Hot Saturday Action

By Justin Dew | August 18, 2018

For starters, I think I have accepted the fact that this Saratoga meet just doesn’t want to be my friend.  It happens.  Other than one, lonely cold double that I hit while traveling back from Del Mar, I just haven’t made the big score that I’ve been able to make in past years.  With Travers…

Handicapping the Troll Job

By Justin Dew | August 18, 2018

Ignoring trolls is usually the best course of action.  But there comes a time when a man has to fight back.


By Justin Dew | August 17, 2018

The official announcement may have come about eight months later than originally planned, but the open secret regarding host sites for the Breeders’ Cup through 2021 was officially announced as fact today.  After the 2018 version at Churchill Downs, we’ll go to Santa Anita for 2019, then a return trip to Keeneland in 2020, followed…


Saratoga Friday Angle

By Justin Dew | August 17, 2018

It may have only been a 5 1/2 furlong off-the-turf maiden special weight event for 2-year-olds, but the 5th race at Churchill Downs on June 21st has already gotten quite a bit of my attention.  And for good reason.  And guess what.  It’s about to get even more. For those of you who are new…


I finally caught up to Pavel

By Justin Dew | August 16, 2018

As I look back at the past performances for Pavel, I notice that he has a habit of running in races that I absolutely crush.  Not all of them, obviously.  But, if I may… Jim Dandy Stakes-  I had a huge bet on Good Samaritan, who won, while Pavel ran a respectable 4th. Jockey Club…


A cold double for your Thursday enjoyment

By Justin Dew | August 16, 2018

With a big weekend of racing in store for us, let’s try to pad the bankroll with a creative little double play that requires us to dig deep into the past performances to find an angle that others might overlook or dismiss. But first, a bit of a history lesson for some of you newer…

What kind of Classic are we headed for?

By Justin Dew | August 12, 2018

It’s early.  Much can happen between now and November.  But as it stands today, with races like the Pacific Classic, Travers, and Woodward still to be run, the potential field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic probably isn’t scaring anyone that feels they have a horse who will like 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs. Let’s…

Tourney Talk- “Great handicapping, Justin.”

By Justin Dew | August 11, 2018

Forget about the recap of the Saratoga contests.  I busted out of both and I’m over it.  But something amazing happened today in the Fourstardave Challenge and we’re going to talk about it now. As I mentioned yesterday, I had a strong opinion on a horse today that I felt could make or break the…

Tourney Talk- Saratoga Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Preview

By Justin Dew | August 10, 2018

Ugh.  Today was not my day.  Just like every other tournament player out there, I had some good opinions that didn’t quite pan out as I had hoped.  The “highlight” for me was in the early double, where I connected with 8-1 Taruca in the opener but needed 12-1 ML Red Curls in the second…


Sometimes tough decisions have to be made

By Justin Dew | August 8, 2018

My kids are ages almost-7 and 5 1/2.  On Friday, they begin first grade and kindergarten.  And I won’t be there.  Why?  Well, because someone here in Seminole County, Florida decided to schedule the first day of school on a Friday, and that Friday happens to be the first of two Saratoga handicapping contests this…

Thanks a lot, Good Samaritan

By Justin Dew | August 5, 2018

Take the good with the (really) bad

By Justin Dew | August 4, 2018

Today was not a good day. It was a bad day. A really bad day. As noted here on LoneSpeed yesterday, I was all-in on Good Samaritan in the Whitney and I felt it was an incredible wagering opportunity based on my perception of the value he would offer. But then two bad things happened.…