Ellis Starr

The 123racing Pick 6 Of The Week

Each week, 123racing is providing analysis to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel payoffs) by his or her selections in each of the six races. For example, if a […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Be Boss In The Spiral Stakes?

The 44th running of the Grade 3, $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park drew a full field of 12 but shortly after the draw it was announced one of the likely betting choices, Imperia, would scratch. That doesn’t take away from the puzzle that surrounds the race, with important Road to […]

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Starr: Derby Dollars Contest Pick For The Rebel Stakes

The goal of the Derby Dollars Contest, presented by West Point Thoroughbreds and 123bet.com, is to score points as if we were wagering $2 to win, place and show so the strategy should be one of finding contenders who have good chances and who aren’t likely to be the top betting choices. With that in mind, […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can American Pharoah Win The Rebel Off Long Layoff?

To some, the field for Saturday’s 55th running of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park consists of American Pharoah and everyone else. This is possibly the reason only seven are entered for the race in spite of awarding considerable “Road to the Derby” points to the top four finishers. American Pharoah won both […]

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Starr: Recommended Picks For The Derby Dollars Contest

The goal of the Derby Dollars Contest is to score points as if we were wagering $2 to win, place and show so the strategy should be one of finding contenders who have good chances and who aren’t likely to be the top betting choices. As such, in the Tampa Bay Derby, although the undefeated […]

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Equibase Analysis: Upset In The Tampa Bay Derby?

The 35th running of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby offers all-important “Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series” points. Perhaps more importantly, the outcome of the race may give us a strong early favorite on the run-up to the first Saturday in May where there has been none to date. Ocean Knight will […]

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Starr: Daredevil A Play Against In Swale Stakes

The 31st running of the Grade 2 Swale Stakes features Daredevil, who won the first two starts of his career last summer and fall including the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes but was last of 11 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He then took four months off. Among his six challengers, recent Texas Glitter Stakes winner […]

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Starr: Betting Strategy For The Derby Dollars Contest

The goal of the Paulick Report’s $2,500 Derby Dollars Contest, sponsored by West Point Thoroughbreds and 123bet.com, is to score points as if we were wagering $2 to win, place and show. So, the strategy should be one of finding contenders that have good chances and aren’t likely to be the top betting choices. As such, in the Besilu […]

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Can Bluff Upset Deep, Talented Risen Star Field?

The 43rd running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes is one of two races on Saturday that kick off the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series.” For the next few weeks, a total of 50 points will go to the winners of the Derby preps, with additional points awarded to the next […]

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