Weekly jockey review, 3/7/18; Evin Roman’s birthday week to remember

We’ll look at the riding happenings at four different venues from coast to coast in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to study the trends if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct There were just two days of racing at “The Big A” last week (Friday’s card was canceled due to weather), but…

El Areeb stands out in the Withers

The Grade III, $250,000 Withers Stakes for three-year-olds is the feature at Aqueduct this Saturday. The race is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for the 4th-place finisher. Jerome Stakes winner #4 EL AREEB is the headliner, but he faces nine up-and-coming opponents at 1 1/16th-miles. The Withers is…

Belmont picks, jockey analysis for Empire Showcase Day

New York breds will be front-and-center on Saturday’s Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. All 11 races on the program are restricted to state-breds, highlighted by the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the main track (Race 10, approximately 5:19 p.m. EST). I’ll discuss this event in great detail here, but be sure…