Practical Joke should get perfect setup in Cigar Mile

The last Grade I of the year in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile, takes place this Saturday at Aqueduct. The main-track handicap drew a field of 10 looking to end their 2017 campaign on a high note. The last of 10 races on a spectacular card, the Cigar will go off at 4:16 p.m….

Cigar Mile day undercard picks and jockey analysis; 12/2/17

The Grade I Cigar Mile is just one of four stakes scheduled for Saturday at Aqueduct. We’ll take a look at the Go For Wand, Demoiselle and Remsen here. You can find my Cigar Mile selections here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Race 6: The Grade III Go…

‘Divining’ a winner in Kelso Handicap

Belmont hosts the Grade II, $300,000 Kelso Handicap, a logical prep for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, this Saturday. The one-mile Kelso, Race 9 on a 10-race card, drew a field of six. Estimated post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. Be sure to study this race carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game!…

Handicap heats on turf and dirt highlight Saturday card at Gulfstream

The Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap and the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap share the spotlight on Saturday. A field of eight will go in the Turf Handicap at 1 1/8-miles, while nine will compete in the one-mile Handicap. Each race carries a purse of $350,000. There will be plenty at stake for the…

Mind Your Biscuits can mow them down in the Malibu

An accomplished field of 10 goes in Santa Anita’s opening day feature, the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes, on Monday. The three-year-old sprinters will run seven furlongs on the main course in Race 8; approximate post time 7:00 p.m. EST. Southern California’s best jockeys will be present all day long, so be sure to study…

Met Mile headlines Belmont Stakes undercard

The Grade I $1.5 million Belmont Stakes is the centerpiece of Saturday’s 13-race extravaganza at Belmont Park, but it is just one of six races worth over $500,000 is purse money on their Saturday program. Accordingly, the lucrative purses have drawn some high quality fields, with many of them containing ten horses or more. He’s…