Rest Then Best Bonanza

Most of my race preview blogs are about Graded Stakes races, however for today I found a very intriguing situation in an Optional Claiming 6 furlong event at Los Alamitos. As you know, I look for Rest then Best horses, and in this race, there are no fewer than 3 horses with that pattern, along with a couple of others […] Continue Reading

The Test with a 55-1 winner

The Test with a 55-1 winner There is nothing like hitting a real longshot, especially when that horse figures strongly based on Speed and pattern. While we do get many solid priced horses using the Numbers, it is simply rare for the public to completely ignore a horse that has a positive pattern and solid speed Numbers. The 7 furlong […] Continue Reading

Grade One Woodward 2016

The GR 1 Woodward Stakes is today’s feature at Saratoga. Frosted is the odds-on 1-2 morning line favorite and deservedly so, although his pattern is a bit perplexing.  In post position order: 1.       12-1 Shaman Ghost : 7.1 Best. Even pattern. He has been competing in top company, and scored nicely one back in the GR 2 Brooklyn at 1 […] Continue Reading

2016 Travers

Today, August 27, there is an excellent card at Saratoga with multiple GR 1 events, topped off by the GR 1 Travers at 1 ¼ Mile for 3YO’s. Deserved Morning Line favorite is Exaggerator who won the Preakness after a solid second in the Kentucky Derby, and most recently scored in the GR 1 Haskell at Monmouth. The field is […] Continue Reading

Circle Back with a Regression Blog Comment Response

Today’s feature at Saratoga is the GR 1 Whitney Stakes, and features a solid group of talented runners competing at 1 1/8 Mile. The standout in the field is Frosted, who posted a jaw-dropping -3.8 Best in his last race, as he demolished 9 competitors in the GR 1 Met Mile by an astonishing 14 lengths in one of the […] Continue Reading

Whitney Stakes 2016

Today’s feature at Saratoga is the GR 1 Whitney Stakes, and features a solid group of talented runners competing at 1 1/8 Mile. The standout in the field is Frosted, who posted a jaw-dropping -3.8 Best in his last race, as he demolished 9 competitors in the GR 1 Met Mile by an astonishing 14 lengths in one of the […] Continue Reading

Grade One Diana Stakes 2016

Saratoga’s opening weekend features the GR 1 Diana Stakes for Fillies and Mares going 1 1/16 Mile on the Turf course. This event is filled with solid contenders including 4 from the amazing Chad Brown barn, along with GR 1 winner Miss Temple City listed as the 3-1 morning line favorite.  In post position order: 1.       12-1 Sandiva: 6.2 Best. […] Continue Reading