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Saturday at Pimlico Race Course: Preakness Stakes Picks. - 5/21
Saturday at Churchill Downs (Race 12): Kentucky Derby Picks - 5/7
5/5/16 Announcement: Now that Los Alamitos is over, Ken will be covering and offering picks from Santa Anita Racetrack!
4/15/16 Announcement: Ken Strong will be making daily Los Alamitos picks until Belmont starts back up in a couple weeks. You can find these picks in the RIGHT MENU of any page in our horse racing section!
Saturday, April 9th: Santa Anita Derby Picks with Analysis. - 4/9
Gulfstream Park: (14th Race) Florida Derby Picks - 4/2
2016 Gotham Stakes Picks and Analysis
Adventist the wise guy horse in 2016 Gotham Stakes
2016 Gotham Stakes-G3, Race 9, Aqueduct, Saturday, March 5, 2016
3-Year-Olds, 1 1/16-miles, Dirt, Purse: $400,000
Gotham Stakes Picks
2. Sunny Ridge
3. Rally Cry
Gotham Stakes Analysis
Trying to find a horse that can win the 2016 Kentucky Derby in this year's Gotham Stakes might be a bit of a challenge, but it looks like a race that could offer great betting value. Three of the seven entrants have angles that could allow them to outrun their odds.
Rally Cry was steadied under jockey Javier Castellano while trying to move up the rail on the turn in his last start at Gulfstream Park on January 29. That forced him to drop back, but he re-rallied to finish third behind fellow Gotham entrant Shagaf, who had a perfect trip pressing the pace from the outside. Rally Cry gets a rider switch to Junior Alvarado for the Gotham.
Laoban was rated wide on January 9 in the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita and rallied before tiring to finish third beaten only 2 3/4-lengths. That race not only looked like a planned educational outing, it also showed he wasn't quite ready for that level of competition. Laoban has much more speed than he showed in his last outing and could be tough on the front end in the Gotham if jockey Aaron Gryder sends aggressively from the rail post.
Adventist is the wise guy horse. Off slowly in his last, the Withers Stakes-G3 at Aqueduct on January 30, he pressed outside a slow pace and couldn't gain in the stretch, but he did show some good fight battling down the stretch to take third from heavy favorite Flexibility, and he was only 1 3/4-lengths back of winner Sunny Ridge, who could go favored in this year's Gotham. Adventist retains the services of Kendrick Carmouche in the irons, currently third in the standings at Aqueduct, as he makes just his third lifetime start. If he can get a decent trip behind anything but a slow pace, he could make a big move forward at a nice price.
The race sets up with Withers winner Sunny Ridge forcing the pace outside Laoban if that one decides to send, otherwise either Sunny Ridge or Shagaf could be the pacesetter under pressure from one and another.
The perfect scenario for our wagers is Laoban on the lead under pressure from Shagaf and Sunny Ridge. There's a chance that Laoban could turn both his rivals back, but Sunny Ridge is a proven fighter so we'll give him the edge to get by Laoban this time, while Shagaf has some talent, but he'll need to step ahead of his training to defeat this bunch.
If the top three do indeed set a pressured pace, the race will set up for Adventist and Rally Cry, both of whom should be decent odds. We're not sure which way Conquest Big E will go after his fourth place finish behind Moyhaymen in the Holy Bull Stakes-G2 on January 30 at Gulfstream Park. He makes his second start back off the layoff for trainer Mark Casse and could also be considered a longshot rallier if he improves. We have no opinion on Vincento, who finished a dull fourth over a less than fast track after some minor trouble early in his stakes debut, the Gander at Aqueduct on February 6.
We'll take Adventist to win and place, and wheel him on top of Rally Cry, Laoban and Sunny Ridge in the exactas. We'll also take him on the bottom with those three horses for half the amount. And because there are only seven horses in this year's Gotham with the scratch of Mo Power, along with a good possibility of a longshot finishing in the money, we'll also wheel Adventist first and second in the trifecta.
Twenty-cent superfecta players might also want to take a shot that Laoban, Adventist and Rally Cry all finish in the first four and wheel that trio to the board in all four spots. An inexpensive wager with the potential of a decent return.
Sunday, December 26th: Now making daily Santa Anita picks!
December 5th: Now covering Los Alamitos! See Ken's picks in the right menu!
Saturday, October 31st: Breeders' Cup Picks.
Friday, October 30th: Breeders' Cup Picks. - 10/30
2015 Breeders Cup: Betting preview for the pre-entry stage.
Saratoga Race 11: Travers Stakes Picks - 8/29
Belmont Race 11: Belmont Stakes Picks. - 6/6
Pimlico Race 13: Preakness Stakes Picks. - 5/16
Saturday, May 2nd: Check out Ken's picks with analysis for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. - 5/2
Thursday, April 30th: Ken is now making Belmont Park picks! You can find these in the right menu of any page within the horse racing section.
Saturday at Oaklawn Park: (Race 11) Arkansas Derby Picks and Analysis. - 4/11
Saturday at Aqueduct: (Race 10) Wood Memorial Picks. - 4/4
Saturday at Santa Anita (Race 8): Dortmund Looks to Extend Undefeated Streak to 6. (Santa Anita Derby) - 4/4
Saturday at the Fairgrounds: Louisiana Derby Picks. - 3/28
Saturday at Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby Picks. - 3/28
Sunday at Sunland Park: Check out Kenneth's take on the 11th race in which he also has an exacta prediction! Sunland Park Derby Picks and Analysis. - 3/22
Spiral Stakes: Ken is bucking the favorite! Get his take on race 11 at Turfway Park right here: Spiral Stakes Picks. - 3/21
Saturday Kentucky Derby Preps: Check out Ken Strong's Tampa Bay Derby, Gotham Stakes and San Felipe Stakes Picks. - 3/7
Sunday at Oaklawn Park: 2015 Southwest Stakes Picks. - 2/22
Gulfstream Park, Race 11: 2015 Fountain of Youth Stakes Picks. - 2/21
2/7/15: Handicapper Strong continues his break down of the Derby Prep Races with analysis and suggested wagers on the 2015 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
1/24/15: Ken Strong believes that Bluegrass Singer has a good shot of upsetting Holy Bull today at Gulfstream: 1/24/15 Kentucky Derby Preps.
Saturday at Santa Anita: Saturday Breeders' Cup Picks. - 11/1
Friday at Santa Anita: Friday Breeders' Cup Picks With Analysis. - 10/31
Saturday Breeders' Cup: Breeders' Cup Entries, Post Positions, Morning Line Odds - 11/1
Friday Breeders's Cup: Breeders' Cup Entries, Post Positions, Morning Line Odds - 10/31
Santa Anita Park: 2014 Breeders Cup Odds. - 10/31 and 11/1
Saratoga Race Track: 2014 Travers Stakes Picks and Analysis. - 8/23
2014 Belmont Stakes: Check out Kenneth Strong's take on how he thinks race 11 will play out right here: 2014 Belmont Stakes Picks. - 6/7
Prop Bet: Will California Chrome win the 2014 Triple Crown? Yes -140 or No +100. Find this wager at Bovada by clicking the big link above!
Saturday at Pimlico: Preakness Stakes Picks. - 5/17
Prop Bets: Bovada Racebook has posted some props relating to the Kentucky Derby winner:
Will California Chrome win the 2014 Triple Crown? Yes +200/No -300.
Will California Chrome win the 2014 Preakness? Yes -150/No +110.
Churchill Downs, Race 11: Kenny is back with his award winning analysis and predictions! Check out his take on Saturday's big race before placing your bets! This guy knows his stuff! 2014 Kentucky Derby Picks. - 5/3
Derby Morning Line Odds and More: Kentucky Derby Entries. - 5/3
Saturday Derby Prep Event: Arkansas Derby Picks and Analysis (Oaklawn Park) - 4/12
Saturday Kentucky Derby Prep: Florida Derby Picks. - 3/29
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