Author: Zenyatta John

TOP PICKS & SUGGESTED WAGERS I handicap the races and list Four Horses per race (plus another in case scratches) in order of preference starting with the Top Pick so multi-race and inter-race wagers can be formed. Currently, I am focused on BELMONT PARK & CHURCHILL DOWNS  providing my Pick5, Pick4 and Pick3 wagering strategies. My selections for turf races are 2nd to none. I find value and Double Digit Top Pick Turf Winner as my specialty.. Spot Plays may also be included in the daily selections, weekends more probable. Tracks for potential Spot Plays include WOODBINE, SANTA ANITA PARK, LAUREL PARK, GULFSTREAM PARK, and DELAWARE PARK. I'll focus around turf races looking to cash nice tickets.

Grass picks for grass ONLY SARATOGA race 1 ~ (2 star) #3 WEDDING IN SORANO – 2nd off layoff, is better than these #1 PAPER PLANE – the main speed from rail #9 VICTORY ISLAND – Pletcher/Repole, fresh #6 VICKI’S DANCER – fresh, working well, Saratoga speed breeding SARATOGA race 2 ~ (3 star) #3 STAR CHANNEL – likes hard turf, speed to set him up #6 SUMMER FRONT – the one to beat #1 FILM SHOT – has speed from the hedge #8 HEAVY BREATHING – fresh, rate-able off speed SARATOGA race 3 ~ (4 star) #5 LITTLE NICK…

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Off to an acceptable start. Didn’t have any of the long shots Friday, but there is 39 more racing days to hit a few out of the park. Saturday’s selections are now available on www.pick4win.com . For Saturdays Free Pick ~ Saratoga race 6 – #4 Kris Royal – makes 2nd lifetime start for a very good trainer, usually a horse can improve greatly with one start under their belt. This gelding gets Lasix for the first time, is bred on both sides to excel on the weeds, and the dam has already dropped 5 turf winners. He is 6/1…

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Grass Picks for Grass Only SARATOGA race 1 ~ (4 star) #2 GREAT MILLS – speed kills on this hard turf #4 FIDDLERS PATRIOT – the one to beat, lifetime best form #7 BRIDGETOWN – loves it here, not the same horse #5 PERFECT OFFICER – will be flying down the lane SARATOGA race 2 ~ (3 star) #4 SPURIOUS PRECISION – all workouts are above average #6 SHOW SOME MAGIC – the one to beat #2 WELL LAWYERED – rumored to be a good one #3 HOT WEST – trainer horrible with firsters, may hit board SARATOGA race 3…

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Friday’s Free Pick ~ Saratoga race 7 – #1 Lanett Lady ~ comes in fresh for Christophe Clement as she makes her 1st start in the USA. He excels at this move and fires at 32% win rate with horses starting in their 1st USA start. At Saratoga, Clement always has a horse or two that goes 1st USA and wins for fun, been doing it for years now. She also gets Lasix for the 1st time today. Her near bullet work at Oklahoma June 6th signaled her readiness. Lock and load, we’re off in Day one. The very best…

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Grass picks for Grass ONLY SARATOGA race 1 ~ (4 star) #4 YANKEE FORTUNE – class horse on the drop, 2/2 at Saratoga #6 SALTO – fresh,working very well for return #8 WRITINGONTHEWALL – the main speed, course will be very hard carrying speed #1 ARTEST – fresh, 1st time Nihei, excepting a good run SARATOGA race 2 ~ (3 star) #3 QUIEN ES MI PAPA – grass work gave away ability, live firster, pointed here #8 BOURBONOLOGY – gets blinkers on, may be favorite #2 FAST AND STRONG – trainer 23% with route debut, won’t be slow and weak…

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A couple nice wins yesterday keeps us going till today, closing day at Belmont Park. Next Friday is Opening Day at Saratoga! It’s not the best card at Belmont, but I did manage to scrape some selections together. I have 5 races handicapped on www.pick4win.com including 3 at Belmont and 2 at Arlington. Today’s Free Pick ~ Belmont race 3 – #2 The B’s and E’s – comes in fresh for Wesley Ward after making his first start over the Polytrack at Woodbine. Switches to turf today and has grass in both sides of his pedigree, should break his maiden…

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Grass picks for Grass ONLY BELMONT race 1 ~ (3 star) #1 BELIEVE IN AP – the main speed #8 ADJACENT – fresh, like Belmont lawn #4 COUNTERPARTY – has three good turf races #6 ROGUE’S JEWEL – a bit of a hanger BELMONT race 3 ~ (3 star) #2 THE B’S AND E’S – 1st turf, 2nd start, best bred for weeds #8 KITTEN’S GIFT – the one to beat #1 ENTRY – either or #3 HORNET – kin to 7 winners, has talent somewhere BELMONT race 5 ~ (3 star) #12 PEGASUS DIAMOND – scores with ship money…

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A great day for racing as I have handicapped turf stakes all over North America. I have 7 races available on www.pick4win.com including 2 @ Belmont Park, 2 @ Hollywood Park (races 8 & 9), 2 @ Arlington Park (races 8 & 9), and one from Delaware Park (race 9). Today’s Free Pick is at Belmont Park race 3 – #3 Spelling Test – has the makings of a nice grass horse as last two races over the turf were excellent. Is moving in the right direction and gets better every time. But today he should get a lot better…

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Grass picks for Grass ONLY BELMONT race 3 ~ (3 star) #3 SPELLING TEST – 2nd off layoff, claimed and goes into much better barn #11 LAWLESS MISS – won on the drop in class last out #4 DEBONAIR DANCER – goes 1st turf with breeding #7 GOING GREEN – main speed after scratch BELMONT race 5 ~ (3 star) #7 ANAPHYLAXIS – is a new horse on turf #5 THE SNICKERS KID – main speed #6 ROYAL BLESSING – fresh, has won sprinting on turf #1 ENTRY – either can hit board HOLLYWOOD race 8 ~ (3 star) #7…

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Red hot entering this weekend as I banged out a $33.80 Lisini as the Free Pick last Sunday. For Saturday I have 6 races handicapped including 4 @ Belmont with the Suburban upsetter and 2 @ Calder – with a bomb in race 10 and a very strong play in race 11 to complete a nice Daily Double. Visit www.pick4win.com to purchase today’s selections. For today’s Free Pick – Belmont race 7 – #7 Gossip Column – came back strong in 2012 with two good races, finished strong at too short a distance and crushed them to break his maiden.…

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