How to use the picks: We give you four horses. The numbers correspond to the program number or betting number. This isn't necessarily the order we think they will finish, but more the four horses we believe are the most likely contenders.
If you have read Acing Racing, we advocate trifecta, pick three and pick four wagering (buy the book if you want the strategies). If you are new to the game, try some simple exacta boxes. Take a horse of your own with two of mine and play a three-horse box ($6 on a $1 wager). Make sure you have at least one horse of 8-1 or higher in the bet.
More advanced players should use these selections as supplements to your own handicapping.
DOUBLE TAPPED was facing tougher last summer and works are solid for SHRP debut
SINNERS ANGEL makes his third start off the layoff and could win right back
CHUFFED TO BITS had a solid debut and should improve here
LADY BERKELY’S trip to Oaklawn didn’t work out; fits better in this spot
NJ’S BOY should improve in start No. 2.
MOON STRUCK NEMI shortens up in distance and will need some racing luck to get home first
FINAL TIME stretches out, drops in class and picks up an underrated rider
SPEEDFACTORSIN almost surprised at a nice price in last; could get it done this time
WORLD CUP has been consistent on both surfaces and should be a serious factor
MISS EDNA IRENE drops in class off a decent effort first time on the turf