Derby Fever / Free Selections / Saturday 4-5-2014

Saturday is going to be an incredible day of racing, but can you name a day where we ever had doubtThere are some Derbies on tap for the day, and the boutique meet at Keeneland has opened the doors for the best three weeks of spring. – Here are some solid betting plays, but as always you’ll want to defer to the E-Z Win Forms for the complete and comprehensive breakdown of every race. Think of this as an appetizer, and the main course will be served up chock-full of value when you download the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms. – Best of luck, and remember that Kentucky Derby 140 is four weeks away when you read this.



The weather forecast calls for 59 degrees and cloudy.

The (G-1) Wood Memorial – 1 1/8 – 5:40 pm ET

#6 – Kristo (6-1) – Martin Garcia gets the nod for the John Sadler barn, and they have a big weekend on tap. This son of Distorted Humor comes in from Santa Anita, and he has three nice works capped off with a bullet. He is 5/5 ITM lifetime, and this will be his third off the shelf in 2014. He finished third in the San Felipe, and his last effort was an eventful trip as he was shuffle around a bit. A clean trip and a plethora of speed may allow him to have a perfect stalking trip. Use #6 with #1 – Kid Cruz, #8 – Samratt, and #10 – Uncle Sigh.


Santa Anita

The forecast calls for 75 degrees and sunny.

The (G-1) Santa Anita Derby – 1 1/8 – 6:30 pm ET

#6 – Candy Boy (9-5) – Gary Stevens (24%) in the irons for John Sadler (22%), and this son of Candy Ride is getting good at the right time. Stevens is seeking his 10th win the SA Derby, and if you saw his run-out in the Robert B. Lewis. You would have double the confidence as Gary Stevens was thinking about this race with the horsepower he displayed. His last three works have been good, and I think he fits this race very well. He needs a big effort to score needed Kentucky derby points, and you can look for his A ++ game today.



The weather forecast calls for 79 degrees and sunny.

The $250,000 Calder Derby – 1 1/8 – 4:00 pm ET

#2 – Ring Weekend (8-5) – Alan Garcia in the driver’s seat for Graham Motion, and this son of Tapit is dropping in class. He scored in the (G-2) Tampa Derby, and dropping down to non-graded territory should help his cause. He was $310,000 sales purchase and he had to be gelded. That has changed his attitude, and there is more focus on business. Garcia rode him two back and he replaces the hot hand of Daniel Centeno. His works are solid, and I think they will look to get a clean race and keep plenty in the tank for Louisville. Use with – #4 – Our Caravan, #5 – General Sham’mah, and #8 – Cleburne.




The (G-1) Ashland – 1 1/16 – 5:22 pm ET

#6 – Testa Rossi (3-1) – Jose Lezcano gets the nod from Chad Brown, and they bring a very nice daughter of Dr. Fong. They are winning (38%) as a team, and she is making her second start in 2014. The barn does well with shippers as she comes in from Tampa (26%), and 2nd time efforts yield a (29%) win clip. Her late turn of foot will be perfect for the 1 1/16 distance with the short finish line, and her works at Palm Meadows have looked tough.


There are four big races left until the Kentucky Derby curtain closes. Be sure to check-in with Winning Ponies as they are dialed in on the marquee days. To date, they E-Z Win Forms have paid out over $2,158,431 in exotic payouts. All you need to do is follow the color coded tier levels and move your game to the next level. There are guaranteed pools, large fields, and mega payouts awaiting. Go ahead and make this weekend a winner. After-all, the Derby is just weeks away and we need to put some finishing touches on our bankrolls.