Weekly jockey review, 12/18/18

It’s time to recap last week’s horse racing action from across the country, focusing on jockey achievements. The ongoing winter meets at Aqueduct and Gulfstream will be discussed, as well as the recently-concluded Los Al meet. As always, be sure to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado built on his strong start…

Momentum is with Runaway Lute in Fall Highweight

Aqueduct’s traditional Thanksgiving Day feature, the Fall Highweight, anchors the action on Thursday. A field of nine sprinters will pack on a few extra pounds for this Grade III, $200,000 handicap. Post time for the six-furlong Fall Highweight, the eighth of nine races on the day, is 3:20 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part…

Aqueduct-loving Call Provision gets the nod in Red Smith

The Grade III, $200,000 Red Smith Stakes is the feature on Saturday at Aqueduct. There are 10 turf runners in the body of the field along with three AEs and three MTOs. Post time for the 1 3/8-mile Red Smith, the eighth of nine races on the day, is 3:47 p.m. EST. As always, feel…

Expect formful results despite full field in Woodward

The historic Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes highlights the final Saturday card of the year at Saratoga. A full field of 14 will contest this 1 1/8-mile event. The Woodward goes as Race 11 of 12; approximate post time is 6:47 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t forget to take part in…

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…

Possible pace collapse in Fourstardave paves way for Delta Prince

The illustrious Grade I Fourstardave Handicap will be renewed this Saturday at Saratoga. Six runners (excluding the MTO) will vie for a $500,000 purse going one mile on the inner turf course. Post time for the Fourstardave, scheduled as Race 8 on an 11-race program, is 5:02 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Core Beliefs is central to Ohio Derby wagering strategy

The Grade III Ohio Derby is the Saturday feature at Thistledown. A field of 12 three-year-olds will pursue a $500,000 purse in this 1 1/8-mile showdown. Post time for the Ohio Derby, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 6:10 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…

Ballagh Rocks should roll to Poker repeat

The Grade III, $300,000 Poker Stakes is the Father’s Day feature at Belmont Park. A field of eight has assembled for this one-mile turf challenge, including defending champ BALLAGH ROCKS and multiple Grade I winner OSCAR PERFORMANCE. The Poker, Race 9 of 10 on the day, goes off at 5:50 p.m. EST. In addition to…

Weekly jockey review, 6/6/18; Belmont, Penn, Santa Anita highlights

Belmont and Penn National shared the spotlight on the east coast on the Saturday before the Belmont Stakes, while Santa Anita featured stakes action out west all weekend long. We’ll see which jockeys fared best here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz won six times last week…

Vino Rosso should uncork winning effort in Tampa Bay Derby

Precious Kentucky Derby points are at stake in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby. Fifty points will be awarded to the winner of Tampa Bay Downs’ richest race, down to five points to fourth. A field of 11 has been entered for this 1 1/16th-mile test going at 5:20 p.m. EST, though scratches are…