Churchill Downs, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions for Thursday, May 28 (Races 6-10)

Note: I was going to do Gulfstream Park, too, but the weather forecast for Florida is worse than Louisville and Kentucky is no great shakes.

SIXTH RACE (Turf): 1. Exulting, 2. Logical Myth, 3. Zero Gravity. LONG SHOT: Firewater Jake.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Princess Phone, 2. Punish, 3. Bonnet. LONG SHOT: Delachaise.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Unshaken (best bet), 2. Silver Ratio, 3. All West. LONG SHOT: Tikhvin Flew.

NINTH RACE (turf): 1. Play On, 2. Girls Know Best, 3. Morticia. LONG SHOT: Jo Jo Air.

10TH RACE: 1. Deanos Cape, 2. Quarterback Dak, 3. Second Line David. LONG SHOT: Port Hunter.

Monday’s Santa Anita results

Top choice winners: 3 (Hendavid $5.60, second race, cold exacta $13.40; Raging Bull $7.80, ninth; Studly Perfection $5.40, 10th, cold daily double $38.60)

Second choice winners: 2 (Jolie Olimpica $3.80, fifth; Ragtime Blues $3.60, sixth; Three Ay Em $6, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Kelani Kim $5.60, fourth)

Long shot winners: 0

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Thursday, May 21 (Races 5-10)

Note: Big guarantee in the Rainbow 6. There’s also a chance of rain in South Florida. Big shock, huh?

Update: As suspected, off the turf due to overnight rains. That’s why I don’t like doing Eastern tracks.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Big Spender, 2. Alaskan, 3. Deckology. LONG SHOT: I Stand Corrected.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Violent Fight (best bet), 2. Nothin But Net, 3. Senzazione. LONG SHOT: D’Guapo. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Silent Tiger, 2. Valdocco, 3. Ray’swarrior. LONG SHOT: Making a Marc.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tide Storm, 2. I’ll Do It Way, 3. Trieste. LONG SHOT: My Candy Girl. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

NINTH RACE: 1. Mi Tres Pro Ciento, 2. Extraordinary Jerry, 3. Wentz. LONG SHOT: Jaguar Poz.

10TH RACE: 1. Good Timing Man, 2. Storm Risk, 3. Bahamian Park. LONG SHOT: Somethingstappin. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

Good luck. Stay safe.

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Jeff Nahill’s Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, May 20

FIRST RACE: 1. The Kahn, 2. Karma King, 3. Gran Greyfrost. LONG SHOT: Browns Gap.

SECOND RACE: 1. High Five Cotton, 2. One Lucky Step, 3. Mr. Kisses. LONG SHOT: Fran’s Salsa.

THIRD RACE: 1. Cask (best bet), 2. Analyzeyourvision, 3. Hex. LONG SHOT: Sorcier.
I know these are cheap horses but can someone explain to me how the top two turf jockeys on the circuit (Antonio Gallardo and Daniel Centeno) don’t have mounts in this race?

FOURTH RACE: 1. Panthalassa, 2. Sense a Million, 3. Loopy. LONG SHOT: Donachitu.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Relishment, 2. How the Boat, 3. Travel Agent. LONG SHOT: Yei Yei.

SIXTH RACE: 1. My Cowboy, 2. D’craziness, 3. No Cents Left. LONG SHOT: Rough Night.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Upper Chartize Ds, 2. Maidu, 3. Mi Tia Regis. LONG SHOT: Foot Rub Love.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Silvery Enough, 2. Tomato Bill, 3. Zaino Boyz. LONG SHOT: Baby Boomer.

NINTH RACE: 1. Moro Drama, 2. Jangada, 3. Drill Bit. LONG SHOT: Puerto Varas.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Jeff Nahill’s Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, May 13

FIRST RACE: 1. Tiz Samurai, 2. Game Day Drama, 3. Completely Bonkers. LONG SHOT: Nauti Buoy.

SECOND RACE: 1. Feisty Chi Chi, 2. R Kiss Em Goodbye, 3. Golden Note. LONG SHOT: Tink.

THIRD RACE: 1. Tiznoise, 2. Imaginary Friend, 3. Nagini. LONG SHOT: Passionfortreasure.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Falkirk (best bet), 2. Onward, 3. Branco Maria. LONG SHOT: Detective.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Langue Liee, 2. Wildcat Merry, 3. Broken English. LONG SHOT: Premier Justice.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Esor, 2. Newyork Giant, 3. King Shawn. LONG SHOT: Exclusive Donald.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Classy of Course, 2. Classy Lynn, 3. Sundrenched. LONG SHOT: Lady Brexit.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Credit Cycle, 2. Bueno Bueno Bueno, 3. Fortlite. LONG SHOT: Zechariah.

NINTH RACE: 1. Uncork the Bottle, 2. Matty’s Express, 3. Valiant Virtue. LONG SHOT: Danceronthebeach.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Sunday’s Gulfstream Park results (Races 5-10)

Top choice winners: 1 (Trev $6.40, seventh race COLD EXACTA $47.60, COLD QUINELLA $19.80)

Second choice winners: 1 (All Around $23, 10th)

Third choice winners: 3 (La Tres Jolie ($10, fifth; Fortune Cookie $8.60, eighth; Where Paradise La $7.60, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Saturday, May 9 (Races 7-12)

Note: There is a mandatory payout in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 on races 7-12 so here are some opinions. Hope someone cashed on Friday’s 11th race bomber.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Envied, 2. Compensate, 3. Foolish Humor. LONG SHOT: American Tap.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Reservenotattained, 2. Louie’s Kingdom, 3. Cat Gone Quick. LONG SHOT: Chinomado.

NINTH RACE: 1. Hawkish, 2. Admission Office, 3. Halladay. LONG SHOT: Highland Sky.
Trainer Mark Casse said on Friday he will scratch Preakness Stakes winner War of Will from this race to run at Santa Anita. War of Will drew the No. 12 post in the 12-horse field.

10TH RACE: 1. Shootin the Breeze, 2. Gray’s Fable, 3. Battle of Bienheim. LONG SHOT: Stealth.

11TH RACE: 1. Septemberten (best bet), 2. Whiskey Sunrise, 3. Tap it to Win. LONG SHOT: More Than Striking.

12TH RACE: 1. The Robert, 2. Trappezoid, 3. Starship Apollo. LONG SHOT: Il Faraone.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 3 (Enlisting $3.20, seventh; R Happy Ending $6, 10th; Noble Alma $36, 11th COLD DAILY DOUBLE $123.20)

Second choice winners: 1 (Bardot $3.40, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Arithmetic $18.40, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Friday, May 8 (Races 6-11)

SIXTH RACE: 1. Kozy Dreams, 2. Bardot, 3. Commanding Lady. LONG SHOT: Harmonic Thunder.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Enlisting (best bet), 2. Night Watch, 3. Tiz Possible Dear. LONG SHOT: Nothing Free.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Dynadrive, 2. Mandate, 3. Arithmetic. LONG SHOT: Saint Benevolence.

NINTH RACE: 1. Blueridge Mountain, 2. Duelist, 3. Dizzy Sight. LONG SHOT: Maturin.

10TH RACE: 1. Dixieincandyland, 2. R Happy Ending, 3. Kitten’s Covergirl. LONG SHOT: Regaql Chant.

11TH RACE: 1. Noble Alma, 2. Ocean Fire, 3. Delancey’s Philly. LONG SHOT: Miss Flying Sun.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 3 (Wowza Man $7.60, second race; Rionero $7, third; Circle Away $11.60, sixth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Prison Padre $11.20, first; Hopeful Growth $3.20, fourth)

Third choice winners: 2 (High Heater $18.60, seventh; Talako $46, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Jeff Nahill’s Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, May 6

FIRST RACE: 1.Donnie Brasco, 2. Prison Padre, 3. Dig In. LONG SHOT: Temple Mount.

SECOND RACE: 1. Wowza Man, 2. Just Shoot Already, 3. Happy Guy. LONG SHOT: Mister Mister.

THIRD RACE: 1. Old Fort, 2. Rionero, 3. Lastfortinofamily. LONG SHOT: Gimmeabreak.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Judy’s Way, 2. Hopefyul Growth, 3. Gogo Shoes. LONG SHOT: Good Credence.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Flighty Almighty, 2. Fashion’s Star, 3. Stormy D. LONG SHOT: Sweetly Maid.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Circle Away, 2. Cpl. Dionicio, 3. What a Hoot. LONG SHOT: oSVALDO.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Dynaform, 2. Violator, 3. High Heater. LONG SHOT: High Threshold.
If this race comes off the turf, No. 2 Tapage would be the top choice.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Big Dreaming, 2. U S Army Corps, 3. Talako. KLONG SHOT: Food and Wine.
In No. 11 Juror (3-1) draws into the race, the first timer from the Chad Brown barn would be the top choice.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Saturday’s Oaklawn Park results

Top choice winners: 1 (Charlatan $2.80, 11th race)

Second choice winners: 6 (Bank $5, fourth; Endorsed $6.80, fifth; Hunt the Front $7, sixth; Gamine $3.20, seventh; Rushie $8, 10th; Nadal $3.80, 13th)

Third choice winners: 1 (Timely Tradition $4.80, first)

Long shot winners: 2 (Reef’s Destiny $69.80, third; Take Charge d’Oro $39.60, 14th)

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Jeff Nahill’s Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, April 22

Note: Tampa announced on Tuesday that today’s second and fourth races would be taken off the turf. I have elected not to handicap those races because I don’t know who is running.

FIRST RACE: 1. Big Rig, 2. The Kahn, 3. Osvaldo. LONG SHOT: Forecaster.

SECOND RACE: No picks.

THIRD RACE: 1. Rattlesnakerose, 2. Lil B Quick, 3. Super Twenty Five. LONG SHOT: Drinks On Maggie.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Highland Park Hero, 2. Etzabe’s On Board, 3. Legacy Azteca. LONG SHOT: Strate Remark.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Crown of Joy, 2. Racinrosemary, 3. Durven. LONG SHOT: Eyerish Inspired.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sense of Justice (best bet), 2. Blame the Cake, 3. Creed. LONG SHOT: Captain Billy Roy.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Cliffy, 2. Sea Lover, 3. Summer Assault. LONG SHOT: River Hawk.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs opinions for Wednesday, April 1

FIRST RACE: 1. Eartha, 2. Aunt Irene, 3. She’s a Fair Catch. LONG SHOT: Commission.

SECOND RACE: 1. Drill Bit, 2. Hubba Bubba, 3. Old Fort. LONG SHOT: Stealadeal.

THIRD RACE: 1. Mozano (best bet), 2. Poznan, 3. Three Olivez. LONG SHOT: Cliffy.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Elusive Ryder, 2. Denver, 3. Scarlet Bow. LONG SHOT: Drinks On Maggie.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Sent From Heaven, 2. Never Have I ever, 3. Game Day Drama. LONG SHOT: Jrock.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Gonasairlcanget, 2. Marchenwald, 3. Florida Rust. LONG SHOT: Syzygy.

SEVENTH RACE : 1. Sky Mischief, 2. Carmichael, 3. Battle Rags. LONG SHOT: Now I’m Broke.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bitcoin Passion, 2. Our Country, 3. Tapage. LONG SHOT: Pretendant.

Good luck, Stay safe.

Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs stakes opinions for Saturday, March 7

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Commence, 2. Mr. Kringle, 3. Chapalu. LONG SHOT: King Theo.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Trophy Chaser, 2. Prompt, 3. King for a Day. LONG SHOT: Debbie’s Passion.

NINTH RACE: 1. Beautiful Lover, 2. Magic Star, 3. Starship Jubilee. LONG SHOT: Hanalei Moon.

10TH RACE: 1. Ivyetsu, 2. New York Groove, 3. Walk in Marrakesh. LONG SHOT: Outburst.

11TH RACE: 1. Spa City, 2. Chance It, 3. Solo Volante. LONG SHOT: King Guillermo.

12TH RACE: 1. Pechanga (best bet), 2. Desert Legacy, 3. Stop War. LONG SHOT: Tourist Like Me.

Good luck