Weekly jockey review, 7/24/19; Saez is sharp at Saratoga, Monmouth

The Saratoga and Del Mar summer meets are in full swing, and FanXT has the highlights from last week at these circuits covered below. Haskell weekend at Monmouth Park will also be discussed. Saratoga Jose Ortiz won eight times at “The Spa” last week to take the lead in the Saratoga jockey standings. Among his…

Marckie’s Water can make a splash in Charles Whittingham

Some of California’s best turf horses will take center stage in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 1 1/4-mile classic attracted a field of seven. Post time for the Charles Whittingham, Race 7 of 10 on the day, is 7:03 p.m. ET. #3 MARCKIE’S WATER (5-2, morning-line favorite) seeks his…

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,…

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….

It’s all about Accelerate in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s signature summer event, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight, led by potential division champ ACCELERATE, will line up for the 1 1/4-mile heat. Post time for the Pacific Classic, Race 10 of 11 on a stakes-laden program, is 9:43 p.m. EST. In addition to…

Weekly jockey review, 7/25/18; Saratoga, Del Mar opening week wrap-ups

It was a thrilling first week at Del Mar and Saratoga. We’ll recap the action from a jockeys angle here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Javier Castellano dominated early at “The Spa,” winning eight races over four days, including a Monday hat-trick. Castellano also recorded a win in Saturday’s Sanford…

Hunt seeks repeat score in Eddie Read

Some of California’s best turfers take the spotlight in the Grade II, $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar. The 1 1/8-mile event drew a field of 11. Post time for the Eddie Read, Race 8 on a nine-race program, is 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel free to try out…

Weekly jockey review, 7/26/17; off and running at Saratoga, Del Mar

The nation’s top two summer venues for racing, Saratoga and Del Mar, opened for business last week to much fanfare. There’s plenty to discuss regarding jockey performances from those two tracks, so let’s get right to it. Don’t forget to apply this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Rafael Bejarano is…

It’s all about Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

The Grade II, $300,000 San Diego Handicap is “must-see TV” this Saturday, as the mighty ARROGATE makes his first start since his impressive victory in the Dubai World Cup. A field of five will go 1 1/16th-miles on Del Mar’s main oval at approximately 9:10 p.m. EST. The San Diego is the ninth of 10…