Weekly jockey review, 11/13/18

Del Mar’s fall meet got underway this weekend, while Aqueduct dived into its first full week of many more to come. We’ll take a look at the bi-coastal action here, highlighting key jockey performances. Be sure to take this information into account when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has built a…

Breeders’ Cup Friday selections, jockey analysis

Two-year-old champions will emerge as the Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday at Churchill Downs. Five races for juveniles, including the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, comprise Races 5 through 9 on the Churchill card. We’ll discuss two of them here. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…

Vino Rosso should pour it on late in Jim Dandy

The Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes for three-year-olds highlights the Saturday action at Saratoga. A field of five will line up for this key prep toward next month’s Grade I Travers Stakes. Post time for the Jim Dandy, Race 10 on a stakes-rich 11-race card, is 6:18 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and…

Local horses hold the edge in Delaware Oaks

The Grade III, $300,000 Delaware Oaks is the feature on Delaware Park’s Saturday program. A field of 10 three-year-old fillies will contest this 1 1/16-mile affair. Post time for the Delaware Oaks, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:45 p.m. EST. Several important jockeys ship in for this, so study this race carefully…

Gulfstream Summit of Speed selections, jockey analysis

Gulfstream’s stakes-laden Summit of Speed day takes place this Saturday. The Grade II Princess Rooney and Grade III Smile Sprint share the spotlight on a 14-race program. We’ll dive into both of those races here. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Gulfstream Race 12 The Grade II, $250,000 Princess Rooney…

Backyard Heaven should continue win streak in Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the centerpiece on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. A field of nine older males will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main course. The Stephen Foster goes as Race 8 on a stakes-laden 11-race program; post time is 9:39 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in…

Therapist can turn the tables on Maraud in Penn Mile

The Grade II, $500,000 Penn Mile will be renewed for the sixth time at Penn National racecourse on Saturday. The one-mile grass event for three-year-olds drew a highly-qualified field of eight. The Penn Mile goes as Race 9 on an 11-race program; post time is 7:45 p.m. EST. Several noteworthy jockeys will make the trip,…

Hi Happy is a fearsome favorite in the Man o’ War

The Grade I, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes will be renewed this Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of 10 will test their mettle going 1 3/8-miles on the inner turf course. Post time for the Man o’ War, the finale on an 11-race card, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Plenty of points are on the…

Lightly-raced Hofburg holds value in Kentucky Derby

After months of anticipation, the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby will be held this Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of 20 with one also-eligible. Post time for the Derby, Race 12 of 14 on the day, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Many of America’s top jockeys will be present,…