The Big Horse Handicapper is a prodigy of Northville Downs and provides insights to harness racing handicapping for major racetracks across the country. The Big Horse Handicapper uses several angles including driver and trainer changes, driver choices, post position, lasix and medication changes, racing trips, and many other angles when providing handicapping selections.
Friday, November 2
Maywood Park, Race #1
#5 Kholton's Rei (5-2) will start for the Gary Mills barn for the first time. Last time out he was battled every step of the way, and just missed by 3/4's of a length. I look for him to go all the way in the Maywood opener.
The Play: $10.00 to win and place on #5 and a $5.00 Exacta 5-6 and 5-7 Total Cost: $30.00
Maywood Park, Race #7
#1 Fox Valley Hotstuf (10-1) paced well two starts back against similar to a second place finish, and advanced steadily with an outside post last time out. This is our longshot play, as he draws the rail, and meets up with a soft division of this class.
The Play: $5.00 to win and place #1 Total Cost: $10.00
The Meadows, Race #15
#6 Sweet Ben (2-1) is the obvious choice as he has dominated the non-winners of one and will move up the class ladder. I will try #8 Battle Ready for the trifectas and hope for a longshot for second or third.
The Play: $1.00 Trifecta 6/8/all and 6/all/8 also a $1.00 Trifecta Key 6/3,4,8 Total Cost: $20.00
Saturday, November 3
Balmoral Park, Race #5
#1 Rocket Dog (8-1) is Oosting's choice over #4 and #10, and made two moves last time out, but gave way deep in the long Balmoral stretch. He is making his third start with his new trainer, and a better timed rally should put him in the winner's circle.
The Play: $10.00 to win and place #1 Total Cost: $20.00
Indiana Downs, Race #11
#8 Bettor's Edge (4-1) will start from post position 10, which is the second tier at Indiana Downs. He has been closing fast, and has been very consistent for this hot trainer/driver combination. Tonight's post position could be key as his main rival #2a Sweet Lou draws post 8, and our top choice out-closed Sweet Lou by 4/5's of a second last time out.
The Play: $10.00 to win and place #8 Total Cost: $20.00