Free Selections From Winning Ponies / Friday 12-26-14

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 26, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The ham is carved for leftovers, and the pie a long gone memory. As we lay around and enjoy friends and family, maybe it is time to start thinking about tomorrow. Toss out Aunt Sally’s blueberry jello mold, take out the trash, and start getting the house back in order.  With all of the above, there seems to be something missing. Oh, now I remember. Dial up Winning Ponies for FREE E-Z Win Selections!

I don’t know about you, but it’s time to get capping. A few days away and I am chomping at the bit to get this weekend rolling. So without further delay, sit back and enjoy as the racing action is back in full swing.


Tampa Bay

Race #4 – O.C. $75,000 – 1 1/16 on the turf – 1:53 pm ET

#1 – Crittenden (4-1) = Antonio Gallardo (29%)  in the irons for Eoin Harty (27%). They have scored 2/3 ITM at the meet, and this gelded son of Distorted Humor just broke his maiden over the TB turf course. This two-year-old owns the “Should Improve and Moving Up in Class ” banners as he just broke his maiden. Take a big look at the 72+ Last Race Rating and the 72 Composite Rating, and the 15.3 Turf Class Rating are the all the best in the field. If you see anything near (4-1), you may want to dig into the tier levels to make a big score in this race.


Gulfstream Park

Race #6 – O.C. $16,000 – 1 1/16 on the turf – 3:00 pm ET

#9 – Grand Rappaport (2-1) = Corey Lanerie aboard for Eddie Kenneally (25%). This son of Grand Reward has been off since 11/10, and waves the “Layoff of 45 Days and Dropping in Class” banners. He owns two solid works at Palm Meadows, and cuts back to a shorter distance. His field best LRR of 66 and CR of 67 give me confidence, and the TCR of 23.5 seals the deal. He should be able to stay out of trouble, and come flying from the clouds under the guidance of Lanerie.


Turfway Park

Race #5 – Claiming $5,000 – 1m – 8:11 pm ET

#3 – Big Stage (5-1) = Juan Vargas in the saddle for Henry Lyons and this son of Colonial Colony is coming back second off a layoff from Churchill Downs. He should acclimate to the poly and we’ll see a better effort. His LRR of 47+ shows a big effort is on the way, and CR of 47 are very solid in this field. I am looking for a big effort as he was a beaten favorite last out bothered at the start.

Race #8 – Alw $24,000 N2L – 1m – 9:38 pm ET

#3 – Falutin (3-1) =Rodney Prescott has the nod for Thomas Drury (23%), and they’ve scored (26%) in 2014. This daughter of Tiznow exits a beaten favorite race on 12/11, this will be her second effort since shipping in from Churchill. She had the #12 post last out, and the draw today should be favorable. Her LRR of 53 and CR of 51 show good things can be found, and cutting back in distance for a tandem that knows their way to the winner’s circle. Trainer Thom Drury is a very talented, and every time he sends one out you have to take it as a good sign. She is 3/3 ITM on synthetics, and looks like a hidden gem.


Nothing like a little FREE action to get you thinking about the races. Winning Ponies is winding up 2014 with $10,792,743 in exotic payouts. There are a few days left in the year, and we’re not done bringing you the best in racing selections. Let’s cap the year in fine fashion, and get this weekend started off right! Best of luck from Winning Ponies!