Weekly jockey review, 2/22/17; Franco flourishing at Aqueduct

Time to review last week’s racing action with a careful eye on jockeys that are succeeding at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to use this information each week when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco won nine races from 35 mounts last week, including the $100,000 Broadway Stakes aboard Hot City Girl….

Uncontested out for more in Southwest

The Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes is the feature on President’s Day at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/16th-mile event is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for fourth place. The race drew 13 runners, including Smarty Jones winner and likely favorite UNCONTESTED. As always, feel free to check out…

Laurel-loving High Ridge Road looks best in Barbara Fritchie

The Grade II Barbara Fritchie Stakes for female sprinters in the feature at Laurel Park this Saturday. The seven-furlong event worth $300,000 goes as Race 9 on a stakes-packed program; post time is approximately 4:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game in addition to watching and wagering! #1 HIGH…

Weekly jockey review, 2/15/17; victorious Velazquez

Time to take a look back at the week in racing and focus on the jockey performances that stood out. This information could be vital toward success in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, so read carefully! Aqueduct Manny Franco, leading all riders in mounts (135) at “The Big A,” visited the winner’s circle eight times…

Handicap heats on turf and dirt highlight Saturday card at Gulfstream

The Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap and the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap share the spotlight on Saturday. A field of eight will go in the Turf Handicap at 1 1/8-miles, while nine will compete in the one-mile Handicap. Each race carries a purse of $350,000. There will be plenty at stake for the…

McCraken makes seasonal debut in Sam F. Davis

The Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local prep for the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. It’s a Grade III, 1 1/16th-mile event worth $250,000 to Kentucky Derby-minded three-year-olds. Undefeated MCCRAKEN leads a field of nine in pursuit of valuable Derby points (10 to the winner down to one for…

Weekly jockey review, 2/8/17; Rosario resurgent at Gulfstream

Let’s take a look back at last week’s racing and highlight the jockey performances that stood out. In case you missed it, here’s last week’s inaugural installment. As always, be sure to use this information when taking part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. had a splendid Super Bowl Sunday, hitting…

Santa Anita stakes, jockey analysis for 2/4/17

Santa Anita hosts four graded stakes on Saturday, featuring some of the top horses in training in Southern California. We’ll go over a pair of them here. Don’t forget to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 8 (Post time: 7:00 p.m. EST) The Grade II San…

Can Classic Empire be conquered in the Holy Bull?

The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes highlights a terrific 12-race card at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. Going as the finale, the Holy Bull pits eight three-year-olds against last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner CLASSIC EMPIRE. The 1 1/16th-mile heat is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to first down to one point to the 4th-place…

El Areeb stands out in the Withers

The Grade III, $250,000 Withers Stakes for three-year-olds is the feature at Aqueduct this Saturday. The race is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for the 4th-place finisher. Jerome Stakes winner #4 EL AREEB is the headliner, but he faces nine up-and-coming opponents at 1 1/16th-miles. The Withers is…