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…

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…

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…

Wuheida looks to rule in QE II Challenge Cup

The Grade I, $500,000 QE II Challenge Cup is the feature race this Saturday at Keeneland. The 1 1/8-mile turf event drew a solid field of 11 three-year-old fillies. Going as the ninth of 10 races, post time for the QE II Challenge Cup is 5:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to study the entire Keeneland…

Wide-open clash in Belmont’s Turf Classic

The Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic headlines the action at Belmont Park this Saturday. A field of 10 with Breeders’ Cup Turf aspirations has assembled for this 1 1/2-mile contest. The Joe Hirsch goes as the 10th and final race of the day at Belmont; estimated post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. Be sure…

West Coast seeks another east coast win in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is this Saturday’s feature race at Parx. Travers winner WEST COAST leads a cast of 10 three-year-old colts who will head postward at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 11th race on a 13-race program that also features the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion. Several…

Sky’s the limit for Fifty Five in Sands Point

The Grade II, $400,000 Sands Point Stakes is the feature race at Belmont this Saturday. A field of 10 (with one MTO) three-year-old fillies has assembled for this 1 1/8th-mile grass test. Post time for the Sands Point, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:45 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to…

Deauville tops accomplished Arlington Million cast

A field of 12 will assemble for the 35th running of the Grade I Arlington Million. The 1 1/4-mile turf classic goes as Race 11 on a 12-race program this Saturday at Arlington Park. Post time is estimated at 7:19 p.m. EST. A strong foreign contingent is present in the Arlington Million, as usual, but…

Disco Partner goes for four straight in Fourstardave

The Grade I, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. A field of six (excluding the MTO) will line up for the one-mile turf test at approximately 6:28 p.m. EST. The Fourstardave is the 10th of 11 races on the day. As always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…