Posts by Justin Dew

Saturday Churchill Downs Pick 5 Analysis

Full disclosure: This is going to be an expensive ticket, but it represents my entire bankroll for the day. Yes, you heard that right. This is the only play I am making all day. The reason is because I think there are some favorites on the Churchill Downs card today that are vulnerable, and I…

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Well, this isn’t gonna work

While it’s true that there are roughly eight months remaining in the race for NHC Tour Champion, the handwriting is on the wall for me, even at this early stage. It is undeniable that if I hope to make a serious, profitable run at the big money awards handed out to positions one through four,…

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Meet Dylan Donnelly

Anyone who pays any kind of attention to the online handicapping contest world has seen the name Dylan Donnelly at or near the top of seemingly every major leaderboard these last few months. He’s beaten me more than a few times, and my guess is he has beaten you too. Ranked #2 on the NHC…

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Major LoneSpeed Announcement

Did you attend the 2020 National Horseplayers Championship? Did you think it was an amazing event that required just one or two very minor tweaks? Was one of those tweaks free bottled water? Well, you are in luck. In 2021, LoneSpeed will be [checks approved legal wording] one of perhaps multiple unofficial bottled water sponsors…

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Revisiting the February 7th Issue

We’ve discussed this before here on LoneSpeed. But it’s worth another look based on recent events. While competing on Day 1 of this year’s NHC on February 7th, I noticed that a number of my contest selections at Gulfstream Park were getting beaten by horses that spent most or all of their time down on…

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What a difference a year makes

Edit: Please stop reading now. I’m embarrassed. A mere 12 months ago, Well Defined was sent to post as the 9/2 third wagering choice in the Tampa Bay Derby, just one race after winning the Sam F. Davis Stakes and becoming a graded stakes winner. Well Defined could manage only 8th that day, and has…

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