DRF – Southern Ring changes tactics to win Whimsical Stakes

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Along with my selections and blog posts, I will also use this space to link to articles I’ve submitted to the various publications that I contribute to.

Each week throughout the 2017 season I will file a notes column to the Daily Racing Form, looking ahead to big stakes races at Woodbine and other news and notes from around the track. This week, I talked to trainer Malcolm Pierce about Southern Ring’s big win in the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, and checked in with jockey Jerome Lermyte, who is hoping to make Woodbine his permanent home.

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Woodbine Selections – April 23, 2017

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My selections enjoyed the breeze on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine, as we recorded two winners from 10 races and turned a profit on the day when Gigantic Breeze ($13.30) won the fifth and Daylight Breeze ($12.10) won the finale. We’ll be looking to close the weekend off on a good note, and come close to breaking even, with a nine-race card at Woodbine on Sunday. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – April 22, 2017

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We tried to hit with a few prices on Friday afternoon at Woodbine, but in the end, we only managed to get one winner home over the eight-race card when Villageofvibank ($3.50) won the sixth race of the day. Hopefully, we can bounce back on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine with a 10-race card. Here are my full card selections.

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DRF – Pink Lloyd points to New Providence Stakes

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Along with my selections and blog posts, I will also use this space to link to articles I’ve submitted to the various publications that I contribute to.

Each week throughout the 2017 season I will file a notes column to the Daily Racing Form, looking ahead to big stakes races at Woodbine and other news and notes from around the track. This week, I talked to trainer Robert Tiller about where Jacques Cartier Stakes winner Pink Lloyd will run next, and followed up with trainer Barb Minshall on Stacked Deck’s retirement.

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DRF – Caren makes 4-year old debut in Whimsical Stakes

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Along with my selections and blog posts, I will also use this space to link to articles I’ve submitted to the various publications that I contribute to.

Sunday’s feature race is the Grade 3, $125,000 Whimsical Stakes for older fillies and mares, which marks the return of 2016 Canadian Horse of the Year, Caren. I filed a race advance for the Daily Racing Form, looking at Caren and some other key contenders for Woodbine’s first graded stakes race of the year.

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Woodbine Selections – April 21, 2017

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While we didn’t get off to the greatest of starts on opening day, we had a nice bounce back performance on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine with four winners over the 10-race card. Among the four winners were best bet of the day, Bet On Jack ($5.70), in the second, and Ariel’s Vision ($11.70) in the finale. Friday racing returns to Woodbine this week, and we’re hoping we can get the weekend off to a good start over the eight-race card. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Top Performers – Week 1

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Each week, we’ll take a look at the top jockeys and trainers at Woodbine Racetrack. This week, it was opening week, and a number of jockeys and trainers got their 2017 seasons off to great starts. Let’s have a look at who the top performers were this week.

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Woodbine Selections – April 16, 2017

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It wasn’t the opening day card I had in mind on Saturday, as we managed to get just two winners home that returned a combined $9.80, but we also had four top selections finish second on the day, including best bet Commute in the Jacques Cartier Stakes. Hopefully, we can have some better luck during Sunday’s 10-race card at Woodbine. Here are my full card selections.

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Woodbine Selections – April 15, 2017

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We’re back! After a four-month offseason, Woodbine racing is back for another 133-day marathon meet. The action kicks off tomorrow afternoon and I’ll be providing my daily selections right here all season long. We finished last season with 368 winners from 1,249 races (29% strike rate) with an ROI of $1.68 for every $2 wagered, while our best bets of the day finished with 46 winners from 130 starters (35% strike rate) with an ROI of $1.93 for every $2 wagered. Hopefully, we can improve on both of those figures this season. Here are my selections for Saturday’s 10-race opening day card.

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