Can win this on ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #5
Saturday 11/08 02:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SLEUSE) - Son of "Grand Slam" showed some talent last winter when he broke his maiden in his second career outing and did so in impressive fashion. Sent to the sid...

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AQUEDUCT Race #3
Saturday 11/08 01:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (LIGHTS OF BROADWAY) - Many entered here are coming off of layoffs or dropping down in poor form. This gelding will be running for the third time in three weeks and...

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AQUEDUCT Race #2
Saturday 11/08 12:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (FOOTNOTE THIS) - Excellent debut speed shown back at Saratoga on July 27, in a race that has produced several next-out winners. Freshened up by trainer Todd Pletch...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Friday 11/07 02:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (FIGGY'S FREUD) - Son of "Freud" ran a fine third in his debut on Oct. 9. Raced wide, bid, and held well that day in a race at this tag. Nice pair of works since an...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #5
Friday 11/07 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (PRINCESS MARQUETRY) - Drops sharply in class for the high-percentage Wayne Catalano barn, and if she avoids trouble should defeat this ordinary field.2nd pick: #12...

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AQUEDUCT Race #3
Friday 11/07 01:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (MAHOPAC) - Moves back to the main track for this attempt after a pair of sharp races sprinting on the turf. Showed speed in his debut last July on the dirt and loo...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #2
Friday 11/07 01:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (WESTERN SWEEP) - Claimed two back by Wayne Catalano, filly won in her first try for the new connections at Hawthorne. Closed into a slow pace that day in an impres...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Thursday 11/06 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SEVENTH STREET) - Filly by "Street Cry" cost an even $1,000,000 as a two-year-old in February of '07. Excellent speed shown in her only start, last winter at Gulfs...

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AQUEDUCT Race #5
Thursday 11/06 02:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (SHOT GUN HOLIDAY) - Lightly-raced runner finished a solid second on Oct. 5, at this price sprinting in the slop. Pair of fine drills since for trainer Jimmy Jerken...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #4
Thursday 11/06 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (COLOR ME UP) - D. Wayne Lukas trained filly has some solid races on her resume. Daughter of "Aptitude" had a poor start last out in the "Indiana Oaks" (G2) and had...

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AQUEDUCT Race #2
Thursday 11/06 12:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (RETRIBUTION) - Head-strong individual with "plenty of gas" will drop off a claim late in the Saratoga Meet by trainer Tony Dutrow. He's never raced this low before...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #7
Wednesday 11/05 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (JUST A COINCIDENCE) - Nicely-bred colt by "Forestry" has run well in all three of his starts in New York against some pretty tough opposition. He's held a winning ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4
Wednesday 11/05 01:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (TRUSTING HEART) - Daughter of "Lion Heart" debuted in the slop last May and finished 3rd to a pair of talented fillies ( "Silent Valor" and "Rapid Redux"). Sent in...

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AQUEDUCT Race #2
Wednesday 11/05 12:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (RED HOT BABY) - Excellent debut speed shown by this filly at the MSW level on October 18th. Comes back quickly for her 2nd start, drops into a claimer and gets the...

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AQUEDUCT Race #1
Wednesday 11/05 12:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (SLEEK HUNTER) - Makes his 3rd start off a layoff, drops in value, and stretches out for the Richard Dutrow barn. Lightly raced colt improved in his 2nd back and a...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Tuesday 11/04 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (TANNED BEAUTY) - Just missed last out in her first try for the Gill/Hooper team after a recent claim. Speedy filly will shorten up a 1/2 furlong and she's the hors...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Tuesday 11/04 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ENVIOUS) - Very fast filly goes third off a break. Improved speed noted in her latest and she draws the rail for this attempt. Looks like the early leader and she ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #3
Tuesday 11/04 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (KARAKORUM ROULETTE) - Raced at a distance last out and offered no rally. Two previous races were sprints at the Meadowlands and she raced well in both. Longer race...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #1
Tuesday 11/04 12:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (PURE VISION) - Came here from Thistledown where she was a useful runner. She's run twice here at Philly and had poor post positions each time and was forced to rac...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Monday 11/03 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (NICOLE'S LAW) - Drops slightly after just failing to last in her latest after setting all the pace. Effort was strong and came in her second start for the Mike Gil...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Monday 11/03 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (EASE MY MIND) - Raced well earlier this year in June on this surface against better, and was sent in for a rest following that race. Returned from the two-month b...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Monday 11/03 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (THISONESFORSAM) - Veteran recently returned from a three-month break after his form began to deteriorate earlier this year. Race on October 3, was solid, and marke...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Monday 11/03 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BALROG) - Scott Lake trainee was away from the races a very long time (10 months) before returning on July 7. He's improved in his starts since coming back and he ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #8 (THE NASHUA (G3))
Sunday 11/02 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (ROYAL VINDICATION) - Colt has proved to be a very game and determined runner in his four races. He's improved in every race, and last out won a small stake at Belm...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4
Sunday 11/02 01:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (WARM SHOWER) - Sharp debut run at Belmont saw her rally strongly from the head of the stretch to the wire and just miss. Two-turn nature of this race is in her fav...

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AQUEDUCT Race #2
Sunday 11/02 12:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SHEIK'S SERENADE) - Impressed in her debut on Oct. 12, with a "game" second-place finish after breaking a bit "awkwardly." Quick turnaround by the Bill Mott barn i...

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AQUEDUCT Race #1
Sunday 11/02 12:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (STOLIATSIROS) - Runner is nicely spotted by trainer Bruce Levine. Very fast early, he looks like the main speed and should prove very hard to "reel" in if he clear...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7 (THE LONG ISLAND HDCP.(G3))
Saturday 11/01 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CRITICISM) - Just failed last out to catch "Sunshine For Life" in her first race in 10 months. Quality runner in Europe (11-4-4-2)and she spent the latter part of ...

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AQUEDUCT Race #6
Saturday 11/01 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (ASWAAQ) - Debuted in a tough spot for a runner making his first start. Broke from the rail at Belmont on a "sloppy" track and never got involved. Draws a fine pos...

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AQUEDUCT Race #3
Saturday 11/01 01:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (MAPS HOPE) - In good form earlier this year, he was competitive in a pair at this tag at Saratoga. Sent in for a two month freshening at the end of that meet, he w...

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AQUEDUCT Race #2
Saturday 11/01 12:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (CITY SNEAKERS) - Prepped in an "off the turf" race on Oct. 2, by the Linda Rice barn. Race was his first in just over three months and he ran evenly that day in a ...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #1
Saturday 11/01 12:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (PRESENTS FOR BERTI) - Excellent debut run over the tricky "undulating" turf course at Kentucky Downs. Son of "Congaree" missed by a head in that one, and it came a...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #6
Friday 10/31 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (BULLSBAY) - Hard-hitting four-year-old brings a nice resume into this affair. His "past performance" line is riddled with top names, including "Cost of Freedom" an...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4
Friday 10/31 01:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MY LOVELY LARK) - Regressed in her latest after running a big race at Saratoga on August 31, her first race in 11 months. Tired in her latest after setting the pac...

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AQUEDUCT Race #3
Friday 10/31 01:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (HURRAH) - In very sharp form at present, he was claimed out of his last (an easy win) by Gary Contessa from Tony Dutrow. Nice spot is selected by the new connectio...

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AQUEDUCT Race #2
Friday 10/31 12:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (STREET TALK) - Nicely spotted today by trainer Bob Barbara. Well-bred filly had a nice comeback race on Oct. 11. Away 10 months, she stalked the pace in a turf con...

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AQUEDUCT Race #7
Thursday 10/30 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (KRISTI WITH A K) - Lightly-raced filly broke her maiden in impressive fashion last out at Belmont. Daughter of "Petionville" had raced well in her other two starts...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4
Thursday 10/30 01:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (CHAUVINIST) - Freshened up by trainer Mike Hushion after a pair of sharp tries at Saratoga. Bred for the grass and his races clearly show he prefers it. Has run bo...

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AQUEDUCT Race #3
Thursday 10/30 01:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SYNCHRONICITY) - Nicebly-bred filly cost $170,000 at auction - a hefty sum for a New York-bred. Daughter of "More Than Ready" debuted on a "good" turf course on Oc...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #2
Thursday 10/30 01:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (BOSTON CAT) - Daughter of "High Yield" resides in the fine barn of Helen Pitts (Curlin's first trainer). She's run well on various surfaces so today's fast dirt s...

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AQUEDUCT Race #9
Wednesday 10/29 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (Stand Pat) - He's proven to be a steady and reliable runner in his starts against slightly tougher. Mid-pack runner should receive a fast pace to rally into. The c...

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AQUEDUCT Race #5
Wednesday 10/29 02:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SWEET AYA) - Drops back into a claimer after tiring in her latest at the maiden-special level. Claimed two back by the Schosberg barn, they run her today for $10,0...

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AQUEDUCT Race #4
Wednesday 10/29 01:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (GRANTOR) - Assumed that this race would be switched off the grass, so the selections are for the dirt. Colt ran well last out in his first race ever on the main t...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #2
Wednesday 10/29 12:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (GLENLEARY) - Steve Asmussen reached in two starts back and claimed this veteran runner. Raced well in his first for "America's" leading trainer, and runner is nice...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6 (PHILADELPHIA PARK)
Tuesday 10/28 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (LION BY MY SIDE) - Sharpened up in a sprint last out, this son of "Lion Hearted" will attempt two turns for the second time in his career. Set all the pace in his ...

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DElAWARE PARK Race #3
Tuesday 10/28 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (GENUINE LOOK) - Debut at Philly Park just over two weeks ago was fine. Raced at the MSW level, the pace was very fast and race had a runaway winner. This filly mad...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Tuesday 10/28 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (S.S.Sinatra) - Very sharp at present as he's (4-2-1-0) since coming to the barn of Juan Carrasco. Speed/stalker can win this with either strategy.2nd pick: #4 (Red...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Tuesday 10/28 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (GARP) - Colt will take a sharp drop for this attempt after a good try against tougher last out. Mark Shuman trained colt finished close-up running for $50K last ou...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Monday 10/27 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (MISTER ROY) - Switched to the barn of Mike Gorham about six weeks ago after trying the New York circuit. Argentine import ran the first nine races of his career on...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #3
Monday 10/27 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (KARAKORUM ROULETTE) - Filly kept better company last winter in New York and is now running for $5000. Now with Dave Jacobson, she has run well in her last pair spr...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Monday 10/27 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (FIORE DE) - Noticeable improvement last out when dropped to this claiming price for the first time. Stalked the pace and held down the place spot to a runner who w...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #1
Monday 10/27 12:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (GLITTERY STAR) - Claimed last out by the high-profile Michael Gill operation. Has the best speed of these and draws the rail. Filly will be very tough to beat in h...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Sunday 10/26 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (BITABAZ) - Lasix was added two starts back and he's responded with a pair of strong runs. Speed/stalker draws well and the field is a weak one overall. The choice ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Sunday 10/26 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (LEAP DAY) - Nice training job by Mike Hushion having this runner ready to run a big race in his first race in 16 months. Colt stumbled at the start, recovered and ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 10/26 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (DELLSLITTLERUNAWAY) - Makes her second career start today. Broke a bit slowly in her debut at Saratoga but settled and made up a lot of ground late to finish fourt...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Sunday 10/26 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (TRIPPI APPAEL) - Appears to be nearing a "peak" effort as he dropped down to this tag last out and finished a strong second to a "long gone" winner. Has enough spe...

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SANTA ANITA Race #9 (THE BREEDER'S CUP CLASSIC)
Saturday 10/25 06:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (DUKE OF MARMALADE) - One of a pair from entered by Aidan O'Brien and they'll race as separate interests. This son of "Danehill" has earned over 2.5 million and thi...

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SANTA ANITA Race #8 (THE BREEDER'S CUP TURF)
Saturday 10/25 06:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SOLDIER OF FORTUNE) - Son of the great "Galileo" has banked just over 2.5 million in a carefully managed and very successful career (12-6-3-1)in France, England, a...

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SANTA ANITA Race #7 (THE BREEDER'S CUP SPRINT)
Saturday 10/25 05:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (STREET BOSS) - Enters carefully prepared and set-up nicely by veteran trainer Bruce Headley. Son of "Street Cry" has had a great year (8-6-2-0) and is the only ent...

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Top pick: #3 (WESTPHALIA) - Irish-bred's only "poor" outing came on very "heavy" going on August 23rd at the "Curragh" in the G2 "Futurity". Record in his other five races is e...

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SANTA ANITA Race #5 (THE BREEDER'S CUP JUVENILE)
Saturday 10/25 03:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SQUARE EDDIE) - Proved before coming here from England that he could handle an artificial surface as he just missed in a Grade 3 stake at historic Kempton Park. Sh...

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SANTA ANITA Race #4 (THE BREEDER'S CUP MILE (TURF))
Saturday 10/25 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (KIP DEVILLE) - The defending champ in this race has been very lightly raced this season. His connections (Richard Dutrow) have had this race in mind all year and v...

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SANTA ANITA Race #3 (THE BREEDER'S CUP DIRT MILE)
Saturday 10/25 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (LEWIS MICHAEL) - Highly thought of by his connections, the high octane duo of owner Frank Calabrese and trainer Wayne Catalano. He's had in effect two careers, one...
Top pick: #1 (ZENYATTA) - It is hard to go against this undefeated filly as she's been ultra-impressive since she first came to the races last November. Likes to rally from "off...
Top pick: #8 (HALFWAY TO HEAVEN) - Talented and flexible. Daughter of the top English Stallion, "Pivotal" brings a great overall mark (8-4-2-2) and it has been accomplished agai...
Top pick: #10 (STARDOM BOUND) - Filly has done something that no other entered has accomplished. That's a winning race on this course, and a smashing one in a stakes at today's ...
Top pick: #2 (LARAGH) - Looks like the main speed and her post position should allow this daughter of "Tapit" to secure the hedge without much difficulty. Latest race produced a...

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SANTA ANITA Race #3 (FILLY AND MARE SPRINT)
Friday 10/24 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (INDIAN BLESSING) - Champion two-year-old filly from '07 has developed into a nice runner at three-years-old, which is not always the case. She's become a much more...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8
Thursday 10/23 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (BIG TRUCK) - Just missed in his turf debut and by the looks of that race he would appear to have a "Big" future on that surface. Talented and in a great grass barn...

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SANTA ANITA Race #2
Thursday 10/23 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (OUR STORM) - She's run well in all four of her starts at this tag, including the last pair at this distance. Closer should receive a solid pace to rally into if al...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Thursday 10/23 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (CAESAR BEWARE) - Had some serious traffic woes in his latest after scoring a resounding win at Saratoga at this tag in his previous run. Obvious fit, and think wit...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Thursday 10/23 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SO MUCH TROUBLE) - Makes her first start since mid-May when she couldn't keep pace on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Winner won by 13 lengths and came back to ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Wednesday 10/22 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (BEAUTY BY GEORGE) - Part of a Richard Dutrow trained entry and only one will run. She's been in steady training since July and draws the rail and Mr. Prado. Latest...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Wednesday 10/22 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (LEADWITHYOURCHIN) - Comes-back quickly for this start (10 days) and he'll be dropping off that useful return to action. Former stakes runner should be ready for hi...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Wednesday 10/22 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (AMBER'S EDGE) - Good speed shown last out from a poor post (11). Raced wide that day but held well to finish a close-up 4th in her first at this 75K tag. Moves to ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Wednesday 10/22 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (WINTHROP HOUSE) - Working well for his first race since early August. Showed enough in his first pair to think that he could take this off the rest. Switches to th...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Tuesday 10/21 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (CRYPTO PRIME) - Depp closer will race at this $5000 price for the firs time. Almost always puts in a late run and he should do so again today. Win contender.2nd pi...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 10/21 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (PRICE OF FREEDOM) - Speedy filly was recently claimed by the high-percentage Ben Feliciano Jr. barn. New trainer runs her back for the same pricetag and filly has ...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #2
Tuesday 10/21 12:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (FISHER'S MILL) - Drops down slightly and will make her first start for trainer Tim Hills after starting her career with Jim Ryerson. Has some speed/stalking abilit...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Tuesday 10/21 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MEAN SALLY) - Drops way down and switches surfaces. This field is very weak and a low-percentage barn reaches out to jockey Ramon Dominguez. The horse to beat.2nd ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Monday 10/20 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DEVIL MAKER) - Fast runner will be coming off a seven-week freshening for the Scott Lake barn. Working sharply for his return, he can take this group from start-to...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #5
Monday 10/20 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (CALL ME THE BREEZE) - Makes his first start for trainer Guadalupe Preciado after starting his career with Kiaran McLaughlin. Well-bet in all his races he has flash...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #3
Monday 10/20 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (Rocket Candy) - Another shipper from California for the Doug O'Neill barn. Filly by "Dixie Union" showed good speed in her debut against tougher at Santa Anita. Ne...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Monday 10/20 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT) - California shipper brings the best overall form and in his last at Fairplex he just missed on real dirt. Has a drill on the local surface and...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8
Sunday 10/19 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (PAISANO CREEK) - Bred for the turf and lightly raced. Son of "El Prado" is in a good barn (Chris Clement) and broke his maiden in smart fashion when blinkers were ...

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SANTA ANITA Race #1
Sunday 10/19 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (FLEW FIRST CLASS) - Raced evenly and encountered some traffic just when the race was getting serious last out. Makes her second start for Brian Koriner and she has...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 10/19 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (NOWHERE TO HIDE) - Colt by the late "Vindication" ran a big race at this tricky one-turn mile distance last out. Race a bit off the pace, rallied on the turn and f...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Sunday 10/19 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SOLITAIRE) - Ships down from Woodbine after a series of fine races including a third place finish in the $1,000,000 "Queens Plate". I don't see many horses that ha...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10 (THE EMPIRE CLASSIC)
Saturday 10/18 05:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (R CLEAR VICTORY) - The clear speed of the contest and he draws the rail. Just missed last out in his first back from a trip to Minnesota and his first in almost tw...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7 (THE TICONDEROGA HDCP.)
Saturday 10/18 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (CHESTORIA) - Filly has been in pretty deep in her last pair, both graded events, and both on courses that had a lot of "give" in them. Daughter of "Chester House" ...

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SANTA ANITA Race #2
Saturday 10/18 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (KISS THE CAT) - Good-looking win last out in her second off a two month vacation and second for trainer Mike Mitchell. Figure-wise, effort was the best any of thes...

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SANTA ANITA Race #1
Saturday 10/18 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (DIXIE HAWKS) - Claimed out of her debut by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, she has finished "in the money" in both starts for the new connections. Has good stalking ab...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Saturday 10/18 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (PEGASIAN) - Chased the pace as the chalk last out on Sept. 13, before "hanging" in late stretch. He's been freshened up since that start and he'll move back to the...

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SANTA ANITA Race #1
Friday 10/17 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (AQUICKSTING) - Overmatched last out in the "Cal Cup Juvenile", maiden drops back in with his own kind. Has an amazing number of starts for a two-year-old but can w...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Friday 10/17 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (GOLDEN MAN) - Freshened-up by trainer Bruce Levine for almost two months, veteran has slipped quite a bit but still should be competitive at this level. Trainer is...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Friday 10/17 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SIR CRYPTOMITE) - Drops from a return pair of races against MSW competition. Veteran should be at his best in his third off the bench and a shorter distance will h...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Friday 10/17 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (FORT McCOY) - Thought he had a bit of a rough trip last out and just did not have enough late zip. Race was his first in two months and it's good to see him come b...

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SANTA ANITA Race #5
Thursday 10/16 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (RAZOR CUT) - He's had a lot of chances (12-0-2-3) but he draws a pretty weak group for the level. Speed/stalker tired in his latest after starting from the 12 post...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Thursday 10/16 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (Apocalyptical) - Filly has run well enough in her last pair of turf races to win this at a very nice price. Poor posts in those two contests helped do her in, yet ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Thursday 10/16 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (PROPENSITY) - Barn (Jim "007" Bond) has been on fire since the end of the Saratoga meet(10-6-0-2). This runner ran a very big race last out at this distance. Start...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Thursday 10/16 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (PHIL THE BRIT) - Good record at this distance(9-3-2-1) and veteran ships in off a sharp try at Monmouth for this pricetag. Likes to race about 3-5 lengths from the...

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KENELAND Race #4
Wednesday 10/15 02:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (EQUALLY) - Daughter of "Cherokee Run" has been a bit of a disappointment as she hasn't lived up to the promise shown earlier this year. Makes her first start on an...

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Laurel Race #3
Wednesday 10/15 02:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (ZOE T) - Makes his first start for trainer Donovan Haughton ( a 17% winning move) and he adds blinkers to her equipment for her first race since August 24th. Light...

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LAUREL Race #2
Wednesday 10/15 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DARCI) - Daughter of "Lion Hearted" showed good speed in her debut at Delaware while racing a bit wide. Freshened up since that August 10th race, she's been traini...

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KEENELAND Race #1
Wednesday 10/15 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CLIQUE) - Chased the pace and finished evenly in her debut at Turfway Park. Trainer (Tom Amoss) is very good 2nd time out (23%), and this filly's recent drills are...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #7
Tuesday 10/14 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SIR OZ) - Ran his best race to date last out when trainer Mike Gorham sent him long for the first time. He was no match for a runaway drop-down but he was clear of...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 10/14 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (EMOTIVAL) - The main speed and he has the rail advantage. Wired a field sprinting last out when dropped to this tag for the first time. South American import showe...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #3
Tuesday 10/14 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (BROWN'S HILL) - Goes turf to dirt and will drop back in for a tag. Competititive two back at this distance in the slop against $50K foes. Runs for half that price ...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #3
Tuesday 10/14 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (MERRY FOX) - She's finished second in all three of her starts at this claiming price. Has a nice post to save ground from and she just missed last out after a wide...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Monday 10/13 05:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (LOGIC WAY) - Appeared the combination of facing "better" stock and a soft turf course conspired to do him in last out. Level, distance, and post are all fine today...

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OAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA Race #1
Monday 10/13 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (HAJA BOY) - Well bet in his last pair, he showed good speed before tiring. Wide posts in those two starts, one at Del Mar and the other at Fairplex hurt his chance...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Monday 10/13 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (UP FOR LOVE) - Fine debut saw colt by "More Than Ready" rally from far back to finish second beaten less than a length. Shortens up a furlong for trainer Todd Plte...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Monday 10/13 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (COOL TALES) - Shortens up a furlong and gets blinkers on for trainer Jimmy Jerkens. Nice post to use his speed from at this distance, and he's a legitimate wire-to...

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OAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA Race #4
Sunday 10/12 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (IF NOT FOR YOU) - Moves outside and she's coming off a pair of sharp efforts at Del Mar and Fairplex. Stalking ability and a drop in her claiming price give her a...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Sunday 10/12 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (I'M ENTITLED) - Quick runner is positioned outside the other speed and think he'll get a trip tracking "Fra" and be able to go by that one turning for home.2nd pic...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Sunday 10/12 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (SEEKING LUCK) - Blinkers are added by trainer Barclay Tagg as this nicely-bred filly will move to the grass and attempt a distance, both for the first time. She sh...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Sunday 10/12 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (HAWKWOOD) - Freshened up for the past two months after an impressive wire-to-wire win at Saratoga to clear the 1X allowance condition. Latest pair of works are fas...

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SANTA ANITA Race #4
Saturday 10/11 05:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (LAUNCH THE BULL) - Colt by "Holy Bull" has been coming around and in his latest he rated a bit before finishing well to miss by just a bit more than a length. Move...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Saturday 10/11 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (KARAKORUM ELEKTRA) - Big efforts in all three of her "08" races and she has faced tough fields of colts in her last pair. In great shape, she's 3 for 8 on this cou...

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SANTA ANITA Race #1
Saturday 10/11 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (BERTIE BOY) - Drops in half for this attempt after a fine try at Del Mar at this distance on Sep.1st. Goes 3rd off a 2 month layoff for the Hess barn and he appear...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Saturday 10/11 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (READY IN THE MORN) - Easy win last out in his 2nd back off a 2 month break. Distance is fine, level is correct, and he's in great shape. The horse to beat.2nd pick...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Saturday 10/11 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CHEROKEE BULL) - Colt will makes his 3rd start and will run today with blinkers added by trainer Frank Alexander. He's run well in his first pair and meets a field...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Friday 10/10 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (MASTERWORK) - Hung a bit against much tougher last out when he was making his first start in almost 10 months. Drops and goes 2nd off the bench for the powerful Ri...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Friday 10/10 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (IT'S GOODTOBEKING) - Had all kinds of problems in the slop early on in his most recent. Rider had some horse, but gelding was forced to slam on the breaks twice an...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Friday 10/10 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SPIRITUAL SPIRITS) - Obvious contender and probable favorite, finished second last out at this tag and distance to a prompt "chalky" winner who went virtually wire...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Friday 10/10 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (CLOUD NINE) - Freshened up since failing in his first three efforts against winners. He had trouble in a pair of those runs and chased a fast pace in the other. Wo...

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BELMONT Race #1
Thursday 10/09 04:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (HOLLYWOOD CLASSIC) - Makes first start for top claiming trainer off the claim for an owner he loves to win for. Takes a realistic, slight drop in class. Has good t...

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KEENENLAND Race #3
Thursday 10/09 02:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (STRATOSTAR (Best Bet on day)) - Strong second Sept. 13, back on polytrack. Nearly overcame a very slow pace. Stretches out. One for one at today's 1 1/4 mile dista...

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KEENELAND Race #1
Thursday 10/09 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (P . J' s CANARY) - Sharp and improving Louisiana Down shipper is well spotted drop back into a claimer and switching to dirt. Handled dirt in her debut. Good tacti...

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BELMONT Race #1
Thursday 10/09 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (PELELIU) - Dangerous speed from inside post. Game win Sept. 17, off the claim at this level. Should have no problem carrying her speed an extra furlong.2nd pick: #...

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BELMONT Race #6
Wednesday 10/08 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (MOSAIC (Today's Best Bet)) - Solid 2nd Sept 14 in grass debut. Chased a fast pace only to be run down by a perfect trip winner. Ready to break maiden in 2nd start ...

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KEENELAND Race #6
Wednesday 10/08 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (DIVERSE) - Sharp and consistent grass form. Forced to close into a slow pace in last, which compromised his chances. Best suited to this cut back in distance. Draw...

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KEENELAND Race #7
Wednesday 10/08 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (DHANYATA) - Drops in class after facing far tougher in recent starts. Solid 3rd in last. Gets a big rider change to Leparoux, who forms a very strong rider and tra...

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BELMONT Race #3
Wednesday 10/08 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (WILD GEESE) - Makes 1st start for Contessa off a timely claim. Consistent winner has been racing in razor sharp form. Has excellant speed. Well spotted in this sta...

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DELAWARE Race #8
Tuesday 10/07 03:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SHE'S MY FORTUNE) - Faces winners for the first time after a strong maiden win in debut. Red hot trainer Dutrow is very strong at winning right back with recent gr...

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PHILADELPHIA Race #5
Tuesday 10/07 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (GEEFOUR) - Returns for a very strong trainer. Dangerous speed dropping down into a claimer. Shuman very good with returnees off the drop. Will be on or near the le...

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DELAWARE Race #3
Tuesday 10/07 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (PENITENT MAN) - Makes first start for Hopper who is excellent off the claim, especially for owner Mike Gill. Claimed in very sharp form. Tactical speed to sit a go...

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PHILADELPHIA Race #3
Tuesday 10/07 01:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (SMITTEN CITY) - Very game second in last cutting back to this mile distance. Appears the one to catch from a good inside post. In light with good bug. Trainer has ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Monday 10/06 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (PIETY) - Drops down and gets the services of Dominguez for trainer Bruce Levine. Has a big class edge and a flexible running style. Veteran had a smashing win last...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Monday 10/06 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (ROCK'N WITH MARY) - Probable heavy favorite especially with Dominguez aboard for the first time. Strong late kick in a race with many faint-hearted individuals. Sh...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #3
Monday 10/06 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (VALLEY GIRL) - Filly finished second in a pair of state-bred races on the Presque Isle poly in the past two months. Found MSW foes a little more than she could han...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #1
Monday 10/06 12:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (MY HAPPY PAL) - Filly ran a big race last out in her first try with blinkers on. Stretches-out today off that effort and I'm looking for her to go wire-to-wire fro...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10
Sunday 10/05 05:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (Sweet Bama Breeze) - Scratched the other day to await this spot. Continues her upward spiral and comes off a snappy maiden score going six furlongs on this course....

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 10/05 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (LIEUTENANT RON) - Poor start did this talented runner in last out in his first race since early April. Highly thought of and he has a very fast work since that com...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Sunday 10/05 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (MR. PETERSON) - Look for this gelding to offer whatever he has in this his third start back off a layoff. Stalking style, a good post, and the seven-furlong distan...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Sunday 10/05 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (HANGINGBYATHREAD) - Appears to be nearing his best as he's racing himself into shape after being away eight months. Closer should receive a fast/contested pace, an...

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Top pick: #5 (SUGAR SWIRL) - Had some traffic issues in her last at Saratoga and could only manage to finish third. Best when allowed to relax and make a run, she was hustled to...

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KEENELAND Race #6 (THE WOODFORD STAKES)
Saturday 10/04 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SMART ENOUGH) - Stakes winner hasn't run since April, but he has done some of his best work off of layoffs. Runner brings a flexible style to the contest and will ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6 (TE JAMAICA HANDICAP)
Saturday 10/04 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (GIO PONTI) - Talented colt has been carefully handled and spotted his whole career. Excellent combination of speed/stalking ability and he's a perfect two for two ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Saturday 10/04 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (JUST A WARNING) - Nice effort at Saratoga in his first start in seven weeks and first at this $45,000 tag. Winner was a Schwartz/Hushion first time gelding who has...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Saturday 10/04 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (IMPERIAL COUNCIL) - Professional-looking performance in his debut, saw him break from the rail in a large field, rally turning for home and was out-gamed on the wi...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Friday 10/03 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2b (SWEET BAMA BREEZE) - Solid turf runner (3-1-2-0) just cleared the maiden hurdle in her last start. Much improved since coming back from a seven-month layoff and t...

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KEENELAND Race #8 (THE FIRST LADY STAKES)
Friday 10/03 04:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (PRECIOUS KITTEN) - Made what looked like a winning move in her last at Arlington, but she came up a bit "short" in the last furlong. She may have needed that start...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Friday 10/03 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (SKIPPING CLASS) - Freshened up for the past three months by trainer Bruce Levine after a sharp try at this tag and distance. Good speed/stalking ability to use an...

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KEENELAND Race #2
Friday 10/03 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MIDIANITE) - Talented filly has improved since coming to the barn of Wayne Catalano, and she'll be making her second start off a layoff for the high-octane outfit....

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Thursday 10/02 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (JET SETTING) - Filly may have needed her last badly as she hadn't raced in five months. Barn (Steve Asmussen) likes to pull this turf to dirt move (28%) and they'r...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Thursday 10/02 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SOPHIES SPLINTER) - Drops back down to a $25,000 claiming price and his previous pair at that level produced second place finishes. Has speed/stalking ability and ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Thursday 10/02 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SILVER KNOCKERS) - In shape runner is coming off a nice win at Saratoga at seven furlongs in a small stakes race. Working fast since that effort for trainer Nick Z...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Thursday 10/02 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (SAFARI KID) - Much improved since switching to the barn of "Hall of Famer" Wayne Lukas. Faster, gamer, and just a better animal all around since the transfer. The ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Wednesday 10/01 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (IRISH MAMA) - Claimed of her debut by trainer Tony Dutrow from Linda Rice for $50,000. Daughter of "Gold Token" just missed that day with a late rail rally. Sharp...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8 (THE PILGRIM)
Wednesday 10/01 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (RELATIVELY READY) - Impressive maiden win at Saratoga the first time he set foot on the turf. Won despite trouble and he was "clearly" the best horse. He's been gi...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Wednesday 10/01 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (ONIYOME) - Logical selection and probable favorite has already won at this distance, on this track, though she was subsequently disqualified. Tractable style is a ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Wednesday 10/01 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (LYKE A HURRICANE) - Brings the best recent form and the best "figures" of the entire field. Speed/stalker fits, is working well, and keeps Prado. The horse to beat...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #10
Tuesday 09/30 04:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (DR DALE) - Runner tired last out going long in his first start in 18 months. Gelding held well to finish 3rd in a race in all probability he needed badly. Cuts bac...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #7
Tuesday 09/30 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (BALROG) - Speedy runner looks set for a big effort in this, his 4th race after being away almost 10 months. Had problems at the start of his latest at Timonium but...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Tuesday 09/30 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (AGORA JA) - Filly ships in from Penn National seeking her 3rd in a row. Much improved since blinkers were added to her equipment, she was claimed two back by a top...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #1
Tuesday 09/30 12:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #12 (ROYAL STONE) - Filly was sent long last out and finished an even third in a race with a runaway winner. First two races came in sprints and she'll be cutting back...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Monday 09/29 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (Some Kind of Magic) - Claimed by the Mike Gill stable two back at Suffolk, runner responded with an easy win first off that buy. Now here with Gill's local trainer...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Monday 09/29 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (IRON BULL) - Just missed in his last when he came flying home into a slow pace but fell a "nose" short. Working fine since, he's in a winning barn (Chris Grove 20%...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Monday 09/29 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #12 (BEAT THE CHALK) - Good second place finish last out for this tag at Penn National despite having some traffic woes. Race was his first for Tim Hooper and think he...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #5
Monday 09/29 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (KISSA MELISSA) - Claimed by mid-Atlantic regular Mike Gorham three back, filly has improved steadily since that time. Easy win last out in a claimer and this start...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10
Sunday 09/28 05:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (RANGER JAMES) - The horse to beat if race stays on the grass. Lightly raced and improving, he'll race with blinkers on today in an effort to push him "over the top...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Sunday 09/28 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (CHANCED) - Lots of speed to the inside of this consistent stalker. She draws a nice post for the distance and can win this with a move around the far turn.2nd pick...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 09/28 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (OFCR. SHEILA T REX) - Daughter of "Officer" finished a strong second two back for $35,000 at this distance at Saratoga. Tried tougher on the turf last out and will...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Sunday 09/28 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (PULPITINA) - Showed a lot of promise last season at two, but did not transfer it when she came back earlier this season. She's been freshened up for the past two m...

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BELMONT PARK Race #11
Saturday 09/27 06:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (FORT McCOY) - Part of a very tough entry from trainer Linda Rice. We like this one better, but we'll take either one as our top pick. This runner drops and goes t...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10 (THE JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP)
Saturday 09/27 05:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CURLIN) - The "Champ" will try and surpass "Cigar" as the all-time leading money winning thoroughbred in this contest. Undefeated on dirt since winning this race l...

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Top pick: #3 (HYSTERICALADY) - She's been awesome in her last three, all on conventional dirt. Mare by "Distorted Humor" has never won on an artificial track and she, like the o...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8 (THE VOSBURGH)
Saturday 09/27 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (FABULOUS STRIKE) - Won this race last year in easy and impressive fashion. He won his only '08 start at Delaware after scaring away all but two rivals. Working sha...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Saturday 09/27 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (JUST A COINCIDENCE) - Blinkers go on for trainer Nick Zito, a 22% winning move for him. Son of "Forestry" has alredy shown some talent and is working sharply (pre...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Friday 09/26 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (MRS. HOLDEN) - Proved clearly best in her latest and was disqualified for a very minor infraction. She's the fastest of these and if race stays on the turf she's t...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Friday 09/26 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (OFCR. SHEILA T REX) - Filly lays all over this group as long as she breaks cleanly. She finished second at this price tag two back at Saratoga. Returns to a claime...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Friday 09/26 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (Quiet Sky) - Filly is part of a Richard Dutrow trained entry. She broke well in her bow, stayed near a fast pace, and retreated readily. Prado stays put and traine...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Friday 09/26 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (PULPITINA) - Runner exhibited big talent in her pair of starts last year at two. She returned in the spring, but her pair of starts were a bit below par. Freshened...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8
Thursday 09/25 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (DEBBIE GOT EVEN) - Filly finished second last out in a small stake at Saratoga going seven furlongs. She finished second in her last effort on this surface at this...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Thursday 09/25 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2b (FIONA FREUD) - Filly has been a solid performer all season, and in her last start at Saratoga she finally broke her maiden. Good speed/stalking style to utilize a...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Thursday 09/25 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SALLY'S SONG) - Blinkers will go on for trainer Todd Pletcher after filly raced evenly while very wide in her debut on July 28. Freshened up for two months since, ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Thursday 09/25 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SMOKIN HERO) - Gelding has finished second in all four of his appearances. Has excellent early speed to call upon and draws outside which should lead to an easy le...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Wednesday 09/24 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (J T MOORE) - Colt has displayed good speed in both of his outings. Drops into a claimer for the first time and will go turf to dirt. Son of "Mayakovsky" has a big ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Wednesday 09/24 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (CHARMING OFFICER) - Ships in from Prairie Meadows where she showed big speed in her debut on August 22. Race was against "open" maiden company and she has since sh...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Wednesday 09/24 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (DRIVEN BY SUCCESS) - Stands out over this field and will be a very short price. Try and hook him up on top with our other three selections to try and hit a triple....

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Wednesday 09/24 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (UNBRIDLED UNION) - Goes turf to dirt, shortens up in distance, and drops in claiming price. Stalker should receive a lively pace to rally into.2nd pick: #6 (Demali...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Tuesday 09/23 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (VICAR'S VIXEN) - Filly ran a career best in her first back from a two month layoff and first ever for Scott Lake. She's had a good season (8-3-1-2) and her trainer...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Tuesday 09/23 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (GALAXY TAX) - Takes a big drop in value for trainer Jane Cibelli. Competitive against better and he should be able to beat this group with a late kick.2nd pick: #1...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #3
Tuesday 09/23 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SHY BABY) - Moves into a claimer for the first time after running in a series of allowances since she broke her maiden. Fits the race and Dominguez takes the reins...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Tuesday 09/23 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (MASS) - Finished a strong second two back at Laurel in a turf sprint. Stalker should receive a fast/contested pace to rally into.2nd pick: #7 (Forward Press) - Shi...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #7
Monday 09/22 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (JUST JULIAN) - Broke his maiden on this course in impresive fashion three back. Shipped to Saratoga and ran well in his turf race there. The horse to beat with Dom...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Monday 09/22 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (BEDFORD ARCH) - Makes his 2nd start off a 2 1/2 month layoff for trainer Chris Clement. Colt got caught battling in some real fast fractions in his return at Monmo...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Monday 09/22 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (HOP A FREIGHT) - Drops into a non-winners of two lifetime condition after facing open foes in his latest. Has a sharp win at this distance when he broke his maiden...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Monday 09/22 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (KATES BU MOON) - Mare won an allowance at the Timonium State-Fair last out. Drops back in for a $7500 tag which she's been successful at before. Scott Lake trained...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8
Sunday 09/21 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (REDEFINED) - Veteran turf sprinter ran a good race in a stakes at Saratoga last ou. Beaten less than two lengths, he raced between runners most of the way. Likes t...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Sunday 09/21 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (WILLIAM T) - Just missed at Monmouth last out in his second start back off an eight-month absence. This distance should be no trouble for him and he can win this w...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4 (THE BERTRAM F BONGARD)
Sunday 09/21 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (TRINITY MAGIC) - Very impressive maiden score at Saratoga on August 15. Tracked a solid pace and ran down a pretty fast runner ("Fiddlers Afleet"). He's been given...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Sunday 09/21 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (MASTERWORK) - Makes his first strat since January 1, at Santa Anita. Colt is training sharply for his new connections IEAH Stable/Richard Dutrow. Drills are just t...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10
Saturday 09/20 05:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (DORRE DAZE) - Good speed shown in her grass bow at Saratoga. Battled with the fast "Sweet Bama Breeze", but tired late to finish fourth beaten just less than five...

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Belmont Park Race #6
Saturday 09/20 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (Coastal Flare) - Raced in traffic most of the way in his last start and rallied late to finish third. Race was his second strong turf race in a row and he has been...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Saturday 09/20 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (TRISTE DOBLE Q) - Ran a big race at Saratoga in his first turf attempt. Chased a heavily bet favorite who went wire-to-wire. Runner never stopped trying and was ma...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3 (THE MISSLE BELLE)
Saturday 09/20 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (INFORMED DECISION) - Probably was a bit short in the "Victory Ride" stakes at Saratoga as she hadn't raced in four months. Daughter of "Monarchos" finished a good ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Saturday 09/20 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (BRAVE VICTORY) - He's run strong second place finishes in both of his starts, including a very impressive race at this distance at Saratoga. Battled with the winne...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Friday 09/19 05:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #12 (CITY BROAD) - Filly had a troubled trip in her grass debut at Saratoga. She was forced to "steady" several times in her first race since last April. Goes long tod...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Friday 09/19 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (DANCING DAISY) - Excellent grass debut saw her rally and just miss (a nose) at this distance at Saratoga. Trainer Dave Donk has given her six weeks off since that ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Friday 09/19 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (HI DADDY) - Hard to see him losing this if he runs. Competitive against much tougher in his last pair, he has the most speed, the best figures, and will be running...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Friday 09/19 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (PRETTY CARINA) - Talented filly need only repeat her last at Saratoga to win this. Lightly raced, well-bred, and in a winning barn (Bob Frankel), it's her race to ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Thursday 09/18 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (COASTAL DRIVE) - Looms large over this group. Stakes placed last year at two, he ran a big race last out in his second start of '08 to finish a solid second to the...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Thursday 09/18 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SIR LOWRY) - Lightly raced four-year-old has started to come into his own for trainer Bob Frankel. Likes his races about 2-3 months apart (like today) and he's wor...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Thursday 09/18 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (NO MORE GREEN) - Drops and switches surfaces for trainer Tony Dutrow. Raced well in a pair of turf races at Saratoga despite having poor posts in both. He'll race ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Thursday 09/18 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SLEUSE) - Todd Pletcher-trained colt broke his maiden at this distance at Gulfstream Park off an eight-month layoff. On the shelf since early March, he returns at ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Wednesday 09/17 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (DON'T FOOLI HOOLI) - Ran deceptively well in his first try against winners last out. Wide from the get-go he stayed on strongly and held well late. Likes this cour...

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BELMONT Race #5
Wednesday 09/17 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (ARTISTIC TALENT) - Makes her second start back from a three-month layoff for Hall of Famer Bob Frankel. Filly ran evenly in her return at the MSW level. Drops into...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Wednesday 09/17 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (PROMINENT) - Lightly raced daughter of "El Prado" has run a pair of solid second place finishes in her return from a four-month absence. Trainer Jim "007" Bond wil...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Wednesday 09/17 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (SARAH ACCOMPLISHED) - Nice debut race at Saratoga which saw her race evenly and hold down the show spot. The winner went on to take a stake at Finger lakes next ou...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #8
Tuesday 09/16 03:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (G'DAY MATE) - Lightly raced and improving, he'll be cutting back from a mile race which saw him finish a solid second. Finished second in his debut, then won impre...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Tuesday 09/16 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (DEVIL DANCER) - Has some closing punch in a race where the majority will be gasping for air late. If she can break with her field she could run them down late at ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Tuesday 09/16 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (AIM TO VICTORY) - Drops into a claimer for the first time since breaking his maiden at Aqueduct last February. Should be near the pace with every chance to win tur...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Tuesday 09/16 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (LOUISIANA LEE) - Speedy runner must be caught. He's improved since coming to the barn of Scott Lake and broke his maiden two back in wire-to-wire fashion at Philly...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #7
Monday 09/15 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SUGAR BABY LOVE) - Logical contender and probable favorite has finished second in her last three starts, all at this condition. Freshened up since a strong second ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5
Monday 09/15 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (MORGAN'S RUN) - Blinkers will go on today for trainer Todd Pletcher after filly ran a tracking race in her return from a half-years layoff at Saratoga. Dominguez ...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Monday 09/15 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (START OVER) - Basically just ran around the track in his debut against $40,000 foes. Drops down to $12,500 and could turn it around quickly in start number two.2nd...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Monday 09/15 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (LASTRAW) - Scott Lake-trained runner has finished second in his pair of starts for this $10,000 tag. Speed/stalking talent to use and he brings an experience edge ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #6
Sunday 09/14 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (WITHOUT A DOUBT) - Veteran will be looking for win #15 today, and he's had a great 2008 (7-4-2-1). Carefully handled and spotted by a great claiming trainer (Pete ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 09/14 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (LIEUTENANT RON) - Runner was reportedly something special from his barn even before his debut last November. Undefeated in two starts and virtually untested, he is...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Sunday 09/14 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (RIDE WITH THE HERD) - Made up some ground on this course in her debut on July 3, to finish a close third, and followed that up by chasing the pace and tiring in st...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Sunday 09/14 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (SKIPPING CLASS) - Filly has improved dramatically since a switch two races back to the barn of Bruce Levine. Finished second last out to a runner who won a dirt ra...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10
Saturday 09/13 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (Radical Sabbaitcal) - Raced very wide at Saratoga from a terrible post (12) in his return from a 10-month layoff. Son of "Harlan's Holiday had trained in fast fash...

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MONMOUTH PARK Race #9 (THE MONMOUTH STAKES)
Saturday 09/13 04:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #11 (SILVER TREE) - Wonderful runner in that at age eight he is still able to compete at this top level with remarkable consistency. His record over the past two years...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Saturday 09/13 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (PORTABLE ALPHA) - Runner cost $397,000 as a two-year-old in March of '07. Debut in July was solid as he pressed the pace while between runners and stayed on well t...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Saturday 09/13 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (HANGINGONAPRAYER) - Strong late rally from a poor post at Saratoga on August 2, just fell short. Race was her first in two months and she should be "razor' sharp i...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Saturday 09/13 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (GOLD DEPUTY) - Excellent return race on Sept. 5, off a three month layoff. Stayed close, had to steady twice and stayed on well to finish third beaten a length. Ri...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Friday 09/12 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (MESSA NERA) - Ran a better race in his last at the Spa. then it looks. Had the inside going seven-furlongs in a large field (11), moved up several times but could ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Friday 09/12 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (DIRTY WATER DOG) - Returns to the track where he's done his best work. Had a wide post and traffic woes in a start at Saratoga against tougher on August 17. Lightl...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Friday 09/12 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (BE GLORIOUS) - Filly will make her first start on a "real" dirt track after spending the early part of her career on California "poly-surfaces". Very recent arriva...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Friday 09/12 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SHIRLEY LAW) - Takes the all-important drop from maiden special races into a claimer today. She's shown good speed in several of her sprint attempts and she's the ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Thursday 09/11 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (BETTER THAN SWISS) - Tons the best in her last, but she had to settle for second because of a "brutal" trip. Filly had terrible start and rallied late to just miss...

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BELMONT PARK Race #7
Thursday 09/11 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (ANOTHER GULCH) - Just missed three back at tis tag and distance. Had a poor post (12) in his next at Saratoga, then was eliminated at the start of his latest. Big ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Thursday 09/11 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (Fast N Sassy) - Wide in her last after Bruce Levine gave her a seven-week freshening. Daughter of "Broken Vow" was sharp in her maiden win on this course July 3. R...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Thursday 09/11 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (CORONATIONDAY) - Excellent debut speed shown at Saratoga on August 28. Set/pressed a fast pace and held gamely to finish a close-up third. Comes back quickly for s...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8
Wednesday 09/10 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (VALIANT HUMOR) - Son of "Distorted Humor" has improved since a claim by current trainer Greg DiPrima. Broke his maiden last out at Saratoga in a good-looking perfo...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Wednesday 09/10 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (FORT McCOY) - Linda Rice-trained runner will be making his second start back off a layoff and will drop into a claimer for the first time. Speed has been present i...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Wednesday 09/10 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (SELECTIVE) - Excellent debut saw her set/press a fast pace and stay on strongly to be beaten a half-length by a well-bet first timer. Daughter of "Tapit" has a pai...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Wednesday 09/10 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (PAY WHAT YOU OWE) - Probably needed his last start, and trainer Mark Hennig chose a turf race at the $35,000 level for that purpose. Drops down to $15K and moves b...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Tuesday 09/09 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (FIRE IN LINE) - Home-bred flashed good speed in a debut at Suffolk Downs on August 1, against MSW competition. Switches locales and trainers (now with Tim Hooper),...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Tuesday 09/09 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (BABY ON THE GO) - Filly goes for her third in a row today, and is coming off a sharp win at Penn National. Well spotted by her connections in a nice betting race.2...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 09/09 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (ROMO TO T O) - Colt has flashed good speed in his pair of starts which came 2 1/2 months apart. He's putting back-to-back starts together for the first time and ha...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #1
Tuesday 09/09 12:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (CALDERA PEAK) - Mare draws a good attack post at this 6.5-furlong distance and enters this in good shape. She's hit the board in six of her last seven starts, most...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #6
Monday 09/08 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (CREATE A SCENE) - Solid in her last half-dozen races (6-1-4-0) for trainer Vaders. Nearing her peak, fits this group, and draws a nice post for the distance.2nd pi...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Monday 09/08 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (SHERIFF'S CHOICE) - Nice return run, finishing second in her first start in eight months. That performance was the best any of these has ever run and a repeat wins...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #2
Monday 09/08 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (PRICE OF FREEDOM) - Sharp recent form and she ran her best ever in picking up her second win last out. Can stalk the pace and win this turning for home.2nd pick: #...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #3
Monday 09/08 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (EL CAMPO) - Sharp veteran has won three of his last six since being claimed by trainer Jayne Vaders. Probably was best in his latest after breaking slowly, launchi...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Sunday 09/07 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (R BETTY GRAYBULL) - Broke running in her Saratoga debut and stayed on well despite some traffic problems during the running. Held well to finish third and she has ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Sunday 09/07 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (MERCHANT MARINE) - He's four for five non this course and 0 for five elsewhere. Working very fast for this small stake after he was overmatched in the "Whitney" (G...

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BELMONT PARK Race #3
Sunday 09/07 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (WILD LOGIC) - Showed good return speed in her race at Saratoga on August 20. Race was her first off a two-month freshening by trainer Gary Contessa and was her be...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Sunday 09/07 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (VALID HUMOR) - Strong entry on view, and in our opinion either half can wind up victorious here. "Valid" hasn't been out since last summer/fall which saw her finis...

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BELMONT PARK Race #10
Saturday 09/06 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (HEAD HEART HOOF) - Just failed to hang on in his debut run at Saratoga on August 18. Trainer (Seth Benzel) has picked it up the past weeek with his first three car...

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BELMONT PARK Race #8
Saturday 09/06 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (COYOTEHIGHESTCALL) - Sticks out over this field if he runs (he's also entered in a stake at Delaware Park today). Stakes winner is the class of the field and is th...

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BELMONT PARK Race #5
Saturday 09/06 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SMARTY MARTY) - Daughter of "Smarty Jones" flashed good speed in her latest at Saratoga at the MSW level. Todd Pletcher trainee drops into a claimer for the first ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Saturday 09/06 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (PELELIU) - Well-bet from the day she set foot on the track, daughter of "Kelly Kip" looked good in her last (a win) at Saratoga and she'll be making only her third...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Saturday 09/06 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (POCATELLO) - Speedy runner drops to a career low in price and is coming off a strong third place finish in his lst at Saratoga. Threat to go wire-to-wire.2nd pick:...

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BELMONT PARK Race #9
Friday 09/05 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (MAHOPAC) - Bred for the turf, runner by "Lido Palace" showed good speed in his dirt debut in mid-July. Training well after a freshening, he moves to the grass and ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #4
Friday 09/05 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (Evolutionist) - Bred for the grass, he was entered in his debut in a two-turn turf race at Saratoga, but like many in the first part of the meet, race was switched...

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BELMONT PARK Race #2
Friday 09/05 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (CELESTIAL DIAMOND) - Showed big debut speed at the Spa. before being raced into defeat by a good-looking winner. Son of "Malibu Moon" has worked sharply since and ...

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BELMONT PARK Race #1
Friday 09/05 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (RUMSPRINGA) - Drops in half off a troubled try at Saratoga in the slop on July 23. Draws the rail and has never raced this low before.2nd pick: #2b (Deputy G) - An...

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MONMOUTH PARK Race #8
Thursday 09/04 04:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (MAX'S FIRST) - Makes his third try at this 2x level and has the speed and the rail from which to do battle from. Should be in it from start to finish and out-game ...

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MONMOUTH PARK Race #6
Thursday 09/04 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (POOVEY) - Drops back in for a tag after a "nifty" win at Delaware in a 1X allowance. Fits on style, as he has enough speed to stay close to the pace before launchi...

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MONMOUTH PARK Race #3
Thursday 09/04 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (MARMONT) - Goes second off a layoff and will go from a turf sprint at Colonial to a longer dirt race today. Both of this gelding's wins have been on the main track...

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MONMOUTH PARK Race #2
Thursday 09/04 01:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (LIFE'S A PURSE) - Filly has finished second in both of her appearances at this $10K price tag, and in her latest defeated the bulk of this field. Should establish ...

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DEL MAR Race #5
Wednesday 09/03 07:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (POCOSIN'S GAME BOY) - Moves back to the "poly" after a pair of sharp efforts on the turf. He's winless on synthetics (6-0-2-2), but has finished well within reach ...

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DEL MAR Race #3
Wednesday 09/03 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (LIPPY RULES) - Drops into a claimer on getaway day seeking the maiden win. Daughter of "Peace Rules" has run well in all three starts at the maiden-special level a...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #5 (THE CAPE HENLOPEN)
Wednesday 09/03 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ALWAYS FIRST) - English-bred became better with age as his record over the past three years attests. Gelding will be gunning for a third consecutive win in this 1 ...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Wednesday 09/03 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (TRUMPET CALL) - Freshened up since a good second place finish at this tag and distance on July 9. Speedy filly is working well and is a wire-to-wire threat.2nd pic...

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DEALWARE PARK Race #5
Tuesday 09/02 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (SCHOPENHAUER) - Son of Giant's Causeway will be making his first U.S. start after racing three times in England. Maiden was trained in Europe by a good one (Luca C...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 09/02 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (RISK IT ALL FOR ME) - Missed narrowly at this distance and price-tag last out. He's only recently slid down to this bottom level and a repeat of his last would win...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #3
Tuesday 09/02 01:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (TALIKE ME) - Chased a fast pace on July 27 before levelling off late to finish second. Race was her first in nine months and first for trainer Alan Goldberg. She's...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #1
Tuesday 09/02 12:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (CAMILLA'S CATCH) - Draws the coveted rail and will be trying a distance for the first time. Speedy colt is dropping a peg after a solid third place finish in his l...

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SARATOGA Race #11
Monday 09/01 06:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (JUST A WARNING) - Colt has had problems at the start in his last three and that's compromised his chances of getting the job done. Drops to a career soft spot and ...

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SARATOGA Race #8 (THE GLEN FALLS)
Monday 09/01 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (DYNAFORCE) - Mare has certainly proven to be one of quality and just missed in her U.S. debut to "Mauralakana", who has been unbeatable this season. Daughter of "D...

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SARATOGA Race #5
Monday 09/01 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (MRS. HOLDEN) - Ran a strong second three back at Belmont sprinting on the turf. Last out filly "bobbled" at the start, rushed up along the inside, then was spent i...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Monday 09/01 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (TEND) - Talented, lightly-raced colt rallied nicely in a sprint here against a strong speed bias on August 9 to finish second. Two-turn nature of this race would s...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Monday 09/01 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (GEM FOR THE HOOK) - Trainer (John Kimmel) has been red-hot over the past three days having sent out five winners. This fily chased the pace at this distance on Aug...

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SARATOGA Race #10 (THE SPINAWAY)
Sunday 08/31 05:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MINE ALL MINE) - Extremely impressive in her maiden win on this surface July 24. Daughter of "Belong to Me" had shown ample promise this past spring when she ran t...

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SARATOGA Race #8 (THE CAVEAT COMPETOR)
Sunday 08/31 04:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SEA CANTER) - Talented filly from the Todd Pletcher barn established herself as a filly of quality last season at two with a series of strong turf outings. Daughte...

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SARATOGA Race #6
Sunday 08/31 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (TASHA'S STAR) - Works are fast and she draws the rail for her debut. Trainer (Ken McPeek is having a solid meet (19-5-2-2) and his main-man (Robby Albarado) is abo...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Sunday 08/31 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (RETRIBUTION) - Just failed to hang on last out, losing by a "nose" in the last stride in what was his best effort since the spring of '07. Draws a good post to uti...

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SARATOGA Race #10 (THE WOODWARD STAKES)
Saturday 08/30 05:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CURLIN) - The reigning "Horse of the Year" will make his Saratoga debut today after training here the past two seasons but not starting on this famous surface. He'...

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SARATOGA Race #6
Saturday 08/30 03:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (WESTERN FABLE) - Stretches-out to a distance off a good sprint try in his racing debut on July 30. Bet to favoritism that day, he raced between runners much of the...

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SARATOGA Race #4
Saturday 08/30 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (T.J'S POSSE) - Ships from Delaware for a sharp barn (Mike Trombetta). Well-bred colt finished a fast-closing third that day in his first race since last October. H...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Saturday 08/30 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (ROLLERS) - Easiest kind of win last out in his second back from a layoff. Expensive New York-bred ($500,000) has always displayed big talent and he looks headed in...

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Saratoga Race #2
Saturday 08/30 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (STORM HARBOR) - Son of "Giant's Causeway" has shown good speed in his last pair with the addition of blinkers. Should be approaching his best and Coa is enlisted f...

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SARATOGA Race #7 (THE WITH ANTICIPATION)
Friday 08/29 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (BITTEL ROAD) - Easiest kind of win on July 11 at Belmont in his debut. Runner was entered in The "Continental Mile" stake at Monmouth on August 16, but race was wa...

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Saratoga Race #6
Friday 08/29 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SMOKIN HERO) - Logical selection and probable heavy favorite has a big experience edge on this field and also has the most visible speed. Trainer Allen Iwinski add...

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SARATOGA Race #3 (THE CLIFTON PARK)
Friday 08/29 03:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (Striking Tomisue) - Scratched out of a race yesterday to await this spot, filly appears the horse to catch and beat. Speedy sort will try a two-turn distance again...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Friday 08/29 03:15 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (MASTER) - Freshened up by trainer J.P. Terranova since an early July debut at Belmont where he showed good speed. Well-backed at the windows that day, he has a pai...

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SARATOGA Race #9
Thursday 08/28 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (JUSTWHISTLEDIXIE) - Impressive third place finish in well bet debut. Despite a very wet track, this $425,000 yearling showed good speed all the way in a 12-horse f...

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SARATOGA Race #7
Thursday 08/28 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (DRESSED TO WIN) - Back on grass after facing tougher than what she meets today. Trainer Linda Rice has been on fire this meet, especially with her grass sprinters....

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SARATOGA Race #3
Thursday 08/28 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (CORONATION DAY) - Makes debut on grass for a very hot trainer. Bred very well to love this surface and to have speed. Except for the second selection, none of thos...

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MONMOUTH PARK Race #1
Thursday 08/28 12:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (SOUTHCOTE ROAD) - Clearly has the best form of these. Has tactical speed to be in perfect position from the start. Strong connections.2nd pick: #8 (Wifey) - Takes ...

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SARATOGA Race #10
Wednesday 08/27 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (ODE TO REVOLUTION) - Stretches-out to a distance on the grass after a series of good turf sprints at Belmont and the last effort here. Can either go to the front o...

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SARATOGA Race #9
Wednesday 08/27 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (EXCESS CAPITAL) - Ambitiously spotted in a stakes last out and didn't run badly considering the level of competition. Drops back in with maidens and will try the g...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Wednesday 08/27 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (OFCR. SHEILA T REX) - Drops into a claimer for the first time, goes turf-to-dirt, and makes her second start off a long layoff. Lots of things to like including he...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Wednesday 08/27 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SOLUTIONIST) - Excellent debut speed shown at Belmont on July 17 against MSW foes. Working well since and trainer Richard Dutrow drops him into a claimer today. St...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #8
Tuesday 08/26 03:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (CRUSINWITHCHARLIE) - Coupled in the wagering with "Case Notes", this runner has been a strong, consistent performer since a Scott Lake claim this past June. Speed...

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Delaware Park Race #7
Tuesday 08/26 03:25 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (FREE UP GRADE) - Speedy three-year-old has run a pair of strong races after shipping here from the west coast. He'll make his third straight start for a new traine...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 08/26 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (JUST MONEY) - Filly will be racing against winners for the first time in this starter allowance. Fresh off an impressive maiden win, she's racing fit where several...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #1
Tuesday 08/26 12:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (LASTRAW) - Returns to "real" dirt after a series of three races at Presque Isle. Has a big class edge as he's been competing against and doing well facing tougher...

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SARATOGA Race #9 (THE SARATOGA DEW)
Monday 08/25 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1a (TALKING TREASURE) - In career-best shape at present, filly has proven that she likes this course (3-2-1-0) and has run well "two-turning" in the past. She should ...

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SARATOGA Race #6
Monday 08/25 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (HIGH DRAW) - Flew home after a troubled break to just miss at this tag and distance on August 4. Filly is improving and should run "big" for "Hall of Famer" Allen ...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Monday 08/25 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (FIVE STAR CHOWDAIR) - Good speed shown in her bow on this track August 5. Filly chased a good-looking winner and was not pressured late when the outcome was not in...

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Saratoga Race #1
Monday 08/25 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (DRIVEN BY SUCCESS) - Easiest kind of winner on this surface in his first race since late February. Runner has the most speed and anything near a repeat of his last...

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SARATOGA Race #11
Sunday 08/24 06:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (EXONERATED) - Stretches out and goes second off a mid-May layoff for Graham Motion. Filly had a tough 12-post in her return here on August 2, and still ran well. T...

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SARATOGA Race #10 (THE BALLERINA)
Sunday 08/24 05:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MISTICAL PLAN) - Latest win at Calder in the Grade 1 "Princess Rooney" was simply awesome. Filly stalked a very fast pace on the deep Florida track and drew away i...

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SARATOGA Race #5
Sunday 08/24 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (MORGAN'S RUN) - Makes her first start since early February at Gulfstream Park. Daughter of "Smart Strike" had a poor post that day but ran well despite racing very...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Sunday 08/24 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (LORD ROBYN) - Finished third in a stakes last out and will drop into a much more suitable race for this attempt. Veteran is working sharply and draws a nice post. ...

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SARATOGA Race #12
Saturday 08/23 06:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (FRA LIPPO) - Looks well set up in his second start off almost a year layoff. Gelding set all the pace in his return run on July 28, and came up a bit short in the ...

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SARATOGA Race #11 (THE TRAVERS STAKES)
Saturday 08/23 05:45 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (TALE OF EKATI) - Thought he ran a "winning" race in the "Jim Dandy," but he was compromised by a poor start and a traffic-filled journey. Race was also his first s...

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SARATOGA Race #8 (THE VICTORY RIDE)
Saturday 08/23 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (INDYANNA) - Filly certainly looks to be something special at this stage. All four of her starts have resulted in ridiculously easy wins. First three were accomplis...

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SARATOGA Race #6
Saturday 08/23 02:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (Parc des Princess) - Speedy colt just failed to hold on in his first U.S. start which came on July 18, at Belmont. Race was his first since leaving his native Braz...

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SARATOGA Race #4
Saturday 08/23 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (AL AMIR) - Lightly raced and improving, this bargain priced ($2600) son of "Aljabr" has been sharp in his two races since trainer Angel Penna Jr. added blinkers. H...

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SARATOGA Race #6
Friday 08/22 03:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CRITICAL CATHY) - Lightly raced and talented, she has exhibited ability since day one and only now may be approaching her peak. Working well and this 6.5-furlong d...

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SARATOGA Race #4
Friday 08/22 02:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (COCKTAIL ATTIRE) - The main speed and filly also has the advantage of the rail. Set a fast pace on August 3, at this distance on this surface and was run down late...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Friday 08/22 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (CONCORDE'S DANCE) - Bred for the grass and three of her four "siblings" have won on the infield. Filly raced evenly in an "off the turf" event here on August 11, a...

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SARATOGA Race #1
Friday 08/22 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (GLOBILIZATION) - Has speed to employ and will do so from the avantageous rail post going 1 1/8th miles. Working sharply on the local surface and runner is offered ...

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SARATOGA Race #8 (THE BALLSTON SPA. HDCP.)
Thursday 08/21 04:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (WAIT A WHILE) - The champ probably needed her last as she hadn't raced in seven months. Mare has worked well since her return in the "Diana" (G1), and she also dra...

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SARATOGA Race #5
Thursday 08/21 03:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (WESTERN DYNAMO) - Drops into a claimer for the first time and he's already run this demanding distance several times. The class drop is a big one and he'll also be...

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SARATOGA Race #4
Thursday 08/21 02:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #9 (TINTED MOON) - Think filly can cause a mild upset coming off a nine-month layoff. Ran her best race ever in her '07 finale and faces a rather "ordinary" group here...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Thursday 08/21 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (NO LIEN HERE) - Triple Crown nominee showed good speed in all four of his races earlier this year on the west coast. Colt hasn't raced since mid-March, but has bee...

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SARATOGA Race #9 (THE ALBANY)
Wednesday 08/20 05:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (ALMIGHTY SILVER) - Nice competitive stakes on tap. Runner did everything he could in the "New York Derby" at Finger Lakes, but the winner and today's rival, "Tin C...

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SARATOGA Race #7
Wednesday 08/20 04:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #10 (FULLMONGOOSE) - Runner was sent from the Northern California circuit earlier this season to trainer Greg DiPrima. Owned by the top barn of Richard Englander, colt...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Wednesday 08/20 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SNEAK PEEK) - Well backed in his debut, son of "Hold That Tiger" pressed the pace and held well until deep stretch. Trainer (Ken McPeek) is very strong second time...

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SARATOGA Race #1
Wednesday 08/20 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (FLIBBERJIBIT) - Trainer (Mike Maker) is having an outstanding meet and this filly looks well set-up for a big try. She makes her third start of the season and drop...

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DELAWARE Race #6
Tuesday 08/19 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #4 (Balrog) - Big improvement expected making second start off a layoff and a smart drop in class. Cooked in very fast pace. Third finisher came back to score.2nd pick...

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PHILADELPHIA Race #7
Tuesday 08/19 02:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (SMOOTH CALL) - Ran best career race in last dropping to this level for the first time. Would have won if not bothered at the start and wide throughout. Draws good ...

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PHILADELPHIA Race #6
Tuesday 08/19 02:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (POWERSTOWN) - 30% trainer at this meet, drops this colt into a claimer for the first time. This is a very potent angle for maidens. Dangerous speed back on dirt. G...

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DELAWARE Race #2
Tuesday 08/19 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (CAPE GIRL) - Goes for her third straight win off the Walder claim, who is winning at a huge 30% here. Three-for-three at Delaware. Smart move to keep at the same $...

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SARATOGA Race #10
Monday 08/18 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (UNITY) - Strong efforts last two starts off a layoff. Has the speed to go to the front or chase. Hot barn goes to their main go-to rider.2nd pick: #8 (Multidude) -...

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SARATOGA Race #9
Monday 08/18 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (BY THE LIGHT) - Any semblance of her second place finish to champion "Indian Blessing" last out, crushes this field. That was her only defeat in six career starts....

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Monday 08/18 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (OUR STRAIGHT FLUSH) - Very consistent form for the always dangerous Larry Jones barn. Hurt by bad start in last. Dangerous tactical speed from good outside post. 8...

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PHILADELPHIA PARK Race #4
Monday 08/18 01:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (NATURES EXPRESS) - Vast improvement expected taking sharp drop in class after facing far tougher out of town. Gets top rider from Philly. Solid works for this.2nd ...

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SARATOGA Race #9 (JOHN'S CALL)
Sunday 08/17 05:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (JUST AS WELL) - Trainer Sheppard has been red hot this meet, especially with long distance horses. This five-year-old is bred to love 1 5/8 miles. Likes to lay bac...

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DEL MAR Race #1
Sunday 08/17 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SOUTH BAY SCOTY) - Back sprinting, making second start for Mitchell, who wins many races first or second start off the claim. Drops back into a claimer. Can stalk ...

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SARATOGA Race #7
Sunday 08/17 04:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ALABAMA MAN) - Very dangerous dropping into a claimer for the 1st time. Has the speed to sit a good stalking trip from post 1. Hot barn!2nd pick: #7 (J J's Profit)...

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MONMOUTH Race #1
Sunday 08/17 12:50 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (ROCKANDAHARDPLACE) - Sharp efforts last two starts dropping to this $5000 level. Figures to be on or near the lead for a very hot barn.2nd pick: #6 (Fortunate Stor...

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DEL MAR Race #8 (DEL MAR OAK'S)
Saturday 08/16 08:40 PM Eastern

Top pick: #8 (SATAN'S CIRCUS) - Trainer change to top grass barn of Clement. Strong second July 5, in Grade 1 stake in US debut with lasix added. Gets a big rider change to Gome...

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DEL MAR Race #1
Saturday 08/16 07:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (RHODINE'S KID) - Well spotted at this NW, two-life condition after a strong maiden win at today's distance. Can go to the lead or sit right off the pace.2nd pick: ...

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SARATOGA Race #8
Saturday 08/16 04:55 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (DANCING FOREVER) - Has shown steady improvement in recent starts. Runs well everytime rider Douglas is aboard. Has won over this course and distance.2nd pick: #2 (...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Saturday 08/16 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (SWEET SLAM) - Was best in last. Slammed leaving gate losing all chance. Still managed to close stoutly. Strong second two back.2nd pick: #3 (Fanfire) - Back on gra...

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MONMOUTH Race #2
Saturday 08/16 01:20 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (DEFREREST OF ALL) - Dangerous speed stretching out to two turns. Not much early lick in here which only helps his chances as well as post 1.2nd pick: #3 (Triple E)...

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DEL MAR Race #3
Friday 08/15 07:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (DANCING MICA) - Makes her first start since last December and therefore her first as a three-year-old today. Daughter of "Unusual Heat" showed good speed in her th...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Friday 08/15 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (MAIN STREET) - Talented well-bred filly, has exhibited plenty of ability in her short racing career. Daughter of "Street Cry" has a bright future and should be sta...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Friday 08/15 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (AT ATTENTION) - Nice second place finish last out for this tag on this surface. Race was his first for trainer Bruce Brown off a June claim from the Mott barn. Sta...

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SARATOGA Race #1
Friday 08/15 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (CIELO SONG) - Goes turf-to-dirt and will make his first start for trainer Gary Contessa off a claim here on August 4. Dirt seems fine off some of his races earlier...

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DEL MAR Race #1
Thursday 08/14 05:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (HOLLADAY DIXIE) - Daughter of "Dixie Union" shortens up in distance and drop into a claimer for the first time in her career. Think she'll receive a nice clear sta...

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SARATOGA Race #6
Thursday 08/14 03:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BURNS UP THE TRACK) - Pressed a very fast pace while wide here on opening week. Race was his first in seven-weeks and he comes back quickly for this with a good in...

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SARATOGA Race #3
Thursday 08/14 02:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (Law Enforcement) - Lightly-raced runner appears to have a big future in the New York-bred ranks. Showed ample talent at two and has been sharp in both of his start...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Thursday 08/14 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (SEMINOLE LASS) - Firster by a good win-early sire, "Indian Charlie" resides in a winning barn (Mike Trombetta) and trainer has already had a pair of firsts at the ...

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DEL MAR Race #3
Wednesday 08/13 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (TIGLEY) - Big speed shown in his first pair and he drops back down after facing tougher in start number two. Shortens up a bit in distance and is inside of the oth...

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SARATOGA Race #10
Wednesday 08/13 06:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (COPS FEVER) - Excellent try two back on the Belmont grass and he ran well in a nine-furlong event last out in a switched race here on opening day. Obvious contende...

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SARATOGA Race #8
Wednesday 08/13 04:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (PREMIUM WINE) - Drops down for this after running in four straight races against "Graded" stakes company. Draws a good post at one of his favorite distances (7-1-2...

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SARATOGA Race #2
Wednesday 08/13 01:30 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (CELESTIAL DIAMOND) - $700,000 son of "Malibu Moon" has been picking up his works of late and trainer (Kiaran McLaughlin) has already unveiled some quick debut runn...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #6
Tuesday 08/12 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #5 (ESTRELLA VICTORIA) - Strong effort in her last at this tag and distance as she stayed close-up, bid on the far turn to reach contention, but tired a bit in the las...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Tuesday 08/12 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (JOANNE'S PAULUS) - Speedy gelding is coming off a narrow loss in his latest and he draws the rail which will help his overall chances. Accustomed to facing better,...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #3
Tuesday 08/12 01:35 PM Eastern

Top pick: #7 (PLEASANT) - Moves from the turf to the dirt and also drops back to a tag he has raced well at before. Looks to be nearing his best as this is start number five in ...

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DELAWARPARK Race #2
Tuesday 08/12 01:10 PM Eastern

Top pick: #6 (CRUSINWITHCHARLIE) - Runner takes a major plunge in value today going from $25,000 all the way down to $10K. He has plenty of speed, but with old- timer "Sir Ray" ...

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SARATOGA Race #7
Monday 08/11 04:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #3 (BITABAZ) - Good debut speed chasing a quick pace at Belmont in a race that was dominated by the top two finishers. Drops in for a tag and may get to the coveted r...

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SARATOGA Race #5
Monday 08/11 03:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #2 (SMOKIN HERO) - He's been in a pair of very tough fields to begin his career and to his credit has finished a strong second in both. Has the best speed of those who...

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DELAWARE PARK Race #4
Monday 08/11 02:05 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (JUST REGAL) - Nicely-bred filly from a quality outfit (Darley Stable) ran to her breeding last out in her first on turf and first over a distance of ground. Stayed...

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SARATOGA Race #1
Monday 08/11 01:00 PM Eastern

Top pick: #1 (GOLDEN GLEN) - Trainer (Mike Maker) won a pair here last week and has sent out other runners that have run well. This veteran was claimed two back for $32,000 and ...