Author Archives: Jason Perlmutter

Stakes Preview: The Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita

>Santa Anita/ February 14 / Race 8 / 4:05 PM PST #1 Yahilwa looks tough in the Santa Maria off of her previous TimeformUS Speed Figures. >Learn how TimeformUS Speed Figures work The Grade 2 Santa Maria for older fillies and mares has … Continue reading

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Santa Anita: Full Card Analysis for Saturday

>Santa Anita/ January 31 / Go to Racecard Race 1: Last-minute replacement for Justin Finch, who will be back tomorrow. So my expectations are low, but my enthusiasm is high for what is a fine Saturday card. #7 It’s Aine ran … Continue reading

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Stakes Preview: In Saturday’s LeComte, more baby steps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

>Fair Grounds/ January 17th / Race 11 / 5:24 CST Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes delivers everything one has come to expect from an early season Fair Grounds Derby prep: a big field of eleven mostly talented colts, a difficult handicapping … Continue reading

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Santa Anita’s Sunday Highlight Horse: Maiden Remo live in Zuma Beach

>Santa Anita / October 5 / Race 6  / 3:44 PDT While we don’t normally recommend playing maidens in stakes races, we’re going to make a rare exception in today’s sixth race with a horse we feel offers strong value off … Continue reading

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Santa Anita’s Saturday Highlight Horse: Big Bane Theory in the G2 City of Hope

>Santa Anita / October 4 / Race 9  / 5:19 PDT #4 Big Bane Theory (9-2 on ML) is in an excellent position to record the first stakes victory of his career in Saturday’s G2 City of Hope at Santa Anita. … Continue reading

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The Grade 2 San Clemente

Del Mar / July 19 / Race 9 / 6:00PDT Get Free PPs for the San Clemente While we would prefer to offer more sophisticated advice than “Play the Euro,” Sandiva (#7, 5-1 ML) is our selection in the G2 … Continue reading

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The Grade 1 Triple Bend

Santa Anita / June 28 / Race 6 / 6:30 EDT: With much of the nation’s prime horseflesh currently sidelined in advance of racing’s premier summer meets, Saturday’s Triple Bend at Santa Anita is a Grade 1 in name only. In fact, … Continue reading

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