Week 1, Day 2. First post time is 1:48pm EDT
For the contest, each handicapper will designate one of his race picks per weekday and two on Saturday and Sunday. Win, place, show betting only. $20 per bet. Weeks run Monday through Sunday and the first contest starts Monday, June 1.
Play along and in future months you may have a chance to beat the pros.
Garrity bet $20 on 2-Economic Policy to win in the 8th at Tampa Bay Downs. RT bet $10/win and $10/place on 6-Vending Machine in the 6th at Assiniboia Downs. Both horses finished out of the money. Both 'cappers are -$20.
$20 to win on 3 - Silent Contempt in the 2nd at Fort Erie Race Track in Southern Ontario — Post time is 1:48pm EDT
Why: Buttigieg has #3 Silent Contempt (5/2) in this and it appears to be the winner. Looking for four wins in a row, Buttigieg is 25% with horses off 2-6 months, 42% moving class down and 42% with last time winners. Three solid works at the track with the last being 4f in :48.4
$20 to win on 5 - Anniversary Rose in the 7th at Fort Erie Race Track in Southern Ontario — post time is 4:08pm EDT
Why: After a disappointing result yesterday, we are going to head north of the border today, to Fort Erie Race Track in Southern Ontario. We like the 7th race, a first-level allowance for fillies and mares 3 and older at 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Seven are entered, and post time is at 4:08 pm Eastern.
Fort Erie tends to be a pretty speed-favoring track, and that is why we’ve selected this race: 5 - Anniversary Rose is a 5-year-old California-bred mare whose recent form is a bit suspect, but we think she’s going to wake up today, in a big way, because she possesses a huge advantage in early speed over the rest of the field. She’s going to get the lead, and she’s going to do it quite easily, and at this 5 ½ furlong distance, the rest of the field is going to be spinning their wheels trying to catch her. Anniversary Rose is coming off a brief layoff, having last run at Mahoning Valley in Ohio in February, but she has a couple of recent morning works that should have her sharp for this.
Lone speed is the most dangerous asset in horse racing, and we are putting our whole stack on it today: we will bet that Anniversary Rose wires the field.