Weekly Handicapping Contest



  • Handicapping Contest Track for July 7th, 2018: Belmont Park

    Equibase Entries: http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BEL070718USA-EQB.html

    Past Performances for Races 1, 6, 9, and 10: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/ToddPletcher/PLETCHER+TODD+A/9999/summary.html

    Past Performances for Race 2: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/GaryContessa/CONTESSA+GARY+C/9999/summary.htm 

    Past Performances for Race 3: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/MarkCasse/CASSE+MARK/9999/summary.html

    Past Performances for Races 4 and 5: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/KiaranMcLaughlin/MCLAUGHLIN+KIARAN+P/9999/summary.html

    Past Performances for Race 7:

    Past Performances for Race 8: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/HGrahamMotion/MOTION+H+GRAHAM/9999/summary.html

    Past Performances for Race 11: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/RiceLinda/RICE+LINDA/9999/summary.html

    Theme: Your Choice! You must use a budget of $500 using a minimum of three races. You may write reasons for just one of the races, but people might ask questions about other races after the fact.

    And sorry I couldn't get full, proper past performances for the Belmont Sprint Championship. I hope providing the last three Beyers from DRF help a little.

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  • Race 3 - Allowance: $50 to WPS on American Guru

    Race 6 - G3 Dwyer Stakes: $50 to WPS on Mendelssohn; $25 to PS on Rugbyman

    If Mendelssohn looks anything like he did the day of the UAE Derby, he should absolutely destroy this field. I think a lot of people dismissed him after the Kentucky Derby, which I believe is a huge mistake. He had a really tough trip in the Derby and was just eased to the wire in the end. Rugbyman is a very nice horse in his own right though. If Mendelssohn isn't on his A game today for whatever reason, Rugbyman should be right there at the finish. He got to gawking around in his last race, so he should greatly benefit from having blinkers added today.

    Race 10 - G1 Belmont Derby Invitational: $25 to WPS on Hunting Horn; $25 to PS on Analyze It; $25 to S on Catholic Boy
  • I'll play and make it simple, hope this is enough!

    Race 6 Dwyer $50 P on Mendelssohn

    Race 8 Belmont Oaks $100 WPS on Paved

    Race 10 Belmont Derby $50 WPS on Catholic Boy

    Loved Catholic Boy's return against Analyze it in his last race. And I adore his pedigree!
  • Can I ask why you're using Paved so heavily in the Oaks @sarinne? I'm super curious haha.
  • Can I ask why you're using Paved so heavily in the Oaks @sarinne? I'm super curious haha.

    Been following her since she beat the boys in the El Camino Real Derby (KY derby prep) on synthetic at GG against colts this spring. She works nicely and has progressed beautifully on the West Coat on the turf against fillies. As well, she's by Quality Road, and he's getting to be known for his fillies. I think Gary Stevens gave her a great ride in the Honeymoon and I think she looks to move up. So I figured if I'm gonna throw a lot of money on one it'll be her as I have a kind of sentimental attachment to her. haha I hope all of that makes sense :)
  • Thanks! I appreciate it :) Best of luck!
  • You are welcome -- I guess I should have done my explanation in her. haha I was just trying to get everything done quickly. We'll see how she likes the Belmont turf...….
  • And she did not! :lol:
  • Good call in the Belmont Derby though! I think you probably beat me just based on that alone. I'll have to work out the numbers later to be sure though.
  • That one might have been sentimental after the Pennine Ridge -- love to see Catholic Boy and Analyze It in the stretch! Great racing today, glad I got something down really quick. Thanks, Jae. Hope you are feeling better! :)
  • I was having a terrible time Thursday night and most of Friday, so I had to work from home yesterday, but I'm doing 80-90% better today. Blood tests have all been normal lately, which is both good and bad. I'm still trying to get everything diagnosed so it's good to know it's not certain things, but frustrating when there aren't many answers. Thanks for the well wishes though :)
  • KMMKMM Member
    I ended up with a really bad head cold with runny nose, cough, and headache otherwise I meant to play. Sorry guys.
  • Don't worry about it at all @KMM. I completely understand. I hope you're feeling better <3
  • Here's some blanket prayers, zen, and good wishes for everyone to feel better! :heart:
  • @jaefeathered - American Guru ($205); Mendelssohn ($72.50); Catholic Boy ($42.50); Analyze It ($82.50); Hunting Horn ($37.50) = $440
    @sarinne - Catholic Boy ($517.50)

    Excellent call with Catholic Boy @sarinne! You get to choose the track for next weekend =)
  • Thanks, Jae -- would have been even better if I'd thrown the money I put on Paved, on Catholic Boy. Play and learn :)

    Is Delaware okay?
  • I think it'll be fine, but I'll let you know for sure later on in the week once the entries come out. :)
  • Great, thanks :)
  • Sorry guys! I ended up busy last night and I'm not sure that I'm going to have time to play this weekend. We have company staying at our house tonight and I'm going to be out almost all of tomorrow. If more than two of you guys are still interested in playing, I'll try to squeeze in some time to post the entries tonight. I just can't post anything while I'm on my work laptop. Otherwise we might have to push this out to next week.
  • For me, not playing this weekend is just fine, Jae -- have a great weekend with your guests! :)
  • I’m fine with skipping this weekend. I have plenty to handicap with the Meadowlands races tonight and tomorrow night.
  • Alright let's do it next week then =) Thanks guys!
  • KMMKMM Member
    Fine with me, too
  • @sarinne - Sorry! Which track do you want to go with for this weekend? We've got a ton of great racing going on now that Del Mar and Saratoga have started up.
  • I forgot too, Jae! Lets do Saratoga :)
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