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...

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,...

Gulfstream Park, Race 8 Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes (3yo fillies) 8 furlongs, dirt #6 Puca (10-1) $20 Win/Place Gulfstream Park, Race 11 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes 8.5 furlongs, Dirt #4 Itsaknockout (4-1) $20 Win/Place Fairgrounds, Race 10 Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (3yo fillies) 8.5 furlongs, Dirt #7 Freudie Anne (8-1) $20 Win/Place Fairgrounds, Race 11 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes 8.5 furlongs, Dirt #3 Bluff (12-1) $20 Win/Place...

TOTAL BETS SINCE WEEK 1 This is the Results blog for selections listed in the Saturday Morning Post (SMP) column. Bets fall into one of two categories: Low-priced overlays (nonfavorites at odds between 2-1 and 5-1) Longshots (odds of 6-1 and higher) TOTAL OF 56 BETS (28 selections win/place) TOTAL WAGERED...

Dortmund and the Curse of “Keen to Lead” In The Lazy Bettor’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby I coin the phrase keen to lead (KTL) to describe runners incapable of relaxing early. The concept expands the typical need to lead (NTL) designation to include horses positioned...

Knowing when to jump off a bandwagon is as important as knowing when to jump on. However, even when I click on the fabulous new Windows Hindsight Magnifier 1.0, I can't kick myself too hard for nibbling at a few California Chrome exactas in the Belmont Stakes....

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Wednesday night, I started to write my Kentucky Derby analysis for this site. It centered on Bob Baffert's likely use of Chitu as a rabbit for Hoppertunity. With Chitu blasting from the starting gate and other speedsters (including the likely favorite California Chrome) forced...