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…

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….

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…

‘Divining’ a winner in Kelso Handicap

Belmont hosts the Grade II, $300,000 Kelso Handicap, a logical prep for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, this Saturday. The one-mile Kelso, Race 9 on a 10-race card, drew a field of six. Estimated post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. Be sure to study this race carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game!…

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…

Distance specialist Bigger Picture out for more in Bowling Green

The Grade II, $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes came up strong on a star-studded Saturday card at Saratoga. The Grade II Jim Dandy, Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Grade II Amsterdam are also part of the 11-race extravaganza, with the Bowling Green going off as Race 9. Post time for the 1 3/8-mile turf event…

Weekly jockey review, 7/19/17; Jose Ortiz bests his brother at Belmont

Belmont and Los Alamitos wrapped up this week, setting the stage for the summer’s premier venues; Saratoga and Del Mar! Let’s take a look at how some of the country’s best jockeys fared along both coasts. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz caught and passed his brother Irad…