Previewing the Triple Crown Season

If you made it to this page, you are looking for insights into the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.  You find find overviews for those races for free, but the picks for the remainder of Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, Belmont’s at Aqueduct Spring Meet as well as selections will be offered through a paid subscription on a monthly basis.

A monthly subscription will give you the NY or FL track in season as well as big race days in Kentucky— Oaks and Derby Day - Black-Eyed Susie  and Preakness Day — the Belmont at Saratoga meet races that coincide with the subscription.



Kentucky Derby Insights:

Taken from TVG

In Florida:

Dornoch has won the needed races but has also not been tested because of scratches on race day- the next race will be the key to his success or otherwise.


Sedona breaks her Maiden 2 months before Derby Day— hmmm?

Sedona broke her maiden over this past weekend and the 2 million dollar price tag states their intentions.  A young horse with lots of potential to improve.

Meanwhile Hades won the Holly Bill defeating Pletcher’s Fierceness.  Whether that was the BC curse or other horses have caught up with the reigning champion remains to be seen. Also, Pletcher has Locked in the mix with an opportunity to improve.

IN New York:

Uncle Heavy trained by Butch Reid and ridden by Mychal Sanchez is my sentimental play. Again need to see more before I commit to this horse.

Deterministic  won in the slop for Clement - not certain what to make of the race

El Grande O trainer Linda Rice has dominated in NY, but this is another gam call together.

In Kentucky and Oaklawn:

Sierra Leone is definitely in the right path but Chad is better on the green than the brown and I’m not committed until we see another race.

Brad Cox’s Timberlake seems like his best horse and Asmussen‘s Track Phantom will have their say in this first leg, but both have not crossed the line first in the Derby.  Pay attention to trainer Kenny McPeek’s Mystic Dan, I would love to see him win the Derby.

The Baffert ban has decimated the possible West Coast entries.  We may not see a horse from the West Coast or at least not a playable one.



Sierre Leone has run to the 2.3 million dollar price, but I am still not convinced.   We will have a clearer picture after the Florida Derby.  We have seen some horses run well on the wet tracks, but I want to see who continues to move forward.