Free Selections / Thanksgiving Day / 11-28-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 27, 2013 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 3 Comments >>


You can smell the aromatic turkey cooking slowly in the kitchen, the friends and relatives are making their trek to enjoy a feast, and there is a cornucopia of racing action to have you going back for seconds. Winning Ponies is locked and loaded for the holiday weekend, and the E-Z Win Forms are sure to be as sweet as candied yams. So be sure to download your E-Z Win Forms as there is plenty of racing action to be thankful.



The weather forecast calls for highs in the mid-40’s, and little chance of rain.


Race #11 – The (G-2) Falls City Handicap – 1 1/8 – 4:21 p.m. ET

#6 – My Option (8-1) = Eddie Perez in the saddle for Chris Block. They are teaming up to win 23%, and make the all-weather to dirt angle where the barn wins 35%. Trainer Chris Block has had a solid week going 6/10 ITM, and every time he comes to Kentucky he is ready to run. This daughter of Belong to Me is 1/1 going this distance, and with the early speed she should give a good account of herself. Use with #9 – Don’t Tell Sophia who is 2/2 at CD, and #3 – Fiftyshadesofhay who may not have cared for the sloppy/sealed track at Indy Downs last out.



The forecast calls for a high in the 30’s and clear.


Race #8 – The (G-3) Fall Highweight Handicap – 6f – 2:42 p.m. ET

#3 – Caixa Electronica (7-2) = Javier Castellano(28%) in the irons for Todd Pletcher(30%), and these guys get their picture taken at a 24% clip. 2/3 ITM over the “Big A” strip, and toting the high weight has not been a problem in the past. They are cutting back in distance, and he won this race last year. The rider/trainer tandem has been hot going 12/15 the last 14 days. Has not raced in 53 days, and the barn wins 25% with short layoffs.


Fair Grounds

The weather calls for a high near 50 degrees and clear.


Race #9 – The $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap – 6f – 4:13 p.m. ET

#1 – Delaunay (6-5) = Rosie Napravnik (21%)  in the driver’s seat for Thomas Amoss. The rail post is winning 21%, and this son of Smoke Glacken has not raced in three months. Shipping in from Saratoga where the barn wins 29%. The rider wins 22% in sprints, and was a beaten chalk last out. Key #1 over = #2 – Gantry, #5 – Central Banker.


Betfair Hollywood Park


Race #4 – The (G-3) Vernon O. Underwood – 6f – 3:30 p.m. ET


#4 – Majestic Stride (2-1) = Edwin Maldonado in the seat for Jeff Bonde (28%). They are winning at 25%, and take a huge drop in class from the (G-1) Breeders’ Cup Sprint. 4/5 ITM at the distance, and this son of Trippi is 1/1 ITM over the poly. Bet #4 to win, and use with #1 – Anillo, and #2 – Handsome Mike.


Today is where we take stock in our life and give thanks for all that we have been blessed. The racing action kicks off today, and you will want to visit back with Winning Ponies for some incredible racing action. The E-Z Win Forms are effective and easy to use. They are color coded, and separated into tier levels. Each runner is assigned a Last Race Rating, Composite Rating, and Turf Class Rating when the runners take to the greensward. Don’t start your weekend with out making Winning Ponies your one-stop-shop for all of your racing needs. Your friends at Winning Ponies wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, and best of luck this weekend.