Big-Race Showdown: Sleight of Hand in Fountain of Youth?

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This week the Big-Race Showdown crew takes its talents to South Florida for the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. (Eclipse Sportswire)

It’s that time of the year again — every weekend through the Triple Crown will be loaded with big races, most of which will be points races that qualify horses for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. For the second year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races each weekend.

The players' picks will be posted here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success all year long. Bankrolls will be tabulated on the basis of a $2 win bet on top selections and $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. Your players are Eric Bialek, Mark DiLorenzo, Emily Gullikson, Candice Hare, Nicolle Neulist, Dan Tordjman, and Brian Zipse.

Let’s take a look at the players’ picks for this week’s races: the $400,000, Grade 2 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.


Eric Bialek

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. Gotta Go

2. Machismo

3. Good Magic

Alternate: Marconi 

Top Selection: 1/6

Exacta Winnings: $51.20

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Mark DiLorenzo

GiddyUpBets.com Founder and Handicapper 

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. Free Drop Billy

2. Good Magic

3. Marconi

Alternate: He Takes Charge

Top Selection: 0/6

Exacta Winnings: $0

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Emily Gullikson

OptixEQ, Tournament Handicapper

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. Good Magic

2. Marconi

3. Free Drop Billy

Alternate: He Takes Charge

Top Selection: 2/6

Exacta Winnings: $51.40

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Candice Hare

TVG On-Air Host and Analyst

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. He Takes Charge

2. Good Magic

3. Promises Fulfilled

Alternate:  Marconi

Top Selection: 1/6

Exacta Winnings: $51.40

Trifecta Winnings: $137


Nicolle Neulist

Arlington Park Chart Caller and Freelance Writer

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. Free Drop Billy

2. Strike Power

3. Machismo

Alternate: Good Magic

Top Selection: 0/6

Exacta Winnings: $55.00

Trifecta Winnings: $111


Dan Tordjman

Video Correspondent and Handicapper for America's Best Racing

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. Free Drop Billy

2. Good Magic

3. Gotta Go

Alternate:  Marconi

Top Selection: 0/6

Exacta Winnings: $51.40

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

$400,000 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes

1. Marconi

2. Good Magic

3. Free Drop Billy

Alternate: He Takes Charge

Top Selection: 1/6

Exacta Winnings: $17.20

Trifecta Winnings: $111

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