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…

Classy Cal-breds collide in Derby, Oaks at Santa Anita

The California Cup Derby and California Cup Oaks will be contested this holiday Monday at Santa Anita. The Derby drew just five but features GALILEAN, while the Oaks attracted nine. Without further ado, let’s dig into these co-featured events at “The Great Race Place.” Santa Anita Race 4 (Post time: 5:04 p.m. Eastern) The $200,000…

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, 1/23/19; Prat pulls away at Santa Anita

This week’s jockey review remains focused on the winter racing at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Be sure to study the results carefully before Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup, and don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco recorded a seven-win week to pull clear of Junior Alvarado, 40-34. Franco was shut…

Vasilika should bounce back in Megahertz

The Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes puts older grass fillies and mares in the spotlight this Monday at Santa Anita. The holiday feature, a two-turn turf mile, drew a field of seven, led by multiple graded stakes winner VASILIKA. Post time for the Megahertz, Race 8 of 10 on the day, is 6:34 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 1/16/19

Winter racing continues at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita, and as always, FanXT sums up the action by looking at the best jockey performances of the week. Be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado battled back last week after losing the lead to Manny Franco the stanza…

Weekly jockey review, 1/9/19

It’s time to review the week that was in thoroughbred racing, examining which jockeys did best at their respective circuits. Be sure to consider these trends when participating in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco put forth an exceptional outing at “The Big A,” winning eight races over the three-day week. That included…

Liam the Charmer is most appealing in San Gabriel

The Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes is the feature race this Saturday at Santa Anita. A 1 1/8-mile turf event, the San Gabriel attracted a field of 10. It will go as the seventh of 10 races, with post time estimated for 6:04 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel free to…