HRN Video Race of the Week: Grade III Lecomte Stakes

The road to Kentucky Derby 2017 makes a stop in New Orleans this week for the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, January 21.

The two turn Derby prep attracted a dozen sophomores and Untrapped is the 9-2 morning line favorite for Steve Asmussen, who also saddles Springboard Mile runner-up Totality and Tip Tap Tapizar.

Running Mate looks like the one to catch for trainer Larry Jones and Guest Suite looms a dangerous contender for Neil Howard.

Tom Amoss saddled Mo Tom to win the 2016 Lecomte and he is represented by Shareholder Value this time.

Dallas Stewart did not like the outside draw for Saint’s Fan and he is expected to scratch.

NY-bred stakes winner Pat On the Back, maiden Arklow, and Phat Man, Marco Mischief, and Mark Casse’s Takeoff round out the Lecomte field.

2017 FULL CARD SCHEDULE: Daily Santa Anita Full Cards (Jan 21-July 4)

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Smarty Jones Stakes Video Analysis featuring Uncontested

Uncontested is the 2-1 program favorite for the 2017 edition of the Smarty Jones Stakes and he looks like the one to catch.

Warrior’s Club finished a head in front of Uncontested in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs Nov 26 and should make his presence felt throughout.

Petrov stretches out in distance after two good dirt sprint tries and projects a ground saving tactical trip under Jose Ortiz.

Rowdy the Warrior is the best finisher and will try to get involved late.

The Smarty Jones Stakes goes as the eighth race at Oaklawn Park on Monday, Jan. 16 with a scheduled post time of 5:38 ET.


2017 FULL CARD SCHEDULE: Daily Santa Anita Full Cards (Jan 15-July 4)

My SANTA ANITA full cards are offered daily from Jan 16 thru July 4 at WinningHorsePicks.com. My SA analysis also includes GOLDEN GATE and/or LAUREL PARK Best Bets plus occasional stakes races from around the country. The SA full cards feature the always popular Pick 5, Early Pick 4, Pick 6, and Late Pick 4 spread tickets.

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HRN Video Race of the Week: Winter Challenge with California Chrome

California Chrome’s lucrative career on the racetrack is winding down. The all-time North American money leader is expected to make his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28, 2017. He tunes up for the Pegasus in the Winter Challenge at his Los Alamitos home base later today, and it looks like a walk in the park.

 

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HRN Video Race of the Week: Remington Springboard Mile with Cool Arrow

HRN Video Race of the Week: G1 Matriarch with Miss Temple City

Sunday’s Grade I Matriarch at Del Mar drew a full field of 12 but it might be a one horse affair if Miss Temple City brings her “A” game. The Graham Motion trainee beat Grade I males twice this year at one mile on turf but both of those races were at Keeneland and she must prove that she can produce a race of that quality away from that venue.

Time and Motion is a 3-year-old filly on the rise for trainer Jimmy Toner. She is fresh and won the Grade I QE II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Oct 15 but a flat mile might be a bit sharp for her.

Trainer Chad Brown finished 1-2 in yesterday’s Grade I Hollywood Derby and is back for more with a trio of entrants in this event. Roca Rojo might be his best chance and the 5-for-6 filly must deal with firm turf after walking away with an easy win in the Grade III Athenia on soft ground at Belmont Oct 23.

My Sunday DEL MAR full card (12-4-16) is available now at WinningHorsePicks.com

HRN Video Race of the Week: G3 Red Smith Handicap with Wake Forest

For the stakes race of the week for Saturday, Nov 12, we venture to Aqueduct in New York for the Grade III Red Smith Handicap. The male turf marathon set will travel eleven furlongs on the turf course and Wake Forest is the 8-5 morning line favorite.

Can anyone beat Wake Forest? Watch the video below for my Red Smith analysis and wagering strategies.

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 2016 video analysis

The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies is a wide open betting event. The speed figures for the G1 Chandelier and G1 Alcibiades came back below par, setting up the possibility of an upset in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov 5.

 

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