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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…

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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
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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.…

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The Case for Good Samaritan

By Justin Dew | August 3, 2018

Saturday’s Whitney Stakes at Saratoga presents an opportunity for me to bet against two horses who are expected to be the top two choices in the wagering, and bet on a horse that just might go totally ignored while ready to Both Diversify and Mind Your Biscuits (henceforth referred to as MYB) bring impressive resumes…

Distaff Threat?

By Justin Dew | July 30, 2018

Perhaps lost in the excitement of Monomoy Girl’s incredible season and Wonder Gadot’s romps north of the border against boys are the two dominating wins turned in by a filly who just might be on the upswing with a mind on upsetting them all in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Red Ruby’s win in the Black…

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Where does Good Magic go from here?

By Justin Dew | July 28, 2018

When Good Magic won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last year, it was very very good for my bank account. And based on that performance as well as his prior race in the Champagne, I felt he was by far the most likely winner of the 2018 Kentucky Derby. So I made a wager with a…

Tourney Talk – Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

By Justin Dew | July 27, 2018

The 2018 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge is this weekend, and I’m out here competing for over $250,000 in cash and prizes. It’s a format that I really like. For starters, the entry fee is $8,000, but since $6,000 is returned to you for the purposes of live money wagering, it’s really only a $2,000 entry…

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When My Two Favorite Things Collide

By Justin Dew | July 27, 2018

My living room/dining room area walls have the following photographic arrangements: -12 photos of me and my kids arranged in one cluster in the dining room. -A black and white photo of Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte looking at the timer as they crossed the wire in the 1973 Belmont Stakes. This picture sits on…