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EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT BELMONT PARK- SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

It is good to be back for another Sunday at Belmont Park. Last week was an epic week with 5 top pick winners, 3 ice cold triples and hit the late pick 4 (almost cold). I hope to keep the profits coming. Please check my twitter handle @albundypolkhigh for updated picks and analysis once scratches […]

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PERRY ON PONIES: SATURDAY AT BELMONT PARK- SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

Top Plays of the Day: Race 3 #4 Mo Town (7-5) Race 4 #6 Tapitation (2-1) Race 7 #1 Zennor (9-2) Race 8 #6 Zindaya (5-2)   Tournament/ Price Plays of the Day: Race 3 #1 Fastlanefrontman (12-1) Race 7 #4 Patterson Cross (8-1) Race 10 #1 Champagne Therapy (10-1) or #9 Alyee (12-1)   […]

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CHICAGO RAILBIRD: A DIVE INTO THE SUPER HIGH FIVE POOL CARRYOVER AT ARLINGTON PARK- SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

The Super High Five pool has been building through much of the Arlington meet, and the pool has a carryover of $249,035 going into Saturday’s card.  Though it is typically a jackpot pool, Saturday is closing day at Arlington, meaning there is a mandatory payout of all pools including the Super High Five. The Super High Five will be […]

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CRISCOLA: COAST-TO-COAST: SATURDAY AFTERNOON SPOT PLAYS FROM LOS ALAMITOS

Best Bet:  JONNY’S CHOICE (Race 1) Best Value Bet:  JEOFFIE (Race 4)   Its closing weekend at Los Alamitos, meaning racing will shift to Santa Anita next weekend. The Grade II Los Alamitos Derby is the feature on this nine-race card; let’s take a look a few of the undercard events before we dig into […]

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CRISCOLA: COAST-TO-COAST- DEL MAR DEBUTANTE DAY “WHERE THE TURF MEETS THE SURF”

Best Bet:  SPECIAL STORY (Race 2) PICTURE TUBE (Race 11)   Best Value Bet:  LITTLE NATI (Race 5) ARCH PRINCE (Race 6)   Though she doesn’t run today, I can’t help but think of Songbird. It was in last year’s Del Mar Debutante (Grade I) that she rose to national prominence when she brushed off […]

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SEBASTIAN PISCUSKAS HAS FULL CARD ANALYSIS OF THE FINAL THURSDAY OF THE DEL MAR SUMMER MEETING- SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

Race 1 #5 Marriedtoaminister cruised at the maiden $20k level two starts back and was immediately thrown on the grass in her first start for Richard Baltas. After that “lung burner,” she returns to a dirt sprint and will be the one to deny from a quality stalking position. #2 Generous Pour was well meant […]

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CRISCOLA: COAST-TO-COAST: SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT DEL MAR- AUGUST 27, 2016

Best Bet:  MASOCHISTIC (Race 3) Best Value Bet:  LAUREN’S EXPORT (Race 5)   Race 1 #5 TOMASINO tries a new low; should be in front from the word ‘go,’ which will greatly help his chances here. #2 ETAILER has never won on dirt but fired some decent efforts on the surface vs. Cal-bred maidens, consider. […]

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SEBASTIAN PISCUSKAS HAS FULL CARD SELECTIONS/ANALYSIS OF THURSDAY AT DEL MAR- AUGUST 25, 2016

Race 1: #2 Tryst should love grass. She burned a lot of money before finally crossing the wire first and returns fairly quickly for Mandella. She’s drawn well for her turf debut and has enough tactical speed to be dangerous. #8 Sturdy One ran a winning race against a filly that came back to repeat […]

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TOM STONER HAS FULL CARD SELECTIONS/ANALYSIS OF FRIDAY AT BELMONT PARK- SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Follow me on twitter @stonerhole, always love talking racing.   Best Bets: Race 5  #3 Wake Island Race 7  #2 Jay’s Way   Long Shot Plays: Race 2  #9 The Eagle Is Gone Race 4  #2 Reversiontothemean   1st 3-4-6 #3 Tale for Ruby broke her maiden last time out in relatively easy fashion under a […]

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CRISCOLA: COAST-TO-COAST: THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT BELMONT PARK- SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Best Bet:  BORN FOR A STORM (Race 9) Best Value Bet:  MODULE (Race 8)   The curtain closes on the NYRA steeplechase season today with the running of the William Entenmann Memorial and the Grade I Lonesome Glory. Eight flat races will follow; take note of the changes in the wagering menu and good luck! […]

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EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: SUNDAY AT BELMONT PARK- SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

It is good to be back at “Big Sandy” where the past 3 meets I have posted a positive ROI while writing for shapperdacapper.com. Those that followed my twitter handle might have played along and caught the $3,600 late pick 4. I hope to keep the profits coming. Please check my twitter handle @albundypolkhigh for […]

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PERRY ON PONIES: JASON HAS FULL CARD COVERAGE OF SATURDAY AT BELMONT PARK- SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Top Plays of the Day: Race 4 #3 Almanaar (5-2) Race 8 #9 Get Jets (5-2) Race 9 #5 On Leave (5-2)   Tournament/ Longshot Plays of the Day: Race 2 #5 Arch of the Diver (15-1) or #6 Dream Trip (10-1) Race 4 #6 Vision Perfect (10-1) Race 5 #2 Lunaire (6-1) Race 6 […]

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CHICAGO RAILBIRD: LABOR DAY EDITION- SOLID WAGERING OPPORTUNITY IN ARLINGTON PARK’S SIXTH RACE

Monday’s Arlington 6th is a modest race, a $10,000 N2L going a mile on the grass, but it presents an excellent opportunity to beat some chalk.  Ticket to Fame (1) and Cannes (6) stand out on class, but both have some serious questions. Ticket to Fame, the morning line favourite, has a bigger red flag than […]

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CHICAGO RAILBIRD: SATURDAY EDITION- A DIVE INTO ARLINGTON PARK’S SEVENTH RACE

Saturday’s Arlington 7th is a novelty, of sorts: a $100,000 maiden claiming race, Illinois-bred, going a mile and a sixteenth on the turf.  As expected, the race drew almost identically to a state-bred maiden special: out of eight entrants, seven are on the first-time drop from maiden special to maiden claiming, and only outside-drawn Reminisce is […]

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CHICAGO RAILBIRD: SUNDAY EDITION- A LOOK AT TWO-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT EVENT

Sunday’s fourth race at Arlington is a contentious affair: a two-year-old maiden special weight going a mile on the turf.  The race drew a field of eight — and a case can be made for just about anyone in the field, which should make it a lucrative betting race. The top selection in this race is […]

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CHICAGO RAILBIRD: FRIDAY EDITION- SPOT PLAYS AT ARLINGTON PARK

For a handicapper, one of the most interesting things about playing Arlington Park on a regular basis is the track configuration.  Unlike many tracks, a mile on the main track at Arlington covers one turn, not two.  This can provide some opportunities for value: different horses excel at one-turn miles versus two-turn miles, and different […]