Weekly jockey review, 4/11/18

Three crucial Kentucky Derby preps, plus opening weekend at Keeneland, are now behind us. Let’s recap the action here, focusing on which jockeys excelled at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado, Manny Franco and Kendrick Carmouche are tied atop the leaderboard one week into the spring…

Free Drop Billy returns to Keeneland for Blue Grass Stakes

The Grade II, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes, this Saturday’s feature at Keeneland, carries major Kentucky Derby implications. The race offers 170 total points, with 100 going to the winner in this field of 14 (plus one also-eligible). The 1 1/8-mile Blue Grass goes as Race 10 of 11, with an approximate post time of…

Justify tries to validate the hype in the Santa Anita Derby

Precious Kentucky Derby points are on the line in Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby this Saturday. Santa Anita’s marquee event for three-year-olds, the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby offers 170 Derby points in all, with 100 going to the winner. A field of seven will compete in the ninth of 13 races at…

Restoring Hope ready to roll in Wood Memorial

Aqueduct’s road to the Kentucky Derby concludes this Saturday with the 94th running of the Grade II, $750,000 Wood Memorial. A field of nine three-year-olds will vie for 170 Derby points (with 100 going to the winner) over 1 1/8-miles. The Wood Memorial is the 10th race on a stakes-laden 11-race card; approximate post time…

Weekly jockey review, 4/4/18; Saez sizzles at Gulfstream

Three major circuits, Aqueduct, Gulfstream and the Fair Grounds, wrapped up winter meetings this past week; we’ll recap the action here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco secured his first ever NYRA jockey title with a Saturday riding double. The final margin over Dylan Davis was 61-47….