Free Horse Wagering Picks

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.

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Mike’s Free Selections for Saturday Oct. 21:

Belmont Park Race 5 The Empire Classic (2:34 ET)

  • No.8 Governor Malibu   7-2
  • No.3 Twisted Tom   2-1
  • No.1 Papa Shot   5-1
  • No.7 Testosterstone   15-1

Governor Malibu chased the early pace and was no match for Diversify last out in the state bred Evan Shipman, the winner coming back to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) in his next outing on Oct. 7. The Clement trainee ran second in this race last year but has not won since taking a state bred Alw-2 optional claimer last September. He was second in the Peter Pan (G2) and fourth in the Belmont (G1) last year. He has been facing mostly tougher and this year’s edition of this race did not come up real tough.

Twisted Tom takes on older for the first time here for the Chad Brown barn. The gelding won the state bred Albany last out in a sharp effort for his sixth win in nine career starts, four stakes including a pair of open stakes at Laurel Park earlier this year. He looks headed in the right direction form wise and has worked sharply since his last outing.

Wagering
WIN: 8 to win at 3-1 or better.
EX: 3,8 / 1,3,7,8
TRI: 3,8 / 1,3,7,8 / 1,3,4,7,8

 

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Last Updated  Friday, October 20, 2017