Instilled Regard, Principe Guilherme rematch in Risen Star

The Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes will be renewed at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. Ten three-year-olds will line up in pursuit of valuable Kentucky Derby points (50 to the winner down to five for running fourth) for this 1 1/16th-mile test. The Risen Star is Race 9 on a 12-race card and has…

Catholic Boy should be convincing winner of Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. A field of seven Kentucky Derby aspirants will assemble for this 1 1/16th-mile heat. Post time for the Sam F. Davis, the 10th of 12 races on the card, is…

Weekly jockey review, 1/31/18; Saez is super at Gulfstream

We’ll recap the action at five different tracks from a jockey perspective, looking at which riders did best at their respective circuits. As always, don’t forget to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Kendrick Carmouche won eight times over the four-day racing week to assert command in the jockey standings at…

Pegasus World Cup goes through Gun Runner

The much-anticipated Grade I Pegasus World Cup takes place this Saturday at Gulfstream Park. A field of 12 (with two also-eligibles) will line up at approximately 5:35 p.m. EST for this 1 1/8-mile challenge. The Pegasus goes as the finale on a 12-race program loaded with stakes events. Each entrant was charged $1 million for…

Bal Harbour seeks third straight stakes score in Mucho Macho Man

The $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes is the featured race at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. Though it doesn’t carry any points toward the Kentucky Derby, the one-mile dirt stake is still an important stepping stone toward the first Saturday in May. A field of eight three-year-old colts will line up at the starting gate at…

Ageless Page McKenney holds value in Harlan’s Holiday

The Grade III, $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes anchors Saturday’s stakes-laden card at Gulfstream Park. An accomplished field of nine will race over the tricky 1 1/16th-mile dirt configuration at approximately 4:06 p.m. EST. The Harlan’s Holiday is the ninth of a scheduled 11 races at Gulfstream. As always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Weekly jockey review, 12/6/17; Jaramillo off to good start at Gulfstream

The thoroughbred action continues as the calendar year enters the homestretch! See which jockeys excelled at the recently-opened Gulfstream and Los Alamitos meets and check in on happenings at Aqueduct. Don’t forget to get involved in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Jose Ortiz, on the strength of a six-win week, climbed to the top…

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…