Free Selections – Saturday, 4/14/18 – Winning Ponies

One of the last big weekends before the Derby is coming up on tap and we better start thinking about building that bankroll. – By now you should start whittling down the Derby list and bein the long hard focus on who you should play and why. – Here are some free selections to use as an appetizer and be sure to download your Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms. They’ll break down the race and show you how it’s going to take shape. – Most data providers just toss out a list of three or four runners 72 hours in advance and cannot change up for new track conditions or scratches. Winning Ponies allows for up-to-second changes and if Mother Nature changes up the weather. Winning Ponies will have you a brand new set of E-Z Win Forms for FREE! – What are ya’ waiting for? It’s almost post time. – Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies!

 

Oaklawn

 

Race #11 – The G1 Arkansas Derby – 1 1/8 – 7:18 pm ET

 

#5 – Solomini (2-1) = This son of Curlin is making his second start of 2018 and two back beat McKinzie but was DQ’ed at Los Alamitos. He’s been working lights out and capped off his last move with a bullet for the travel. – This guy has shown nothing but good races ever since running 2nd to Good Magic in the BC for trainer Bob Baffert. Flavien Prat has the call and knows this colt very well as he’s been the only rider in the driver’s seat. They score 20% as a team and Prat is making quite a name for himself as a top-notch reinsman.

#6 – Magnum Moon (8-5) = Lightly raced son of Malibu Moon is 3/3 in 2018. He’s coming without a two-year-old season but he’s been flawless this year. He won the Rebel with authority and a big trip over the track is a plus coming in. Is this a points situation? – In my opinion, Solomini gets the nod as team Baffert is looking to have another bullet in the chamber. This could be the year of the Apollo curse if “Magnum” wins. – He did handle Solomini last out, but do you want him to peak too early going to the Derby?

#9 – Combatant (6-1) = He was a neck behind in the Rebel last out with Ricardo Santanna in the irons for Steve Asmussen. He was coming and had no real excuse. That could have been a “building race” getting him one step closer. He’s as honest as the day is long, and may be coming into his own.

 

 

 

Keeneland

 

Race  #9 – The G3 Lexington – 1 1/16 – 5:34 pm ET

 

#7 – Pony Up (6-1) = Nice colt from the stock loaded Pletcher barn. John Velasquez has the call and they cut back in distance from the 1 1/8 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway. The race was on poly track and he looked like a stone cold winner with 70 yards to go. Once they got him off the turf he started showing good signs. He may not make the Derby gate, but he’ll be worth a play down the road. He was rolling and was bested by a neck at the wire. – I think he’ll get the trip on the distance backup and look for this Calumet runner to be in high gear around the turn for the short stretch.

#12 – My Boy Jack (5-2) = Kent D for his brother Keith and they were closing so fast last out in the Louisiana Derby they turned sideways. – This son of Creative Cause was 7 wide at the 5/16th’s and 8 wide at the 1/4 pole. – Kent Desormeaux always does excellent work when riding for family runners winning 36%.

#10 – Zanesville (20-1) = 3rd off the layoff for this son of Tiznow for the Thom Amoss barn. He was forced to steady in the J.R. Steaks at Turfway and was making up good ground down the lane. – James Graham picks up the mount and is starting to come into his own. – Look for him moving late at the 3/8th’s pole keeping out of traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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