Handicapping Hints for Turfway Park

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 6, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Handicapping Hints for Turfway Park

The track is always fast, and the action plentiful. Playing winter racing in Kentucky shifts to Florence, and Turfway Park is ready to bring the heat. With that in mind, here are some tips to playing the races.


You’ll need to use Gerardo Corrales in most of your exotics this year. Talented reinsman and has ability to grab the lead or lay just off the pace. In my opinion, he is ready for the next level and take his game elsewhere, but we’ll be glad to have him this winter.

Alex Achard is a young rider who shows much improvement. He’s the kind of rider who gets better with every single mount and can be patient yet aggressive when called upon.

Pay close attention to Emmanuel Esquivel this meet. I like a rider who is on the improve and you’ll get better odds as the meet progresses. Keep your eyes peeled.

Joe Talamo and Rafael Bejarano can pull the trigger at any time making a great riders’ colony. Use Chris Landeros especially when riding for father-in-law Ian Wilkes. When they team together good things happen.



Wow! – There are all the big names you would see at CD or KEE. – Wesley Ward, Mark Casse, Paulo Lobo, Shug McGaughey, Mike Maker. – All dangerous and can strike at any time. This is a bettor’s paradise as the prices will be better than most tracks during the year. – Good luck, as they are all super loaded. Brad Cox had a few winners this past weekend and keep your eyes peeled for his runners anytime they take the track.



With only a handful of days racing, it’s hard to put your finger on any bias. That is a great item with synthetic. – I like runners who are around 3-4 lengths off and start moving on the far turn at the 3/8th’s. – Speed will have to be pretty tough to wire the field, and I like mid-pack stalkers. Overall, the times have been good, and it sets up perfect for runners just off the leaders. – Stay off the rail for the most part except when they turn for home and dropping over to save ground at the 1/8th pole is a plus.

There are no patrons on the grounds and fans will have to wager off property until next year. The new building grows every day and will be a sparkling gem for the Kentucky circuit in 2022. – For now, the paddock is ready to saddle, the track is perfect, and the action hot. The only thing missing is you! – Go ahead, get in the game as you’ll miss some heart-pounding Thoroughbred action and great value if you pass on Turfway Park. Best of luck from Winning ponies!