To celebrate today’s Laurel Park Champions Handicapping Tournament, we asked several handicapping experts in The Racing Biz orbit to give us their 10 top selections from the five cards in the contest — Laurel, Monmouth, Gulfstream, Belmont, and Keeneland.
Here’s the roster:
- Ted Black is a correspondent for The Racing Biz, perhaps best known for his ongoing series on Dance to Bristol. No one knows more about timing races than Ted, with the possible exception of people paid to do it;
- Nick Hahn is the keeper of the Turf 10, so it’s perhaps no surprise that all his selections today are on the lawn;
- Michael Horvath wrote a couple of months ago about his experiences with the slow but lovable Lacrosse Moon. He’s another grassy kinda guy;
- Gary Quill is the Maryland correspondent for Horse Racing Nation and a lover of all things handicapping;
- Jo Talbot, the sometime handicapper for The Racing Biz, comes by her love of ‘capping honestly, through generations of her family;
- Frank Vespe is, well, the guy who started this enterprise and a lover of hopeless longshots that run up the track;
- Derby Bill Watson is a ‘capping legend, the man who for many years was the face of Colonial Downs. He also gave Horacio Karamanos the nickname Special K, and he’s on a few of Special K’s horses here;
- Bobby Zen is the author of three handicapping books, the first of which, “Bet to Win,” informs his selections today, all of which are win bets.
Derby Bill called this the Grade 1 Racing Biz Invitational, and he listed the conditions as “100% Degenerates.” That works for us. Here are the selections – and check back during the day to see who’s winning!