The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: (Almost) Last Call

With the Kentucky Derby fast-approaching, this year’s crop of 3-year-olds has just one more weekend to try for wins in 100-point Derby prep races. Keeneland will feature the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday, where a field of well-matched … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Crunch Time

For this year’s Kentucky Derby hopefuls, only a handful of races remain to secure the needed points to qualify for the first Saturday in May. This weekend features some of the leading contenders for Derby 140 – all of them … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Major Points

Though it didn’t feel like it in many parts of the country earlier this week, spring finally has arrived, and one of the sure-fire signs is a big weekend of racing featuring critical Kentucky Derby preps at Fair Grounds in … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Up in Distance

Most of the 3-year-olds racing in this weekend’s two Kentucky Derby preps will be making their first starts at 1 1/8 miles. It’s an important test of stamina en route to the step-up to the classic distance of 1 1/4 … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: From Hot Springs to Louisville

Rebel Stakes day is one of the biggest programs of the year at Oaklawn Park with a trio of graded stakes, and the Paulick Report’s Ray Paulick and Scott Jagow are on the scene in Hot Springs, Ark., where they … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: A Tip of the ‘Cap

For race fans and handicappers alike, this promises to be an exciting weekend of rivalries old and new. A trio of top older horses will do battle in what should be a thrilling rendition of the Santa Anita Handicap. Potential … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Derby Pool Gets Deeper

As February fades into March, the pool of Kentucky Derby contenders is getting deeper and more complex each week. This weekend will likely give players another angle to consider as Uncle Sigh and Samraat face a field of nine others … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Long and Winding Road

You never know what’s around the next curve on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. This time last year, the eventual Derby winner, Orb, emerged as a top contender with his Fountain of Youth victory, and on the same day, … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Turf’s Up

This holiday weekend’s racing schedule is headed by a pair of Kentucky Derby qualifiers and a handful of Grade 2 events from coast to coast.  Things kick off Saturday with the Barbara Fritchie Handicap from snowy Laurel Park. Turf horses … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Who Will Take Charge?

Who will seize the opportunities in 2014 in the older male division? We’re a long way from figuring that out, but things start heating up this weekend as last year’s 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge makes his seasonal debut in … Continue reading

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