2015 Lazy Bettor Kentucky Derby Preview (revisited)

[Editor’s Note: The 2015 Kentucky Derby results were as follows: American Pharoah first, Firing Line second and Dortmund third. Following are excerpts from Roger LeBlanc’s Kentucky Derby Preview originally published at smashwords.com prior to the 2015 Derby.] American Pharoah and Firing Line get little respect [from speed-figure publishers] for popping the springs on the timer. […]

2015 Kentucky Derby Preview: A History Lesson

Don’t know much about history? Welcome to the Lazy Bettor Guides crash course in Kentucky Derby history and a look at how the recent past might shape the immediate future. With top contenders American Pharoah and Carpe Diem bearing names that refer back to ancient Egypt and Rome, the 2015 Derby practically begs you to […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Saturday, February 24, 2024

Friday’s Racetrack Super Scout report delivered two winners in the three races covered. Not only that, all 3 horses we tagged as false favorites went down to defeat. Those results extend our false-fav streak to 10 consecutive accurate predictions. With 5 winners in that span, the Racetrack Super Scout now functions as expected. That January […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Friday, February 23, 2024

In case you lost count in all the excitement, all 7 false favorites we identified last weekend went down to defeat! Better yet, the RTSS reports nailed 3 winners in those 7 races. In one of the races in which we didn’t pick the winner, the trifecta contained the three horses in our “Top Relevant […]

RTSS FF REPORT, Saturday, February 17, 2024

The good news is that we landed two winners in three races on Friday, and all three false favorites we identified ended up losing. The bad news is that both winners got bet down to favoritism, from morning lines of 5-1 and 7-2. We’ll stick with the Fair Grounds and Gulfstream Park, with special attention […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Friday, February 16, 2024

RTSS caught a $29 winner last week to assist in our quest for profitability. Today, it’s claiming races at Fair Grounds and Gulfstream. Tomorrow we’ll look at the Risen Star Stakes, where we see a reason to wager against the favorite. FAIR GROUNDS RACE 2. State-Bred Maiden Claimer $10,000. 1 Mile. Dirt. False Favorite: #9 […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Saturday, February 10, 2024

FAIR GROUNDS RACE 1. State-Bred Allowance N3L. 1 Mile. Dirt. False Favorite: #5 The Boss Soss (5-2). Reason: He sports a paltry record of 2 wins in 21 starts. His best efforts have come on the deep surface at Delta Downs and mostly as a sprinter. Add in his 0 for 5 record at this […]

RTSS False Favorite Report, Friday, February 9, 2024

A really good week two weeks ago got buried by a bad RTSS week last week. The Super Scout needs to start digging out of the 2024 hole it’s in. The biggest blunder last week occurred on Saturday in the Swale Stakes at GulfstreamPark. We listed Frankie’s Empire (30-1 morning line) as the second-best horse […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Saturday, February 3, 2024

FAIR GROUNDS RACE 7. Allowance N1x. 5.5 Furlongs. Turf (Analysis for turf only).False Favorite: #4 Son of a Birch (7-2).Reason: With three consecutive losses at this level,  he’s a shaky favorite. Thomas Morley keeps moving this runner down the class ladder, and he probably needs to descend at least one more rung. BETS #7 True […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Friday, February 2, 2024

After a rough start to 2024, we ended January with a stellar weekend! Last week’s RTSS reports covered 5 races (not including a race taken off the turf at FG), coming up with 3 winners: Even better, not a single false favorite defeated us. Full 2024 cumulative stats appear at the end. FAIR GROUNDS RACE […]

RTSS False Favorite Report, Saturday, January 27, 2024

Things are looking up! All 3 false favorites lost on Friday, and we caught a winner in the Fair Grounds finale. We’ll try to keep it going in the right direction at Fair Grounds and Gulfstream again on Saturday.FAIR GROUNDS RACE 3. Optional Claimer $10,000. 7.5 Furlongs. Turf (Analysis for turf only).False Favorite: #5 Just […]

RTSS False-Favorite Report, Friday, January 26, 2024

A wave of second-place finishes last week has left RTSS in a deep hole for 2024. (See stats at the end of this report.) Our superb November/December streak has turned as cold as the weather in January.We have slightly more than 11 months to get back in the black.FAIR GROUNDSRACE 1. Claiming $5,000 N2L. 1 […]