Our lead handicapper Michael Dempsey provides free horse racing picks from Aqueduct, Keeneland, Saratoga, Belmont Park, Santa Anita, Del Mar and Gulfstream Park throughout the racing season. Check back frequently for his free race selections as well as wagering picks from our handicapping staff.
Mike’s Free Selections for Sunday March 1:
Aqueduct Race 4 Md $30,000 (2:48 ET)
- No.4 Marvino 5-1
- No.2 Sunny Puzzle 8-5
- No.8 Astron 6-1
- No.9 Mizner Park 8-1
Marvino drops out of a $50,000 maiden claimer where he stumbled coming out of the gate and faded to finish a well beaten seventh in his first start for Martin. He comes back here with the blinkers taken off and some other equipment as well as he is a first time gelding. Two back this guy showed good early zip at Gulfstream Park going a one turn mile and held on for a good second in his second career start. The barn is a tough one for me to figure out but has been live at the meet.
Sunny Puzzle adds blinkers here while cutting back to a sprint and returns to dirt. The colt makes his first start for the Jacobson barn that is 28% winners with newcomers to the barn. He faced tough at Churchill and Fair Ground and he should be tough against this weaker looking group. He has three sibs that are winners including stakes winner Island Hopping ($68,943).
Race Rating: $$$
WIN: #4 to win at 7-2 or better.
EX: 2,4 / 2,4,8,9
TRI: 2,4 / 2,4,8,9 / 2,3,4,8,9
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Last Updated Saturday, February 28, 2015