Sunday, May 19, 2019

Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Sunfay


The carryover has grown to  $1,224,640 on the Rainbow  6 at Gulfstream Park.



Gulfstream on Sunday  has an 11-race card with first post of  1:15 p.m.

Conditions ae listed as fast and firm.

The Rainbow 6, a 20-cent only bet, is on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:52 p.m.



On Saturday at Gulfstream, Stormy Embrace won the $100,000 Musical Romance  Stakes by 1o ½ lengths over Lady’s Island.



The race was seven furlongs on dirt and was restricted to F]orida-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.



Stormy Embrace won in 1:21.51 on the tracKlisted  as fast. Wilmer  Garcia  rode Stormy Embrace for  trainer Kathleen O’Connell


Here is a look at likely fa

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Preakness Wagers

Preakness Bets
Our Strategy is built on hedge betting for an individual or  group with a budget of $60 or less

Horses
1  War of Will
2  Bourbon War
4  Improbable
5  Owendale
7  Alwaysmining
8 Signalman
12 Anothertwistoffate
13 Win Win Win

*$5 Win and $5 Show     2
*$5 Show                        13
*$1 Exacta box    1  2  4 5
*$1 Exacta box   1 2 4
*$1 exacta part wheel
first  1  2
second   1  2  7 8 12 13
*50 cent tri box   1  2  4  5




Preakness: One Hour to Post

The twelfth race is coming up at Pimlico in Baltimore, leading up  to the $1.5 million Preakness (Grade 1) with scheduled post of 6:48 p.m. Eastern.

The track is listed as Fast, skies are clear--and racing industry officials are hoping for a safe and exciting race that does not have any controversy.

The Preakness comes two  weeks after the Kentucky Derby - where Maximum Security crossed the finish line first but was disqualified and placed 17th after Churchill Downs stewards determined that he interfered with three horses in an incident on the final turn.

Country House, who crossed the finish line  second, was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby.

Maximum Security and Country House are not running in the Preakness.  Code of Honor and Tacitus, third and fourth in the Kentucky Derby, also are not in the 13-horse Preakness field.

The likely Preakness favorite is Improbable, who  finished fifth as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby.

In our view, these horses also should be considered as win candidates and used in exactas, trifectas and superfectas: War of Will, Bourbon War, Owendale, Alwaysmining,
Signalman, Anothertwistoffate and Win Win Win.
Preakness Bets
Our Strategy is built on hedge betting for an individual or  group with a budget of $60 or less

Horses
1   War of Will
2   Bourbon War
4   Improbable
5   Owendale
7   Alwaysmining
8   Signalman
12 Anothertwistoffate
13 Win Win Win

*$5 Win and $5 Show     2
*$5 Show                      13
*$1 Exacta box    1  2  4  5
*$1 Exacta box   1 2 4
*$1 Exacta part wheel
first  1  2
second   1  2  7 8 12 13
*50 cent tri box   1  2  4  5

Gulfstream's Saturday; Stakes and Carryovers 12:30 Post

Gulfstream Park plans an 12 race card Saturday, with a first post of 12:30 PM, and a last post time of 6:30 PM. That will give race enthusiasts a brief gap to grab a spot of food and settle in to watch the Preakness Stakes at a 6:48 PM post time on the simulcast TV's.

There's a 15% chance of rain forecast, with mid-80's temps planned at the Hallandale Beach, Florida racetrack.


One Stakes race is planned for Gulfstream's day - the Musical Romance Stakes, a 7 furlong run on the dirt for 3 y/o and up; fillies and mares - $100,000 purse.

Stormy Embrace is the M/L favorite at 9:5 in the field of 8. It'll be race 10 at a 5:20 PM post time.

Friday's races were back on the turf, as 78 starters ran for $351,000 in purses, with 4 favorites entering the winners circle. Eight favorites were 'in the money' of the 12 races.The Rainbow 6 will start with race 7 at approx. 3:47 PM.


Here are Friday's late race payouts.

Late Pick 4 paid: $57.10
Late Pick 5 paid: $44.90
Rainbow 6 paid: $612.52 to about 160 winners with the correct 6 finishers.

The Rainbow 6 pool was $178,966, and 46 starters competed.


Carryovers:

The  Rainbow 6 will have offer a carryover of $1,160,217, as we start day 27 of this meet without a jackpot winner on this Pick-6 wager.
Good Luck!


Friday, May 17, 2019

Gulfstream's Friday Racing; Carryovers

Gulfstream Park plans an 11-race card Friday, with a first post of 1:15 PM, and a last post time of 6:36 PM.

A 15% chance of rain is expected during racing hours.


87 starters are listed on the card as of Friday morning, including one 2-year-old in race 2 on the dirt with 8 starters. The Rainbow 6 start is race 6 at approx. 3:58 PM, with 52 entries listed. 


In yesterday’s racing, 66 starters left the gates, amid a damp turf course, where all races were on the dirt. Five favorites won on the day, with the long-shot Piano Forte winning over the favorite Forever Marta by 1/2 length in race 10 at 14:1.

The 18 scratches on the scheduled turf races did not seem to affect much, as the favorite finished no worse than second in all those races. Payouts were muted by the lack of long-shot wins.


Here are the late race payouts.

Late Pick 4 paid: $93.30 Late Pick 5 paid: $181.70 Rainbow 6 paid: $645.66 to about 140 winners.
The Rainbow 6 pool was $161,145, and 43 starters competed.


Carryovers:

The  Rainbow 6 will have offer a carryover of $1,117,274 for Friday, as the elusive single winner to this wager has yet to occur this meet. The Super Hi Five wager has a $4,167 carryover, most likely in race 2 with 8 entries listed; the first race with the required 7 starters.


Good Luck !

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Field for 2019 Preakness Stakes



Here are post positions and morning line odds for  this Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) at  Pimlico in Baltimore.





Scheduled post time for the race is  6:48 p.m. Eastern.





:

1. War of Will (4-1)
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione



2. Bourbon War (12-1)
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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3. Warriors Charge (12-1)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Javier Castellano



4. Improbable (5-2)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Mike Smith



5. Owendale (10-1)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Florent Geroux



6. Market King (30-1)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Jon Court



7. Alwaysmining (8-1)
Trainer: Kelly Rubley
Jockey: Daniel Centeno



8. Signalman (30-1)
Trainer: Ken McPeek
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.



9. Bodexpress (20-1)
Trainer: Gustavo Delgado
Jockey: John Velazquez



10. Everfast (50-1)
Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Joel Rosario



11. Laughing Fox (20-1)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.



12. Anothertwistafate (6-1)
Trainer: Blaine Wright
Jockey: Jose Ortiz



13. Win Win Win (15-1)
Trainer: Michael Trombetta
Jockey: Julian Pimentel







Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Field of 13 Expected for Preakness, Without Country House or Maximum Security


Post positions will be drawn late Wednesday afternoon for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Pimlico officials expect there will be thirteen entrants for the 1 3/16 mile race, after a surprise 13th horse was entered Wednesday morning at Pimlico when trainer Dale Romans announced he will run Everfast. 
 
Everfast, owned by Calumet Farm, surely will be one of the longest shots in the Preakness field.

Scheduled post time is 6:48 p.m. Saturday.


Of that 'bakers dozen', Improbable and War of Will are the most prominent and are among likely favorites.


Other likely Preakness entrants are Alwaysmining, Win Win Win, Bourbon War, Owendale, Anothertwistoffate, Signalman, and Bodexpress, Warrior's Charge, Laughing Fox and Market King.


The Preakness field will not include Country House or Maximum Security.
 

Thus, there will be  no immediate rematch of this year's Kentucky Derby (Grade 1), where Country House was declared the winner following the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security--who crossed the finish line first by 1 1/4 lengths over runner-up Country House.

Country House is not running in the Preakness because of a cough, according to his trainer Bill Mott.


Maximum Security is not running in the Preakness because the DQ in the May 4  Kentucky Derby has cost him a chance for the Triple Crown, said Gary West who with his wife Mary is co-owner of that colt.


The Triple Crown will conclude June 8 with the 1 1/2 mile Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. 




On May 6, Maximuim Security co-owner Gary West said Maximuim Security will not run in the Preakness because the horse does not have a chance for the Triple Crown. West and his co-owner wife Mary made that decision after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission declined to hear their appeal of Churchill Downs' stewards disqualification. The Commission said such decisions by the stewards are not subject to appeal.


On Saturday May 4, Country House became the first horse in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby to win it through disqualification of another horse because of an infraction in the race. 
 
Maximum Security  crossed the finish line first, 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Country House. Code of Honor finished third in the 19-horse field in the 1 1/4 mile race for  3-year-olds at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.


But after the jockeys of Long Range Toddy and Country House lodged objections, three Churchill Downs stewards unanimously disqualified Maximum Security for an incident in the final turn. 


Country House was declared the winner, while Code of Honor was moved into second place.


Maximum Security was placed 17th, one spot below Long Range Toddy. That horse was one of the three that stewards determined were interfered with by Maximum Security, possibly costing them chances for higher finishes.


Improbable crossed the finish line fifth and was moved up  to fourth place in the Kentucky Derby.  He was not involved in the incident that led to Maximum Security's disqualification.


War of Will the horse most directly impacted by Maximum Security.  War of Will was in third place and gaining momentum when Maximum Security veered out one lane and into War of Will's  path - forcing jockey Tyler Gaffalione to pull back on War of Will.


On Monday May 13, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspended jockey Luis Saez for 15 days citing failure to control Maxmum Security amd thus putting other horses and their jockeys at risk. The suspension is reciprocal in other states but does not  include stakes races.



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Gulsfream Thursday; Carryovers - 1:15 PM Post

Gulfstream Park plans an 10-race to open it’s race week Thursday, with a first post of 1:15 PM. 86 starters are listed on the card as of Tuesday evening.


On the last live racing day, Sunday, the 11 race card yielded a couple of 14:1 and 17:1 wins in the 7th and 8th races, leading to larger than normal payouts.

Forty-Nine starters competed in the Rainbow 6 races (#6-11), wher
Gulfstream Park plans an 10-race to open it’s race week Thursday, with a first post of 1:15 PM. 86 starters are listed on the card as of Tuesday evening.


On the last live racing day, Sunday, the 11 race card yielded a couple of 14:1 and 17:1 wins in the 7th and 8th races, leading to larger than normal payouts.

Forty-Nine starters competed in the Rainbow 6 races (#6-11), where the high-odds winner was Rachel’s Smokin, at 17:1 in the 9 horse field; 5 furlongs on the dirt.
Here are the late race payouts that stood out.

Late Pick 4 paid: $564.60
Late Pick 5 paid: $21,801.55

Rainbow 6 paid: $30,465 to 5 lucky winners. The Rainbow 6 pool was $272,065, a drop from the $382,000 wagered the prior day, Saturday. That was the highest pool size on the Rainbow this meet, now 24 race days old.e the high-odds winner was Rachel’s Smokin, at 17:1 in the 9 horse field; 5 furlongs on the dirt.
Here are the late race payouts that stood out.

Late Pick 4 paid: $564.60
Late Pick 5 paid: $21,801.55

Rainbow 6 paid: $30,465 to 5 lucky winners. The Rainbow 6 pool was $272,065, a drop from the $382,000 wagered the prior day, Saturday. That was the highest pool size on the Rainbow this meet, now 24 race days old.


Carryovers:
The  Rainbow 6 will have offer a carryover of $1,078,610 for Thursday, as the elusive single winner to this wager has yet to occur this meet.

The Rainbow 6 will kicks off in race #5 at about a 3:15 PM Post Time.
 

Total track handle from all sources was $6.01 million, the lowest Sunday tally this meet.


Enjoy your race day!
Thanks for reading.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Gulfstream Saturday; Big Drama Stakes, Post 12:45 PM

Gulfstream Park will run a 12-race card Saturday, 12:45 PM, including the Big Drama Stakes in race 10. Races 4 and 7 are two-year-old runs. 119 entries are listed on the program.

The Big Drama is a $100,000 purse and 7 furlongs on the dirt for three year olds. The M/L odds top 3 are Garter & Tie (3:1), Kroy (7:2), and Mr. Jordan (9:2). The post time is 5:34 PM for the field of 10.

In Friday's racing, 74 starters chased $250,000 in purse money, with 4 wins by favorites.


Forty-eight starters competed in the Rainbow 6 races (#5-10), where the high-odds winner was

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at 12:1 in race 9. All other race favorites finished in the money. The Late Pick 5 and Rainbow 6 were nice payouts on the day.

Late Pick 4 paid: $713.70
Late Pick 5 paid: $2,227.15
Rainbow 6 paid: $6,817 to 18 winners.

The Rainbow 6 pool was $219,150. The Rainbow 6 could hit the $1 million carryover if the pool size is over $330,000, a real possibility given the recent trends and no single winner to take the entire jackpot.


Carryovers:
$0.20 Rainbow 6 $921,659
$1.00 Super Hi-5: $3,402

The Rainbow 6 will kicks off in race #7 at about a 3:55 PM Post Time.

Total track handle from all sources was $5.99 million Friday.

Enjoy your race day!
Thanks for reading.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday's Gulfstream Racing; CORRECTION

We earlier reported a 9 race card at Gulfstream Park today, Friday.

They have 10 races scheduled, with first post at 12:45 PM and last post - race 10 -  at 6:00 PM.

The Rainbow 6 wager will begin in Race 5 at approximately 3:23 PM, NOT race 4 as reported earlier.

We apologize for the error.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Friday's Racing at Gulfstream; Carryovers

Gulfstream Park plans an 9-race card Friday, with a first post of 12:45 PM. No stakes nor 2-year-olds race. 76 starters are listed, the same number that left the gates Thursday. See the carryovers and payouts listed below.

On Thursday's 10 race card, a couple of longer odds wins by Raven in race 8 and War Star in race 10 made for nice payouts. R Sea Smoke the M/L favorite at 6:5 in race 8, placed 4th in the field of 6. Raven won by 1/2 length. We warned that this race would be a tough handicap. Raven went off at 9.8:1. The $1 Exacta paid a generous $46.70.

Fifty-three starters competed in the Rainbow 6 races (#5-10), where the high-odds winner was War Star in the last race at 23:1. Here are the late race payouts that stood out.


Late Pick 4 paid: $1,840

Late Pick 5 paid: $3,623
Rainbow 6 paid: $9,501 to 12 winners. The Rainbow 6 pool was $212,192.


Carryovers:


Again, the  Rainbow 6 carryover grows to $869,065 for Friday, as the elusive single winner to this wager has yet to occur this meet, now entering it's 22nd race day.  The $1 Super Hi-5 wager was not hit Thursday late, so that carryover will be $2,497 in race 1 Friday if 7 starters leave the gate (the minimum for that bet).

The Rainbow 6 will kicks off in race #4 at about a 2:13 PM Post Time.

Total track handle from all sources was $5.51 million Thursday.


Enjoy your race day!

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Gulfstream's Thurday Racing; $817,000 Rainbow Carryover

Gulfstream Park plans an 10-race card Thursday as it opens it's 4 day race week. No stakes races are planned, but a 2 year-old jaunt is race 8 - a maiden claimer for fillies and mares -on the dirt at 4-1/2 furlongs. R Sea Smoke is the M/L favorite at 6:5 in the field of 6. The Rainbow 6 encompases races 5-10, so this one will be a tough handicap in that sequence.

With all the hoopla, and then some, focused the past few days on the controversial Kentucky Derby and the sport of horse racing, Gulfstream keeps South Florida enthusiasts busy with year-round racing.


In the last day of racing Sunday, 69 starters left the gates, and clear skies let all the turf races take place unabated. No favorites won Sunday, resulting in some nice payouts. The one standout was a 23:1 winner Salsa Rita in race 4.


Forty-five starters competed in the Rainbow 6 races, where the high-odds winner was Red Crescent at 12:1. Here are the late race payouts that stood out.


Early Pick 5: $12,153

Late Pick 4 paid: $2,272.75
Late Pick 5 paid: $76,417.30
Rainbow 6 paid: $23,659.04  to 5 winners. The Rainbow 6 pool was $211,275.

The Late Pick 5 win was a head-scratcher - No favorite finished worse than 4th in those 5 races: 2nd, 2nd, 4th, third, third - the $76,417 payout was most likely to 2-3 bettors given the pool size.


Carryovers:

The sole carryover will be the Rainbow 6 carryover at $817,190, as the elusive single winner to this wager has yet to occur this meet, now entering it's 21st race day. 

The Rainbow 6 will kicks off in race #5 at about a 3:15 PM Post Time.

Total track handle from all sources was $6.34 million Friday.


Enjoy your race day!

Thanks for reading.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Rainbow 6 Opens With Win By 2-1 Snot

Mambo Dancer (6), ar 2-1, won Sunday's fifth race at Gulfstream to start  the Rainbow 6.

The carryover coming in was $766,492.  Bettors added $271,274  to the Rainbow 6 which is a 20-cent only bet.

Sunday: Closing Day at Tampa; GP Rainbow 6 Carryover is $766,492

Today is the final day of the regular part of the 2018-2019 meet at Tampa Bay Downs.  

The Oldsmar, Fla. track's nine-race card began at 12:30 p.m. Conditions are listed  as Fast and Firm.

Tampa Bay's next live race day will be Sunday, June 30. That will be the first day of the track's annual two-day Summer Festival of Racing.
At Gulfstream, first  post was 1:15  p.m., for a ten-race  card. Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm.

As we post this story at 2:15  p.m. there is still time to get in on the Rainbow 6 wager, where the carryover has grown to $766,492.

The Rainbow 6  is on races five to ten with the sequence set to begin at 3:25 p.m. ET.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Some Late Wet Derby Handicapping

A steady rain has been falling since about 6:00 p,m. as Kentucky Derby horses and their human connections make the walk from the stables to the walking ring.


 Scheduled  post is 6:50 p.m. The track remains listed as Fast.

If you are considering late bets your  program will show that 12 of the 19 starters have raced once in the rain.

Top contenders Tacitus  and Maximum Security both have  a win in their off-track  races.

Improbable, the 9-2 favorite, finished second to Omaha Beach on a Sloppy track in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on April  13.

Omaha Beach was made the Kentucky Derby morning line favorite following Tuesday's post draw.  On Tuesday trainer Richard Mandela scratched Omaha Beach due to a throat problem that is not considered career threatening.
--Jim Freer



Our Kentucky Derby 145 Bets

Here are our Kentucky Derby Bets for today's 145th run for the roses.
Handicappers, Jim Freer, Bob Bauer and manager Barry Unterbrink offer their selections. Numbers in parenthesis are the post positions.

Predicted Finish
1 Tacitus (8)
2 Game Winner (16)
3 Vekoma (6)
4  Cutting Humor  (10)
 
Other horses in our selected bets
(1) War of Will
(2) Tax
(3) By My Standards
(5) Improbable
(7) Maximum Security
(13) Code of Honor
(14) Win Win Win
(17) Roadster
(18) Long Range Toddy

 THE BETS
*$3  win  8                                      $3
*$2  show 8, 10, 16                        $6
*$1 exacta box   1, 6, 7, 8               $12
*$1 exacta  box   6, 8, 10, 16, 17    $20
*$1 exacta part wheel
first     8, 16
second 2,3,5,8,13,16,18                 $12
* 50 cent trifecta part wheel
first   8
second  16
third     6, 7, 10, 13, 17,18               $3
*1 super-fecta  8,16,6,10                 $1
TOTAL WAGERS                   $57.00