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.
THE ZIMMAN comes off a nice win and could repeat
MAMPO woke up in SHRP debut and similar race would win this
SERAS TUNNEL has been close in last two and likes this surface
SPECIAL ROYALSTONE did OK in first try vs. winners; should improve
DONALD GENE had some solid efforts at Remington and fits well here
JW FLYER will be tough if he handles the surface switch
CATALE KEY needed last; should be tough to catch
FARRARI STONE ships back to Texas and should do well in this spot
HOLIDAY PROMISE finished close with many of these in last and could get it done
TEXAS SANDY ran well in debut and should take a step forward