Category: FREE RACE SELECTIONS

CHRISTIECAT: ON TURF PLEASE

Depending on weather handicappers, there will be showers Friday morning on Long Island, then the forecast gets dicey: Either more showers in the afternoon, or

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A PROMISING HOPEFUL

If you’re annoyed by the fact that Steve Asmussen has three of the seven starters in the closing day Grade 1 Hopeful I think you

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SPA: FULL OF MISCHIEF

And that’s what makes this renewal so far. Only seven fillies in it, three with varying degrees of quickness and turn of foot and another

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A WOODWARD COUP

As mentioned in yesterday’s graded entry down memory lane, we think Tom d’Tate (4-1) is he most interesting of all the Woodward entrants. He’s improved

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WHO LIKES FIG JELLY?

We do, in today’s Lucky Coin at the Spa. We all know Disco Partner (8-5) is a worthy favorite and most probable winner. He’s done

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SPA THURSDAY: CRYSTALLE

This is becoming old hat; taking maidens against winners in juvenile stakes going long on turf at Saratoga. But Crystalle (3-1) in only a maiden

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IN EAGER ANTICIPATION

Chances are better than 50-50 that one of the juvenile in today’s G3 With Anticipation Stakes will be seen again on Futures Friday, NOV 1

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GOING TO WAR

I believe this might be becoming a a habit, but we’re going to break our self-imposed handicapping rule by taking a first-time turfer vs. proven

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AN HONORABLE TRAVERS

If requiring long-winded reasons why, see extended column on HRI homepage. Otherwise, we’re going on record with Code of Honor (4-1) to win, taking no

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DON’T BE RISKAVERSE

We’re hoping that Wednesday’s sudden storm doesn’t result in rescheduling the one-mile Riskaverse Stakes to the main track. Because the rains came late in the

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WHEN TODD COMES CALLING

Class relief was the difference between victory and defeat for Blue Prize Sunday, dropping from graded stakes to listed company. Will the same angle work

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SUMMER STAKES TO BE

Race favorite Blue Prize (4-5) looks like a layover in Sunday’s Summer Colony Stakes and we won’t try to beat her. Let me count the

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INSCRUTABLE PACIFIC CLASSIC

At first blush, Pacific Classic early line favorite Seeking the Soul looks like the right horse. But can he give two big efforts back to

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BETTORS ALABAMA BOUND

On paper, it’s very difficult to get away from the two early favorites; Dunbar Road (8-5) and Point of Honor (5-2). When last seen, Dunbar

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