Friday, May 18, 2018

Handicapper's Corner: 2018 Preakness Stakes

Who We Like in the 2018 Preakness Stakes 


Congratulations to Reinier Macatangay & Robert Marks for picking Justify on top in the Kentucky Derby.


The collective minds of the ThoroFan Handicappers take their best shot at the 2018 Preakness. The consensus comes down to Justify vs. Good Magic for the win spot.  Picks are for first through third place and their best longshot bomb. 




Good Luck to everyone and Get Your Preak On!

HANDICAPPER
FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
LONGSHOT
Michael Amo
Good Magic
Justify
Tenfold
Bravazo
John Caro
Good Magic
Lone Sailor
Justify
Quip
Good Magic
Justify
Quip
Bravazo
Reinier Macatangay
Justify
Good Magic
Lone Sailor
Bravazo
Michael Mills
Justify
Lone Sailor
Good Magic
Diamond King
Justify
Good Magic
Lone Sailor
Quip
Justify
Lone Sailor
Good Magic
Tenfold

Friday, May 11, 2018

Handicapper's Corner: 2018 Man O'War Stakes

Turf Veterans Highlighted in Man O'War Stakes

By: John Caro, S. FL ThoroFan Member



Another big money race at Belmont to start this season and some fine older veterans going hard on the inner turf. 




There are many who have the class and back class to be a top pick for this one but, I’m going to point to a horse that has been the distance five times and won or placed at each asking, #6 Call Provision as a second choice. Clearly, he does not race at the same level often but, his last out against my second pick, #9 One Go All Go shows he can be competitive in this level.

Of course, the old warrior, #2 Sadler’s Joy, has to be in the ticket with his class and history along with #8 Big Picture with his Belmont record and he’s always trying.

Finally, there is #7 Hi Happy, last out winner in the Pan Am as a well rated leader who can cut good fractions. I think he may have his hands full on the lead with #3 Scholar Athlete but, his distance experience should hold him up. The rest are all worthy of a look though I believe these are the guys who can get it done at the finish.


I’m betting a low-cost bet today and saving some shekels for next Saturday. If it stays on the turf the bets should look like this:

$1 Superfecta: 7 with 6,9 with 2,6,9,8 with All - $36
$3 Exacta: 2,7,8,9 with 6 - $12

Off the turf…
$4 Exacta: All with 8,9 - $48 (or less depending on the scratches)