Weekly jockey review, 2/19/19; Ortiz Jr. seizes command at Gulfstream

It’s time to recap the horse racing action from the extended holiday week that featured two Kentucky Derby preps. We’ll make stops across the country highlighting some of the best jockey performances over the last few days. Aqueduct It was a mostly quiet week for Manny Franco, as he won just twice at Aqueduct and…

Jersey Agenda is a breakout candidate in Southwest Stakes

Oaklawn Park’s Presidents Day feature is the Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes, which lured 11 three-year-olds. The second milestone on Arkansas’ road to the Kentucky Derby is worth 10 Derby points to the winner. The 1 1/16th-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races on the day at Oaklawn, goes postward at 6:09 p.m. EST. #5…

Springboard Mile top two return in Smarty Jones

The opening day feature this Friday at Oaklawn Park is the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. Nine Kentucky Derby hopefuls will line up for the one-mile affair. There are 10 Derby points available to the winner, down to one point for fourth. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #7…

Breeders’ Cup Friday selections, jockey analysis

Two-year-old champions will emerge as the Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday at Churchill Downs. Five races for juveniles, including the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, comprise Races 5 through 9 on the Churchill card. We’ll discuss two of them here. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…

Weekly jockey review, 9/19/18

We’ll make stops in New York, Kentucky and California in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to use this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano didn’t win any races during Belmont’s three-day week, but he maintains the lead in the jockey standings over John Velazquez, 9-8. Castellano was busy at Woodbine…

Talented Talk Veuve To Me can upset the Alabama

The Grade I, $600,000 Alabama Stakes is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. Eight fillies and mares will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles over the main track. The field is led by multiple graded stakes winner MIDNIGHT BISOU and up-and-comer TALK VEUVE TO ME. Post time for the Alabama, Race 9 on a…

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…

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…

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…