Plans for 2023

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 26, 2022 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Plans for 2023

After Christmas, the holidays, or whatever you choose to celebrate. That is right about the time that racing begins to turn the corner and makes the long run into 2023. Surrender into the new and forget about the past. The future is fresh and waiting and is sure to promise you more action than the law allows.

When the mega-day of live racing action kicks up at Gulfstream Park on 1/28/23 with the Pegasus Cup celebration, let the games begin. – I used to keep track of GP when the G-3 Holy Bull Stakes took the track that winter time racing was in a full-out sprint to the first Saturday in May.

The day after Christmas racing kicks into a frenzy with Fair Grounds, Gulfstream, and the mega-stakes card at Santa Anita. – Handicappers have been on the shelf for a few days and you can bet dollars to donuts, they will come out of their corner ready to swing. That short holiday cleansing will have punters ready to come out with Christmas money in hand ready to fire away with both fists. With all that action, it’s enough to give you the big happy.

With that in mind on opening day at Santa Anita. Here are a few horses to take a look at when digging into your final handicapping for the card:


Race #1 – #3 – I’m a Gambler = Flavien Prat in the irons for Mark Glatt and shoot for three-straight shipping over from Redcar (GB) and this son of No Nay Never will get a perfect stalking trip under turf master Prat.


Race #3 – #6 – Prince Abama = Prat and Phil D’Amato team up and cut back in distance today. He is 4/5 ITM over the course and Prat wins 27% with his stalkers.


Race #6 – #6 – Country Grammar = Comes off a two-month break for Bob Baffert and Frankie Dettori who will be riding in California for upcoming months before closing out an illustrious career with the 2023 Breeders’ Cup.


As we embark on the next chapter of where racing will take us, the holiday season is a wonderful way to segway into the next pages of history. – So, as you take down the decorations and wait for the best football of the season to arrive. Racing is off and running today and it is your duty to dig in and start handicapping. Trust me, the time has arrived.