Horse Racing Picks for Arlington Park – August 11, 2018
I will pick three races a day (mostly turf races) for the entire season to handicap.
I will also post my “long shot of the day” and “most likely to win.”
For those of you who are new to my picks let me clarify that I will pick horses that I feel have a good chance to be in the top three.
I do not post the selections in winning order.
Let us not wait any longer and get things started.
August 11 – ARLINGTON MILLIONS
Bonus wagering for a big day at Arlington Park. Last year I was at Saratoga when this race card was going off. Jose and Irad Ortiz were at Arlington Park and they dominated the races winning all five stakes races between the two of them, including two exactas with them. They look to be on some really good horses today as well.
Race 9 – THE SECRETARIAT – Grade 1
8 horse – UNTAMED DOMAIN – Irad Ortiz and Graham Motion. The horse has been in graded stakes last 9 races.
9 horse – ANALYZE IT – Chad Brown/Jose Ortiz on the turf. Five career races w/ three wins and two seconds.
10 horse – SNIPER KITTEN – Looks to be in top form winning last race with a strong closing kick.
13 horse – HUNTING HORN – Aidan O’Brien/Moore combo. Can never ignore these two on the turf. Just cannot. Greatest European turf trainers ever.
Race 10 – THE BEVERLY D – Grade 1
1 horse – DADDYS LIL DARLING – Ken McPeek specifically races this horse on this track back in July to have a race over the course. He won the race with a nice closing kick. Hernandez rides again.
3 horse – SISTERCHARLIE – Won with this horse on opening day at Saratoga. Chad Brown/Johnny V. He is a legit win threat here, as are all of Chad Browns horses today.
7 horse – FOURSTAR CROOK – Second of three Chad Brown entries in this race. Irad gets this mount. Twelve career starts and he never been worse than third. Monster works leading up to this race; 4 of 98 and 3 of 28.
9 horse – ATHENA – Again, O’Brien/Moore combo. Won his last race in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks in July. These horses love a firm turf course. Look for the conditions.
Race 11 – THE ARLINGTON MILLION – GRADE 1
3 horse – ALMANAAR – Chad Brown/Rosario this time. Second race off the layoff puts this one in top form. Has won two in a row now looks primed to win. Good odds on a Chad Brown horse.
8 horse – MONEY MULTIPLIER – Chad Brown/Johnny V combo. He has a win and a second since being put in the Chad Brown barn. He will be coming late.
11 horse – OSCAR PERFORMANCE – This horse is a freak. Brian Lynch has Jose Ortiz in the saddle. Winner of THE SECRETARIAT on this track last year. Second race off the layoff will have this one in top form. Won his last race out pretty much under a hand ride and sprint in the stretch. If I get 3-1 on him, I will hammer him to win all day.
Good luck and thanks for horseracing in Chicago with Dietz!