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Top Horses to Bet on Today – May 7

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, May 7, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

 

Belmont Park

Race #3 – The G2 Sheepshead Bay – 1 3/8 on the turf – 1:33 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 Virginia Joy / #3 Sister Otoole / #1 Luck Money

#5 Virginia Joy is a late runner from the Chad Brown barn with Trevor McCarthy getting the nod. She is 3 for 3 at the distance and Team Brown knows just how to put his horses in the right spots. She comes off a two month layoff with some very nice works. #3 Sister Otoole hails from the Graham Motion barn with Javier Castellano in the saddle. This is her 2nd time off the layoff and she should relish the distance. Her style is to come from off the pace and get rolling down the lane. A quick pace fits her style best.  #1 Luck Money is a late runner for Arnaud Delacour and Hector Diaz. She has been away for five months but her last race showed more promise than on paper. Diaz wins 13% with turf closers and perks my betting interest rolling down the stretch.

Race #8 – The G2 Fort Marcy – 1 1/8 on the turf – 4:19 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 Sacred Life / #6 Rockemperor / #7 Doswell

#5 Sacred Life is a strong closer for Chad Brown with Hector Diaz aboard. 2nd time off the layoff and adds blinkers today. The barn wins 19% on the equipment change and Team Brown delivers at a 22% with graded stakes. Chad Brown has been 9 for 13 the past two weeks ITM. #6 Rockemperor hails from the Chad Brown barn shipping in from the left coast under Dylan Davis. He is 5 for 7 ITM at Belmont and cuts back in distance where he is 5 for 5 ITM going 9f. Look for a strong late kick coming off a 5 month break. #7 Doswell is a stalker from the Barclay Tagg barn with Kendrick Carmouche in the irons. He’s been off 3 months since the G1 Pegasus World Turf where he set the pace and got leg weary down the lane. Carmouche is an excellent speed rider winning 18% and I’m looking for a an up close trip.

Santa Anita

Race #5 – The G3 Senorita – 1 mile on the turf – 5:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 Lucky Girl / #5 Delmona / #3 Island of Love

#1 Lucky Girl is a late runner for Richard Baltas and Ramon Vazquez. She was the odds on favorite last out and was bothered at the break and forced to change game plans. Toss out that effort and she can come flying when the real running begins. Since coming over from Ireland in July she has improved with every start. Blats comes back at a 32% clip to turn the tables off a beaten chalk effort and Vazquez moved out to California from the Kentucky. He should start making his mark as he is an excellent reinsman. #5 Delmona has a good late punch since arriving from the Curragh in Ireland three efforts back in September. Jeff Mullins is the conditioner and Tyler Baze has the call. She stretches out from sprinting, and I think we’ll see her much closer today. She is 2 for 2 ITM at SA only a head short of making it two in a row. #3 Island of Love has plenty of early speed for Phil D’Amato and J.J. Hernadez in the irons. Hernandez wins 23% with his early speed turf runners.

 

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – April 30

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, April 30, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Santa Anita

Race #6 – The G2 Californian – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 6:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Express Train / #1 – Spielberg / #4 – Shaaz

#3 Express Train is a son of Union Rags and stalking type for John Sheriffs and Victor Espinoza. He’s been away for 56 days and seeks his fourth straight victory. He has been training well and fires well off the layoff. Add in he is 9 for 10 ITM at SA and he looks the one to beat today. #1 Spielberg is a late running son of Union Rags for trainer Sean McCarthy. Abel Cedillo has the call, and he comes over from the Bob Baffert barn. He has some solid works and the rail draw.  #4 Shaaz is a lightly raced son of Uncle Mo who also comes from the Baffert barn for Sean McCarthy. He is lightly raced, but his efforts have the look of something special. He has Money Mike Smith in the irons and a bullet work after a nice win. Definitely a contender not to be taken lightly.

Race #10 – The G2 Santa Margarita – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 8:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Blue Stripe / #9 – Miss Bigly / #4 – Park Avenue

#3 Blue Stripe is an Argentinian bred whose last race was the G1 BC Distaff. She comes off a five month break and her 2nd start in the states. She is 6 for 7 ITM lifetime and has beaten the boys in a handicap event. Tyler Baze gets the nod for Marcelo Polanco and should be watched closely in the saddling area. #9 Miss Bigly is a stalker from the Phil D’Amato barn with Ramon Vazquez in the saddle. The rider has been doing well since hanging his tack in California, and I think we’ll see good things to come. She comes off a 56 day break, and is 4 for 4 ITM at SA with a bullet work to prepare on the class drop.  #4 Park Avenue hails from the John Sadler barn with J.J. Hernadez in the saddle. She makes the turf to dirt switch and is 3 for 4 ITM over the course. She moves up in class and may show more speed than usual today.

Race #11 – The G2 Charles Whittingham – 1 1/4 on the turf – 9:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Dicey Mo Chara / #6 – Masterofoxhounds / #5 – Gold Phoenix

#4 Dicey Mo Chara is a stalker from the Leonard Powell barn with Drayden Van Dyke in the irons. He comes off a 49 day break and is 3 for 5 ITM over the track and cuts back in distance today. Powell is winning 25% and has a sharp work under his belt in preparation. #6 Masteroffoxhounds is a son of War Front for Richard Baltas and J.J. Hernandez. He is 3 for 3 ITM at SA and makes his 2nd start off the layoff. He’s faced some tough competition in the G1 arena and the drop in class should be welcome. He is 2 for 3 ITM at the distance and should be right near the front. #5 Gold Phoenix is a lightly raced son of Belardo (IRE) and is 3 for 4 lifetime since shipping over from Wolverhampton. Kyle Frey gets the nod for Phil D’Amato and is getting the acid test today moving up the class ladder. This is a stake and he will have to go without Lasix, but we’ll see what he is made of when Frey steers him for home.

 

 

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – April 23

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, April 23, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Keeneland

Race #8 – The G3 Ben Ali – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 4:44 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Warrant / #7 – Scalding / #3 – Proxy

#5 Warrant is a closing son of Constitution for Brad Cox and Flavien Prat. He comes off a 49 day layoff and is 1 for 1 ITM at KEE. Prat and Cox are winning 43% as a team and this colt is in good hands going to post today. #7 Scalding is a son of Nyquist looking for his fourth straight win for Shug McGaughey and Javier Castellano in the irons. He is a stalker that should be closer to the pace today with the added distance. Rider and trainer are winning 24% in the past month. #3 Proxy is a late running son of Pulpit for Mike Stidham and B.J. Hernadez. This is his 3rd off the layoff move where the barn wins 17% and has improved with each start this year.

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Race #9 – The G2 Elkhorn – 1 1/2 on the turf – 5:16 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Phantom Currency / #5 – Channel Maker / #9 – Another Mystery

#4 Phantom Currency is a speedy son of Goldencents for Brian Lynch and Irad Ortiz in the saddle. Ortiz wins 27% with speedy runners on the turf and seeks his fourth win coming into the race. The rider will send from the break and attempt to secure a rail spot to dictate the pace. #5 Channel Maker is a son of English Channel for Bill Mott and Luis Saez. He’s been off for five months since the BC Turf and could be pressed by Phantom Currency from the break. Very talented with tons of class, but may have a bumpy trip vying for the lead and setting up a closers pace if things get too hot. Still to be respected when putting together exotics. #9  Another Mystery is a fast closing son of Temple City for Chris Block and Flavien Prat. This is his 2nd start of the year and Prat is on fire winning 25% at the meet and 29% with his turf mounts. If the pace gets hot, Prat can mow them down at a square price.

Aqueduct

Race#8 – The $200,000 New York Stallion Series – 6 1/2f – 5:04 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 -Barese / #1 – Unique Unions / #4 -Mo Dancin

#2 Barese exits the G2 Wood Memorial for Mike Maker and Dylan Davis aboard. They take a huge class drop back in aginst state bred competition and can lay just off the pace and pounce. This is a nice son of Laoban and will be the one to beat today. #1 Unique Unions is a speedster for Richard Schosberg and Manny Franco in the irons. He will grab the lead from the rail draw and coming off a three month layoff may have him fresh and ready to upset the field. #4 Mo Dancin is a lightly raced son of Laoban for Linda Rice and Jose Lezcano. He cuts back in distance and should be in mid flight watching the pace unfold. He’s going to have to bring his best game to be a part of the action.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – April 16

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, April 16, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Aqueduct

Race#4 – The $100,000 Plenty of Grace – 1 mile on the turf – 2:56 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #6 – Technical Analysis / #5 Flower Point / #3 -Plum Ali

#6 – Technical Analysis is a speedy filly from the Chad Brown barn with Dylan Davis aboard. She is coming off a 6 month layoff and has one start and a win over the course. She drops in class today and has been working a regular schedule at Payson Park. Her past efforts have shown she can fire fresh off the bench. #5 Flower Point hails from the Shug McGaughey barn with Jose Lezcano in the irons. She comes in off a four month break and can launch a strong late bid. #3 Plum Ali is a late running daughter of First Samurai for Christophe Clement and Manny Franco in the saddle. She had a 5 month break and sports a bullet work to show her readiness.

 

Laurel Park

Race#6 – The $100,000 Weber City – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 3:25 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Luna Bella / #2 – Khuluq / #4 – Click to Confirm

#5 Luna Bella is a solid stalking filly for Hamilton Smith with Denis Araujo in the saddle. They start very close to the turn when they break and her style should fit nicely laying just off the lead and moving down the backstretch. She is looking for her 5th straight win and is 6 for 7 ITM at Laurel. #2 Khuluq is a speedy daughter of Bernardini and hails from the Chad Brown barn with Feargal Lynch in the irons. She just broke her maiden at AQU and ships down to take the next step up. #4 Click to Confirm is a stalker exiting off a win. She is 8 for 10 ITM over the course with Angel Cruz in the driver’s seat.

 

Race#9 – The $125,000 Federico Tesio – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 5:02 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Joe / #2 – Shake Em Loose / #5 – South Street

#4  Joe is a stalker from the Michael Trombetta barn with Victor Carrasco in the saddle. He is 4 for 4 ITM over the course and was beaten chalk last out in the Private Terms. This is 2nd off the layoff move and should improve with a sharp workout coming into the race. #2 Shake Em Loose is a long range closer seeking his 3rd straight win. The barn wins 21% with route runners and 20% winning his last race for the Rodolfo Sanchez Salomon barn. His dam Cash No Credit has 10 starters with 9 winners to her credit. Look for a strong late bid down the lane. #5 South Street is a closer from the Bill Mott barn who just broke his maiden. Horacio Karamanos has the call and ships in from AQU off a nice maiden win. He’s been off 51 days and moves up in class. Could be the perfect runner to complete exotics.

Top Horses to Bet on at Aqueduct and Santa Anita – April 9

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, April 9, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Aqueduct

Race #8 – The G2 Wood Memorial – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 4:45 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Morello / #8 – Barese / #1 -Mo Donegal

#5 Morello is undefeated from the Steve Asmussen barn with Jose Lezcano aboard. This son of Classic Empire is a perfect 3 for 3 at AQU and has a perfect stalking style where he can stay closer with the added ground today. Looks like a dangerous player in here. #8 Barese is a late runner from the Mike maker barn with Dylan Davis looking to keep his perfect record intact. New York son of Laoban and should launch a strong late bid making the final turn. #1 Mo Donegal hails from the Pletcher barn and has a late running style that may fit. Joel Rosario is in the irons and has a win at this distance, and bullet works to show readiness.

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Race#9 – The G1 Carter – 7f – 5:21 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #8 – Speaker’s Corner / #5 – First Captain / #4 – Mind Control

#8 Speaker’s Corner is a late runner for Bill Mott with Junior Alvarado in the saddle. This son of Street Sense has good tactical speed and can be a handful if left alone on the front end. He is seeking three straight with good works coming into the race. #5 First Captain is a stalking son of Curlin for Shug McGaughey and Jose Ortiz aboard. This is his 2nd start off the layoff where the barn wins 20%. His last race looked like a solid prep moving forward and should sit in mid pack waiting on the cue. #4 Mind Control hails from the Todd Pletcher barn with Joel Rosario in the driver’s seat. He is 6 for 6 ITM at AQU and sports some sharp works coming into the race. He should seek a mid flight stalking trip and look to pounce at asking.

Santa Anita

Race#4 – The G2 Santa Anita Oaks – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 4:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Adare Manor / #2 – Ain’t Easy / #3 – Under the Stars

#5 Adare Manor is a speedy daughter of Uncle Mo for Tim Yakteen and John Velasquez aboard. Her last two efforts have been incredible and if she continues to improve we’ll be hearing from her for some time. Johhny V wins 22% with speed runners and looks to be a major player. #2 Ain’t Easy hails from the Phil D’Amato barn with J.J. Hernandez in the saddle. She is 2 for 2 ITM at SA and should lay just off the lead waiting for a seam. Her bullet work looks attractive in the field. #3 Under the Stars is a daughter of Pioneer of the Nile and three for three ITM over the course. Mike Smith picks up the mount and should be up close stalking the pace.

Race#6 – The G1 Santa Anita Derby – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 5:30 pm 

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Forbidden Kingdom / #4 – Messier / #6 – Taiba

#3 Forbidden Kingdom is a speedy son of American Pharoah with J.J. Hernandez in the irons. He is a perfect two straight wins at SA and should be dictating the pace from the gate break. The rider wins 23% with speed type runners and has improved greatly since stumbling at the start facing Messierthree races back. Good things are coming his way. #4 Messier is s stalker from the Tim Yakteen barn with John Velasquez in the driver’s seat. He is coming off a two month layoff and may need a good race to catch up to the likes of Forbidden Kingdom who is third off the layoff today. Either way, he could fire fresh and deliver a knockout, or show good promise for races down the road. #6 Taiba is a son of Gun Runner who won at first asking for Tim Yakteen and Mike Smith in the saddle today. He was ultra impressive in his maiden win and will have to improve off that score to take the money today. He sports sharp works and like the other Tim Yakteen runner, both came from the Bob Baffert barn prior.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – April 2

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, April 2, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race#9 – The G2 Pan American – 1 1/2 miles on the turf – 3:37 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Gufo / #5 – Abaan / #2 -Mid Day Image

#3 Gufo is a late runner from the Christophe Clement barn with Joel Rosario in the saddle. He’s been off 4 months since the BC Turf and is a perfect 3 for 3 at GP. He is 3 for 4 ITM at the distance and takes the blinkers off today. His late kick will grab your attention at the top of the lane and should be tough when the real running begins. #5 Abaan hails from the Todd Pletcher barn and Luis Saez is aboard this stalker. If the pace is slow he’ll be on the engine, and if quicker he’ll be right in the second seat waiting. He was beaten chalk last out and the Todd Squad wins 28% looking for payback. #2 Mid Day Image is a speedy son of Midshipman and Paco Lopez in the driver’s seat. He is 6 for 7 ITM at GP and can be dangerous if left alone on the lead.

Race#12 – The G2 Gulfstream Oaks – 1 1/16 – 5:17 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #7 – Kathleen O / #5 – Goddess of Fire / #3 – Amani’s Image

#7 Kathleen O is a late running daughter of Upstart for Shug McGaughey with Javier Castellano in the irons. She is a perfect 3 for 3 with two straight wins at GP. She gets added ground to close and her win in the G2 Davona Dale turned some heads. #5 Goddess of Fire ships in from FG for trainer Todd Pletcher and Luis Saez. She’ll need to bump up her game a notch to seal the deal, as Saez and Pletcher win 14% as a team and 21% coming third off the layoff. #3 Amani’s Image is a late runner of Tapit and 2 for 3 ITM at GP. She is 2nd off the layoff where she wins 20%. Jose Ortiz is the reinsman and the trainer wins 50% with graded stakes.

Race#14 – The G1 Florida Derby – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 6:38 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 – Classic Causeway / #7 – White Abarrio / #6 – Charge It

#2 Classic Causeway hails from the Bryan Lynch barn with Irad Ortiz in the saddle. Speedy son of Giant’s Causeway and should be dangerous on the hook with Ortiz who wins 26% with early runners. This is his 3rd off the layoff with a sharp work to ready for the race. #7 White Abarrio is a Saffie Joseph trainee with Tyler Gaffalione in the irons. He looks to be maturing with every run and I’m looking for a  stalking trip to put him in the catbird seat. Tyler G won the G3 Holy Bull last out impressively and looks to keep the streak moving along. #6 Charge It is a speedy son of Tapit for Todd Pletcher and Luis Saez. He is 2 for 2 ITM at GP and sports a pair of bullet works for the race. Pletcher has been 7 for 10 the past week with his runners.

aQU

Top Horses to Bet on Today – March 26

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, March 26, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Aqueduct

Race#1 – The $75,000 Xtra Heat 6 1/2f – 1:20 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – It’s Cold in Dehere / #4 – Easy to Bless / #5 – She’salittle Edgy

#1 It’s Cold in Dehere is a closing daughter of Ice Box for Linda Rice with Jose Lezcano in the saddle. They win 21% as a team and this gal should have plenty of pace to set her up when the real running begins. She is 2 for 3 ITM over the course and gets added ground to close into. #4 Easy to Bless is a daughter of Flat Out for James Ferraro with Jacky Davis getting the call. She is 4 for 5 ITM at AQU and has plenty of early foot. Look for the rider to send and stay close all the way around. If left alone she can turn out the lights. #5 She’salittle Edgy is a stalking sort under the guidance of Gustavo Rodriguez and Eric Cancel in the irons. 2nd time off the layoff and the first off the claim move where the barn wins 43%.

Race#6 – The 70,000 Peeping Tom – 6 1/2f – 3:45 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #7 – Aristocrat /#6 – South Sea / #2 – Supreme Aura

#7 Aristocrat is a speedy son of Malibu Moon for Charlton Baker and apprentice Jose Gomez. 2nd start off the layoff and they win 17% on this move. Been fighting a tough host of characters lately and looks dangerous if on the lead. Seeks three in a row and is 9 for 11 ITM at AQU. #6 South Sea is a stalker coming fresh off the claim for Michale Micelli and Trevor McCarthy. Coming off a two month break and sports a sharp work in the morning. Dangerous. #2 Supreme Aura is a late runner for Wayne Potts and Eric Cancel. Son of Candy Ride has a nice late kick coming fresh off the claim.

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Race#8 – The $75,000 Stud Muffin – 1 3/8 miles dirt – 5:01 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Blewitt / #2 – AirAttack / #1 – Battalion

#4 Blewitt is a stalker from the John Toscano barn with Dylan Davis in the saddle. He is 9 for 11 ITM at AQU and should be just off the leaders waiting to strike. Davis wins 18% with this type of runner and wins 67% with the trainer. #2 Air Attack hails from the Rob Atras barn and makes his 2nd off the layoff move with Manny Franco aboard. This is his 2nd off the claim where the barn wins 32% and the jock and trainer combo has been hot the past month winning 31% as a team. Look for good things from this stalker. #1 Battalion comes in fresh off the claim and gets the rail post for Trevor McCarthy. This son of Tiznow is a nice stalker and has won at this distance on the turf at GP.

Race#9 – The $80,000 Caixa Electronica – 7f – 5:32 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 – Zoomer / #3 – Answer In /#4 – More Graytful

#2 Zoomer hails from the Linda Rice barn with Dylan Davis getting the call. Fresh off back to back claims and wins. This son of Curlin is 6 for 7 ITM in New York and can close from mid pack. Davis wins 18% with stalkers and the barn wins 21% off the claim. #3 Answer In is a late running son of Dialed In for Robert Falcone and Kendrick Carmouche. He is 2 for 2 ITM over the course and sports a nasty late kick coming 2nd off the claim. #4 More Graytful is a speedy son of Graydar with Jose Gomez in the irons. Fresh off the claim and 9 for 12 ITM at AQU.  Trainer Michelle Giangianulio wins 29% at the meet and sports a sharp work.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – March 19

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, March 19, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Aqueduct

Race#9 – The $100,000 Cicada – 6f – 5:32 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Monshun / #4 – Lady Milagro / #2 – Sweet Solare

#5 Monshun is a speedy filly who hails from the Ray Handal barn with Dylan Davis in the irons. She broke her maiden at Saratoga and did it in impressive style. 7 month layoff and a bevy of works over the deep Belmont training track could have her ready to fire at first asking. She was well bet in debut and I’m looking for more of the same from the betting public. #4 Lady Milagro is a speedy daughter of First Dude and has Eric Cancel aboard. She is 4 for 4 ITM over the AQU surface and her dam Tribecky has 4 starters and winners to her credit. #2 Sweet Solare is a stalker from the Horacio DePaz barn with the hot hand of Trevor McCarthy in the saddle. She is 2 for 2 ITM at Aqueduct and DePaz has had 2 wins from 3 starts the past two weeks.

Gulfstream Park

Race#6 – The $100,000 Any Limit – 6f – 3:01 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #6 – Strategic Bird / #4 – One Identity /#5 – Spirit Wind

#6 Strategic Bird hails from the Mark Casse barn with Edwin Gonzalez in the irons. She has a quick break from the gate and turns back in distance from 7f at Tampa Bay where she was the beaten chalk. She has been off for two months and is eligible to improve by dropping her Lasix and getting back to the place where she broke her maiden by 12 lengths. #4 One Identity is a stalker from the Pleasa barn with Jose Ortiz in the driver’s seat. She is a perfect 2 for 2 in Hallandale and will pick up a pilot who scores with 21% of stalking style runners. #5 Spirit Wind is a quick filly who will come out ready to run from the break for Ralph Nicks and Tyler Gafflione. They are moving up in class and the barn has 5 out of 8 runners ITM the past two weeks.

Race#11 – The $100,000 Hutcheson Stakes – 6f – 5:42 pm 

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Provocateur / #7 – Cattin / #4 – Nitrous Channel

#5 Provocateur hails from the Pletcher barn with Irad Ortiz getting the nod. She’s quick from the break and cuts back in distance from 7f. He’s been off for two months and the rider and trainer are winning 29% as a team. He should improve fresh off the bench with a sharp work under his belt. #7 Cattin is a late runner for trainer Ralph Nicks and Emisael Jaramillo in the saddle. He drops a notch in class and was a beaten favorite last out. The rider wins 22% with sprinters. #4 Nitrous Channel is a late runner for George Weaver and Tyler Gaffalione in the irons. This son of Nyquist was well bet in debut and did not disappoint by drawing off at the end with more in the tank. Rider and trainer team up to win 20% as a team and should hold his own with a sharp work to send him to the starting gate.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – March 12th

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, March 12, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Tampa Bay Downs

Race #7 – The G2 Hillsborough – 1 1/16 on the turf – 3:14 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Lady Speightspeare / #5 – Bleecker Street / #2 – Take Charge Ro

#3 Lady Speightspeare is a stalking sort for Roger Attfield who is winning 67% at the meet. Emma Jayne Wilson does good work with the barn and just missed last out and was a beaten favorite. She sports a bullet work and looks to be laying just off the pace today. #5 Bleeker Street is a daughter of Quality Road for Chad Brown and Hector Diaz in the irons. She is 2 for 2 at TBD and looks to stalk the pace seeking to keep her record perfect. #2 Take Charge Ro hails from the Bryan Lynch with Luis Saez in the saddle. They are winning 33% as a team coming off a 50 day break. She can put together a strong late run and has a sharp work at Palm Meadows coming into the race.

 

Race #8 – The G3 Challenger – 1 1/16 – 3:49 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Greatest Honour / #10 – Shirl’s Speight / #1 – Wolfie’s Dynaghost

#3 Greatest Honor is a son of Tapit who was a beaten favorite in the Florida Derby back in the day. He is 7 for 8 ITM for trainer Shug McGaughey, and has the services of Jose Ortiz in the saddle. He is a closer coming off an 11 month layoff. Shug is batting 36% for the meet and may improve with Lasix. #10 Shirl’s Speight hails from the Roger Attfield barn with Emma Jayne Wilson in the irons. Attfield is winning 67% for the meet and looking for three in a row. He has a solid late kick and can get rolling down the lane. #1 Wolfie’s Dynaghost ships in from AQU and is a speedy son of Ghostzapper.  Thom Albertrani is the conditioner and Paco Lopez in the saddle today. Very sharp work coming into the race today.

 

Race #9 – The G3 Florida Oaks – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:20 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Dolce Zel / #8 – On Alert / #6 – Spicer

#3 Dolce Zel is a Chad Brown trainee winning 45% at the meet and has red hot Irad Ortiz in the irons. She is a daughter of Zelzal (FR), and has 5 starts, 5 wins, and 5 turf winners to her credit. Rider and trainer are winning 30% as a team, and gets first time Lasix where they score 24% on the medication addition. Add in a sharp work at Payson and all systems look good. #8 On Alert hails from the Shug McGaughey barn with Javier Castellano in the driver’s seat. 2nd time off the layoff as a beaten favorite. She is 2 for 3 ITM lifetime coming in with a high percentage for the meet winning 36%. Eligible to step up and give a strong account of herself. #6 Spicer may improve with Lasix coming off a three month layoff from her maiden win. Rider and trainer are winning 29% as a team and she’ll come calling late in the lane.

 

Race #10 – The G2 Tampa Bay Derby – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 5:23 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #9 – Shipsational / #11 – Money Supply / #4 – Classic Causeway

#9 Shipsational hails from the Edward Barker barn with Manny Franco in the irons for this son of Midshipman. Should be mid flight looking for the perfect stalking trip. His dam Regal Approach has 9 starters, and 9 winners for this New York bred. He should be game turning for home and finish strong like he did last time over this track. #11 Money Supply goes to post for Chad Brown and Jose Ortiz. Rider and trainer are winning 29% as a team, and this son of Practical Joke broke his maiden at first asking. Today he is stepping up in class, getting the acid test. Strong late kick when the turn for home and Ortiz wins 20% with late runners. #4 Classic Causeway 2nd off the layoff for Brian Lynch and Irad Ortiz in the saddle. 4 for 4 ITM lifetime and was an impressive winner in the G3 Sam Davis. Ortiz wins 29% with routers and 26% with speed type runners.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – March 5

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, March 5, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race#12 – The G2 Fountain of Youth – 1 1/16 – 5:42 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #12 – Mo Donegal / #9 – High Oak / #8 – Emmanuel

#12 Mo Donegal is a son of Uncle Mo for the Todd Pletcher barn with Irad Ortiz aboard. 2nd start off a layoff and was a beaten favorite last out where the barn comes back to score 27% looking for payback. He has a solid stalking style with a big late punch. The distance should fit his liking and sports a sharp work in preparation. #9 High Oak hails from the Bill Mott barn and has been off since Saratoga. Junior Alvarado has the call and should improve with added distance. His bullet work is promising as he’ll come calling late in the lane. #8 Emmanuel is a speedster that is a perfect 2 for 2 for Todd Pletcher as Luis Saez reunites with this son of More Than Ready. He moves up in class and if left alone on the front could pull a flag fall to that’s all move today.

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Santa Anita

Race#6 – The G2 San Felipe -1 1/16 – 5:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Armagnac / #5 – Doppelganger / #6 – Forbidden Kingdom

#3 Armagnac hails from the Baffert barn and he has dominated 8 of the last 22 runnings. Toss out his first run and the second effort looked sharp. He should snag the lead and try to wire the field. That gleaming bullet work shows big things to come under the patient hand of John Velasquez. #5 Doppelganger goes postward for Baffert and Flavien Prat as a beaten favorite last out. After a questionable effort last out he has been shooting bullets in the morning. I’ll toss out the last effort as he was moving up the ladder and still managed to stay close in defeat. #6 – Forbidden Kingdom is a solid speedster for Dick Mandella and J.J. Hernadez. 2nd off the layoff, and 1 for 1 at SA. Could upset the applecart today.

Race#9 – The G1 Beholder – 1 mile – 7:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – As Time Goes By / #1 – Varda / #6 – Envoutante

#3 As Time Goes By is a daughter of American Pharoah for Bob Baffert and Flavien Prat looks for three straight. She has tactical speed and is 7 for 7 ITM over the course. Prat and Baffert are winning 36% as a team and her last race was ultra impressive. The bullet works make this speedy gal dangerous. #1 Varda looks solid for Baffert teaming up with J.J. Hernandez as they are doing excellent work as a team. She’s by Distorted Humor and comes off a long layoff. Look for an honest effort stalking the pace and getting back in the swing of things. #6 Envoutante ships in from CD for Ken McPeek and John Velasquez in the saddle. She looks to fire fresh off the bench and is always in the mix turning for home. McPeek is a master at spotting his runners in the right place.

Race#10 – The G1 Frank Kilroe – 1 mile on turf – 7:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #8 – Space Traveller / #4 – Count Again / #2 – Subconscious

#8 Space Traveller hails from the Brendan Walsh barn and has the services of Jamie Spencer. A late runner from out of the clouds should make his presence felt after checking and steadying last out in the PWC Turf Invitational at GP. Spencer making the trip is a good sign and he’ll be rolling quick down the lane. #4 Count Again goes postward for Phil D’Amato and Flavien Prat. He is capable of big things and can come flying late under the turf master Prat. I like the bullet works, but he has a great deal to finish turning for home. #2 Subconscious has handy early foot for Dick Mandella and J.J. Hernandez. He is 4 for 6 ITM over the course and was a beaten chalk coming into the race. 2nd off the shelf is room for big improvement today.

Race#11 – The G1 Santa Anita Handicap – 1 1/4 – 8:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Warrant / #6 – Express Train / #8 – Stilleto Boy

#3 Warrant ships in from FG for Brad Cox and Flavien Prat. This son of Constitution always brings a good run and should be mid pack stalking the pace. He was beaten by his stablemate Mandaloun last out and should show better going his 2nd off the shelf. Prat should have him up close today waiting in hand. #6 Express Train hails from the John Sheriffs barn looking for three straight and 8 for 9 over the course. He seems to like 10f and should be moving quickly as they turn for home. #8 Stilleto Boy is a mid flight stalker under John Velasquez who ran a solid race in the G1 PWC Invitational at GP finishing 3rd. Solid player not to leave off your exotics.

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