Big-Race Showdown: Speed Rules at Gulfstream, Woodbine

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Horse racing’s second season – the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the run-up to the world championships of horse racing at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2 and 3 – is underway! That means there’s great racing action nearly every weekend from here on out. 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 leading up to the Breeders’ Cup.

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. Check next week's Big Race Showdown to find out how the players fared in this inaugural round.

Your players this week are Eric Bialek, 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 $250,000 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine and the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes at Gulfstream Park.


Eric Bialek

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

$250,000 Highlander Stakes

1. Long On Value

2. Imprimis

3. Lady Alexandra 

Alternate. Belvoir Bay

$250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes

1. Stormy Embrace

2. Curlin’s Approval

3. Ms Locust Point

Alternate: My Miss Tapit

Top Selection: 0/2

Exacta Winnings: $55.60

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $55.60


Emily Gullikson

OptixEQ, Tournament Handicapper

$250,000 Highlander Stakes

1. Holding Gold

2. Lady Alexandra 

3. Belvoir Bay

Alternate: Long On Value

$250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes

1. My Miss Tapit

2. Spanish Harlem

3. Ms Locust Point

Alternate: Curlin’s Approval

Top Selection: 0/2

Exacta Winnings: $0

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $0


Candice Hare

TVG On-Air Host and Analyst

$250,000 Highlander Stakes

1. Long On Value

2. Lady Alexandra 

3. Corinthia Knight

Alternate. Belvoir Bay

$250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes

1. Ms Locust Point

2. Stormy Embrace

3. Curlin’s Approval

Alternate: Rich Mommy

Top Selection: 0/2

Exacta Winnings: $0

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $0


Nicolle Neulist

Chart Caller and Freelance Writer

$250,000 Highlander Stakes

1. Lady Alexandra

2. Belvoir Bay

3. Long On Value

Alternate: Imprimis

$250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes

1. My Miss Tapit

2. Spanish Harlem

3. Curlin’s Approval

Alternate: Stormy Embrace

Top Selection: 0/2

Exacta Winnings: $0

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $0


Dan Tordjman

Video Correspondent and Handicapper for America's Best Racing

$250,000 Highlander Stakes

1. Lady Alexandra   

2. Imprimis

3. Holding Gold

Alternate: Boreal Spirit

$250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes

1. Ms Locust Point

2. My Miss Tapit

3. Curlin’s Approval

Alternate: Spanish Harlem

Top Selection: 0/2

Exacta Winnings: $120.40

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $120.40


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

$250,000 Highlander Stakes

1. Long On Value

2. Belvoir Bay

3. Holding Gold

Alternate: Imprimis

$250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes

1. My Miss Tapit

2. Curlin’s Approval

3. Rich Mommy

Alternate: Treble

Top Selection: 0/2

Exacta Winnings: $0

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $0

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