Kentucky Derby undercard analysis, 5/4/19

There are stakes races galore in the run-up to the 145th Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled as Race 12 of 14 on Saturday at Churchill Downs. We’ll discuss a pair of them below. Churchill Race 8 (Post time: 2:45 p.m. Eastern) The Grade I, $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Seven furlongs on dirt #8 MITOLE (7-2,…

Bellafina appears vulnerable in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks puts three-year-old fillies in the spotlight at Churchill Downs on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby. The prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat drew an overflow field of 16, including two also-eligibles. Post time for the Kentucky Oaks, Race 11 on a lucrative 13-race program, is 6:12 p.m. Eastern. #15…

Lady Apple is most appealing in Fantasy

The Grade III, $500,000 Fantasy Stakes is set for Friday at Oaklawn Park on the eve of the Arkansas Derby. The 1 1/16th-mile Kentucky Oaks prep drew a competitive field of 12. Going as Race 8 of 10 on the day, estimated post time for the Fantasy is 5:42 p.m. Eastern. #4 LADY APPLE (6-1)…

Haikal gets the call in the Gotham

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues this Saturday with the Grade III, $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. A field of eight, led by the highly-regarded INSTAGRAND, will be tested over one mile on the main oval. The Gotham awards 50 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, down to five for running fourth. Post…

Rymska should roll to Suwannee River score

The Grade III, $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes is the richest race on tap for Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/8-mile grass event for older fillies and mares drew a field of eight, including heavily-favored RYMSKA. Owing to her presence, Gulfstream officials decided to card the Suwannee River as the sixth of 12 races. Approximate…

Bricks and Mortar can build on solid reputation in Pegasus Turf

The inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational shares center stage with the prestigious Pegasus World Cup on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The Grade I, $7 million event, previously run as the Gulfstream Park Turf, will be contested at 1 3/16th-miles. A field of 10 will face up to the gate at approximately 4:51 p.m. EST….

Liam the Charmer is most appealing in San Gabriel

The Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes is the feature race this Saturday at Santa Anita. A 1 1/8-mile turf event, the San Gabriel attracted a field of 10. It will go as the seventh of 10 races, with post time estimated for 6:04 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel free to…

Weekly jockey review, 12/4/18

Aqueduct and Del Mar wrapped up their fall meets last weekend, while Gulfstream just began their prestigious winter championship meet. Let’s review the action here and see which jockeys are thriving heading into the final month of the year. Be sure to note this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct The fall…

Vasilika can run winning streak to nine in Matriarch

The Grade I, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes is the feature on closing Sunday at Del Mar. The one-mile grass event drew a full field of 14, led by VASILIKA. The Matriarch goes as Race 7 of 9 on the day, with an estimated post time of 6:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be…

River Boyne should keep rolling in Hollywood Derby

A field of 14, led by RIVER BOYNE, will contest Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. The 1 1/8-mile turf event goes as the seventh of nine races, with post time estimated at 6:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #4 RIVER BOYNE (5-2, morning-line…