The Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3)

3/16/18 The Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 1 & 1/8 Miles on Synthetic for Three-Year-Olds Race 10-Turfway Park Post Time: 3:00 PST Analysis by Michael Patricks This week’s installment is dedicated to my good friend who passed away last weekend, Bob Gummerson.  Bob was the longtime tote technician here at the Jockey Club in Santa Rosa…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Friday, March 16

Golden Gate Fields Picks Friday, March 16 Ineedamaniandapedi…Better each of the last three Swift Approval…Been solid at level Bennett Mtn. Gal…Not sure what to expect   Zanab…Found level to liking Mia’s Storm…Three straight solid starts Force of Ten…Should appreciate drop   Colour Me Happy…Last two big runs Tiz Titus…Connections back in claiming game Spanish Eyes…Should…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Thursday, March 15

Golden Gate Fields Picks Thursday, March 15 Point Heat…Should be a good spot Miss Pretty…Invader looms large Sensational Summer…Capable of getting a price   Heart’s Passion…Barn has been protecting Arabesque…Always the bridesmaid Ribbon of Jewels…Does hit the board   Burger and Fries…Could grab a slice Big Day Tomorrow…Seen much tougher races Tribal Hero…Should be a…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Saturday, March 10

Golden Gate Fields Picks Saturday, March 10 Flash Henry…Jock rides here Marchtothemusic…Keep on your ticket Tuscan Warrior…Could make a case   Gio’s Gold…Ships and drops Duke of Eddie…Has shown speed Tailored…Not a strong field   Lacey’s Rainbow…Last two big starts If You Like It…Could be your winner Foreverinsummer…Will be of little value   That’s My…

Tampa Bay Derby (Grade II)

3/10/18 The Tampa Bay Derby (G2) 1 & 1/16 Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds Post Time: 2:20 PM PST Analysis by Michael Patricks Took a substantial beating in last week’s analysis as my Fountain of Youth selections were anything but inspiring.  Good Magic was quite ordinary as an odds-on favorite and I paid the piper…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Friday, March 8

Golden Gate Fields Picks Friday, March 9 Dark and Dandy…Been most solid Mr. Magico…Has gotten close Bottle Service…Takes a significant drop   Eldaafirst…Has won two straight Assets Included…Has to be a player Lord of Chaos…Continues major plunge   Kelseybelle…Barn makes protective move Chief Barbara…Did get close in last Dear Sis…Numbers say a threat   Council…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Thursday, March 8

Golden Gate Fields Picks Thursday, March 8 My Carmela…Been there last two R. Golden Queen…Should make a run Ultra Code…Two back puts close   Little Miss Hottie…Been running well Flir Power…Could be there at a price Yaffe…Might be a good drop   Saxon Lord…Recent form sharp Mithqaal…A major player Aotearoa…Beaten favorite last start   Unusually…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Saturday, March 3

Golden Gate Fields Picks Saturday, March 3 Kentan Road…Shipper looks solid Sea Mistress…Will contest the pace Bunny Boo…Solid debut effort   One Putt Par…What’s not to like Crown Point…Bit off too much in last Sandy’s Journey…Figures here   Silent Movies…Has to be a factor Italian Fling…Been right there American League…No excuses in last   A…

The Fountain of Youth (Grade II)

3/2/2018 Gulfstream Park—Race 14 The Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (Grade II) 1 & 1/16th Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds Purse: $400,000 Analysis by Michael Patricks Just eight weeks remain until the Kentucky Derby which means for our purposes that most thoroughbreds will begin their descent into Louisville with their penultimate prep races, one of which…

Golden Gate Fields Picks – Friday, March 2

Golden Gate Fields Picks Friday, March 2 Kung Pow Chick…In exacta all four starts Jenuwin…Two nice starts Norwegian Spy…Figures in the mix   Jasper Star…Two starts, two good runs A Little Bit Cocky…Cuts tag in half Cadillac Express…Much better level in last   Hotflickarue…Fairly weak field to beat Tuesdays Supernova…Factor in exotics She Began Again…Could…