Big-Race Showdown: Sam F. Davis Stakes Selections

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For the fourth 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 every weekend leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The handicappers face off in what we like to call “Big Race Showdown.”

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. We will also be keeping track of which player correctly selects the most winners. 

Your 2019 players are TVG’s Candice Hare, Ashley Mailloux (Paddock Analyst, Fort Erie), Mike McCormick (PokerFuse), Nicolle Neulist (Arlington Park), Mike Somich (RacingDudes.com), Kenny Schmitt (FBWinners.com), ABR’s Dan Tordjman, NYRA’s Darwin Vizcaya, and Derby Day Racing’s Brian Zipse.

Our featured race this week is the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, which serves as a steppingstone to the track's main prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, the Tampa Bay Derby on March 7.


Candice Hare

TVG On-Air Host and Analyst

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Chapalu

2. Premier Star

3. Independence Hall

Alternate: Sole Volante

Top Selections: 2/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Ashley Mailloux

Paddock Analyst & Handicapper, Fort Erie

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Independence Hall

2. Ajaaweed

3. Premier Star

Alternate: Albert Park

Top Selections: 2/3

Exacta Earnings: $19

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Mike McCormick

Horse Racing Writer, Handicapper

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Ajaaweed

2. Independence Hall

3. Sole Volante

Alternate: Premier Star

Top Selections: 1/3

Exacta Earnings: $19

Trifecta Earnings: $37


Nicolle Neulist

Arlington Park Chart Caller and Freelance Writer

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Premier Star

2. Independence Hall

3. Ajaaweed

Alternate: Sole Volante

Top Selections: 1/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Kenny Schmitt

FBWinners.com, Sports Handicapper

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Independence Hall

2. Chapalu

3. Premier Star

Alternate: Ajaaweed

Top Selections: 1/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Mike Somich

RacingDudes.com Handicapper and Podcast Host 

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Ajaaweed

2. Independence Hall

3. Sole Volante

Top Selections: 2/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Dan Tordjman

Correspondent and Handicapper for America's Best Racing

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Independence Hall

2. Ajaaweed

3. Albert Park

Alternate: Premier Star

Top Selections: 1/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Darwin Vizcaya

NYRA en Espanol Analyst & Announcer

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Independence Hall

2. Ajaaweed

3. Sole Volante

Alternate: Premier Star

Top Selections: 1/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner 

$250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes

1. Independence Hall

2. Ajaaweed

3. Premier Star

Alternate: Chapalu

Top Selections: 1/3

Exacta Earnings: $0

Trifecta Earnings: $0

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