Week 3, day 4: First post is 4:32 pm 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.
Play along and in future months you may have a chance to beat the pros.
RT bet $7 win, $13 place on 5-Rikki's Gift in the 2nd race at Lone Star Park. Rikki, unfortunately took RT's money and gifted it to other bettors. She finished out of the money. Garrity put $20 to win on 6-Quenane in the 9th at Gulfstream Park and Quenane WON at 12-1. That returned $240 to Garrity in the single biggest payout in the contest so far. RT is now -$60 this week and Garrity is +$180.
The Pick: Race 7, Belmont Park, $20 to win on #6 I Love Jaxson, post time 4:32 pm EDT
Why: This 1 1/16 mile allowance on the dirt drew a field of six, and the setup is just about perfect for I Love Jaxson: he’s a stalker who gets an outside post, and plenty of speed drawn to his inside. In a one-turn race at this distance, this is an absolutely perfect setup, and I Love Jaxson looks to be in good enough form to take advantage of it. Look for him to sit just behind the leaders early, and to take control at the top of the stretch. We will bet him to win at 5/2 odds.
For Garrity's other picks at Belmont Park today, including the $125,000 Critical Eye Stakes, please read his post here.
The Pick: Race 9, Churchill Downs, $7 to win, $13 to place on #3 Ivar, post time 5:18 pm EDT
Why: I had this horse circled since his last race!