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…

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….

Delta Prince looms large in Artie Schiller

The Artie Schiller Stakes, a $150,000 event for open-company turfers, highlights the Saturday action at Aqueduct. The one-mile heat drew a field of 11 plus one MTO. Post time for the Artie Schiller, the eighth of nine scheduled races, is 3:47 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel free to try out FanXT’s Daily…

Weekly jockey review, 11/15/17; Prat pours it on at Del Mar

Here’s a round-up of who’s riding hot at some of the nation’s preeminent racing venues. These jockeys will look to keep the momentum going as the lucrative Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. springboarded to his customary spot atop the Aqueduct leaderboard after a seven-win…

Call Provision will roll late in Red Smith

The Grade III, $200,000 Red Smith Handicap, a 1 3/8-mile turf event, is the Saturday feature at Aqueduct. A field of 12 has assembled for this heat, which goes as Race 8 on a nine-race program. Post time is estimated at 3:47 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…