Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 35 years of experience to The Advocate. Beychok is also the senior partner of Ourso Beychok Inc., an award winning national political consulting firm based in Louisiana. Follow him on Twitter @beychokracing.
Picks made Sunday for fast track and on turf
7. Sea Holiday: Amoss is en fuego right now and this one clearly fits with these.
3. One Dollar: Not worth what they paid but drops to a very low level here.
2. Fort Pulaski: Was inside on the turf and wasn’t place to be can turn tables.
7. Extra Credit: Beat top choice but these types take turns beating each other.
8. Butta Got Uncs Back: Strange name but ran a nice race in the last here at FG.
5. Amy Gray: Understand horse has had chances but those race in KY were better.
7. Tough Kicks: Should handle this field as one of the few turf specialists in there.
8. Off Cycle: Loves it down here owns 2 wins on the turf and gets patient Chantal.
6. Charzee Baby: Winner in last and the stretch out might be perfect setup here.
4. Quarter Carat: Caught an off track in last so throw out and fits on all counts.
4. Alaskan Son: Not worried about the drop here since makes sense off last.
5. Uncle Mo Money: Like this one on the turf ran well enough on dirt to earn nod.
6. Promises Broken: Positive sign horse runs above initial claim price I think or hope.
5. Funny Holiday: BJ chooses this one to ride over others and comes off a win.
10. Cloak of Secrecy: Hard to bet off last loss of 36 lengths but took money and faces little.
1. Miss Devine: Another one that loss badly first out but took money in the window.
1. My Queen Olivia: Goes from outside to inside here and should show better at a price.
3. Nyla Girl: Another one who showed zero in last so need to get the bounce back price.
Around the track
Big day for the WhoDat fans and the boys and black and gold, but a nice card to take in before the game. Have to mention the start to the year that trainer Tom Amoss has gotten off to which is torrid. He is winning races in bunches and that means pay attention to his runners and they must all be included in any exactas and trifectas. I would expect Amoss to make himself a part of the season long trainer battle with another strong week of wins.
Our best bet Sunday will be in Race 6 No. 4 Alaskan Son — dropping down so hard to trust, but we can trust Tom Amoss to have this one ready to go.
Good luck and may they all come home safely.