New York [Free Picks]

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 29, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping | No Comments >>

The selections have been doing well, and the “Big ‘Uns” have been sweet. Things are going well, and we hope you are laying the big hurt on the windows with our selections.

We have a solid runner in the 7th race at Aqueduct on Sunday, and you will want to zone in and cap off a great weekend. The best part is that the Pick-4 starts the race prior, and the Pick-3 starts in this race. So, be sure to dial up to find exotic value and change the p-4 and p-3 into a single for the exotics.

In the 7th Race, focus in on #3 Uncle T Seven. I would take $5.40 any day of the week. With the nickle breakage in New York, you get the bonus to $5.50.

This is our top ranked runner, sports a strong 56+ speed rating for this race, and has a consistent 54 for the last three races. Ramon Dominguez is the pilot for trainer John Morrison.

His last race was September 21, 2008, and he has the layoff banner. Normally, I would think twice, but this looks like a tune-up for Belmont with a nice pay day. His last effort was 7 panels, and today he drops back to 6 furlongs. Go back two races, and he faced Bittel Road who ran in the Breeders’ Cup, and was the favorite in the $500,000 Lane’s End.

His record shows 4/6 efforts came at Belmont, which makes me think he is looking toward “Big Sandy,” but this New York-bred stakes race has a $100,000 prize that can fill his wallet, and prep him nicely.

The shorter distance looks good, and the jock is red-hot. This looks like a solid prep for better things to come, and they plan on picking up a nice check along the way.

So, parlay any winnings into a sweet Sunday salad. Be sure to use W/P to max out the value, and with his layoff you could see 2-1 or maybe 5-2 for the non-believers.  This would be the win pool money, and remember that he could even be higher in the exotic pool. This single could be a nice way to end the week.

Best of luck!