Big-Race Showdown: Spinaway Selections

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The stretch run of the 2017 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. (Eclipse Sportswire)

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  $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. Your players 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 Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on the Nov. 2 Future Stars Friday card at Churchill Downs.


Eric Bialek

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

$350,000 Spinaway Stakes

1. Chasing Yesterday

2. Restless Rider

3. Catherinethegreat

Alternate: Bella Ciao

Top Selection: 9/16

Exacta Winnings: $146.90

Trifecta Winnings: $18.80

Total Winnings: $165.70


Emily Gullikson

OptixEQ, Tournament Handicapper

$350,000 Spinaway Stakes

1. Chasing Yesterday

2. Virginia Eloise

3. Restless Rider

Alternate: Catherinethegreat

Top Selection: 5/16

Exacta Winnings: $65

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $65


Candice Hare

TVG On-Air Host and Analyst

$350,000 Spinaway Stakes

1. Sippican Harbor

2. Chasing Yesterday

3. Restless Rider

Alternate: Nonna Madeline

Top Selection: 5/16

Exacta Winnings: $72

Trifecta Winnings: $52

Total Winnings: $124


Nicolle Neulist

Chart Caller and Freelance Writer

$350,000 Spinaway Stakes

1. Restless Rider

2. Catherinethegreat

3. Chasing Yesterday

Alternate: Virginia Eloise

Top Selection: 3/16

Exacta Winnings: $128.60

Trifecta Winnings: $61.46

Total Winnings: $190.06


Dan Tordjman

Video Correspondent and Handicapper for America's Best Racing

$350,000 Spinaway Stakes

1. Virginia Eloise

2. Chasing Yesterday

3. Love My Honey

Alternate: Restless Rider

Top Selection: 7/16

Exacta Winnings: $183.80

Trifecta Winnings: $0

Total Winnings: $183.80


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

$350,000 Spinaway Stakes

1. Restless Rider

2. Virginia Eloise

3. Chasing Yesterday

Alternate: Catherinethegreat

Top Selection: 6/16

Exacta Winnings: $109.90

Trifecta Winnings: $36.20

Total Winnings: $146.30

2018 Spinaway S.
September 1st, 2018

Winning Time: 1:23.72
  • Purse: $350,000
  • Distance: 7 Furlongs
  • Age: 2 yo
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Winning Time: 1:23.72
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
6 Sippican Harbor
$34.00
$12.40
$8.20
  • Owner / Lee Pokoik
  • Breeder / Justin Spaeth, Kalvert Spaeth & Equine Equity Partners, LLC
2nd
11 Restless Rider
$5.20
$4.00
3rd
1 Cassies Dreamer
$14.20
4th
9 Bella Ciao
6th
10 Reflect
7th
7 Chasing Yesterday
9th
4 Catherinethegreat
10th
2 Baby Nina
11th
8 Guacamole
Scratches
Payoff
Pick 3
10-3-6
10-3-6
$358
Daily Double
3-6
3-6
$86
Exacta
6-11
6-11
$92
Superfecta
6-11-1-9
6-11-1-9
$5,203
Trifecta
6-11-1
6-11-1
$899
Race Replay
Play
Payoff
Pick 3
10-3-6
10-3-6
$358
Daily Double
3-6
3-6
$86
Exacta
6-11
6-11
$92
Superfecta
6-11-1-9
6-11-1-9
$5,203
Trifecta
6-11-1
6-11-1
$899

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