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Bobby Fornaro

Kicking off the day, Bobby Fornaro takes a look at the Opening Day card at Belmont Park! A great 9 race card is on tap for the opening of this season's meet. We'll also have a counterpart selection from Leo Guerrero of LG Hipico for the card - because it always helps to have multiple views.

Here's to a winning day at Belmont!


Belmont Park - Opening Day

Race 1

Chomsky - 5:2

Tree Top Lover - 3:1

Play Big - 7:2

Race 2

Winter Springs - 2:1

Neoclassic - 3:1

Harpoon - 15:1

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Presque Isle Downs

Race 1

Spiced Commander - 3:1

Tiz a Sweep - 6:1

Isle Never Geteven - 5:1

Race 2

Rapa Iti - 7:2

Made to Fit - 4:1

Crazycantberighted - 6:1

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Bobby Fornaro

Tonight, Bobby Fornaro takes a look at the thoroughbreds at Los Alamitos. Be sure to follow along and get in on the action. Alongside he also has selectoins for Presque Isle Downs on the blog.

Los Alamitos - Thoroughbred

Race 1

Blackford - 3:1

Jackson Sundown - 5:1

Frat Boy - 6:1

Race 2

Quorum of Joy - 2:1

Stormin Trick - 4:1

Skookum Spirit - 5:1

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Sweet Loretta (5-2): Powered away to win opening-day Schuylerville, her second victory in as many starts by an aggregate 11-1/4 lengths. Javier on the re-ride; only knock is the pole. (won, DH)

Pretty City Dancer (7-2): Has the most experience with three starts but hasn’t run in two months so she owns no Spa experience. Well bred, very expensive and Irad subs for injured Leparoux. Casse readying for big Fall campaign per usual. (won, DH)

Race 10 - Grade 1 WOODWARD STAKES | 3&UP | 1-1/8 MILES

Shaman Ghost (12-1): Raced dully following lifetime best effort winning G2 Brooklyn now returns with first-Lasix, is pole sitting and switching to Javier. Improvement expected but this is much tougher task. (won, 10-1)

Mubtaahij (5-1): Was a good third in the Suburban as the favorite in first start since returning from Dubai, where he finished second to California Chrome. Likely to make last run for Irad; Kiaran 1-2? (2nd, 5-1)

Race 11 - Grade 3 GLENS FALLS STAKES | F&M | 1-3/8 MILES - INNER TURF

Suffused (4-1): Made strong, wide rally and nearly caught Guapaza in the shadow of the Waya wire. Working very strongly since that effort and Mott barn now firing on all cylinders. Gets Jose O. on the re-ride and looms dangerous rival. (won, 5-2)

Guapaza (3-1): And, yes, Chad has two in here and this is the stronger on paper as 5YO seeks third straight and second straight on this course. Waya winner has needed conditioning and Javier takes the re-ride; very logical favorite. (2ND, 5-2)

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Gulfstream Park

Race 1

My Running Mate - 5:2

Cheech Tunder - 2:1

Chiseled - 4:1

Race 2

Pink Mama - 5:2

Playa Zaragoza - 9:2

Blazing Diamond - 4:1

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Race 1

Sutter's Find - 5:2

Parktown - 3:1

My Man Richie - 8:1

Race 2

El Clasico - 5:2

Confront - 2:1

Awesome Papa Al - 8:1

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Presque Isle Downs

Race 1

Yes It's Erie - 2:1

Always Satisfied - 3:1

Lil D - 10:1

Race 2

Regalya - 7:2

Noah Genda - 10:1

Stinkster - 8:1

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Bobby Fornaro

Bobby Fornaro returns home to Thistledown, to take in the 8 race card set for today. Later on, he'll also have selections for Presque Isle Downs and Mountaineer to give you a full day of racing.


Race 1

He's Taken - 3:1

Buckeye Slew - 8:1

Brass Buckle - 9:2

Race 2

Alcaravan - 3:1

Good News Billy - 5:1

Boom Boom Frankie - 4:1

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Del Mar

Race 1

Nextdoorneighbor - 5:2

Alltheleavesrbrown - 6:1

Tribal Again - 12:1

Race 2

Warrioress - 5:2

Kafe Curves - 3:1

Aagbii - 5:1

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Race 1

Rising Creek - 9:2

Equal Reason - 5:2

Mind Your Manners - 7:2

Race 2

Tin Cat - 3:1

Murdock - 4:1

Ace Rich - 5:1

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Roy Steele ..... Award Winning Handicapper is at Woodbine for the labour day holiday card.
The course will basking in glorious shunshine for a sporty card. Yesterday Alan Garcia had a hatrick of wins with Hernandez and Husbands a brace of wins each.
Restricted Stakes contest in Race 8 for fillies and mares 3yo's and up.
The Super Hi 5 Jacpot wager in the last race will be well over 120k (First five home) all exotics will have a 20 cent wager
and the Pick 5 and early Pick 4 are seeded pools.
Hope the following picks wont have you working to hard to find a winner on this labour day holiday.
Recommend wagering  Win Top selection each race then Box for Exacta and Tri.
Woodbine     Post Time 1.00pm  est.
Race 1
# 7  First In Class  m/l  8/1 ..... 25k Mdn 2yo's This guy was a little dissapointing in his debut but you could see he will come on for the experience. Gets Lasix and not to much competition.
# 8  Third Man In  m/l  5/2 ..... Attracts top performing jock Da Silva couple of mishaps in debut will be looking to have a better run this time around.
# 6  Dare To Bare  m/l  8/1 ..... Shades go on and a big drop in price in an effort for improvement.
Race 2
# 5  Beyond Smart  9/5 ..... Drops in price after a fair effort in a higher claimer. Has performed well at higher levels looking good.
# 4  The Original Scotty  m/l  7/5 .... Pretty consistant sort who is in fine form moves up in price after winning last out.
# 7  Henke  m/l  6/1 ..... This guy drops in price certainly good enough to win likes the distance and surface.
Race 3
# 6  Best Bard  m/l  6/1 ..... Suits the conditions turf, route, and class. Bred well for the turf and inform jock aboard.
# 5  Danger Bay  m/l  2/1 ..... 7yo has won 6 times in last 12 months and has worked his way up the Claiming ladder with the assistance of Da Silva. Barn is in good form has ran well on the turf and is dangerous.
# 7  Bangkok  m/l  5/2 ..... Taking a drop in price confirmed turf lover who is shortening up in distance fits the frame.
Race 4
# 4  Leading Wild  m/l  7/2 ..... From one end of the claiming ladder to the bottom rung. McKnight barn is flying at the present time and has engaged Da Silva. Coming off a win at a higher level and is looking the part in this low claimer sprint.
# 6  Mel's Ring  m/l  3/1 ..... Filly who loves to make the pace 5f is her distance but has dropped in class to even things out.
# 5 Penny Stamp  m/l  6/1 ..... 5yo mare will see this as an opportunity to gain a win at best... in the frame very least.conditions do suit her.
Race 5
# 4  Tara's Way  m/l  4/1 ..... Sprinting for 40k and claiming as well. Speed on both sides of the breeding inform jock and very respectable lady trainer. Acts on the turf and will try to make all if possible.
# 2 Specialcnsydration  m/  2/1 ..... Has another go at this level just missed by a neck but beat above by a length and a bit but tables about to be reversed today.
# 5  Arch Tigeress  m/l  3/1 ..... Yet to win in open company but can handle distance and surface.
Race 4
# 4  Light My Path  m/l  6/1 ..... Small barn but professional trainer had a winner few days ago and looking to follow up with this usefull 4yo filly. Shades go on and drops back to sprinting.
# 8  Lady St Clements  m/l  5/2 ..... A few hard luck stories but dropping in from Alw company has top jock Husbands aboard who will make a marked improvement on this 5yo mare.
# 6 Queenies Boss  m/l  8/1 ..... 3yo filly getting weight for age and shades and leading jock... possibilities.
Race 7
# 7  Estrada's Girl  m/l  7/5 ..... Claimed by Jamie Attard and put back on the turf. Now on a hatrick does like being up with the pace drops a tad in Clm price.
# 9  Last Minute Lucy  m/l  6/1 ..... Drops from restricted stakes company to a pretty tough claiming level nice piece of work last week puts her on the bit.
# 8  Green Doctor  m/l  10/1 ..... 4yo filly with a story regarding her breeding. Not to many wins but quarter of a million in the bank account due to placing in numerous stakes races.
Race 8
# 1 Hot Kiss  m/l  5/2  ..... 3yo's plus fillies and mares Mile 1/16th in a restricted stakes on the Tapeata. Three excellent races this season 2 wins and a 4th in a G3. Comes back after a refresher break can handle the distance and surface which is Tapeata had running troubles in last race and not out of place in open stakes company.
# 3  Uchenna  m/l  2/1 ..... Betting public are always a good reflection on this guys chances. Comes from top barn and will be given every chance by Husbands.
# 4  Internal Bourbon  m/l  3/1 ..... 4yo filly who has had success in restricted stakes this year plus only out the top two placings twice in last twelve races Garcia gets the call dangerous.
Race 9
# 7  R Power Grid  m/l  3/1 ..... On track to break the Maiden tag today steps up in distance which will help the cause.
# 4  Dazzling Deputy  m/l 5/1 ..... Finished behind above in last race nothing to suggest he can turn the tables.
# 2  Wess  m/l  10/1 ..... Top barn with a first time starter on lasix wont take much to make the frame.
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Race 1

Gambler's Ghost - 7:5

American Creed - 6:1

Chasing Bubbles - 9:2

Race 2

Bree's Got Heart - 6:1

Mini Megan - 7:2

Moondance - 3:1

Race 3

Panama Papers - 3:1

Data Room - 9:2

J. S. Choice - 7:2

Race 4

Sabrina Ballerina - 9:2

Woodville - 8:5

Frostie Anne - 8:1

Race 5

Degrees of Freedom - 5:2

Stormin Saratoga - 5:1

Candida - 8:1

Race 6

New Money Honey - 7:2

La Coronel - 5:1

Its Only Fair - 3:1

Race 7

Vandalize - 8:5

Roman Revival - 7:2

Eye Love Michael - 5:1

Race 8

Uncle Sigh - 7:2

Cloontia - 5:1

Make a Decision - 3:1

Race 9

Ring Weekend - 5:2

Take the Stand - 5:1

Dubai Sky - 15:1

Race 10

Bitumen - 2:1

Classic Empire - 5:2

Practical Joke - 3:1

Race 11

Crystal Wave - 9:2

Chase Motto - 7:2

My Kinda Devil - 5:1

Best Bet: R5, #4 Degrees of Freedom (5:2)

Best Longshot: R2, #8 Bree's Got Heart (6:1)

Recommended Pick 4:

Race 2: 5,7,8
Race 3: ALL
Race 4: 3,5
Race 5: 4

Cost: $30 (50¢ Pick 4)

Recommended Pick 4:

Race 8: 3,6,11
Race 9: 1,2
Race 10: 4
Race 11: ALL

Cost: $36 (50¢ Pick 4)

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From LG HIPICO, we welcome guest handicapper - Leo Guerrero, who will be taking a shot at today's Monmouth Park card, including the 123Racing Pick 6.

Monmouth Park

Race 1




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From LG HIPICO, we welcome another guest handicapper - Leo Guerrero, who will be taking a shot at today's Saratoga Pick 4 & Pick 5.

Saratoga - Pick 4 & Pick 5

Race 1

INSTANT REPLAY: He has been improving steadily and today it can be his day of being a winner.His last race was a very good one!

SKILL NOT LUCK: He’s breaking from the inside and I think he’s better for him at least for today,since he can save some ground on a small field.

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Bobby Fornaro

Bobby Fornaro heads back to Presque Isle Downs, where he's had a bit of luck recently, to take in their 8 race card for tonight.

Presque Isle Downs

Race 1

Highway Run - 7:2

Long Legacy - 3:1

Entrancing - 2:1

Race 2

Outlaw Kelly - 2:1

The Atlantis Storm - 3:1

Monkey Chaser - 4:1

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Bobby Fornaro takes a look at today's Del Mar card featuring the Grade 2 - John C. Mabee Stakes and Grade 2 - Del Mar Derby. He'll be closing out the day with Presque Isle Downs - where he has been on FIRE, you won't want to miss that one!

As a reminder, tomorrow is closing day of the meet at Del Mar. You can expect to see some last efforts to try to secure the meet's leading jockey title, as Flavien Prat is currently ahead of Rafael Bejarano by only 3 wins. Should be an interesting conclusion of the season.

Del Mar

Race 1

Spring Heat - 7:2

Miss Bula Bula - 6:1

Coco Smooches - 20:1

Race 2

Zinvor - 5:2

Newsman - 6:1

Yes Yes Yes - 12:1

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Bobby Fornaro takes a look at today's Del Mar card featuring the Stakes debut of American Pharoah's sister American Cleopatra - her second career race. Should be a great race card, featuring 11 total races, meaning LOTS of chances to make some money. 



Del Mar

Race 1

Princess Coco - 3:1

Adorable - 5:2

First Sicilian - 6:1

Race 2

Seattle Boom - 5:1

Basinca - 3:1

Golden Atlantic - 7:2

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Roy Steele, award-winning Handicapper, changes horses tonight.

We take in Standardbred racing and a huge 2.5 million dollar card from Mohawk Canada.

Two forms of Standardbred racing Pacing which they use (but dont have too) Hobbles to control the distance of each stride.

And Trotting where it is a different stride pattern they dont normally use Hobbles to control the stride I have only seen a horse once use them. The stirdes are passed on thru the breeds.

The horses are bred and sold similar to Thoroughbreds the one big difference in the sport is the number of times they run. They normally run on a weekly basis cutting back on the training time. The driver has no weight restriction and the bike/sulky where he sits is standard but has moveable positions for the horse to be secured too.

Tonites card has attracted some of the best horses on the Planet with two outstanding finals in Races 7&10.

Mohawk is just outside of Toronto in Canada and splits the seasons with Woodbine who take the winter season. Plans are afoot to move Harness fully to Mohawk which will provide an all year round facility. The back stretch of Mohawk is excellent with a full taining track and accomodation for the workers.

Recommended wagering Win on top selection and box for Ex and Tri each race. Seeded Pools for pick 5 first race and early pick 4 Race 4. 20 cent minium stakes for all exotics.

$103,000 Plus Carryover in the Super Hi 5 wager in the last race.

Forecast Clear and Warm | Fast Track | Post Time 7.30pm. Est.

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Posted comments on winners with notable money finishers.


Drefong (4-1): has continued his march forward in two runs for Bullet Bob at 3, winning both starts while very impressive visually. Has good spacing, worked bullets since, and gets Mike Smith on the re-ride. Wide draw is the good and bad news. (won, 3-1)

Economic Model (6-1): placed gamely after making mid-race run into stretch in G3 Dwyer. Broke maiden here in 2015 and second to rapid Awesome Banner at trip in Swale. Training strongly in blinkers. (2nd, 7-1)

RACE 9 - Grade 1 FOREGO | 3&UP | 7 FURLONGS

A.P. Indian (3-1): Has won three straight, earning excellent PER and T-G ratings last out, owns tactical speed and kick and is positioned nicely to trip out. Knock is picking up six pounds as 124-pound highweight. Worthy favorite, however. (won, 4-5)

Tamarkuz (15-1): Raced dully in lone start this year, the Met Mile. Non-competitive in this race at 5 and expecting more of same today despite attracting Smith. (2nd, 6-1).


Flintshire (1-5): Two-for-two at the Spa, may be world’s best turf marathoner. Showed his class to win Bowling Green off splits of 53 and 1:19.40. Pace likely to be more realistic here. Looms everyone’s P4 single. (won, 1-5)

Money Multiplier (8-1): Has come to hand for Chad in last two starts, won recent Spa return impressively and drops six pounds. Loses Castellano but picks up Irad and has shown affinity for this course. (2nd, 5-1)

RACE 11 - Grade 1 TRAVERS | 3YO | 1-1/4 MILES

Arrogate (10-1): Has been extremely impressive visually in all two-turn starts this year, beating his elders in each of three appearances. Has speed, kick, the pole, and picks up Mike Smith. Up in class, distance and weight scale [all tote 126]. (won, 11-1)

American Freedom (6-1): Was an excellent second to Exaggerator on tiring sloppy track in the Haskell. Bejarano had his choice and sticks here. Has blinkers removed, a 31% Baffert tack. (2nd, 6-1)

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Key Bets and Races for Saturday, September 3


Saranac Stakes - Race #5 at Saratoga – Approximate Post Time 2:45 PM ET

We'll start with an early KEY BETTING race as even though this year's Saranac only drew seven, EVERY horse has a shot and as such the probability of Camelot Kitten (the 9/5 starting favorite) actually has doesn't match up with his odds. The value in the race, and not just because of high odds, is Copingaway, who opens at 15/1. He won on this inner turf course 15 days ago at 26 to 1 but it wasn't a fluke as he had finished close when 3rd and 2nd in his previous two starts. The 111 Equibase Speed Figure Copingaway earned in that 8/19 win is as good as the 110 figure favorite Camelot Kitten earned winning the similar Pennine Ridge Stakes in June at Belmont and therefore if Copingaway repeats or bettors that effort he can post the upset. Santana was aboard for both recent "A" effort at the meeting and rides back, more reasons to back this colt. Call Provision may ale be a win bet "if" his 6 to 1 starting odds, or close to it, holds up. From the barn of leading trainer Brown, Call Provision won over the course at 1 3/16 miles last month so this 1 1/8 mile trip should be no problem and the only time he ran in a stakes race at this distance, he missed by inches to Camelot Kitten.

Bet Copingaway to win or to win and place at odds of 3 to 1 or higher. Consider a win bet on Call Provision as well, at odds of 3 to 1 or more.

Play an exacta consisting of Copingaway over ALL and then play the opposite exacta of ALL over Copingaway.
(If all seven horses run, the cost of both bets at the $1 minimum is just $12 and may be well worth the investment)

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