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…

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…

Collected can claim victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The 34th Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place this Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Some of the world’s most accomplished handicap horses, including GUN RUNNER and ARROGATE, will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles on dirt. The field of 11 will go postward at approximately 8:35 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Belmont selections, jockey analysis for 10/28/17

There’s a quartet of stakes races at Belmont Park for their closing Saturday card; we’ll discuss two of them here. There’s plenty of money to be made if you bet the right way. There’s also ample opportunity to pad your Breeders’ Cup bankroll through FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 7 The Grade III…

Empire Showcase Day brings out New York’s best at Belmont

Belmont treats horseplayers to an exciting 11-race card restricted to New York-bred runners this Saturday. Eight total stakes will be contested, including the $300,000 Empire Classic and $250,000 Empire Distaff. Study the races carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 5 The Empire Classic #3 TWISTED TOM (2-1, morning-line favorite) is…

Raven Run selections, jockey analysis

The Grade II, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes is the feature event at Keeneland this Saturday. The seven-furlong dirt sprint drew an evenly-matched field of 11 three-year-old fillies. Going as Race 9 on a 10-race program, post time for the Raven Run is set for 5:30 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in…