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Some Past winners from our free picks and/or selection service (which is currently inactive)

Note:  Plan A is chalky. Plan B's are marked Plan B, the others are Plan A. With Plan B picks, 4-1 or over is preferred and only Plan B picks that off at 4-1 or higher will be counted. These picks were generated using only my Diamond computer handicapping system. I did not look at the past performances at all. Plan C picks are for the smaller tracks. 

Starting a test as of Friday, May 24, 2013. These picks are on the free picks page.  Plan A: Totals: 62  picks, 33 winners (53%), 44 placed (71%) Bet to Win $124.00, returned $140.70. Bet to Place $124.00 returned $130.60.

Plan B: Totals; 3 picks, 1 win (33%). 2 place (66%). Bet to win $6.00, returned $3.80. Bet to place $6.00, returned $6.60. Note on Plan B, horse must go off at 4-1 or over to be counted in results. Plan C: Totals: 3 pick, 3 winners, (100%) total bet $6.00, total returned $8.60, 3 placed (100%), returned $7.10.

 

 

 Monday, July 1

Wednesday, December 26

BALMORAL

RACE 9

7 MAD COW LISA*** 5-1 BAL
10 HITITHARD 5-1
8 PERFECT HOPE 5-1
5 THRILLS SUGAR BUZZ 5-1

MAD COW LISA does make breaks but she has speed and gets a big driver change from the owner/trainer to the track's leading driver; upset call in a wide open trot race.

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 7 Mad Cow Lisa 16.40 11.80 8.80
2nd 9 Perfectly Peachy 35.00 19.20
3rd 4 Lock Her N Cruz 6.60
4th 8 Perfect Hope
$2 Exacta 7-9 651.60
$2 Trifecta 7-9-4 4073.80
$2 Superfecta 7-9-4-8 96868.00
Refunds: 3

 

One pick on Wednesday, COLD $28.80 exacta which looked like a lock.

Wednesday, December 12

MONTICELLO

RACE 9

7 FOUR STARZZ LEFTY** 6-5
4 FORTE BLUE CHIP 2-1
3 STYLE GUY 6-1
8 CRUISEN' CHICK 7-1

FOUR STARZZ LEFTY was first over pushing a :29.2 third quarter in a quick mile over an off track against considerably faster horses; two back he left and was parked to a :28.1 first quarter and held okay as the beaten 8-5 favorite; takes a key drop and seems too fast for these...FORTE BLUE CHIP was used and shuffled in last; drops and appears main rival.

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 7 Four Starzz Lefty 6.00 3.50 3.60
2nd 4 Forte Blue Chip 5.60 3.60
3rd 2 Foomanchu 3.80
4th 3 Style Guy
$2 D/Double 5/7 31.00
$2 Exacta 7-4 28.80
$2 Trifecta 7-4-2 253.40
$2 Superfecta 7-4-2-3 693.00
Refunds: None

 

One pick yesterday, COLD exacta and COLD trifecta. 

Saturday, December 8

NORTHFIELD

RACE 7

1 BEANS AND WEENIES* 2-1 LS SL
2 MAINLINE HALL 8-5
3 CRYSTAL GUY 4-1
5 CROWN HIEGHTS 6-1

BEANS AND WEENIES was 12 lengths back and 9th early from post 8, rallied wide and finished strongly in :28 to just miss; picks up David Miller here...MAINLINE HALL had post 8 in last and never got involved but was facing tougher; last time he raced at this level he wired the field; key rival.

 

 

Sunday, November 18

We had one pick Sunday, and although it lost a photo, the box exacta of the top two came back with a general payoff of $56.20 and the trifecta paid well. 

DOVER DOWNS

RACE 14

5 SAVE ME A PLACE** 8-5
2 THREE SWINGS 4-1
3 HIGHBEAM RUSTY N 5-1
8 WAMBAM SAM 7-2

SAVE ME A PLACE quarter-moved into a hot pace to take the lead in second start off the layoff and weakened but held the show in a fast race against tougher; drops and looks tough to beat over his favorite track...THREE SWINGS took the lead in front of top one, yielded and tired; drops...HIGHBEAM RUSTY N may have needed last, gets better post...WAMBAM SAM wired similar in the slop from post 6.

Race: 14 Win Place Show
1st 2 Three Swings 20.80 4.40 3.40
2nd 5 Save Me a Place 2.60 2.10
3rd 8 Wambam Sam 2.10
$2 Exacta 2-5 56.20
$2 Trifecta 2-5-8 362.60
Refunds: None

 

Monday, October 15 we had one pick at Monticello which won and paid $7.40 and note that we had the exacta ($30.80) and trifecta ($65.40) COLD. 

MONTICELLO

RACE 1

6 JINNI'S FANTASY N** 2-1 SL
1 RED EYE BLUE CHIP 5-2
3 NUTMEGS DESIRE 3-1
5 BLIND SPOT HANOVER 6-1

JINNI'S FANTASY N 11 year old down under mare has 48 career wins for over $400k, shipped in from Batavia last start and left, was three wide part of the first quarter then remained parked without cover in a fast-paced race, held willingly to lose by 6 1/2 lengths despite a brutal trip; makes 2nd start for high-percentage barn...RED EYE BLUE CHIP has won two of last three at this level, has speed and the rail...NUTMEGS DESIRE beat weaker by 9 lengths, missed by a head to the one horse two back.

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 6 Jinni's Fantasy N 7.40 3.80 3.00
2nd 1 Red Eye Blue Chip 3.60 2.60
3rd 3 Nutmegs Desire 2.30
4th 2 Twincreeks Jazz
$2 Exacta 6-1 30.80
$2 Trifecta 6-1-3 65.40
$2 Superfecta 6-1-3-2 368.00
Refunds: None

 

Tuesday, October 9 we had one pick at Monticello, which won and paid $7.50 and we had the $52.00 exacta and $133.00 trifecta. 

MONTICELLO

RACE 9

5 PLEASE SWEETIE* 5-2 LS
2 SHEZAFLAMINTOWER 3-1
8 KEWLGURL 7-2
3 SATIN SWEETHEART 5-1

PLEASE SWEETIE missed by a neck when dropped to this level then had post 8 and made up a chunk of ground through the middle-half; gets better post for second start off the sick scratch.

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 5 Please Sweetie 7.50 3.70 2.60
2nd 8 Kewlgurl 5.20 3.70
3rd 2 Shezaflamintower 2.10
4th 4 Diana's Jewel
$2 D/Double 4/5 23.20
$2 Exacta 5-8 52.00
$2 Trifecta 5-8-2 133.00
$2 Superfecta 5-8-2-4 1022.00
Refunds: None

 

Saturday, September 22 I had one pick, VLOS at Yonkers, and he won easily wire to wire and paid $7.00 and we had the COLD 4-2-1 trifecta and the cold exacta. 6 of our last 7 picks have won. 

YONKERS

RACE 12

4 VLOS* 9-5 LS SL
2 MYSTERIOUS MOMENT 5-2
1 MEANT TO BE ME 9-2
3 TALKTOMECOURAGE N 5-1

VLOS finished strongly from post 7 two back, then had post 7 again last week, blasted to the lead in :27, set a solid pace and finished in :28.4 to hold the show; classy horse gets better post.

Race: 12 Win Place Show
1st 4 Vlos 7.00 3.80 3.10
2nd 2 Mysterious Moment 5.00 4.00
3rd 1 Meant to Be Me 3.00
$2 Exacta 4-2 30.00
$2 Trifecta 4-2-1 43.80
Refunds: None

Friday, September 21, I had one pick, which won and paid a modest $2.60. But sometimes we get lucky. Look at the trifecta payoff. A $2 key trifecta play, a $12.00 bet, returned $187.40, pretty remarkable with a $2.60 winner on top in a 7 horse field. 

FREEHOLD

RACE 6

1 DE VINS GIRL** 7-5 SP
5 SO CONFUSING 4-1
4 LOOKINFORAGOODTIME 9-2
3 SHE'S ELECTRIC 10-1

 

Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 1 De Vins Girl 2.60 2.40 2.10
2nd 3 She's Electric 16.00 9.20
3rd 5 So Confusing 4.20
4th 7 Hot List
$2 Exacta 1-3 57.60
$2 Trifecta 1-3-5 187.40
Refunds: None

 

One pick on Friday, Sept. 14, which finished 2nd, losing by a nose, but we had the top-two exacta box which paid $80.00. 

YONKERS

RACE 12

6 BILLMAR SCOOTER** 8-5
7 UP FRONT KELLIE JO 3-1
5 OMEN HANOVER 9-2
3 FOXY LADY 5-1

BILLMAR SCOOTER had the lead on the Open last week, yielded and trotted a :28.3 final quarter to finish third; drops for good barn...UP FRONT KELLIE JO showed speed and finished gamely late behind classy Krispy Apple in last; steps up in class but in reality is facing similar...OMEN HANOVER classy millionaire mare ships in from Philadelphia and fits well here...FOXY LADY ships in from Pocono in good form.

Race: 12 Win Place Show
1st 7 Up Front Kellie Jo 16.40 7.20 4.40
2nd 6 Billmar Scooter 3.20 2.50
3rd 3 Foxy Lady 3.30
4th 1 By All Means
$2 D/Double 5/7 76.50
$2 Exacta 7-6 80.00
$2 Trifecta 7-6-3 326.50
$2 Superfecta 7-6-3-1 996.00
Refunds: 8

 

One pick on Tuesday and Lambretta came through and paid $7.40 after a game first over trip. We had the exacta and trifecta. 

Tuesday, August 21

YONKERS

RACE 10

3 LAMBRETTA* 2-1 LS SP
1 LET'S ROLL JOE 5-2
2 MCGREAT 9-2
8 LIGHT UP THE SKY 6-1

LAMBRETTA chased the tough Roadway in a fast race last time and finished in :28.3; classy veteran drops a notch...LET'S ROLL JOE had the rail against a weaker field at this level and won gamely first over...MCGREAT chased in same fast race as top pick and weakened; drop helps...LIGHT UP THE SKY has been racing well and picks up Brennan.

Race: 10 Win Place Show
1st 3 Lambretta 7.40 3.80 3.40
2nd 8 Light Up the Sky 10.20 4.70
3rd 2 Mcgreat 3.60
4th 4 Bolder
$2 Exacta 3-8 58.00
$2 Trifecta 3-8-2 238.50
$2 Superfecta 3-8-2-4 2012.00
Refunds: None

 

One pick on Tuesday, a nice$13.60 upset winner which keyed a COLD $59.50 Exacta and a COLD $149.50 trifecta:

Tuesday, July 24

MONTICELLO

RACE 9

4 WINDSUN FIRE N ICE* 7-2 LS SP
2 SANDRI HANOVER 5-2
6 MICHAEL'S JEWEL 3-1
3 HAMMER 8-1

WINDSUN FIRE N ICE takes a key drop and gets a driver change...SANDRI HANOVER made two moves and pushed a quick pace, held the place; one to beat...MICHAEL'S JEWEL wired similar and has done well at this level...HAMMER doesn't win often but drops and has had post 7 in last three starts.

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 4 Windsun Fire N Ice 13.60 5.20 3.40
2nd 2 Sandri Hanover 4.20 2.40
3rd 6 Michael's Jewel 2.20
4th 8 Come Home Honey
$2 D/Double 1/4 60.00
$2 Exacta 4-2 59.50
$2 Trifecta 4-2-6 149.40
$2 Superfecta 4-2-6-8 1725.00
Refunds: None

 

 

One pick on Wednesday, a nice 7-2 winner that keyed a $43.60 exacta and $230 trifecta. 

Wednesday, July 11

POCONO DOWNS

RACE 12

4 SMOKIN N GRININ* 4-1 LS SL
6 REAL JOY 2-1
8 KEYSTONE KATHERINE 4-1
1 MIKAYLA ROSE 4-1

SMOKIN N GRINNIN showed early speed then raced uncovered in last at the Meadowlands and held well; ships in for good barn and can upset...REAL JOY is 0 for 21 this year but takes a key drop and may try to go down the road...KEYSTONE KATHERINE ships in from Yonkers, drops, and gets top driver...MIKAYLA ROSE missed by a neck against a weaker field at this level two back then was in too tough last start.

 

Race: 12 Win Place Show
1st 4 Smokin N Grinin 9.60 4.00 3.20
2nd 8 Keystone Katherine 4.60 4.20
3rd 1 Mikayla Rose 2.80
4th 6 Real Joy
$2 Exacta 4-8 43.60
$2 Trifecta 4-8-1 230.20
$2 Superfecta 4-8-1-6 502.20

 

Hot streak continues. One pick on Thursday, cold exacta, cold trifecta. 

Thursday, June 21

YONKERS

RACE 6

4 ALBERT STREET A* 2-1 LS
1 WICKED N RUDE 5-1
3 HANKS KID 6-1

ALBERT STREET A classy veteran showed speed at the Meadowlands and weakened in a race he may have needed after missing a start; returns to a more speed favoring track, won at this level last month, and 34 time winner meets a pretty weak field here.

Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 4 Albert Street A 5.90 3.90 2.40
2nd 1 Wicked N Rude 2.80 2.30
3rd 3 Hanks Kid 2.30
$2 Exacta 4-1 11.80
$2 Trifecta 4-1-3 38.00
Refunds: 7

One pick on Monday and it went off at 6-1 and finished 2nd, and we had the exacta and trifecta box. The exacta was a fantastic price for this combination. This shows how my personal odds line can help you win. I made African Queen 8-5, she went off at 6-1. I made Hearts N Flowers 3-1, she went off at 8-1. The bettors over bet the 4 down to 1-2 odds. 

Monday, June 18

YONKERS

RACE 5

2 AFRICAN QUEEN* 8-5 LS
4 HEPBURN BLUE CHIP 5-2
1 HEARTS N FLOWERS 3-1
5 MICKEY BLU 4-1

AFRICAN QUEEN set fast paces in last two starts here and was 2nd best; barely gets in under the earnings cap and may be too quick for these...HEPBURN BLUE CHIP showed improvement recently, ships back in and raced okay at this level previously...HEARTS N FLOWERS gets good spot for a trip...MICKEY BLU picks up Sears.

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 1 Hearts N Flowers 17.80 5.80 3.00
2nd 2 African Queen 6.80 3.30
3rd 4 Hepburn Blue Chip 2.10
4th 3 Poco Granny
$2 Exacta 1-2 77.50
$2 Trifecta 1-2-4 195.50
$2 Superfecta 1-2-4-3 744.00
Refunds: None

 

 

I've been on a pretty good roll here lately. Yesterday I had one pick and it won and paid $9.00 at Tioga.

TIOGA DOWNS

RACE 7

4 DREAM OF WINNING* 2-1 LS
3 JK FINE ART 5-2
6 AIR GUITAR HANOVER 3-1
1 CENTRAILIA HANOVER 4-1

DREAM OF WINNING made two moves setting a quick pace in last at the Meadows and held nicely in her second start of her 3yo season; versatile filly doesn't need to leave to be effective and may take back and rally off what figures to be a hot pace in this stakes race. 

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 4 Dream of Winning 9.00 6.10 3.90
2nd 7 Blackjack Princess 19.70 3.20
3rd 5 Bella Marta 4.50
4th 3 Jk Fine Art
$2 Exacta 4-7 91.80
$2 Trifecta 4-7-5 666.50
$2 Superfecta 4-7-5-3 2463.40
Refunds: None

 

I gave out one horse on Wednesday and he went wire to wire and paid $7.60. 

Wednesday, June 13

THE MEADOWS

RACE 15

7 CLASSICAL MAN** 7-5 SL
1 GASLIGHT 4-1
8 BOSSY VOLO 4-1
3 SJ'S SUPER STAR 5-1

CLASSICAL MAN classy veteran trotter had post 8 against tougher, was parked the mile without cover in a fast race and excusably tired after getting within 2 lengths of the leader through a hot pace for this type; drops, gets better spot, can wire these.

HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show   
7  Classical Man  Aaron Merriman 7.60  3.00  2.40   
3  Sj`s Super Star  Doug Snyder   3.20  3.00   
2  Primo Spur  Richard Stillings     8.00   

 

I gave out one horse Friday (see below) at the Meadowlands and got a nice $7.40 on a horse that I made 7-5 odds on my personal betting line. 

Friday, June 8

MEADOWLANDS

RACE 12

7 KISSMATT* 7-5 LS
6 SHANGHAI LIL 5-2
3 COWGIRLS N INDIANS 7-2
8 SEXY SMILE 15-1

KISSMATT is not having a good year but added lasix for the qualifier and held surprisingly well in a fast race behind two monsters....SHANGHAI LIL missed by a nose at 4-5; classy 6 year old.

Race: 12 Win Place Show
1st 7 Kissmatt 7.40 4.20 3.80
2nd 6 Shanghai Lil 2.20 2.20
3rd 2 Fancy Pants Sandy 5.20
4th 10 Holly's Halo
$2 D/Double 4/7 21.20
$2 Exacta 7-6 15.80
$2 Trifecta 7-6-2 95.20
$2 Superfecta 7-6-2-10 495.80
Refunds: None

We gave out two picks on Sunday and hit two exactas (top 2 box) that both paid great prices of $38.20 and $37.60 (see below)

Sunday, June 3

HARRAH'S PHILADELPHIA

RACE 8

8 TIDEWATER TEDDY* 8-5 SL
2 PICTURE ME 2-1
1 LIGHT UP THE SKY 9-2
7 RUSTY SKIPP 6-1

TIDEWATER TEDDY had post 7 in last at Yonkers and was parked to the lead in :27.1 over an off track, set the pace and lost by 2 1/2 lengths; speed wasn't holding that well last week at Yonkers so it was a sharp effort; can wire these with top gate driver Yannick Gingras...PICTURE ME comes down the ladder and picks up Tetrick.

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 2 Picture Me 6.20 2.80 2.40
2nd 8 Tidewater Teddy 4.20 3.20
3rd 5 Strange Hanover 3.00
4th 3 Headbutt Harley
$2 Exacta 2-8 38.20
$2 Trifecta 2-8-5 132.40
$2 Superfecta 2-8-5-3 1354.20
Refunds: None

POCONO DOWNS

RACE 8

8 FOXY LADY* 2-1 LS SL
1 FAROUCHE HANOVER 5-2
5 CRUZIN ANGEL 7-2
3 WOES JET FILLY 5-1

FOXY LADY was parked the mile without cover from post 9 prompting a quick pace and only lost by 2 lengths in a game effort; call for the Burke barn...FAROUCHE HANOVER had pace on both ends to finish 2 lengths in front of top pick in last.

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 1 Farouche Hanover 8.20 3.20 2.60
2nd 8 Foxy Lady 3.00 3.40
3rd 7 Love You Always 3.00
4th 2 Caviart Sarah
$2 Exacta 1-8 37.60
$2 Trifecta 1-8-7 151.60
$2 Superfecta 1-8-7-2 594.20
Refunds: None

 

Trotpicks had a big day on Wednesday, March 21. I gave out two picks, they both won at good prices and in both races I had the trifectas and they paid $369.20 and $96.60. See the payoffs below.

Trotpicks, Wednesday, March 21

THE MEADOWS

RACE 4

3 SAYWHATUNEEDTOSAY* 8-5 LS
4 YOGI HANOVER 9-5
1 NO OIL PAINT 7-1
7 IN FRONT CHARLIE 8-1

SAYWHATUNEEDTOSAY went a couple of deceptively good races at Yonkers in December then raced okay at Woodbine, has since been transferred to the high-percentage Burke barn and comes off two sharp qualifiers...YOGI HANOVER comes off the best effort of his career, a pacesetting narrow miss in a 1:52.4 mile last week; if he puts two good efforts together he may be tough...NO OIL PAINT lacked a rally off a cover trip in Yogi Hanover's quick mile last week...IN FRONT CHARLIE chased the pace in the same race and held well from the pocket.

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 3 Saywhatuneedtosay 9.40 4.80 4.00
2nd 7 In Front Charlie 6.00 5.80
3rd 1 No Oil Paint 4.00
4th 8 Fool to Cry
$2 Exacta 3-7 82.60
$2 Trifecta 3-7-1 369.20
$2 Superfecta 3-7-1-8 5348.80
Refunds: None

RACE 7

3 MAXINE THE MIGHTY*** 4-1 BAL
7 AMERONICA 2-1
4 ITSGHOSTLYOUTSIDE 2-1

MAXINE THE MIGHTY came off a layoff and made a nice first over move before flattening out in the stretch with her trainer in the bike last time; trotting mare is 0 for 10 lifetime but there are no world beaters here and she gets a big driver change to a top catch driver for the first time in her career. Upset call...AMERONICA set the pace at 3-5 odds and held the place with no excuse in last but she is a bit more advanced than these, has been first or second in last 6 starts, one to catch for Palone...ITSGHOSTLYOUTSIDE broke at the start in last but she won her two prior starts over the track.

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 3 Maxine the Mighty 8.80 4.00 2.40
2nd 4 Itsghostlyoutside 4.20 2.60
3rd 7 Ameronica 2.40
4th 2 Win You Over
$2 Exacta 3-4 41.00
$2 Trifecta 3-4-7 96.60
$2 Superfecta 3-4-7-2 255.20

 

Saturday, March 17

One pick on Saturday and it won and paid a nice price, $16.00. 

THE MEADOWLANDS

RACE 12

9 BRANDON'S COLT*** 10-1 BAL
5 ALL SUMMER LONG 7-2 SL
3 MONTECITO N 7-2
1 POKER CHAMP 15-1
Race: 12 Win Place Show
1st 9 Brandon's Colt 16.00 9.00 4.20
2nd 10 Midnight Lawyer 7.80 4.00
3rd 3 Montecito N 3.80
4th 2 Rader Detector
$2 D/Double 8/9 179.60
$2 Exacta 9-10 112.00
$2 Trifecta 9-10-3 592.80
$2 Superfecta 9-10-3-2 6111.60
Refunds: None

 

 

Friday, February 24

I had two picks Friday night, both winners and a COLD $158.40 trifecta. Note that trifecta keys hit both trifectas. 

Trotpicks, Friday, February 24

THE MEADOWLANDS

RACE 4

2 WESTERN AVENUE* 6-1 LS
1 VILLAGE RHYTHM 8-5
8 HAGI 6-1
4 DA VISION OF ART 4-1

WESTERN AVENUE gets a big driver change...VILLAGE RHYTHM had a tough spot in last, adds lasix and moves inside, big shot here...HAGI did not have a great trip in a quick mile, can improve....DA VISION OF ART got a perfect trip to beat similar at 50-1.

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 2 Western Avenue 7.00 3.80 3.40
2nd 1 Village Rhythm 2.60 2.10
3rd 8 Hagi 5.20
4th 10 Allamerican Major
$2 Exacta 2-1 20.80
$2 Trifecta 2-1-8 158.40
Refunds: None

 

RACE 8

1 RUN ON LUCK* 5-2 LS
7 SUMMER HOPE 9-2
6 BLING 3-1
2 CLASSIERIVERBOAT N 6-1

RUN ON LUCK had to go wide around a breaker on the first turn and was rushed to the lead, set the pace and tired in a race she needed...SUMMER HOPE left and also was wide around a breaker then shuffled in tight quarters last week...BLING has been facing tougher at Yonkers; classy but big track form is hard to gauge.

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 1 Run on Luck 7.00 4.20 3.80
2nd 6 Bling 2.80 3.20
3rd 2 Classieriverboat N 4.40
4th 3 Shesa Bragn Dragon
$2 Exacta 1-6 25.60
$2 Trifecta 1-6-2 144.60
Refunds: None

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Two plays Wednesday, one nice wire to wire winner at $11.40. 

RACE 9

6 CHASE'S LEGACY* 7-2 LS SL
1 AB'S ATTACK 7-2
3 TIDEWATER TOMCAT 7-2
4 HAVERFORD HANOVER 4-1
Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 6 Chase's Legacy 11.40 6.00 4.00
2nd 5 Escapable Beaux 8.00 4.60
3rd 4 Haverford Hanover 3.40
4th 7 Dancing With Fire

 

 

Below are the picks exactly as they appeared for Tuesday, Feb 14. All 3 picks won at $11.40, $6.00 and $3.40 and I had the exacta in each race. 

THE MEADOWS

RACE 7

3 OBJECT OF ART** 7-5 SL
5 WINDSONG GORGEOUS 4-1
4 NEWBEGINING 4-1
6 DARK LIGHTNING 4-1

Pretty competitive race but OBJECT OF ART is the class of the field. Last start he dropped to this level but tried to quarter move and got parked out forcing a fast pace; another shot.

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 3 Object of Art 11.40 6.40 4.40
2nd 6 Dark Lightning 5.60 2.80
3rd 1 Northern Breakout 6.40
4th 7 Blue Fin
$2 Exacta 3-6 49.00
$2 Trifecta 3-6-1 453.60
$2 Superfecta 3-6-1-7 3501.80
Refunds: None

 

RACE 11

1 SHADOWS DREAM* 7-5 SP
5 PURE DEFIANCY 3-1
6 AK'S LIVIN LARGE 7-2 SL
3 SIGN OF AQUARIUS 8-1

SHADOWS DREAM faced tougher at Yonkers, was third over in local debut, followed cover three wide around the final bend and finished strongly for the show; drops, picks up Brett Miller...PURE DEFIANCY was first over and tired badly in last but drops to level that he won at three starts back and gets a key driver change to Palone...AK'S LIVIN LARGE set a hot clip under pressure and held the place in a game effort last start; steps up...SIGN OF AQUARIUS drops off a race he may have needed after a sick scratch.

Race: 11 Win Place Show
1st 1 Shadows Dream 6.00 3.80 2.60
2nd 6 Ak's Livin Large 3.60 4.40
2nd 8 Wichita Hall 3.20 4.00
4th 2 Venice Menace
$2 Exacta 1-6 26.20
$2 Exacta 1-8 26.00
$2 Trifecta 1-6-8 126.40
$2 Trifecta 1-8-6 157.00
$2 Superfecta 1-6-8-2 683.00
$2 Superfecta 1-8-6-2 578.20
Refunds: None

NORTHFIELD

RACE 8

9 CROWN HEIGHTS** 4-5 SL
1 SOUL REDEEMER 6-1
7 IRISH BIG GUY 8-1
6 JEREMY'S CHASER 8-1

CROWN HEIGHTS set a fast pace under pressure and finished third losing by a head against a tougher field than this at this level; gets a nice spot in the 2nd tier and should be able to brush to the lead and take off. The rest of the field is hard to gauge.

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 9 Crown Heights 3.40 2.40 2.20
2nd 1 Soul Redeemer 3.20 3.00
3rd 8 Bodandy Andy 11.00
$2 Exacta 9-1 10.00
$2 Trifecta 9-1-8 262.60
Refunds: None

 

One pick Saturday night (Feb. 4), a nice 5-1 Best Bet winner that keyed a good paying $92.00 exacta. 

MEADOWLANDS

RACE 6
1 BETTOR DESIGN* 4-1
5 INTRIGUED ROYALLY 8-5
7 JOLTIN' COLT 4-1
2 MCDANA N 8-1 SL

BETTOR DESIGN chased the tough Wayne The Lefty in last at Yonkers; drops and picks up Sears...INTRIGUED ROYALLY held his own chasing Itrustyou in the Complex, one to beat.
Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 1 Bettor Design 12.60 7.00 4.20
2nd 7 Joltin' Colt 11.60 6.40
3rd 3 Pence Hanover 6.80
4th 5 Intrigued Royally
$2 Exacta 1-7 92.00
$2 Trifecta 1-7-3 1037.60
Refunds: None

 

Thursday, February 2

One spot play last night and it turned out to be a good one, a trifecta key horse that won and keyed a whopping $672.20 trifecta, excellent price for a 2-1 shot on top. Note that I made Take A Walk 8-5 on my line (she was 9-2 on the ML) with a big spread to the next ranked odds of 5-1, an indication that I felt she was potentially much the best. One of the ways that you can make betting decisions when looking at my picks is by looking at my odds line. 

MEADOWLANDS

RACE 6
10 TAKE A WALK* 8-5
6 MR GOVIANNI FRA 10-1
7 DUNGEON DRAGON 5-1
2 ROCK THREE TIMES 8-1
Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 10 Take a Walk 6.40 4.20 3.20
2nd 2 Rock Three Times 8.00 4.60
3rd 6 Mr Govianni Fra 7.00
4th 7 Dungeon Dragon
$2 Exacta 10-2 74.20
$2 Trifecta 10-2-6 672.20
Refunds: None

 

 

Wednesday, December 28

Nice one last night, one pick and it won and paid $26.00. Note that I made the horse 5-1 on my line. 

NORTHFIELD

RACE 4

2 S F STAMPEDE*** 5-1 BAL SL
3 KOLLATERAL DAMAGE 7-5 SP
4 TEEN TURO 6-1
9 MISTER MICAH 8-1

S F STAMPEDE returned off a freshening and had post 7, rocketed out of the gate and was 3 deep around the first turn, took the lead at the quarter in :27.1, set a blazing pace and tired badly and excusably; moves inside for 2nd start off the bench and may go all the way...KOLLATERAL DAMAGE takes a key drop to the bottom condition, gets a better post and a top driver; one to beat...TEEN TURO rarely wins but he closed well with leading driver Dan Noble in last...MISTER MICAH showed nothing in last but he may have needed the start off the layoff and takes a key drop.

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 2 S F Stampede 26.00 12.80 5.80
2nd 1 Toronado Mindale 14.80 5.60
3rd 3 Kollateral Damage 2.10
4th 6 Quick View
$2 Exacta 2-1 173.00
$2 Trifecta 2-1-3 528.40
$2 Superfecta 2-1-3-6 7157.60
Refunds: None

 

Monday, December 19

Very good start of the week. After going one for one on Sunday, came back with three for three on Monday, four winners in a row. In two of the races I had the trifecta including the 7th at The Meadows, a COLD trifecta (see results below). Remember that you can sign up for only $25.00 for two months or get a tremendous value and sign up for the first 6 months of the year for only $60.00 (click on Trotpicks page). 

THE MEADOWS

RACE 7

4 FRONTIER* 7-2 LS
5 CAPTAIN GREG 2-1
2 M A ROY 4-1
7 LENNY K 6-1

FRONTIER left and yielded and was shuffled into the lane losing valuable position, finished evenly once clear; two back was a sharp placing from post 7. Gets a key driver change to Brett Miller and may go all the way...CAPTAIN GREG has won 6 in a row and steps up off a claim by a live barn while luring Dave Palone off a Burke horse...M A ROY was first over and just missed against similar; hard to knock...LENNY K ran down similar in last but loses Brett Miller to top pick and moves outside.

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 4 Frontier 9.80 3.20 2.80
2nd 5 Captain Greg 2.60 2.20
3rd 2 M a Roy 2.40
4th 7 Lenny K
$2 Exacta 4-5 31.80
$2 Trifecta 4-5-2 83.00
$2 Superfecta 4-5-2-7 216.40
Refunds: None

 

HARRAH'S CHESTER

RACE 14

4 MR TERRY FRA* 5-2 LS SL SP
3 MCAPULCO 7-2
2 FRANCO NATURA N 4-1
1 LEMON DROP HALL 9-2
Race: 14 Win Place Show
1st 4 Mr Terry Fra 4.60 2.80 2.20
2nd 1 Lemon Drop Hall 5.40 3.20
3rd 3 Mcapulco 3.60
4th 5 Western Starzzz
$2 Exacta 4-1 20.60
$2 Trifecta 4-1-3 50.40
$2 Superfecta 4-1-3-5 139.40
Refunds: None

 

DOVER DOWNS

RACE 13

3 HARLINGEN HANOVER** 8-5 SL SP
2 BAD RUSTY 5-2 SP
9 INFORM 3-1
4 CHARGER 9-2
Race: 13 Win Place Show
1st 3 Harlingen Hanover 3.20 2.20 2.10
2nd 4 Charger 3.60 2.40
3rd 2 Bad Rusty 2.40
4th 1 Game Day
$2 Exacta 3-4 11.40
$2 Trifecta 3-4-2 30.60
$2 Superfecta 3-4-2-1 178.60
Refunds: None

Sunday, December 18

Trotpicks had one pick Sunday, a nice $9.80 winner at Dover Downs. 

DOVER DOWNS

RACE 9

9 BATTLESHIP KELLY* 7-2 LS SL
1 RUSS'S ZTAM 8-5
3 A BADLANDS SPECIAL 7-2
6 TOMADO ISLAND N 9-1

BATTLESHIP KELLY showed speed from post 8 and lost by less than a length in first start over the track after shipping in from Chester; gets better post in the 2nd tier and may upset...RUSS'S ZTAM ahs won 3 in a row and looms the one to catch.

HN  Horse  Driver Win  Place  Show   
9  Battleship Kelly  Ross Wolfenden 9.80  5.00  2.10   
5  Brisk Clipper  Matt Kakaley   7.20  2.60   
3  A Badlands Special  Brad Hanners     2.10

 

Tuesday, November 29

I had one pick one pick on Tuesday, a nice $13.80 Best Bet and COLD $23.60 exacta. 

YONKERS

RACE 1

6 ALL GOT IN* 5-2 LS SL
4 BERRY BERRY FAST 8-5 SL
2 DYLAN ROCKS 5-1
3 TEVENAY HALL 6-1
Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 6 All Got In 13.80 3.70 2.70
2nd 4 Berry Berry Fast 2.20 2.10
3rd 1 Fox Valley Sosa 2.50
$2 Exacta 6-4 23.60
$2 Trifecta 6-4-1 105.50
Refunds: None

 

 

Friday, November 4

One pick on Friday and a nice cold $17.80 exacta and the 4-3-9 trifecta paid $64.40. 

POCONO DOWNS

RACE 5

4 SAN ANTONY-O** 7-5 SP
3 YANKEE DEVIL 5-2
2 THEBESTOFJOEL 4-1
9 IDEAL CHOICE 6-1

SAN ANTONY-O went evenly from post 6 in a much faster field; speedy sort drops, gets good spot...YANKEE DEVIL finished 2nd to classy Giddy Up Delight in last and two back he chased classy Delivered From Zin; he's 0 for 22 this year but takes a key drop here and is a threat...THEBESTOFJOEL makes third start for the Burke barn, drops and can improve...IDEAL CHOICE showed improved speed in last, steps up and picks up leading driver.

Thursday, October 20

Hot streak continues. I gave out two horses Thursday, one won and paid $8.40 (Orphan Annie at Yonkers).

YONKERS

RACE 1

6 ORPHAN ANNIE* 7-2 LS
3 COWGIRLS N INDIANS 7-2
4 STEAK AND GRAVY 7-2
8 OUR NEW TREASURE 9-1

ORPHAN ANNIE had a tough trip in last at Mohawk; ships back in and faces weaker, upset call.

Wednesday, October 19

I gave out two horses Wednesday and they both won, capped of by COLD Exacta/Trifecta at Chester (see below). Still hot. 

HARRAH'S CHESTER

RACE 5

3 JOYFULJOY N* 7-5 SL SP
6 PERFECT M FOREVER 5-2
5 MID-WESTERN JATELO 5-1
7 MS MALICIOUS 5-1

JOYFULJOY N showed speed leaving but was shuffled out of contention behind a tiring horse as the beaten favorite; drops, draws inside of main rivals...PERFECT M FOREVER had post 8 in last at Harrington, ships in for good barn and drops out of the Open...MID-WESTERN JATELO drops for top connections...MS MALICOUS 3yo filly faces older here but she's been racing well.

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 3 Joyfuljoy N 9.60 4.80 3.00
2nd 6 Perfect M Forever 4.00 3.00
3rd 7 Ms Malicious 2.80
4th 2 Nutmegs Yankee
$2 Exacta 3-6 30.80
$2 Trifecta 3-6-7 73.00
Refunds: 5

 

Sunday, October 16

Hot streak continues. One pick Sunday, Hands To Yourself won by 3 lengths and paid $8.20 and Trotpicks had the cold $23.00 Exacta. 

HARRAH'S CHESTER

RACE 12

2 HANDS TO YOURSELF* 8-5 LS SP
6 WARRAWEE MONARCH 5-2
4 TALKTOMECOURAGE N 4-1
1 ROCKSTAR TEMPER` 8-1

HANDS TO YOURSELF chased a hot pace in the slop at Pocono Downs in last; drops, picks up top driver.

 

Saturday, October 15

Big Saturday night last night, Saturday, Oct. 15. I gave out 4 picks, one was scratched, which left the three listed below, which all won. Pacific Desperado won easily and paid $4.40. Shotgun A won easily and and paid $9.20 and the 5-3 exacta paid $33.00, Tyler Palko won and paid $19.00 and I had the $72.20 exacta COLD. 

Trotpicks, Saturday, October 15

YONKERS

RACE 2

6 PACIFIC DESPERADO* 5-2 LS SP
1 PALMER'S Z TAM 5-2
8 EMERALD EXPRESS 6-1
5 SASSY HARK 12-1

RACE 5

5 SHOTGUN A* 2-1 LS SP
1 WELLTHEREYOUGO 5-2
3 GIACOMETTI 3-1
7 FUTURE CHARACTER 8-1
POCONO DOWNS

RACE 8

3 TYLER PALKO*** 8-1 BAL
4 GRINNING BREED 2-1 SL
6 LIFES TRICKS 5-2 SL
7 DELIVERED FROM ZIN 7-2

TYLER PALKO gets a key driver change in a "Battle of Pa. Driving Challenge" race and should be closing off a wicked pace; upset call in a wide open race...GRINNING BREED steps up off a powerful wire to wire win...LIFES TRICKS comes off a gusty narrow miss after making two moves to the lead...DELIVERED FROM ZIN showed a return to form in last and classy horse paced in 1:48.4 at Pompano earlier this year; he has 39 wins in only 91 career starts.

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 3 Tyler Palko 19.00 6.40 4.00
2nd 4 Grinning Breed 2.80 2.60
3rd 9 Artist Point 5.80
4th 2 Lightning Elvis
$2 Exacta 3-4 72.20
$2 Trifecta 3-4-9 445.60
$2 Superfecta 3-4-9-0 1823.20
Refunds: None

 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I had two picks last night and a nice hit at Balmoral with a $9.80 winner, a cold $47.60 exacta, a $147.00 trifecta, and an $874.20 superfecta. 

BALMORAL

RACE 11

5 POLARIS N* 5-2 LS
6 MAJOR MONET 7-2
4 BLUERIDGEVALENTINO 9-2 SL
1 UNITY ROAD 9-2

POLARIS N was used hard three deep to the lead in :26 from post 6 in last; takes a key drop tonight...MAJOR MONET dropped to this level in last and raced okay...BLUERIDGEVALENTINO steps up off three crushing wins in claiming races; peaking 4yo gets class test...UNITY ROAD one-paced sort is a strong finisher and in good form, hard to eliminate for 20% driver.

Race: 11 Win Place Show
1st 5 Polaris N 9.80 5.20 3.20
2nd 6 Major Monet 6.00 3.20
3rd 1 Unity Road 2.20
4th 7 Jackson Berlow
$2 Exacta 5-6 47.60
$2 Trifecta 5-6-1 147.00
$2 Superfecta

 

 

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