Expert Selections for 2017 Blue Grass Stakes Card

Expert FULL-CARD Selections with Spot Plays

Rich Nilsen handicapperRich Nilsen, founder of AGameofSkill.com and one of the top tournament players in the history of the NHC, offers up his Spot Play and full-card analysis for Saturday, April 8th at Keeneland.  The analysis covers the full card, all 11 races at Keeneland on Saturday 4/8.  Nilsen provides selections for the 11 races including the 5 graded stakes on the card.  Wagering strategies are included for the 3 spot plays on the Keeneland card.

Each race offered includes Nilsen’s detailed pace scenario which explains how the race will set up.

Put an expert on your side as you attack Keeneland on Blue Grass Stakes day!

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Nilsen had a huge year in 2016 with his few, major race day selection sheets.  One of those days was the 2017 Travers Stakes card won by eventual super horse Arrogate.  Arrogate was fairly unknown at the time, which is why he went off at 11-1 for trainer Bob Baffert.

2016 Travers’s Day Recap:  Nilsen picks top selection Haveyougoneaway who upsets the G1 Ballerina at odds of 10-1!   Nilsen follows that score up by giving out top selection ARROGATE, track-record winner of the G1 Travers Stakes! Arrogate returned $25.40 to win for followers of the sheet.  Another top pick runs 2nd at odds of 17-1 in race 3 on August 27, 2016.

Testimonials:

“Great job, Rich!” ~ Jeff S.

“Rich: Nice job Travers Day! Thanks to Arrogate, you gave me a good day. How in the world did you land on him? I suspect you’re doing some kind of voodoo pace analysis. If you ever decide to give lessons or a seminar, let me know.” ~ Kelley S.

Sam F. Davis Analysis – 2017

By Rich Nilsen

Race 10 at Tampa Bay Downs, Sam F. Davis                  4:45 pm ET

PACE SCENARIO: Honest to fast pace with State Of Honor, donning blinkers on and the rail, and Wild Luck and Chance Of Luck all wanting the front end.  Sitting behind the trio will be Fact Finding. This track typically favors runners with tactical speed.

Spot Play? #3 FACT FINDING is a rare undefeated Todd Pletcher 3yo who is not the headline in an early Kentucky Derby prep.  That belongs to favorite McCraken, who I feel is vulnerable breaking from a bad post and spotting weight off the layoff.  FACT FINDING has crushed his competition in all three starts and trainer Todd Pletcher has tremendous success in recent years at Tampa Bay Downs. I look for this one to sit a perfect trip behind the pace before taking over and drawing off on the turn for home.  He’ll hold off the closers.

Selections:

1st-  # 3 FACT FINDING

2nd- # 7 Tapwrit

3rd- # 8 McCraken

4th- # 9 No Dozing

5th- # 1 State Of Honor

View some of Rich’s top recent highlights such as $25 Arrogate in the 2016 Travers!

Wager on Your Favorite Horseplayer at NHC 2017

nhc final table vegas LAS VEGAS, NV — Horseplayers and their fans have until Friday morning to place their bets on who will win the 18th Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas. The NHC Future Wager, available in the Treasure Island Race & Sports Book, offers odds on 363 individual players and a “Field” encompassing about 190 other players that qualified for the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping contest after Oct. 31.

Not surprisingly, the Field opened as a heavy 7-2 favorite. Handicapping contest veteran Dave Gutfreund – the NHC’s all-time leading money earner still known to many by his old nickname “The Maven” – is the current favorite among individual horseplayers at 40-1.

Defending NHC winner Paul Matties and 2015 NHC Tour winner Jonathon Kinchen were the opening co-favorites at 50-1.

Matties closed at 50-1 last year, returning $102 on a $2 wager. Incredibly, Matties cashed a $100 wager on himself, earning $5,000 on top of his $800,000 first-place prize.

Several veteran players with the maximum two entries, such as past champion Judy Wagner, opened at 75-1. Others with two entries opened at 150-1, while the remaining individual interests with one entry, including AGameofSkill.com founder Rich Nilsen, opened at 200-1.

“The NHC Future Wager is believed to be the only legal betting on horseplayers offered anywhere in the world,” said NTRA Chief Operating Officer Keith Chamblin. “We salute Treasure Island for once again making this wager available to its customers and for helping us place a spotlight on the horseplayers whose wagering dollars fuel every aspect of our sport and business.”

The NHC Future Wager will close Friday, Jan. 27, the opening day of NHC 18, at 9 a.m. PST. NHC 18 will be contested over three days, Jan. 27-29, at Treasure Island.

In its 18th year, the NHC is the most important tournament of the year for horseplayers and is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino race books, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping websites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals. There are no bye-ins to the NHC. Each year, the NHC winner joins other human and equine champions as an honoree at the Eclipse Awards. In addition to the founding title sponsor, Daily Racing Form, the NHC is presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas.

Travers Day Analysis 2016 by Rich Nilsen

Full Card Selections with Spot Plays

Rich Nilsen handicapperRich Nilsen, founder of AGameofSkill.com and one of the top tournament players in the history of the NHC, offers up his full-card analysis for Saratoga on Saturday, August 27th.  The analysis provides selections for every race plus three best bet spot plays.  Each race includes Nilsen’s detailed pace scenario which explains how the race will set up.  Nilsen has a longshot selection for the Travers’ Stakes that can upset the apple cart.

Put an expert on your side as you attack Saratoga on their biggest day of the year.

2016 Travers’s Day Recap:  Nilsen picks top selection Haveyougoneaway who upsets the G1 Ballerina at odds of 10-1!   Nilsen follows that score up by giving out top selection ARROGATE, track-record winner of the G1 Travers Stakes!  $25.40 to win for followers of the sheet.  Another top pick runs 2nd at odds of 17-1 in race 3 on August 27, 2016.

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The Travers Day card features over $1.6 Million in Guaranteed wagers. There is a $400,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 beginning on Race 1. The $250,000 Guaranteed Pick 6 begins on Race 6 and the $1 Million Guaranteed Pick 4 begins on Race 8.

Testimonials:

“Great job, Rich!” ~ Jeff S.

“Rich: nice job Travers Day! Thanks to Arrogate, you gave me a good day. How in the world did you land on him? I suspect you’re doing some kind of voodoo pace analysis. If you ever decide to give lessons or a seminar, let me know.” ~ Kelley S.

Saratoga Saturday 7/23 Analysis Now Online

Saratoga starting gateRich Nilsen’s expert analysis is now online for the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet.  This is Nilsen’s home track and he’s got you covered.  Nilsen, a 12-time NHC qualifier, gave out Creator and the monster exacta in this year’s Belmont Stakes, and every day he offers up solid picks and potential price horses at The Spa.

Friday’s Results (7/22):  4 TOP winners including the cold $100.00 late pick3 and $10.80 winner Sweet Loretta.

Saturday’s expert analysis includes selections for all 11 races, pace scenarios for every race, and 3 Best Bet Spot Plays.
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The Saratoga Horse Racing Getaway

By Rich Nilsen

Not only will the finest Thoroughbred racing of the summer take place at Saratoga, but the upstate New York location is one of the best vacation getaways in the country. There’s plenty to do both before and after the races in the Adirondack region, so let’s take a peek at what is available to the lucky fans who get to venture north to one of the beautiful areas of the country.

Saratoga is a town of just over 27,000 inhabitants that lies 30 minutes north of Albany airport on Route 87. For six weeks out of the year, the area comes alive as racing enthusiasts converge from all over into the little city.

Hotels rates more than triple during this peak season, but there are two affordable alternatives. The first is to stay in Albany or Glen Falls, both nearby locations. Or, for adventurous souls, camping is available at several closer sites. Reservations should be made as soon as possible, regardless of where you will stay.

Saratoga canopy walk through As for racing-related activities, the best is the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Located one block from Saratoga racetrack, the museum is devoted to U.S. racing history and the lineage of horses who competed here. There are tons of trophies and photographs among the many exhibits, and a free movie is offered to visitors. Inside the entrance of the museum is one of the finest gift shops ever devoted to racing.  It’s not big but it’s jam-packed with many great items.  The doors open at 9 a.m. during the racing season and admission is $7.

Another recommended activity is breakfast at Saratoga racetrack.  With binoculars in one hand and a fork in the other, you can gaze at the beautiful Thoroughbreds at work while enjoying a fabulous meal. Does it get any better? An announcer usually narrates during the morning activities. There is no dress code, so any attire will do. Also, backstretch tours are available each morning.  The walking tours are every day, expect Travers, cost $3 per person and begin at 9:30am.

For those of you who can’t get enough of the horses or gambling in general, Saratoga Harness, runs the entire month of August with a post time of 7:05 p.m.  The only dark days are Sunday and Monday.  This year marks the 75th annual race meet.

Evenings are the perfect time for non-racing related activities.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 50th Golden Anniversary this year.  With its large, covered amphitheater, the SPAC features various types of entertainers, from pop and rock groups to classical ensembles. The National Museum of Dance and the Yaddo Gardens are two other popular attractions in Saratoga, especially for the ladies who are accompanying you to the region.

A trip here is not complete without an evening stroll through downtown Saratoga, browsing through the many stores.  There are numerous good bars and restaurants, including the Old Bryan Inn, which I highly recommend.

Several fun events are scheduled during Travers Week, August 27. Taste of NY: Craft Beer is on the Friday before the Travers and, not surprisingly, a very popular event. “Street Fest,” which offers live entertainment and performances, runs from Wednesday through Saturday each night in downtown.  The downtown is ‘hoppin’ and it’s a must visit for every racegoer.

The town of Lake George is less than 40 minutes away and is highly recommended for anyone visiting the Adirondack region. Fort William Henry, which played a big role in the French & Indian War, lies in the heart of the town overlooking the beautiful, crystal-clear lake that stretches for about 30 miles.

Besides sun-tanning or swimming on the local beaches, Lake George offers various water activities, including parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, boat tours and steamboat trips. The main strip in Lake George has too many stores to count, as well as many excellent restaurants with great views. There are also outlet stores in the area that are ideal for a spouse who doesn’t share the same enthusiasm for racing.  One of the best is the outlet center just off the N.Y. Thruway, entering into the Lake George area.

There is little doubt why visitors keep coming back year after year to the Adirondack region. Not only is the setting of upstate New York beautiful, but there are numerous activities to complement a fabulous race meet.  If you have never been there, make plans to experience Saratoga and everything the region has to offer.

 

— Rich Nilsen, a native New Yorker, has written a report “Beat Saratoga – 7 Tips to Turning a Profit.”  Download it today

 

Saratoga Analysis Now Available

Rich Nilsen handicapperAGOS Founder and 12-time NHC qualifier Rich Nilsen is offering his selections, analysis and spot plays for Friday’s opening day card at Saratoga.  The report is now online.  Nilsen’s analysis has full card picks plus two spots plays (best bets) on the Friday card.

Included in his report is an expert pace analysis for each race on the card.

In Nilsen’s only two analysis this year, he nailed both the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.  His top selection of Creator in the Belmont keyed a huge exacta payoff given out on the sheet.

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Preakness Stakes Analysis & Spot Plays

with Wagering Strategies for Saturday’s Preakness (May 2016)

Horse-by-horse analysis – expert commentary on every runner in the big race

Recommended Win wager and Trifecta wagering plays

Includes Wagers for both a wet track and a dry track.

BONUS: Two Spot Play Selections for Pimlico, Saturday May 21, 2016

Get Rich Nilsen’s analysis of the 2016 Preakness Stakes including two spot plays on the Preakness Day undercard.   Last year, Nilsen scored with two of his three Preakness Day spot plays.  This has always been one of his favorite days of the year to play.   Nilsen used to work at Pimlico under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury.

Preakness Day coverage includes:

Top selection, Contenders, Pace Analysis and recommended wagers

Two Spot Play (Best Bet) selections for the undercard – races 5 and 12.
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Preakness 2016

2015 Breeders’ Cup Analysis & Spot Plays

AGameofSkill.com founder and 12-time NHC qualifier Rich Nilsen is back with his in-depth analysis of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.  In this report you get all of his picks for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup along with spot plays and suggested wagering strategies.   There are plenty of charlatans out there charging $50 or more and making ridiculous promises.   Get this affordable and professional report today.

You don’t want to miss this report as Rich has crushed the Cup in past years (see last year’s recap below).  Thank you for looking.

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Breeders Cup 2015 analysis2014 Recap:

Four of the five Spot Plays given out on the Breeders’ Cup Analysis by AGameofSkill founder Rich Nilsen won and won big.  The highlight was the top selection Work All Week, who upset the Breeders’ Cup Sprint to the tune of $40.20 and keyed the trifecta play given out on the sheet which paid a whopping $1,064.70 (for every $1 increment).

Nilsen’s first Spot Play of the day was Dayathespa, who cruised to an easy win in the Filly & Mare Turf and paid a generous $13.00 to Win and $6.60 to Place.

The next Spot Play was the recommended Win wager on Bobby’s Kitten in the Turf Sprint.  The cutback runner for trainer Chad Brown returned $16.40.

Next up from Nilsen was the $64.80 exacta with Main Sequence over Flintshire in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

In the very next race WORK ALL WEEK took the Sprint, paying $40.20 and $18.40, hitting the big trifecta, and completing an $1,814.70 Pick-3 for those who used Nilsen’s top 3 selections.

SAMPLE ANALYSIS FROM THE 2014 REPORT

FILLY & MARE TURF ANALYSIS

PACE SCENARIO: Dayatthespa is the clear lone speed in this 1 1/4 mile race.  The daughter of City Zip stretches out off a 1 mile win at Keeneland and she will take this field as far as she can under crafty rider Javier Castellano.  She won a grade one easily at 9 furlongs, finishing the last 1/8th in a sizzling :11.2.  The euro invader offering the best value is Fiesolana.

Spot Play? Play # 4 Dayatthespa to Win and Place.

Selections:

1st- # 4 Dayatthespa (8/1)

2nd- # 6 Fiesolana (8/1)

3rd- # 3 Dank (5/2)

4th- #10 Stephanie’s Kitten (3/1)

SPRINT ANALYSIS

PACE SCENARIO: A fast pace is ensured in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Fast Anna and Work All Week the speed of the speed.  The older horse, Work All Week, will sit right off the flank off the sophomore colt to his inside before taking over.  Undefeated on fast dirt in 7 attempts, Work All Week doesn’t have to carry his racetrack with him and the win machine could be this good for Midwest Thoroughbreds.

Spot Play? Play #13 Work All Week to Win and Place. Play a trifecta partwheel #5, 13 with #5, 13 with ALL.  Trifecta partwheel #5, 13 with ALL with #5, 13.

Selections:

1st- #13 Work All Week (10/1)

2nd- # 5 Private Zone (6/1)

3rd- # 8 Palace (6/1)

4th- # 6 Rich Tapestry (5/1)

5th – #10 Big Macher (12/1)

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12x NHC Player’s Belmont Stakes Analysis

includes 2 Spot Plays for the Undercard

Longshot Play for the G1 Acorn Stakes!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Download the expert selections from a 5-time handicapping tournament winner and 12-time NHC qualifier for the Belmont Stakes.

Triple Crown trophyRich Nilsen’s analysis includes exacta and trifecta wagering strategies for the big race.  Nilsen believes that, along with the proper wagering strategy, this could be an excellent wagering opportunity.

Rich also has two Spot Plays (aka Best Bets) on the undercard, one of which in particular will offer up a HUGE price in their respective race.  The other is a STRONG Single for the Pick-4 wager.  Nilsen has a bomber on top for the wide-open Acorn Stakes, arguably the best betting race of the entire day.

Nilsen’s Belmont Analysis includes commentary on all 8 runners, detailed pace analysis and wagering strategies.

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There are pretenders out there who will charge $50 or more for their Belmont Stakes Day analysis, while at the same time promising ridiculous riches.  Throw that trash where it belongs!