Free Thanksgiving Selections – Thursday – 11/25/2021

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 25, 2021 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Free Thanksgiving Selections – Thursday – 11/25/2021

As the family gathers and the turkey is golden brown glistening on the table. We find ourselves folding hands and bowing our heads to give thanks for the past year. Being thankful should be a daily happening to enjoy each and every moment together. – With that in mind, here are some free power plays as an appetizer for the big day. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Winning Ponies!


Churchill Downs


Race#11 – The G2 Falls City – 1 1/8 – 4:22 pm

#4 – Envoutante (7-2) = With a speedy clip expected I’m leaning in the direction of the horse-for-the-course. She is 6/6 ITM at CD and goes to post for Ken McPeek and B.J Hernandez. They win 24% as a team and she is the perfect stalker who likes the distance. Go back in her past performances and when you see a solid 3/4 time she is always in the hunt. Use with #5 – Army Wife and #6 – Bonny South coming off a 46 day rest. 


Fair Grounds

Weather for opening day is sunny and 75 degrees for “Cajun Homecoming” as the “Big Easy” opens the doors for a great season of racing.


Race#7 – Thanksgiving Classic – 6f – 4:12 pm

#4 – Greeley and Ben (7-2) = Will be shooting for his 10th straight win for Karl Broberg. Reylu Gutierrez in the saddle and loves the 6f distance going 14/15 ITM. He should be stalking just off the pace and coming off a 60 day break the barn wins 23%.


Race#8 – The Peluso Memorial – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:44 pm

#6 – Alms (6-1) = Makes her 2nd start of 2021, and is perfect at FG going 1/1 over the turf course. She has a great prep off a long layoff and it was a 5 1/2f turf sprint at KEE where she was heavily bet. – Her works have been solid and Mitchell Murrill in the irons is a plus in New Orleans. She has tons of back class and is eligible to improve off a long layoff and prep.


Just a little sampler as the winter racing season is just getting started. We’ll have more to sample for “leftovers” in the form of free selections for this weekend as Churchill Downs is coming to a close and Fair Grounds is just beginning. – Plenty to give thanks for as far as races to play, family, friends, and football in the background. – Enjoy your holiday!