Digital Age, Spanish Mission tough to split in Jockey Club Derby

The inaugural $1 million Jockey Club Derby highlights opening Saturday at Belmont Park’s fall meet. Nine three-year-old colts will line up at the gate for the 1 1/2-mile turf test, the final leg of the newly-minted Turf Trinity. Post time for the Jockey Club Derby, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:47 p.m….

Edisa a logical choice in Jockey Club Oaks

The $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks is among the appealing stakes races on opening Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 3/8-mile turf heat, the final leg of the newly-minted Turf Tiara, drew a field of eight three-year-old fillies. Post time for the inaugural Jockey Club Oaks, Race 9 of 11 on the day, is 5:15 p.m….

A Thread of Blue eyes another stakes score in Penn Mile

The Grade II, $500,000 Penn Mile is the highlight of a special 12-race program at Penn National on Saturday. The turf event for three-year-olds lured a field of nine. Post time for the Penn Mile, Race 11 on the card, is estimated for 7:50 p.m. ET. #2 A THREAD OF BLUE (5-2, morning-line favorite) had…

Haikal gets the call in the Gotham

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues this Saturday with the Grade III, $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. A field of eight, led by the highly-regarded INSTAGRAND, will be tested over one mile on the main oval. The Gotham awards 50 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, down to five for running fourth. Post…

Marconi looks like a Withers winner

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues with Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Six colts will clash in this 1 1/8-mile contest at approximately 4:35 p.m. EST. The Withers is the eighth of a scheduled nine races. Be sure to study this heat carefully if playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game!…

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…

Dickinson cast in upset role in Jenny Wiley

The Grade I, $350,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes is the Saturday feature at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, KY. Race 10 on the program, the 1 1/16th-mile turf event attracted eight fillies and mares, including fan favorite LADY ELI. Post time for the Jenny Wiley is estimated at 6:12 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in…

Laurel-loving High Ridge Road looks best in Barbara Fritchie

The Grade II Barbara Fritchie Stakes for female sprinters in the feature at Laurel Park this Saturday. The seven-furlong event worth $300,000 goes as Race 9 on a stakes-packed program; post time is approximately 4:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game in addition to watching and wagering! #1 HIGH…

Jockey Spotlight: Kendrick Carmouche

Kendrick Carmouche has established himself as one of the better riders in the game since relocating from Parx to the NYRA circuit in 2015. He’s won multiple graded stakes since moving there full-time and posted career highs in earnings in back-to-back years. He had won four straight riding titles at Parx from 2008 to 2011…

Jockey Spotlight: Junior Alvarado

Junior Alvarado has dreamed big all his life, and his dreams have become reality since he took out his jockey’s license in 2007. Alvarado has won eight Grade I races since coming to America, and has forged key partnerships with trainers Bill Mott, Kiaran McLaughlin and Christophe Clement, among others. Alvarado was inspired to become…