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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Races of the Week

Last week, Smooth Air won the Ohio Derby, paying $5.80 to win, $3.40 to place, and $2.40 to show. Nottawasaga finished seventh in the Nassau Stakes. O'Riain finished fifth in the Green Carpet Stakes. So far this year, a flat $2 win bet on my selections has yielded a net profit of $26.40 on total wagers of $74.

Today, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the Belmont Stakes and the Manhattan Handicap, both at Belmont Park.

Big Brown looks like the most likely winner of the Belmont, but he'll probably go off at too short a price to bet. I'll pass the race. The Form provides free past performances.

In the Manhattan, I'll bet Out of Control. Out of Control's recent Beyer figures are competitive with the rest of this field, and he can come from just off the pace. He's never gone a mile and a quarter before, but his Tomlinson rating indicates that it shouldn't be a problem for him. The Form provides free past performances.


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