Winning Ponies Free Selections / Wednesday / 5-22-2013

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year. The countdown to next year began at the top of the lane in the Preakness. The illusive beast that has hidden for 35-years will be able to rest quietly, as punters from around the globe will start focusing on summer racing. But why wait? Winning Ponies is locked and loaded, and your path to the winner’s circle begins right now!


Arlington Park


Race #8 – Claiming $16,000 – 1 mile on the turf – 5:27 p.m. ET


There is a 60% chance of thunderstorms, and I would plan on a turf course with plenty of “give” to the surface.


#1a – Sydneyrella (4-1) = Tim Thornton in the irons for Larry Rivelli, and they are winning 43% at the meet and 18% on the turf. The daughter of Bring the Heat sports the “Moving up in Class” icon, and is a three-year-old facing older. Part of  solid entry today, and the #1 – Ravin’s Rich Girl is the top selection in here. Since you get the entry, and both are the first and second choices in here. This appears to be great value. The turf should be soft on Wednesday as there is a 60% chance of thunderstorms. Sydneyrella owns a 50 last race rating as well as a 50 composite rating. Her Turf Rating is a 15.4, and that is the best in the field. At a glance, it looks as if her entry mate will be on the lead or a major player. All you need to do is look at here last race win over a yielding turf course, and “Sydney” looks to stalk off of her flank. If they both go, that is a plus. Be sure to follow the weather on the Winning Ponies tab. It will keep you up to speed in real time with changes, scratches, and the turf rail settings.


Belmont Park

There is a 30% chance of a storm, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled with the weather tab on Winning Ponies for up-to-the-minute changes.


Race #1 – O.C. $75,000 – 1 1/16 on the main turf – 1:05 p.m. ET

#3 – Alydorable (5-2) = Joel Rosario has the call for trainer Mike Maker. They had a record-setting meet at Keeneland, and look to keep the mojo working. She has a 67++ Last Race Rating, and that is a good sign. Anytime you see the double ++ symbols, that means top performance is coming. Her Turf Rating is a very good 21.8, and she has the “Dropping in Class” and Should Improve” icons in her corner. Go back to the last race where she was beaten by a head over the Keeneland poly-track. That was right off a maiden win, and makes it more impressive as a heavily backed runner. Rider change from Rosie to Joel may move her up a few lengths, and as I said, Rosario and Maker were on-fire in Lexington!


Race #2 – The $85,000 Gygistar – 7f – 1:36 p.m. ET

#5 – Declan’s Warrior (8-5) = Jose Lezcano gets the call for trainer Nick Zito. He was scratched last out, and owns a field best 59 Last Race Rating, and a 56 Composite Rating. Comes into this race with a win in the Bay Shore, and looks like 7 panels should fit his liking. He sports the “Dropping in Class” and “Monster Workout” icons. He cooked a 47.2 over the Oklahoma training track, and it can be very deep to get runners legged up nicely. Also, you will see there is an “Layoff over 45 Days” icon to let you know he rolls in rested and ready. Lezcano and Zito are winning 22% at the meet, and this detailed info can be found by toggling over the jockey or trainer headings. It shows details that could make the difference in winning and losing.


Who said there is no such thing as free lunch?? Or, in this case free selections! Be sure to check back with Winning Ponies as your one-stop-shop for all of your racing needs. There is no need to jump from site to site as the E-Z Win Forms are user friendly, and can be changed up with one click to adjust for anything that Mother Nature has in store. Everything is in real time, and you won’t miss out on the latest changes, scratches, or conditions. Best of luck today, and only three more days until the weekend!