Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 35 years of experience to The Advocate. Beychok — also the senior partner of Ourso Beychok Inc., a national political consulting firm based in Louisiana — runs his own handicapping website, BeychokRacing.com . Follow him on Twitter: @BeychokRacing.

MY SELECTION

Race 1

8. Sweet Baguette: Has a race over the track.

2. Salty Forecast: Certainly describes the weather lately — has shot in here.

Race 2

16. Jump Jump: For Dirt only top selection if on Main Track.

5. Another Big Red: Ran good one last might have the lead to catch.

Race 3

7. Turbalo: Wins right back in sharp form for new trainer Cox.

4. Conner Can: Good dirt races to ran back to here.

Race 4

1. War Port: Throw out last — nice maiden win race to beat these.

6. 3. Kiss to Remember: Winner here recently now moves to Amoss barn.

Race 5

7. Oh Dorothy: Taking a shot with this one — not a lot to beat in here.

9. Nitap: Has been knocking on the door to graduation lately.

Race 6

9. Sugar Pie: Nice race last out and repeat wins.

2. Silk Purse: Have a strong feeling this one can run some first out.

7. Sweet Basil: Been working great signaling some talent in the AM.

Race 7

2. Air Squadron: Has ability — might have found a field to handle today.

7. Illusion Confusion: Off a layoff and good works can win today.

Race 8

8. Triumph and Song: Willing to forgive last and was super fast over the summer.

3. Zoebear: Circling back to a top effort today.

Race 9

10. Angelic Dancer: Set pace and gave way in first start — lasts longer for win today.

1. Handshakesnkisses: New barn for this one and can improve.

AROUND THE TRACK

Today’s picks are for Dirt only. With rain yesterday, I’m guessing the TURF races will be moved to the Dirt. If they are on the TURF, check back on the comment section below for updated TURF picks before the First race today.

BEST BET

In Race 3 Turbalo exits a win over this track and betting winners right back has been a pretty good angle the first few weeks. This one gets a new trainer who doesn’t hurt the chances at all. Make Turbalo our Best Bet of the Day. Good Luck.