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SMP Week #10 Bets

Week #10 of the Saturday Morning Post (April 4th edition) features 2 bets:
Oaklawn Park, Race 4
8 furlongs, dirt
#6 Cat’s Destiny (5–2) $20 win/place
Oaklawn Park, Race 7
9 furlongs, dirt
#4 Carve (5–1) $20 win/place

By |April 11th, 2015|Horses|0 Comments|

Kentucky Derby Snapshots: Daredevil

Daredevil: Pletcher’s Sideshow Act

High-level success by a two-year-old is not often followed by the same in the horse’s three-year-old campaign. Daredevil’s win in the Grade 1 Champagne last fall is therefore—if ironically—a reason to actually downgrade his status as a Kentucky Derby contender.
Another reason is how he won the race: on the lead on a wet track at Belmont, the […]

SMP Week #7 Bets

Week #7 of the Saturday Morning Post features just one bet:
Gulfstream Park, Race 9
MSW, 8 furlongs, turf
#1 Canadian Flyer (12–1)
$20 win/place (only if race is on turf)

By |March 21st, 2015|Horses|0 Comments|

SMP Week #6 Bets

Week #6 of the Saturday Morning Post features three recommended bets. Two fall into the Longshot category, and one fits the Low-Priced Overlay category, which has been more successful.
A brief word about the longshots:

Thundergram returned to Oaklawn looking to replicate his earlier 2-turn success there. He followed that flash-and-fade comebacker with a sharp 5-furlong work. […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Horses|0 Comments|

American Pharoah Returns in the Rebel Stakes

“He needed another week.” Bob Baffert offered that explanation last week for why he entered American Pharoah in the Rebel rather than the San Felipe. Bettors should read those words like a warning on a pack of cigarettes.
After spending the winter recuperating from unspecified illnesses or injuries, Pharoah progressed more slowly than expected. His […]

Kentucky Derby Snapshots: Carpe Diem

The $1.6-Million Man
All Kentucky Derby discussions this year should start with the following two words: Carpe Diem. That’s not to say the top horse in Todd Pletcher’s barn is a lock to win the Kentucky Derby in May. However, he did make the loudest entrance and is living up to expectations.
Purchased for a whopping $1.6 million, […]

Introducing “Tropical Downs” and Bet Lit

Mark Cramer’s Tropical Downs Ushers in America’s Gambling Century
In his novel Tropical Downs, prolific handicapping author Mark Cramer creates a clever, risk-assessing savant named Matt Bosch. Cramer’s portrayal of the worldly, cerebral Bosch rinses centuries of mud off the “gambler” of popular lore and religious screeds.

Not all the mud, but enough of it to […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Horses|0 Comments|

SMP Week #5 Bet Selections

Here are this weekend’s picks.

Gulfstream Park, Race 7
Swale Stakes, Grade 2
7 furlongs, dirt

#8 Bluegrass Singer (8-1)
$20 Win/Place

Santa Anita Park, Race 7
San Felipe Stakes, Grade 2
8.5 furlongs, dirt

#2 Ocho Ocho Ocho (4-1)
$20 Win/Place

The San Felipe: Three Eights Will Beat Baffert’s Pair of Aces

Bob Baffert’s Dortmund is joined by stablemate Lord Nelson in the San Felipe Stakes. Both colts are multiple stakes winners already and regarded as a tough pair to top this Saturday.
Prior to the RB Lewis Stakes, Dortmund looked like the 3-year-old to beat on the West Coast. His inability to relax early appeared to be […]

SMP Week #4 Bet Selections

In week #3 of the SMP, one winner emerged from the 4 selected bets. Following a strategy of betting $20 win and place, the return was $178 for $160 wagered. The SMP selections now have 2 winners out of 9 selections the past 3 weeks, for a flat-bet loss.
Here are this week’s picks.

Gulfstream Park, […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Horses|0 Comments|