Weekly jockey review, 4/11/18

Three crucial Kentucky Derby preps, plus opening weekend at Keeneland, are now behind us. Let’s recap the action here, focusing on which jockeys excelled at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado, Manny Franco and Kendrick Carmouche are tied atop the leaderboard one week into the spring…

It Tiz Well should overwhelm the field in the Delaware Oaks

Six fillies will line up to contest the Grade III, $300,000 Delaware Oaks this Saturday at Delaware Park. The 1 1/16th-mile dirt event is the finale on an 11-race card chock-full of stakes events. Approximate post time is 6:35 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #3…

Miss Sky Warrior should fight off all foes in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks headlines a spectacular Friday card at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. A field of 14 three-year-old fillies will go postward in this prestigious 1 1/8-mile test. Estimated post time for the Oaks, the 11th of 13 races on the day, is 6:12 p.m. EST….

Iliad should produce epic performance in Santa Anita Derby

This Saturday’s feature on a stakes-packed card at Santa Anita is the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. It’s Race 8 on an 11-race program, and it drew a field of 13. A total of 170 Kentucky Derby points will be awarded to the top four finishers, with 100 going to the victor. Post…

Songbird primed for Saratoga glory in CCA Oaks

The Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks is the centerpiece of this year’s opening Sunday card at Saratoga, and it does not lack star power. #1 SONGBIRD (4-5, morning-line favorite) is seeking her ninth straight win after starting her career 8-for-8 with seven stakes triumphs. Standing in her way are just four other fillies, headed…