September 20, 2020

Play of the Day Race Date September 20, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 7 Overview A race where several have had their chances and offer no upside, while #8 CONTINUUM (3-1) has run just four times and drops slightly off out a very good Spa 3rd. Pace There doesn’t appear to be much pace here, as there is little confirmed speed, which suggest this will be a bunched group and will play against the closers. Trends With the meet just getting started there’s nothing to note here, but things will be coming into more focus after the weekend is complete. Notes Best Bet CONTINUUM Number 8 Morning Line…

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September 19, 2020

Play of the Day Race title Play of the Day - Race date September 19, 2020 Track Churchill Downs Race 9 Overview A race where the proven turf runners just don’t inspire and have had their chances, while #1 REDEMPTION DAY has a world of upside and really impressed in her turf MSW win. Pace The pace looks modest, and the ML favorite #2 Golden Curl could be loose, but there are stretchout dirt sprinters to her outside (#6 and #7), who could be involved early as well. Trends With the meet just getting started there’s nothing to note here, but keep an eye on the course condition,…
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Play of the Day – September 18, 2020

Play of the Day Race title Play of the Day – September 18, 2020 Title Play of the Day 09/18/2020 Date 09/18/2020 Featured track Churchill Downs Race number 9 Race overview A race where two favorites (#7 and #1) don’t have to win, and one that seems ripe for a newcomer with plenty of upside to surprise. Pace The pace should be honest, as #1, #2, and #7 all want to be involved early. Best bet name Glory Road Best bet number 5 Best bet overview Glory Road’s comeback was useful and a means to an end off the long break, and now, on the stretchout, with a…

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Belmont Syndicate

Belmont Syndicate on Late PK5 ($25 entry fee from their account – 20 account holders – once confirmed, syndicate team make horse selections for late pk5 – census determines horse selections for each race – winnings are equally shared among syndicate team)

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TrackFacts – August, 29th 2020

The above caricature of a race tracker has been a representation of my alter ego for many years. A former student drew it for me some twenty-five years or so ago. I love everything about the jacketed DRF-holding, sandwich-eating, computer-checking figure you might have encountered on any bench or picnic table at Saratoga Race Course. He is, of course, Howie Pixum…and everybody, even horses in the paddock, wants to know Howie Pixum. Enough has been said and written about this uniquely and historical race meeting I will not belabor the point. As we head into it, however, I remain convinced that analysis of a race, any race, must…
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Track Facts August 21st 2020

The above caricature of a race tracker has been a representation of my alter ego for many years. A former student drew it for me some twenty-five years or so ago. I love everything about the jacketed DRF-holding, sandwich-eating, computer-checking figure you might have encountered on any bench or picnic table at Saratoga Race Course. He is, of course, Howie Pixum…and everybody, even horses in the paddock, wants to know Howie Pixum. Enough has been said and written about this uniquely and historical race meeting I will not belabor the point. As we head into it, however, I remain convinced that analysis of a race, any race, must…
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