Catholic Boy should be convincing winner of Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. A field of seven Kentucky Derby aspirants will assemble for this 1 1/16th-mile heat. Post time for the Sam F. Davis, the 10th of 12 races on the card, is…

Plenty of value to be had in the Haskell

Monmouth’s biggest race of the year, the Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational, takes place this Sunday. Seven three-year-old colts, all of whom participated in the Triple Crown series, will fight it out over 1 1/8th-miles on the main course. The Haskell goes as Race 12 of 14, with an approximate post time of 5:47…

Gunnevera looms large in Florida Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby, the centerpiece event at the Gulfstream championship meet, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 colts (10 if you count the likely defection of BATTALION RUNNER), led by Fountain of Youth winner GUNNEVERA, look for their share of 170 Kentucky Derby points, with 100 awarded to the winner….

Weekly jockey review, 3/15/17; Castellano super at Santa Anita

Time to review last week’s races from across the country and see which jockeys are currently riding the best. Be sure to use this information to your advantage when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. stayed atop the standings and earned three wins last week, boosting his meet total to 46….

Tampa Bay Derby analysis, jockey selections

The Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby puts three-year-olds in the spotlight at Tampa Bay Downs this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of 10 looking for points toward the Kentucky Derby. Fifty points go to the winner, 20 to the runner-up, 10 to third and five to fourth. The race features four…

Weekly jockey review, 3/1/17; Ortiz brothers boss competition

Let’s go over some noteworthy jockey performances from last week. As always, be sure to put this information to use in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. showed why he’s the current meet leader and one of the best in the country this week. He opened the racing week on Friday with…

Weekly jockey review, 2/15/17; victorious Velazquez

Time to take a look back at the week in racing and focus on the jockey performances that stood out. This information could be vital toward success in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, so read carefully! Aqueduct Manny Franco, leading all riders in mounts (135) at “The Big A,” visited the winner’s circle eight times…

McCraken makes seasonal debut in Sam F. Davis

The Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local prep for the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. It’s a Grade III, 1 1/16th-mile event worth $250,000 to Kentucky Derby-minded three-year-olds. Undefeated MCCRAKEN leads a field of nine in pursuit of valuable Derby points (10 to the winner down to one for…

Pegasus World Cup undercard picks, jockey analysis

There are 11 races at Gulfstream Park before the richest race in the world, the Pegasus World Cup, takes place this Saturday. We’ll look at a few of them here and search for some solid betting opportunities. We’ll also try to put this information to use for the purposes of FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game….

Songbird takes on six in the Alabama Stakes

Saratoga plays host to the esteemed Alabama Stakes this Saturday, and the Grade I, $600,000 event drew a worthy star indeed in SONGBIRD, who seeks her tenth straight win. She faces an assortment of six new and familiar three-year-old fillies, all of whom will be going further than they’ve ever gone before; 1 1/4 miles….