Spring Is Finally Here!

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 3, 2009 in Handicapping | No Comments >>

No, they did not change the date, or month for the coming out of spring. It should revolve around Lexington, Kentucky when the admission gates at Keeneland open.

Here are a couple of tidbits to use with WinningPonies.com when handicapping the card at Keeneland. The Poly track can be tricky, and you need to arm yourself with selections you can trust, and observations you can count on.

When you play the baby-sprints, take a real hard look at the runners who have a had a recent workout over the track. They are two-year-olds, and the extra introduction could make the difference in cashing or just throwing down tickets. Todd Pletcher and Steve Asmussen do very well in these races. But whatever you do, don’t discount Ronny Werner and Wesley Ward. They know how to bring em’ ready.

Turf lovers have come heavily from the Sunshine State. You need to watch them in the paddock and on the tote board. Also, horses coming down from New York do not fair as well. This is not always in stone, but for the most part, horses do better with a run over the track or a series of workouts to get them used to the Poly surface.

So, there you go.  Real hand observations to go along with WinningPonies.com. This can be very helpful in using your data to make your selections work at the windows.

Good luck, and enjoy the season….