Picco Uno can earn redemption in Garland of Roses

The Garland of Roses Stakes for filly and mare sprinters is the Saturday feature at Aqueduct. A competitive field of seven will go six furlongs over the main course in pursuit of a $100,000 purse. Post time for the Garland of Roses, the eighth of nine races on the card, is 3:47 p.m. EST. As…

Weekly jockey review, 12/6/17; Jaramillo off to good start at Gulfstream

The thoroughbred action continues as the calendar year enters the homestretch! See which jockeys excelled at the recently-opened Gulfstream and Los Alamitos meets and check in on happenings at Aqueduct. Don’t forget to get involved in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Jose Ortiz, on the strength of a six-win week, climbed to the top…

Practical Joke should get perfect setup in Cigar Mile

The last Grade I of the year in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile, takes place this Saturday at Aqueduct. The main-track handicap drew a field of 10 looking to end their 2017 campaign on a high note. The last of 10 races on a spectacular card, the Cigar will go off at 4:16 p.m….

Cigar Mile day undercard picks and jockey analysis; 12/2/17

The Grade I Cigar Mile is just one of four stakes scheduled for Saturday at Aqueduct. We’ll take a look at the Go For Wand, Demoiselle and Remsen here. You can find my Cigar Mile selections here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Race 6: The Grade III Go…

Weekly jockey review, 11/29/17; Lanerie, Prat wrap up meet titles

It’s time to review the thoroughbred action from Thanksgiving week! See which jockeys are riding high going into December. And don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has a narrow lead over the Ortiz brothers after a six-win week at “The Big A.” That included an 11-1 upset…

Honorable Duty can capture Clark Handicap

The Grade I, $500,000 Clark Handicap is the feature on “Black Friday” at Churchill Downs. A field of nine will be asked to go 1 1/8-miles over the main track in this prestigious event. Scheduled as the 11th of 12 races on the day, post time for the Clark is 5:56 p.m. EST. Don’t forget…

Stallwalkin’ Dude seeks another stakes score in Fall Highweight

Aqueduct’s traditional Thanksgiving feature, the Grade III, $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, takes place for the 104th time this Thursday. Nine sprinters will pack on the extra pounds as they take to the main track for this six furlong sprint. Post time for the Fall Highweight, the eighth of nine scheduled races, is 3:20 p.m. EST….

Dona Bruja can get back on track in Cardinal Handicap

The Grade III, $100,000 Cardinal Handicap is the feature on an 11-race Saturday card at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of 12 fillies and mares looking to add to their career résumés. Post time for the Cardinal, the 10th race of the day, is 5:24 p.m. EST. As always, be…