Golden Gate Fields Picks – Monday, January 1

Golden Gate Fields Picks Monday, January 1 Thrilling Ron…Ran decent at level Hill Croome…May have a shot His Legacy…Drops to career low   Foxy Lover…Barn sharp off the claim No More Twinkies…Been solid all year Pretty Surprise…Been solid over track   Mugaritz…Bullet in the holster Unpossible…Solid works for return Askin’ for Trouble…Impressive debut score  …

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Sunday, December 31

Golden Gate Fields Picks Sunday, December 31 Ihearditallbefore…What’s not to like Irish Jack…Has found his spot Jet Pak Black…Good fit in here   Chiefs Lil Pearl…Been strong last three Maydaymaydaymayday…Two strong runs Miss Diamond G…Should hit the board   William Crotty…Should be right there Royal Alexi…Likes to run in money Jason X L…Has hit board…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Saturday, December 30

Golden Gate Fields Picks Saturday, December 30 Madera Coquette…Closed strong in debut First Amendment…Certainly belongs on ticket Surrealean…May hang for a piece   Truth Matters…Hit board every start Native Jaylo…Looks a legit threat Hold That Smile…Should find easier going   Remember Lucky…Expect much improvement Dark and Dandy…Continues class drop Mookie’s Wish…Does hit the board  …

The Midnight Lute (Grade III)

12/29/17 The Midnight Lute Grade III 6 & ½ Furlongs on Dirt for 3 y/o & up Analysis by Michael Patricks An early Happy New Year’s wish to all of you as the curtain comes down on 2017.  The Jockey Club will be open daily through New Year’s Day with doors opening at 10 a.m….

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Friday, December 29

Golden Gate Fields Picks Friday, December 29 Terrys Tom Cat…Should be a great spot Street Lad…The one to catch G.G. Ryder…Not what once was   Of Note…Just missing vs. better Kung Pow Chick…Been there both starts Long Cool Lady…Will be better here   Instinctual Kash…Burned cash in last Evening Jazz…Been right there last three Dawn…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Tuesday, December 26

Golden Gate Fields Picks Tuesday, December 26 Sky Forever…Numbers don’t lie Toomuchisnotenough…A lot to like Her Again…Ladies will go here   Eighty and Sunny…Hit the board vs. better Pepper Sings…Easiest spot yet Accelerato…Maybe a value play   Kits Folly…Can’t go against connections Trust N Liberty…Shooting for three straight Holy Yodeler…Maybe at a price   Lion…

The King Glorious ($100,000)

12/15/2017 Holiday Primer & King Glorious Preview By Michael Patricks Happy Holidays to you and yours.  Racing is dark in California next week so the succeeding installment by yours truly will likely arrive in your e-mailbox courtesy of Santa right around Christmas; and I must say, I’ve been told these previews go quite well with…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Sunday, December 10

Golden Gate Fields Picks Sunday, December 10 Tricked Again…Worth a long look Private Terrace…Lots to like Loveintheshadows…Been good on surface   Wild Lando…Two solid starts Castle…Been off two years I’m Taken Names…Closed strong in debut   Kung Pow Chick…Solid run in debut Crown Point…Hits career low Bonnie’s Ransom…Been there last three   Cash Cannon…Two starts,…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Saturday, December 9

Golden Gate Fields Picks Saturday, December 9 Foreverinsummer…A major player Moscato Girl…Should have a shot Buttie…Does nothing but hit board   Warrens Lil Margie…Should appreciate distance Sandy’s Journey…Has to be a factor Lovely Lioness…Should hit the board   Bardstown…Ships into good spot Tybee Island…Should be better here His Legacy…Could grab a piece   Bako Sweets…Ran…

The Bear Fan

12/9/2017 The Bear Fan $75,000-6 Furlongs on Tapeta For Fillies and Mares Three-Years-Old and Upward Analysis by Michael Patricks It’s closing weekend at Golden Gate Fields and the penultimate day of racing features the $75,000 Bear Fan.  It’s an attractive race with an accomplished cast of nine to face starter Todd Stephens at quarter after…