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 — is a partner in ttegames.net an online horse racing contest site. Follow him on Twitter: @BeychokRacing.
1. Broadway Sticker: Sneaky good race in last with new jock Torres — gets rail.
2. Whatsyoursign: If you are born today you are a Pisces – see below for how I know.
2. What’s the Point: Didn’t have the greatest of trips in last stuck inside — value.
3. Molly Rules: Two for two and has the speed needed in these sprints.
1. Giada Vegas: Was likely better than finished in last after horrendous trip.
5. Secret Wonder: Trainer has this one working well for FG debut on turf.
4. Queen of the Walk: Did all the heavy lifting in the last race and was game to finish.
6. Honey Springs: Big run to the lead in last then just could not hold on.
2.Coast of La: Is a bit faster and should appreciate the move to the green stuff today.
8. Seeyouatthedisco: Loves loves loves this turf course and has won last two.
7. Victory Shout: Trainer winless this year and lost last by 34 — don’t be scared.
1. Appoint Me King: Set pace in last few and draws rail after wide draws.
2. Sage’s Epiphany: Last on dirt good but last on turf was even better — in form and fit.
1. Not Mizzen a Beat: Last looks strictly like a prep for this so beware at good odds.
4. Forevamo: Think this one is going to be a good four year old — today is challenge.
1. General Downs: A good one for Westpoint and Stewart — beat good field in last.
2. Pink Twice: Key move back inside where can save ground and make one run.
10. Kate’s Dancer: Not sure why this one is 10-1 on morning line but better than that.
6. Mikey’s Mouse: First out was in contention and showed a bit of early zip while wide.
12. Uncommon Cat: Has run second last two at this level and is in form.
Around the track
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who celebrate and a happy birthday to the person who makes all I do and try to do possible — my beautiful wife Rochelle. She may share her birthday with the Irish holiday, but I’m just grateful she is still sharing her life with me after 20+ years. Happy birthday honey, I love you. Now, let’s hope some of that shamrock luck helps Chok’s Choices pick some winners today for everyone.
Our best bet Friday will be in Race 7 — No. 2 Sage’s Epiphany. Ran well on dirt, but the turf try before that was really good. Good luck and may they all come home safely.