The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Sophomores Only

There’s no stop on the official Road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend, but that doesn’t mean 3-year-olds aren’t in action. In fact, all four graded stakes on Saturday are sophomore-exclusive events. They include the feature race at Gulfstream Park, … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Taking The Points

From here on out, every Kentucky Derby prep race is a crucial opportunity for contenders to lock up the points they need to make the field of 20 on May 2. With 16 points already under his belt, Upstart can virtually … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Derby Stakes Ramping Up

This long holiday weekend represents the final pair of Kentucky Derby prep races with ten points to the winner. After Monday’s Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, the point values ramp up to 50, starting with the Fountain of Youth Stakes … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Cross-Country Battles

By this point, there isn’t much more to say about the weekend’s marquee event. Let’s just get it on. As Shared Belief trainer Jerry Hollendorfer put it earlier this week, this is way it’s supposed to be — the best … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Pigskin and Ponies

Will Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red go into “beast mode” when he makes his 2015 debut on Super Sunday in Santa Anita Park’s Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes or will this colt by Afleet Alex deflate the hopes of … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Florida Time

The East Coast trail to the spring classics for both 3-year-old males and females heats up this weekend with the Grade 2 duo of the Holy Bull and Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Those are two of four graded stakes … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Sophomores and Sunshine

While it’s a light weekend for graded stakes, there are several races of interest, starting with the Grade 3 Lecomte for 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds. The Lecomte awards 10 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Old Faces, New Places

This weekend’s main events feature some familiar faces either making a return to racing off a long layoff or getting a fresh start in a new environment. In the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park Saturday, we’ll see Lea … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Hitting the Road

While the Road to the Kentucky Derby points tally officially started last September, this weekend marks the first qualifying race for contenders as 3-year-olds. Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Jerome Stakes doesn’t have a long history as a true Derby prep, but … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Last-Minute Horse of the Year Campaigning

The La Brea and Malibu Stakes on Friday’s opening day at Santa Anita Park give 3-year-olds of both sexes one last chance for Grade 1 glory. This year’s Malibu takes on added significance as it’s a final opportunity for Shared … Continue reading

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