Classy American Anthem should prevail in San Carlos

The seven-furlong San Carlos Stakes is the closing Saturday feature at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000 event drew a field of eight older sprinters. Post time for the San Carlos, Race 11 of 12 on the program, is 8:28 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #4 AMERICAN…

Core Beliefs is central to Ohio Derby wagering strategy

The Grade III Ohio Derby is the Saturday feature at Thistledown. A field of 12 three-year-olds will pursue a $500,000 purse in this 1 1/8-mile showdown. Post time for the Ohio Derby, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 6:10 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…

Ballagh Rocks should roll to Poker repeat

The Grade III, $300,000 Poker Stakes is the Father’s Day feature at Belmont Park. A field of eight has assembled for this one-mile turf challenge, including defending champ BALLAGH ROCKS and multiple Grade I winner OSCAR PERFORMANCE. The Poker, Race 9 of 10 on the day, goes off at 5:50 p.m. EST. In addition to…

Backyard Heaven should continue win streak in Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the centerpiece on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. A field of nine older males will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main course. The Stephen Foster goes as Race 8 on a stakes-laden 11-race program; post time is 9:39 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in…

Chocolate Martini seems superior in Summertime Oaks

Three-year-old fillies take center stage at Santa Anita in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a field of six, led by recent Kentucky Oaks contender CHOCOLATE MARTINI. Post time for the Summertime Oaks, Race 6 of 11 on the day, is 6:00 p.m. EST.  In addition to watching and wagering,…

Weekly jockey review, 6/13/18; Smith completes rare Triple Crown atop Justify

The Belmont Stakes and its accompanying action at Belmont Park will encompass most of this week’s jockey review. However, Churchill and Santa Anita will also be discussed. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Mike Smith masterfully guided Justify to victory in gate-to-wire style in the Belmont Stakes to complete…

Hofburg should spoil Justify’s Triple Crown bid in Belmont Stakes

The Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes takes place for the 150th time on Saturday at New York’s Belmont Park. JUSTIFY looks to become the 13th Triple Crown winner (and the second to be undefeated in doing so) while pitted against nine rivals in this 1 1/2-mile test of stamina. The Belmont, Race 11 of…

Belmont selections, jockey analysis for Friday, 6/8/18

Five stakes races are on tap at Belmont Park on the day before the Belmont Stakes. We’ll take a look at a pair of them here. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 9 (Post time: 5:14 p.m. EST) The Grade II New York Stakes…

Weekly jockey review, 6/6/18; Belmont, Penn, Santa Anita highlights

Belmont and Penn National shared the spotlight on the east coast on the Saturday before the Belmont Stakes, while Santa Anita featured stakes action out west all weekend long. We’ll see which jockeys fared best here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz won six times last week…