Weekly jockey review, 8/15/18

Saratoga and Del Mar will once again be the focus of the jockey review column, but we’ll also highlight some of the action from Arlington Million weekend in Illinois. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. won four stakes last week, two at Saratoga…

Good Samaritan should spring Whitney upset

The historic Grade I, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes will be renewed for the 91st time at Saratoga this Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile classic drew nine of the best older males in America, led by DIVERSIFY and MIND YOUR BISCUITS. Post time for the Whitney, Race 9 of 11 on the day, is 5:46 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 8/1/18; Saez scores early and often at Saratoga

Time to reveal which jockeys stayed hot, which picked up steam, and which are struggling after two weeks of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar. We’ll also review some of the action from Haskell Day at Monmouth Park. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Saratoga Luis Saez got lost in…

Vino Rosso should pour it on late in Jim Dandy

The Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes for three-year-olds highlights the Saturday action at Saratoga. A field of five will line up for this key prep toward next month’s Grade I Travers Stakes. Post time for the Jim Dandy, Race 10 on a stakes-rich 11-race card, is 6:18 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and…

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…

Proctor’s Ledge should down Brown’s trio in the Diana

Seven of the best grass females in the country will duke it out in the Grade I, $500,000 Diana Stakes on opening Saturday at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile turf classic is the headliner on an 11-race program that commences at 1 p.m. EST. Post time for the Diana, Race 10, is 6:18 p.m. EST. In…

Elate should make her backers happy in Delaware Handicap

Delaware Park’s centerpiece event, the Grade II, $750,000 Delaware Handicap, takes place this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile event drew a field of nine older fillies and mares led by multiple Grade I winner ELATE. Post time for the Delaware Handicap, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 5:35 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…

Toinette can take division’s top spot with Belmont Oaks win

Three-year-old grass fillies will try their hand in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Belmont Oaks at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile turf event attracted a field of 10. Post time for the Belmont Oaks, Race 8 on Belmont’s stakes-laden “Stars & Stripes Day” program, is 5:46 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t…

Picking Telekinesis is the right move in the Queen’s Plate

The $1 million Queen’s Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, takes place this Saturday at Woodbine. The 1 1/4-mile synthetic dirt event drew a field of 16 Ontario-bred three-year-olds. Several noteworthy jockeys have shipped in, so study this race carefully if playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #10 TELEKINESIS is the logical…