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Blinkers Off 066: Florida and Louisiana Derby Podcast Released

Blinkers Off Logo2Blinkers Off has released a new episode!

Blinkers Off provides weekly insights into the world of horse racing including race selections and previews, handicapping methods and exclusive stories.

You can view all episodes of Blinkers Off by visiting our podcast page.

COMING SOON: In the coming weeks stayed tuned for our brand new website and logo update! It will be a major upgrade across the board and we hope you all will enjoy it!

Blinkers Off 066: Florida and Louisiana Derby – March 28, 2014

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview the Grade I Besilu Stables Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park and Grade II Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds, discuss the highly controversial PETA video and preview Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

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Kentucky Derby Point Standings with Analysis

Samraat is Your Current Kentucky Derby Points Leader

Samraat is Your Current Kentucky Derby Points Leader

1. Samraat – 60

Next Race: Wood Memorial on April 5th

Derby Status: Locked in

2. Hoppertunity – 55

Next Race: Santa Anita Derby April 5th or Arkansas Derby April 12th

Derby Status: Locked in

3. Intense Holiday – 53

Next Race: Louisiana Derby March 30th

Derby Status: Locked in

4. Wildcat Red – 50

Next Race: Florida Derby March 30th

Derby Status: Locked in

5. Ring Weekend – 50

Next Race: Questionable

Derby Status: Locked in

6. California Chrome – 50

Next Race: Santa Anita Derby April 5th

Derby Status: Locked In

7. Tapiture – 42

Next Race: Arkansas Derby April 12th

Derby Status: Locked in

8. Midnight Hawk – 32

Next Race: Sunland Derby March 23rd

Derby Status: In Good Shape

9. Albano – 24

Next Race: Louisiana Derby March 30th

Derby Status: In Good Shape

10. Uncle Sigh – 24

Next Race: Wood Memorial April 5th

Derby Status: In Good Shape

11. Vinceremos – 20

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: On the Bubble

12. Vicar’s In Trouble – 20

Next Race: Louisiana Derby March 30th

Derby Status: On the Bubble

13. General A Rod – 20

Next Race: Florida Derby March 30th

Derby Status: On the Bubble

14. Ride On Curlin – 15

Next Race: Arkansas Derby April 12th

Derby Status: On the Bubble

15. Havana – 14

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Highly unlikely….like zero chance….

16. Cairo Prince – 14

Next Race: Florida Derby March 30th

Derby Status: Very likely, but no lock considering the point situation

17. Honor Code – 14

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Unlikely

18. Kristo – 14

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: On the Bubble

19. Tamarando – 12

Next Race: Turfway Spiral Stakes March 22nd

Derby Status: Fairly good chance

20. Strong Mandate – 11

Next Race: Arkansas Derby April 12th

Derby Status: On the bubble

21. Bond Holder – 11

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Zero Chance

22. Rise Up – 10

Next Race: Louisiana Derby March 30th

Derby Status: On the Bubble

23. We Miss Artie – 10

Next Race: Turfway Spiral Stakes March 22nd

Derby Status: On the Bubble

24. Candy Boy – 10

Next Race: Santa Anita Derby April 5th

Derby Status: Very likely, but has to run well in final prep

25. In Trouble – 10

Next Race: Wood Memorial April 5th

Derby Status: On the Bubble

26. Noble Moon – 10

Next Race: Wood Memorial April 5th

Derby Status: On the Bubble

27. Ami’s Holiday – 10

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Highly unlikely

28. Cleburne – 10

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Doubtful

29. Tanzanite Cat – 10

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Doubtful

30. Surfing U S A – 10

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Doubtful

31. Conquest Titan – 9

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Still a slight chance

32. Casiguapo – 5

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Doubtful

33. Financial Mogul – 5

Next Race: Wood Memorial April 5th

Derby Status: Doubtful

34. Classic Giacnroll – 5

Next Race: Wood Memorial April 5th

Derby Status: Doubtful

35. East Hall – 5

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Doubtful

36. Schoolofhardrocks – 5

Next Race: Santa Anita Derby April 5th

Derby Status: Doubtful

37. Scotland – 4

Next Race: Maiden Special Weight

Derby Status: Zero Chance

38. Laddie Boy – 4

Next Race: Turfway Spiral Stakes

Derby Status: Doubtful

39. Chitu – 4

Next Race: Sunland Derby March 23rd

Derby Status: On the Bubble

40. Smart Cover – 4

Next Race: ???

Derby Status: Doubtful

Blinkers Off 062: Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Podcast Released

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Blinkers Off 062: Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool – February 28, 2014

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes discuss the Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 debacle, preview the Grade III Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, dive into the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 and give an update on the Dudes fantasy Triple Crown draft.

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In December, we each drafted 5 two years olds which accumulate points based on Triple Crown prep races and the Triple Crown races themselves. Halterman currently leads 26 – 20, but lot’s of time left. See our teams and vote for your favorite below!

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Weekend SimplePlays™ Now Available

SimplePlays

Instead of having four tracks at a time, we have massively expanded to covering currently 13 tracks, with FREE picks available every day of the week!

However, given the massive overhaul, we now offer SimplePlays™ on just WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS for a variety of tracks.  We also are offering SimplePlays™ each and every race day at Oaklawn Park.  We hope you enjoy the new expansion to the site!

Here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park:

Saturday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for February 1, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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Sunday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for February 2, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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Weekend Cards (Combined)

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for February 1-2, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park. 20% off!

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Samraat is our Pick in a Thin Withers Stakes

Samraat is our Pick in a Thin Withers Stakes

About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Weekend SimplePlays™ Now Available

SimplePlays

Instead of having four tracks at a time, we have massively expanded to covering currently 13 tracks, with FREE picks available every day of the week!

However, given the massive overhaul, we now offer SimplePlays™ on just WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS for a variety of tracks.  We also are offering SimplePlays™ each and every race day at Oaklawn Park.  We hope you enjoy the new expansion to the site!

Here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park:

Saturday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for January 25, 2013 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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Sunday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for January 26, 2013 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for January 25-26, 2013 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park. 20% off!

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Cairo Prince winning Aqueduct’s Nashua. Coglianese/NYRA photo
About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Blinkers Off 057: Weekend Stakes Action Podcast Released

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Blinkers Off 057: Weekend Stakes Action – January 23, 2014

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview stakes racing at Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Oaklawn Park and Sam Houston Race Park.

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Holy Bull Stakes (Grade 2) Preview

Cairo Prince Make His 3 Year Old Debut in the Holy Bull

Cairo Prince Make His 3 Year Old Debut in the Holy Bull

Racing Dudes Picks

Win – 1

Exacta –1,8,11/1,4,7,8,11

Trifecta –1,8,11/1,4,7,8,11/1,4,7,8,11

Horses to Use in Vertical Wagers – 1,8,11,7.4

Race Shape

Speed – Coup de Grace, Almost Famous

Stalkers – Best Plan Yet, Mr. Speaker, Cairo Prince

Closers – Finance Mogul, Our Caravan, Wicked Strong, Conquest Titan, Big Bazinga, Intense Holiday

Racing Dudes Projected Order of Finish

#1 Coup de Grace (KY) – There is no hotter sire than Tapit right now, and in my opinion he’ll have yet another winner by the time Saturday ends.  Coup de Grace has been tremendous in two lifetime starts.  He looks to be a horse that is blossoming into something special, and his early speed will do him a lot of favors in a race like this.  His speed rating is the highest of anyone in the field, plus he comes into this off a bullet work just a few days ago.  Chad Brown has always been money on the turf, but Coup de Grace might prove that he can train a dirt horse as well.

#8 Wicked Strong (KY) – This is definitely one to take serious!  Had to close last time out in the Remsen into an incredibly slow pace, but still managed to finish third only beaten a half-length against two very solid horses.  He comes into this off of a bit of a layoff which is something I don’t like, but he did have a nice five furlong work on January 19th.  Also very encouraging that Javier Castellano is hopping aboard…

#11 Intense Holiday (KY) – The Pletcher at Gulfstream factor may have me blinded with this horse, but I just think there is a little more to this one that we haven’t seen yet.  With the endless supply of horses Pletcher could have sent out in this one, this is the one he chose which makes me think this horse is on the improve.  He’s going to need a little pace to run into, which he should get, so I’m going to take a chance and say he hits the board here.  He’s been competitive with the top horses in his class…just a little improvement is all that’s needed.

#7 Cairo Prince (KY) – In all actuality, he may have been the best two-year old in 2013.  You may think that’s crazy, but I thought the ride he got last time out cost him the Remsen Stakes.  If he wins that race he’s unbeaten, and would have a win over Honor Code.  However, I’m a bit skeptical on his latest workouts.  Perhaps he needs this race to get going, and is one to put on top in races down the road.  He’s definitely in here with a shot, but not going crazy on him at a short price.

#4 Almost Famous (KY) – That last race at Churchill Downs was as impressive as it gets, but I’m still not fully sold on this horse.  The question of “who has he beaten” looms in my mind, and I think without a doubt this will be the toughest field he’s faced by far.  He might turn out to be a really nice horse, but I want to see him prove it against tougher horses before I take him at a short price.

#2 Financial Mogul (KY) – He’s shown he can compete with the top horses in the division so far, but he hasn’t actually been able to win against them yet.  In fact his only victory came over a sloppy track that more than likely moved him up just a bit.  Nice horse, but maybe getting into the trifecta is his limit.

#5 Our Caravan (KY) – Well my wild card picks went two for two last week…so here is my wild card for this week!  Our Caravan was a winner at first asking going two turns on December 14th at Gulfstream, which is very impressive to me.  What’s even more impressive is the fact he had to close from several lengths behind, which is something that is sometimes tricky to do over the Gulfstream surface.  Could former Todd Pletcher assistant Michael Dilger be sitting on a big time horse?

#3 Best Plan Yet (FL) – This Florida bred has already ran seven times, and could be a Calder/state bred specialist.  He was beaten by twenty lengths last time out at Gulfstream, which was his first start away from Calder.  Will definitely need to improve.

#6 Mr Speaker (KY) – Winner of the Grade 3 Diana Beach last time out which was his second straight win.  However, my ranking him this low is for one simple reason…all four of his starts have come on the turf.  He’s just too big of a question mark to play here…but if he handles the surface he has the talent to compete.

#9 Conquest Titan (KY) – Really liked his last race as he won an allowance at Churchill, but this will prove to be a steep class jump today.  Also he still has a little proving to do as to whether he is a true dirt horse.  Yes, his last win was on the dirt, but the Churchill Downs dirt can sometimes be kind to turf/synthetic horses.  He’s a “wait and see” for me.

#10 Big Bazinga (KY) – Wow…well I guess someone had to land in this spot.  Don’t get me wrong, I think Big Bazinga is a pretty decent horse, but in this field I had to rank him last.  His last race was the Delta Jackpot where he finished seventh, and the waters are much deeper for him in this loaded field.  Probably just aiming a little too high.

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