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Archive for August 2018

Woodward Angles

For me, deciding how to bet the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday was easy.  Yeah, I watched some replays and did the usual handicapping thing.  But in the end, it came down to what you might call a series of historical angles.  I’ll elaborate as we go on. I think the most likely winner…

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Three Interesting Horses for Saturday at Saratoga

At LoneSpeed, we respect favorites but try to beat them with value plays whenever we can.  And in Saturday’s Late Pick 4 sequence at Saratoga starting with Race 9, there are three horses we like as possible upsetters at a price. Race 9- The Saranac Raging Bull is a very logical favorite and certainly appears…

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Good Magic: The Heart of the Matter

Don Henley’s 1990 song “The Heart of the Matter” begins with the following lyrics: “I got the call today, I didn’t want to hear.  But I knew that it would come.” Today, when I opened Racing Twitter on my phone, I saw that Good Magic is going to be given some time to find himself…

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Can we discuss Elate?

This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion that opens me up to ridicule and scorn.  But I’m going to say it anyway.  I think Elate is overrated. Let’s ignore the four losses in the first five starts of her career.  She had legit excuses in all of them, and in no way do…

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BC Classic FW Pool vs. Saratoga Monday Race 7 Superfecta Pool

In the red corner, we have the entire pool from this past weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager. In the blue corner, we have just the superfecta pool from Race 7 at Saratoga on Monday. Which pool was larger? It’s been like 20 years since the Kentucky Derby Future Wager was first introduced.  Back then,…

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Interesting Angles

Two horses that ran big at Saratoga on Sunday represent some unconventional and possibly totally baseless angles that have won me money in the past.  I was competing in a contest covering both of the races in question.  I used one of the horses, but did not use the other.  Let’s explore. Race 7 was…

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Quick Travers Recap

Let’s get this out of the way- Catholic Boy is good. Mendelssohn ran well and will probably get an American dirt win in a graded stakes at some point should Coolmore continue going after that goal. Maybe it was the trip that Good Magic didn’t like.  Or maybe he doesn’t want 10 furlongs like I…

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Best $0 you ever spent!!!

This was the debut weekend for LoneSpeed, and in honor of this momentous occasion we decided to offer anyone who checked out the site our full Travers card analysis for the low low price of $0.  Yes, free of charge.  Just point, click, download, read, and get to work. The highlight, of course, was the…

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