Over at ThoroFan, I take a dive into today's feature race at Meydan, the winter Carnival's flagship race, the Dubai World Cup (G1). Can Thunder Snow repeat? Will one of the invaders dethrone him? Find out my thoughts here!
In my latest at the ThoroFan Handicappers' Corner, I tackle the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic! It's always good to find the best horse...and when the best horse is the only one in the race with form over the one-of-a-kind Charles Town track, he looks like a stone cold single.
For the first time in a couple years, Picks and Ponderings won't be at the Sam F. Davis Stakes -- our foray south will instead happen a little later this winter, for the Tampa Bay Derby. However, being in Chicago won't stop us from previewing Saturday's pair of sophomore dirt stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, the Sam F. Davis... Continue Reading →
If you insist upon playing the Delaware Handicap, you will want to play exotics. Songbird will pay five cents on the dollar in the win pool...and yet, that almost makes sense, as a humdrum effort by Songbird (to the extend that she is capable of humdrum) would still be good enough to eclipse a strong effort... Continue Reading →
Over at the ThoroFan Handicapper's Corner, I take a look at one of my favourite races of the weekend: tomorrow's Marathon Stakes (GII)! Though the Marathon has not been a Breeders' Cup race since 2013, they have kept it as a fixture of the Friday card. This year, it drew well: a better quality field... Continue Reading →