Podcast: Handicapping De Francis Dash day stakes

by | Nov 18, 2016 | Breaking, Handicapping, Regionwide, Top Stories

In the 2015 De Francis Dash, Gentlemen’s Bet (#8) was placed first via disqualification after chasing Trouble Kid around the track. Photo by The Racing Biz.

by Gary Quill and Derby Bill Watson

Saturday, November 19 is the 25th runnning of the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash — and Laurel Park has put together a tremendous card, featuring seven stakes races with full fields everywhere.

In this podcast, we gather handicappers Gary Quill (author of The GQ Approach on TheRacingBiz.com) and Derby Bill Watson (former Colonial Downs on-air handicapper) to take aim at four of the stakes on the card:

  • $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes (race 5);
  • $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes (race 6);
  • $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes (race 7); and
  • Grade 3, $250,000 De Francis Dash (race 9).

They’ll answer all your questions: where to play the chalk and where to avoid it, who’s lone speed, and who’s a closer in a race full of speed, and most of all – where to put your money on De Francis Dash day!


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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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