Play of the Day – May 30th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 30, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 3 Overview A weak 10k N2L that doesn’t have much, as several enter off-form and toiling as lifetime 1’fers. Pace There’s really none here to keep #3 FIGHTVILLE (3-1) from making a loose and lonely lead, and when a lot of the stalker/closers aren’t much, that’s a great scenario. Trends The main track was on the fair side all of last week, as several winners came from a stalking and even closing position. Best Bet FIGHTVILLE Number 3 Morning Line (3-1) Best Bet Overview #3 FIGHTVILLE (3-1): Expected Lone F should be able to make…

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Play of the Day – May 29th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 29, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 4 Overview A solid 20k starter-allowance with some sharp form entered, and what looks like an hot pace too, that should set up #1 DON’T FORGET (7-2). Pace There’s a lot here, with #4 Samurai Prince (3-1) and #5 Divine Leader (8-5) right next to each other, which means something might have to give, and that would suit #1 DON’T FORGET (7-2). Trends The main track was on the fair side all of last week, as several winners came from a stalking and even closing position. Best Bet DON’T FORGET Number 1 Morning Line (7-2)…

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Play of the Day – May 28th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 28, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 11 Overview A ridiculously deep N2L for 3yo fillies, with several that have shown winning credentials, which means looking for a price is a must. Pace It looks hot and contested, especially down inside, as several want to motor early, which could set this up for a stalker/closer from off the pace in the lane. Trends The main track was on the fair side all of last week, as several winners came from a stalking and even closing position. Best Bet CODE FOR SUCCESS Number 10 Morning Line (12-1) Best Bet Overview #10 CODE FOR…

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Play of the Day – May 27th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 27, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 6 Overview A deep and competitive 10k starter-allowance that could go any number of different ways, which means looking for value seems imperative. Pace It looks honest, as several want to be involved early, so the ability to pass horses in the lane should help. Trends The main track was on the fair side all of last week, as several winners came from a stalking and even closing position. Best Bet EAGLE PASS Number 3 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview #3 EAGLE PASS (5-1): Router cuts back off a slew of solid two-turn races,…

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Play of the Day – May 26th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 26, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 4 Overview A relatively deep N2L for 30k, though class dropper #5 BELLA CONCHITA (2-1) seems to be in a good spot to pick up her second career victory. Pace There doesn’t appear to be too much here, so tactical speed should be viewed as a good commodity. Trends They haven’t run too many turf races and/or enough to really get a true feel, but it does seem to play a bit to outside stalker/closers who are running down the crown of the course. Best Bet BELLA CONCHITA Number 5 Morning Line (2-1) Best Bet…

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Play of the Day – May 22nd 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 22, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 9 Overview A wide, wide open 75k MCL’er with several who come out of the MSW ranks. Pace There looks to be plenty here, as several have shown speed in the past, so expect a contested pace. Trends The main track tilted towards speed over the past week, though nothing too out of the norm. Best Bet SMARTY JOHN Number 5 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview #5 SMARTY JOHN (5-1): Foley claim actually rises in class, which is a confident sign, especially since several here are dropping from the MSW ranks, and this is…

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Preakness 147 Preview

Race 13 – The Preakness – Grade I – One Mile and Three Sixteenths on the Dirt for Three Year Olds
We have nine entered here with three coming out of the Kentucky Derby, led by Epicenter who was a very good second two weeks ago.
D. Wayne Lukas goes for his record tying seventh Preakness Stakes with the filly Secret Oath. She would be the seventh filly to win the Preakness Stakes. While two fillies have won this race recently (Swiss Skydiver in 2020 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009) – Rachel’s win was the first filly win in the Preakness since Nellie Morse in 1924. By chance, 1924 was the last year that this race was run at a mile and an eighth.

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Play of the Day – Preakness 147 May 21st 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 21, 2022 Track Pimlico Race Course Race 5 Overview A solid renewal of the G3 Gallorette, as it has two potential stars in #2 CRYSTAL CLIFFS (2-1) and #4 Technical Analysis (7-5). Pace There’s not much here, which means #4 Technical Analysis (7-5) may get loose, though there are a few others who could at least keep her entertained early. Trends N/A Best Bet CRYSTAL CLIFFS Number 2 Morning Line (2-1) Best Bet Overview #2 CRYSTAL CLIFFS (2-1): Talented mare has never been able to put it together or keep a campaign going but her comeback GP win was absolutely devastating,…

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Play of the Day – May 21st 2022

Play of the Day Race Date May 21, 2022 Track Churchill Downs Race 2 Overview A meek 50k starter-allowance that sees more than a few entering off duds, while #3 FABRICATE (8-5) goes off the claim for Cox and Dubb, after a sharp 2nd at Kee. Pace There’s not much here, which suggests a compact group early. Trends The main track tilted towards speed over the past week, though nothing too out of the norm. Best Bet FABRICATE Number 3 Morning Line (8-5) Best Bet Overview #3 FABRICATE (8-5): It’s not often you see Cox claim one but he used to be aces with these types, and with…

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