Day Results 9 / 3-2-4
2020 Overall 623 623 / 218-202-248
Win % of Top Pick 34.99%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 35.74%
2020 Top Pick in the Money –393-623 63.08%
Top Selection ITM / CD Spring-Summer: 77-131 58.79%
Top Selection Win / CD Spring-Summer: 42-131 3206%
“Key Horses” @ CD Spring-Summer:11-6-2-2 54.55% Win / 90.91% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2020 83-28-19-12 33.73 Win / 71.08% ITM

(Gene and Ed in the Churchill Downs paddock last November)

We started yesterday like a $5,000 claimer. Not very good.

We finished Friday’s card like a Stakes winner. On a real roll.

If not for the DQ in the 6th, we would have swept the last 4 on the card and we closed out the day cashing Exactas for $31.10, $52.50, and $62.50 for each $1 played in the last three races. Add in the $41.80 Exacta we cash in the 4th, and it was a rather handsome, sunny day.

We are having to scratch our picks for today, I am sorry to report. Late yesterday, we had some unexpected oral surgery that rendered us a bit woozy. Recovering is not easy at my age these days.

(Ed DeRosa / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

So, instead, drawing in from the Also-Eligible List is my great friend and fantastic handicapper Ed DeRosa, a friend of this blog’s on many occasions. Not only is Ed a truly wonderful human, but he is a tremendous handicapper as the Director of Marketing for

I will try to be back tomorrow. Until then, enjoy.

Here’s a closer look at Ed’s picks for today:

1st: 4-6-3

2nd: 6-3-2

3rd: 1-4-3

4th: 2-7-11

5th: 7-1-11

6th: 3-12-1

7th: 5-2-1

8th: 6-5-1

9th: 4-3-9

10th: 2-8-6

11th: 7-6-1

Ed’s 2020 wagering selections statistics

131 34 21 13 25.9% 51.9% $1.83

*ROI is the return on investment of a $2 win bet of our top pick. An ROI of more than $2.00 indicates profitable selections. The average horseplayer has an ROI of $1.80.