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John Conte John Conte Triple Header At Belmont
National Handicapping Champ John Conte Bets Horses For A Living. Bet What John Bets And Win What He Wins With 3 Best Today

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Jim Hurley Get Network Sunday Racing Best Bets
Right Numbers, Methods And intent Determine Which Horses Win. Cash Jim Hurley 3 Best Plus Exotics.

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New York Turf Club NYTC Belmont Best Bet Going For 4th Straight Win
NYTC Closed Saturday With 3rd Straight Designated Best Bet And 9th Overall Winner Last 5 Days Win 4th Straight And 2 Exotics Today.

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John Piesen John Piesen Sunday Best Bets
Who needs the NFL when you have John Piesen’s three prognostications Sunday afternoon at beautiful Belmont? Go get ’em!

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John Piesen Sunday best bets
John Piesen has lots of action during the early part of Sunday’s Belmont card. Looking at a big day.

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John DaSilva John DaSilva’s Sunday Special
It might be fall but the track is still hot with winners and value

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Noel Michaels Get Noel Michaels Sunday Belmont Best Bets
Noel’s Sunday Best Bets Include Strong Plays on Three Races at Belmont. These Exclusive Releases Also Include a Longshot Exacta Box Horse That Can Really Round-Out Your Weekend With a Good Chunk of Cash in Your Pockets.

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Jim Hurley Jim Hurley Preferred Play Best Bets And Exotics
Jim Hurley Has The National Network That Finds Overlays Everywhere With His Non Stop Winning Preferred Plays Service

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John Conte John Conte Contest Grade Best Bets And Exotics
John Conte Does Full Time What You Do Part Time And Wins More Fall Season Money At Belmont And Elsewhere Than At Any Other Time Of Year

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John DaSilva John DaSilva Best Bets And Longshots
John DaSilva, New York’s Number One Handicapper For 19 Years Sets His Sights On Major Circuit Best Bets And Longshots Of A Lifetime

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Noel Michaels Noel Michaels Race Track Confidential Best Bets And Exotics
When You Put Together The Best Man With The Best Tools You Get Noel Michaels’ Race Track Confidential Best Bets And Exotics

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National Race Masters Battle of the Handicappers

The rivalry is getting ugly, and the vibe is so bad, the cleaning lady just resigned. So, before the water cooler does a meltdown, we need help! Who’s the best handicapper of them all? Help us find out and get yourself a fantastic deal too!

WHO’S the best? YOU decide. Become a DOCUMENTER.
You not only render a verdict… You pocket some nifty profits!

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Top 3 Kentucky Derby Finshers Face 9 Rivals In Pennsylvania Derby

TOP 3 KENTUCKY DERBY FINISHERS FACE NINE CHALLENGERS IN GRADE II PENNSYLVANIA DERBYBest 3-Year Old Betting Race In Months

Kudos to PARX racing officials for timing the $1.25 Million Grade II Pennsylvania Derby at a time separated from the Haskell and Travers and far enough on the calendar ahead of the Breeders’ Cup that they have drawn the kind of field a horse bettor can salivate over.

For headline purposes the fact that the race drew the top 3 finishers from this year’s Kentucky Derby, winner NYQUIST, runner up EXAGGERATOR and third place finisher GUN RUNNER is a promotional dream scenario.

Despite losing…

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Belmont Early Meet capsule Quick Thought For The day

BELMONT EARLY MEET CAPSULEQUICK THOUGHT FOR THE DAYEven Small Sample Justifies Questioning Major Turf Assumptions

There is not a horse player alive who doesn’t now and then fall prey to oft-repeated “standards” when it comes to handicapping any given race meet or an individual race based on the conditions of tat race (class, surface, distance, etc.)

If only those perceived standards were universal enough to make the game easier. If anything, they often get in the way of good individualized handicapping because the oft-repetition is so prevalent that bettors seek what they perceive as a safety net.

Those last two paragraphs might appear…

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Belmont’s Handicapping Quirks Lead to Profitable Betting Angles This Fall

There are many categories of handicapping angles in play at this time of year in New York as summer turns to fall. Horses and horsemen who spent summer far and wide, not only at Saratoga but also at Monmouth and other tracks in the mid-Atlantic region, all return to Belmont for the Fall Championship Meet, which continues the East's highest-quality racing and wagering throughout this season until the end of October.

While it is impossible to mention every Belmont fall handicapping angle in one article, we can focus on some of the best, most effective, and perhaps the most overlooked angles…

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Juvenile Maiden Races Saratoga Experience Vs Belmont First Time Starters

JUVENILE MAIDEN RACES…SARATOGA EXPERIENCE VS BELMONT FIRST TIME STARTERS

It can be argued that there is no more attention placed on Juvenile Maiden races than there is during the Saratoga Meet.

This is understandable for a number of reason, not least of which are the late summer being the time where the precocious ones are ready to debut, here the top barns are looking to get a head start in preparation for high level stakes racing and many owners want to run at the Spa and point their youngsters to these races.

What comes with these races is also a number of misconceptions.…

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Saratoga Last Out Runners Control Early Belmont Races

SARATOGA LAST OUT RUNNERS CONTROL OPENING DAYS AT BELMONT

On Friday (9/9) the 2016 Belmont Fall Championship Meet Opens.There are a number of changes, subtle and otherwise that a handicapper must consider. Chief among them is the return to one mile and mile and a sixteenth races on the dirt as well as the mile and an eight race that goes around one turn on the main track. This is a significant switch from the Spa where they run up to 7 furlongs at one turn and 9 furlongs around two turns.

Although, like Saratoga, there are both an outer and inner…

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Conte Anatomy Of Belmont Longshot Winners

ANATOMY OF BELMONT 2015 OPENING WEEKEND LONGSHOTSCONTE LOOKS TO REPEAT IN 2016 FALL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

I’m John Conte and I am taking a few minutes to let you know that anyone can brag about winners. Anyone can cherry pick from 5 or 6 races and claim their 2 winners without mentioning anything else.

What I want to do in this short piece is show you the workings of an everyday handicapper like myself. A handicapper who not only releases plays to the public but wagers on those same plays. I will do this right now by travelling back to the corresponding Belmont…

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HANDICAPPING TRAINERS A KEY TO SUCCESS AT BELMONT FALL MEET

Like The Summer Wind, the Saratoga meet has come and gone and taken summer racing along with it, much to the chagrin of racing fans and handicappers who relished the full fields and excellent wagering opportunities that The Spa is known for.  Thankfully for horseplayers, however, there are only a few days to lament the close of Saratoga and no sooner will the east's next big meet, the Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet, be ready to begin its eight-week run starting on Friday, Sept. 9 as Thoroughbred racing marches steadily onward toward the fall's Breeders' Cup World Championships at the…

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Saratoga Trip Notes

NATIONAL RACE MASTERS SARATOGA TRIP NOTES(Friday 9/2– Monday 9/5)

NOTE: This is the final TRIP NOTES edition unique to Saratoga. However, a large percentage of them will run at Belmont. You should also check the Monmouth entries as well as the likes of Delaware. We will mention in the TRIP NOTES below if we believe a horses will be possible at multiple locations.

Friday, September 2(Turf Firm – Main Track Fast Throughout)

DUJAC – A winner of two of five lifetime the Chad Brown trainee made his first start in almost 13 months in NW3L two turn turf 50K claimer. The gelding was…

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Hurley Keys Woodward And Spinasway For Saturday Pick 4

ODDS-ON FROSTED LOOKS TO ICE EIGHT RIVALS IN GRADE I WOODWARD…GRADE I SPINAWAY A CONTENTIOUS JUVENILE FILLY SCRAMBLE

There are two ways to look at the LATE PICK 4 at Saratoga on Saturday. The Race 9-12 sequence begins with the Grade I Spinaway Stakes for Juvenile Fillies, continues with the Grade I Woodward for older horses, follows with the Grade III Turf marathon Glens Falls Stakes for 3-year old and up fillies and mares and concludes with a high level allowance on the turf.

The two ways to look at this Late Pick 4 are focused on the first two races in…

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NRM Trip Notes

NATIONAL RACE MASTERS SARATOGA TRIP NOTES(Monday 8/29 – Thursday 9/1)

NOTE: As the final week of the meet approach a number of these horses will not race back at Saratoga. However, a large percentage of them will run at Belmont. You should also check the Monmouth entries as well as the likes of Delaware. We will mention in the TRIP NOTES below if we believe a horsed will be possible at multiple locations.

Monday, August 29(Turf Firm – Main Track Fast Throughout)

ENCHANTERESSE – The 4-year old filly made just her fourth career start and first since early November at laurel. She showed…

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