Wicked Indeed gets tepid nod in wide-open Sunland Derby

The final 50-point Kentucky Derby prep, the Sunland Derby, takes place this Sunday at Sunland Park. The Grade III, $800,000 event will be contested with a field of 10 at 1 1/8-miles. Post time for the Sunland Derby, Race 11 of 12 on the day, is 7:30 p.m. EST. #1 MUCHO GUSTO (8-5, morning-line favorite)…

Galilean gets first shot vs. open company in Rebel

Oaklawn Park will be the site for two crucial Kentucky Derby preps on Saturday, as they split their Grade II Rebel Stakes into two divisions. The first division of the 1 1/16th-mile heat, which drew a field of nine, is slated for Race 8. Approximate post time for the $750,000 Rebel is 5:57 p.m. EST….

Nolo Contesto holds value in Robert B. Lewis

The Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes anchors the action at Santa Anita this Saturday. A potentially sloppy track could throw a wrench into the works, but with little wet-track form to go on, handicappers shouldn’t worry about having to dramatically alter their strategy. Post time for the 1 1/16th-mile Robert B. Lewis, the…

Weekly jockey review, 12/12/18

Winter racing has arrived in full force, with Aqueduct and Gulfstream settling into their respective schedules. As for the west coast, Los Alamitos’ short December session is underway. Here’s an update on the performances of some of the top jockeys at those circuits. Be sure to study this information carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily…

California’s best two-year-olds to shine in Los Alamitos Futurity, Starlet

Los Alamitos Racecourse hosts two Grade I events this Saturday, as the $300,000 Los Alamitos Futurity and $300,000 Starlet Stakes co-star on a nine-race program. Six two-year-old colts go in the former, and six two-year-old fillies compete in the latter. Each event will be contested at 1 1/16th-miles. In addition to watching and wagering, be…

Solomini should start his season with a Rebel win

The penultimate stepping stone on Arkansas’ Kentucky Derby trail, the Grade II, $900,000 Rebel Stakes, takes place this Saturday at Oaklawn Park. There’s 50 Derby points available to the winner, down to five points for finishing fourth. A field of 11 will be led to the gate at approximately 7:09 p.m. EST for this 1…

Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…