FREE Saturday Horse Racing Play – Sat., June 1

Handicapping tips from agameofskill.com

In this new segment we provide a free horse racing play on Saturday, which includes our expert analysis and a handicapping lesson.

Race 7 at Monmouth Park, June 1st, post time 3:41pm ET

Pace Scenario:Moderate to honest pace with On Moonlight Bay the expected pacesetter for Todd Pletcher.

Free AGOS Selection: # 11 TIMELESS ELEGANCE (3/1) – this 4yo War Front filly moves back to the turf, her preferred surface. Two starts back at Keeneland, she closed with a strong run to narrowly miss and run 2nd in a full field of 12 maiden special weights runners. Anything close to that performance today makes this filly the one to beat despite her wide draw. Has the services of one of the all-time greats in Frankie Dettori. She will take some beating.

Wagering strategy: Play # 11 to Win.  Exacta partwheel with 1, 7, 8. Reverse for half. Small exacta over 3, 5.

This analysis is for educational purposes. ALWAYS WAGER WITHIN YOUR BUDGET AND COMFORT LEVEL

LAST PLAY RESULT: Ran 3rd at Belmont


Profitable Ky Oaks / Ky Derby!

Rich Nilsen gave out the 4-1 Kentucky Oaks winner and his third selection (and first longshot), Mystik Dan, won the Kentucky Derby at odds of 16-1! Nilsen only offers paid analysis 4-5 times per year. Here were his write-ups:

Kentucky Oaks:

Top Selection: # 5 THORPEDO ANNA (5/1) – Trainer Kenny McPeek, one of the best Kentucky horsemen over the past decades in the Bluegrass State, enters the best filly he has ever trained. This brilliant daughter of Fast Anna scored first time out going 7 furlongs last fall at Keeneland and destroyed the field by 8 ½ lengths after closing from way back. You just rarely see a first time starter win like this, especially going 7 furlongs and at Keeneland. She proved that was no fluke by returning to beat allowance company by 9 lengths and running a monster triple-digit BRIS Late Pace Figure. After running second in the G2 Golden Rod, she was put on the shelf for her three-year-old season. Anna returned at Oaklawn Park and despite breaking from the 10 hole and facing a quality field, she proved her dominance once again, drawing off by 4 lengths. The G2 Fantasy winner has been training well since that start and comes into this race in prime form. She drew well and is clearly the horse to beat.

Kentucky Derby 150:

3rd Selection: # 3 Mystik Dan (20/1) – This colt was an impressive maiden winner at Churchill going only 5 ½ furlongs. He was a speed horse as a two year old, but trainer Kenny McPeek retooled this horse and developed him into a runner that can come from off the pace. And did he ever in the G3 Southwest Stakes, finishing powerfully in the mud to win by 8. I didn’t like him in the G1 Arkansas Derby, with his only big number on a wet track, but the colt ran very well with sneaky trouble. Going around the first turn, the horse to his inside bolted and slammed into Dan. That cost the colt several lengths but he did not give up. He put in a sustained run and ran a sneaky good third. He can move forward off that race, and we know he loves the track. Nice price for the exotics.

FREE Saturday Horse Racing Play – Sat. May 25

 

Handicapping tips from agameofskill.com

In this new segment we provide a free horse racing play on Saturday, which includes our expert analysis and a handicapping lesson.

Race 9 at Belmont @Big A, May 25th, post time 4:42pm ET

Pace Scenario:Moderate to honest pace expected in this one mile event.

Free AGOS Selection: # 9 SKYLANDER (15/1) – This 5yo gelding by Quality Road takes a sharp drop in class to face claiming company for the first time in his recent past performances. He has been facing much tougher in either “one other than” allowance company or starter allowance and posted some solid speed figures in the process. Two of his three career wins have come here over this track, including at this same one mile distance last fall versus $50,000 starter allowance company, a race he won by 4 lengths. This type of class drop is often a wake-up call, and he faces some vulnerable horses including the morning line favorite who has not seen the winner’s circle in two years. That’s the type of horse we always want to play against. Big price expected on this live longshot.

Wagering strategy: Play # 9 Skylander to Win and Place.

This analysis is for educational purposes. ALWAYS WAGER WITHIN YOUR BUDGET AND COMFORT LEVEL

LAST PLAY RESULT: Easy winner, bet down and paid $3.20 to win. Exacta 2-7 returned $22.40!


Profitable Ky Oaks / Ky Derby!

Rich Nilsen gave out the 4-1 Kentucky Oaks winner and his third selection (and first longshot), Mystik Dan, won the Kentucky Derby at odds of 16-1! Nilsen only offers paid analysis 4-5 times per year. Here were his write-ups:

Kentucky Oaks:

Top Selection: # 5 THORPEDO ANNA (5/1) – Trainer Kenny McPeek, one of the best Kentucky horsemen over the past decades in the Bluegrass State, enters the best filly he has ever trained. This brilliant daughter of Fast Anna scored first time out going 7 furlongs last fall at Keeneland and destroyed the field by 8 ½ lengths after closing from way back. You just rarely see a first time starter win like this, especially going 7 furlongs and at Keeneland. She proved that was no fluke by returning to beat allowance company by 9 lengths and running a monster triple-digit BRIS Late Pace Figure. After running second in the G2 Golden Rod, she was put on the shelf for her three-year-old season. Anna returned at Oaklawn Park and despite breaking from the 10 hole and facing a quality field, she proved her dominance once again, drawing off by 4 lengths. The G2 Fantasy winner has been training well since that start and comes into this race in prime form. She drew well and is clearly the horse to beat.

Kentucky Derby 150:

3rd Selection: # 3 Mystik Dan (20/1) – This colt was an impressive maiden winner at Churchill going only 5 ½ furlongs. He was a speed horse as a two year old, but trainer Kenny McPeek retooled this horse and developed him into a runner that can come from off the pace. And did he ever in the G3 Southwest Stakes, finishing powerfully in the mud to win by 8. I didn’t like him in the G1 Arkansas Derby, with his only big number on a wet track, but the colt ran very well with sneaky trouble. Going around the first turn, the horse to his inside bolted and slammed into Dan. That cost the colt several lengths but he did not give up. He put in a sustained run and ran a sneaky good third. He can move forward off that race, and we know he loves the track. Nice price for the exotics.

Travers Day Full-card Analysis by Rich Nilsen

with Wagering Strategies & Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen

Past Results:  Nilsen selected the winner of the 2022 Travers, Epicenter, but missed the exacta.  He gave out two spot plays, the second one Wicked Groove won the finale.  He paid a whopping $18.20 win and keyed a winning $98.00 exacta!  Nilsen put his first sheet since the 2023 Derby with the Whitney Stakes and crushed the card, nailing 10-1 winner White Abarrio!  Read more about he came up with this selection over the big favorite Cody’s Wish.

On the 2021 Travers’ sheet analysis he had all 13 winners listed among his selections for each race.  In 2016 Nilsen crushed the Travers Day card, selecting Haveyougoneaway who upset the G1 Ballerina at odds of 10-1!   But Nilsen wasn’t done.  He followed up that score up by giving out top selection ARROGATE, track-record winner of the G1 Travers Stakes who paid an amazing $25.40 to win for followers of the sheet.  Another top pick ran 2nd at odds of 17-1 in race 3 on that day, returning a huge place payoff.

Rich Nilsen handicapper

About This Year’s Travers Day Report

Rich Nilsen is the founder of AGameofSkill.com and one of the top tournament players in the country as a winner of 8 major handicapping contests and an 18x NHC qualifier.

Nilsen only does a few sheets a year and this is one of them.  He offers up his full-card analysis for Saratoga on Saturday, August 26th.

The analysis provides selections for every race plus 3 best bet spot plays along with wagering strategies.  Each race includes Nilsen’s detailed pace scenario which explains how the race will set up.  Nilsen provides his top selection for the Travers’ Stakes,  commentary  and he offers up his recommended  Trifecta wagers for the big race.

Put an expert on your side as you attack Saratoga on their biggest day of the year. Get all 13-races for a very affordable price while also supporting a GREAT cause.

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2023 Travers’s Day – All 13 Races

Affordable at only $19.77 for the full card.

 

Download instantly to any device. 11-page PDF document.

This sheet contains:

  • Top selections for all 13 races
  • OFF-the-Turf selections, including one bomber if the races come off the grass
  • Sophisticated Pace Scenario for all 13 races
  • 3 Spot Plays (Best Bets) on the undercard w/ wagering strategies
  • Analysis of the 2023 Travers Stakes with Win and Trifecta strategies.

The Travers Day card features over $1.6 Million in Guaranteed wagers.


Previous Travers’ Testimonials:

“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.

“Great job, Rich!” ~ Jeff S.

 


About Rich Nilsen

Founder of AGameofSkill.com, Nilsen is the winner of 8 major handicapping tournament and an 18-time qualifier to the 3 million-dollar National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).  There are a lot of pretenders out there.  Get affordable, expert advice for this year’s awesome 13-race Travers card.

 

Get selections for all 13 races on the Saratoga Saturday card.  Download now for only $19.97 to any device.

 

Wizard Full-card & Betting Strategies – Belmont Staes 2022

The one and only Wizard is here for the Belmont Stakes card on June 11.  The Wizard for Belmont Day has extensive trip notes, track biases & horses to bet back from recent weeks, including horses who ran over Preakness and  KY Derby weekend.  He crushed the Preakness, hitting the Trifecta for nearly a $500 return on only $68 in wagers.  The Wizard tabbed top choice EARLY VOTING who won at over 5-1!  Can he strike gold at his home track?

In his Full-card Analysis with Betting Strategies, you receive:

FULL CARD SELECTIONS
Expert Selections for ALL races, including a value play in the feature race!

Comprehensive information and analysis on every horse selected on the card.

4 Crystal Ball Best Bets for Saturday, including in the big race.

BETTING WINDOW
Wagering Strategies for ALL races

Exactas, Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and more!

Only $45 for the Full-card analysis with wagering strategies from America’s top public handicapper.  Every issue is a handicapping lesson!  Get the Wizard for Belmont Stakes Day:

 

Wizard Full-card & Betting Strategies – Preakness 2022

The one and only Wizard is here for the 14-race Preakness Stakes card at Pimlico – May 21.  The Wizard has extensive trip notes, track biases & horses to bet back from recent weeks, including horses who ran over Ky Oaks and Derby weekend.

In his Full-card Analysis with Betting Strategies, you receive:

FULL CARD SELECTIONS
Expert Selections for ALL races, including a value play in the feature race!

Comprehensive information and analysis on every horse selected on the card.

4 Crystal Ball Best Bets for Saturday, Preakness Day including in the big race.

BETTING WINDOW
Wagering Strategies for ALL races

Exactas, Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and more!

Only $45 for the Full-card analysis with wagering strategies from America’s top public handicapper.  Every issue is a handicapping lesson!  Get the Wizard for Preakness Day:

 

Wizard Full-card & Betting Strategies – KY Oaks and KY Derby Cards

The one and only Wizard is here for the KY Oaks card at Churchill Downs, Friday May 6th and the 14-race Kentucky Derby card on the first Saturday in May.  The Wizard has extensive trip notes, track biases & horses to bet back from recent weeks.

In his Full-card Analysis with Betting Strategies, you receive:

FULL CARD SELECTIONS
Expert Selections for ALL races, including a big longshot in the feature race!

Comprehensive information on every horse selected

4 Crystal Ball Best Bets for Friday, KY Oaks Day

BETTING WINDOW
Wagering Strategies for ALL races

Exactas, Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and more!

Only $45 for the Full-card analysis with wagering strategies (click here for Friday) from America’s top public handicapper.  Every issue is a handicapping lesson!  Get the Wizard for KY Oaks Day:

 

Wizard for The Kentucky Derby

Only $45 for the Full-card analysis with wagering strategies from The Wizard for KY Derby Day:

 

Wizard Full-card & Betting Strategies – Keeneland, Oct. 9th

The one and only Wizard is here for Fall Stars weekend at Keeneland.  The Wizard has extensive trip notes, track biases & horses to bet back from this summer who will be running at Keeneland this meet.  Some of those runners are on opening Saturday at Keeneland, which features several ‘Win and You’re In’ Breeders’ Cup prep races.  In his Full-card Analysis with Betting Strategies, you receive:

FULL CARD SELECTIONS
Expert Selections for ALL races

Comprehensive information on every horse selected

3 Crystal Ball Best Bets for Saturday

BETTING WINDOW
Wagering Strategies for ALL races

Exactas, Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and more!

Only $30 for the Full-card analysis with wagering strategies from America’s top public handicapper.  Every issue is a handicapping lesson!  Get the Wizard for Keeneland!

 

Nilsen’s Full-card KY Derby Coverage with Wagering Strategies

Get the complete analysis of Kentucky Derby 147 card with Nilsen’s professional selections and wagering strategies for the big race.

Nilsen covers all 14 races on Derby Day and includes his written analysis for the Run for the Roses!  Along with trifecta strategies for the KY Derby, Nilsen has 3 best bets (spot plays) with wagers on the day.  He also has a huge longshot on the undercard that could blow up the toteboard!

As always, this is a tremendous betting card, one of the best of year!

17x NHC Qualifier & AGOS founder Rich Nilsen has his KY Derby Analysis with top picks, 3 spot plays & wagering strategies now available

  • 3 Spot Plays w/wagers
  • Full card selections for all 14 races
  • Pace Analysis for every race
  • Expert Commentary on the Kentucky Derby
  • Top Derby picks with wagering strategies

Download it now.  16 pages, PDF, only $17.97

Nilsen’s KY Derby Analysis w/expert wagering strategies

 

 

Derby 147 Analysis with Wagering Strategies & Best Bet Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen

Rich Nilsen is the winner of 8 major handicapping tournaments and a 17-time qualifier to the $3 million National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).

There are a lot of pretenders out there.  Get affordable, expert advice for this year’s amazing KY Derby card.

 

Hey Rich.. Thanks for putting me on Tapwrit [Belmont Stakes 2018]!!

I liked him and Gormley and Irish War Cry… I had Tapwrit straight & the exacta.  Tapwrit & Gormley both had “dream trips”, But Gormley didn’t want to go that far… Hey!! Let’s give some love to Disco Partner for his new North  American record for 6 panels. I had him straight  and also knocked down the exacta of 2-4 for $42.00… Hope you had a good day & made some cash!  Thanks Again, ”

Wayne M. 

Horseplayer in FL

Rich, thanks for your terrific analysis of the Gulfstream Park [Rainbow Six 3/31/18]. I was able to hit the Pick 6 [paid $9,018 for twenty cents!].   Anyone out there who bets horses would be well advised to download your sheet on every major race day… thanks again for a job well done.

Evan C.Horse owner and fan in KY

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.

Kelly S.

Nilsen’s Full-card KY Derby Analysis with wagers

15x NHC Qualifier & AGOS founder Rich Nilsen has his KY Derby Analysis with top picks, spot plays & wagering strategies now available

  • Spot Plays w/wagers
  • Full card selections
  • Pace Analysis for every race
  • Expert Commentary on all 20 Derby Starters

Download it now.  22 pages, PDF, only $15.97

Includes bonus KY OAKS Analysis w/expert wagering strategies
 

 

Derby 145 Analysis with Wagering Strategies & Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen

Get the complete analysis of the 145th Kentucky Derby card with Nilsen’s professional selections for the big race.

“I couldn’t sleep last night after coming up with my top selection for the Derby.  The scratch of favorite Omaha Beach is huge.  Not just for the obvious reason, but because the scratch completely changes the pace scenario,” explained Nilsen.  “I have a horse that can light up the toteboard on Saturday!”

Nilsen covers all 14 races on Derby Day and includes his written analysis on all 20 starters in the Run for the Roses!  Along with exacta and trifecta strategies for the KY Derby, Nilsen has three spot plays with wagers on the day.

As always, this is a tremendous betting card, one of the best of year!

Rich Nilsen is the winner of 8 major handicapping tournaments and a 15-time qualifier to the $3 million National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).

There are a lot of pretenders out there.  Get affordable, expert advice for this year’s amazing KY Derby card.

This KY Derby Analysis contains:

  • Top selections for all 14 races
  • Sophisticated Pace Scenario for all 14 races
  • 3 Spot Plays (Best Bets) on the undercard w/ wagering strategies
  • In-depth Analysis of the Kentucky Derby with comments on all 20 starters.
  • A Key Longshot keyed in Exacta and Trifecta strategies.

Get all 14 races on the Churchill Downs’ card.  Download now for only $15.97 to any device.

BONUS!

But that’s not all.  Download now and you receive Nilsen’s analysis for the Kentucky Oaks which includes wagering strategies for the big race on Friday.  

 

Testimonials About Past Analysis

“Hey Rich.. Thanks for putting me on Tapwrit [Belmont Stakes 2018]!! I liked him and Gormley and Irish War Cry… I had Tapwrit straight & the exacta.  Tapwrit & Gormley both had “dream trips”, But Gormley didnt want to go that far… Hey!! Let’s give some love to Disco Partner for his new North  American record for 6 panels. I had him straight  and also knocked down the exacta of 2-4 for $42.00… Hope you had a good day & made some cash!  Thanks Again, ” ~ Wayne M.

“Rich, thanks for your terrific analysis of the Gulfstream Park [Rainbow Six 3/31/18].  I was able to hit the Pick 6 [paid $9,018 for twenty cents!].   Anyone out there who bets horses would be well advised to download your sheet on every major race day… thanks again for a job well done.” ~ Evan C.

“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.

2017 Breeders’ Cup Analysis, Spot Plays & Wagers

13x NHC Qualifier Offers up Pace Scenarios, Spot Plays w/ Wagers, Top Selections and Analysis

Rich Nilsen, who has absolutely been on fire with his major race selection sheets, is back for both days of this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar.   Included in Nilsen’s report are top selections for all 4 stakes on Friday and all 9 stakes on Saturday (all 13 Breeders’ Cup races).

You receive Nilsen’s expert pace analysis, which is often the key to selecting the winner.   Nilsen has 3 Spot Plays with wagering strategies to attack these races.  He has also included wagering strategies both day’s feature events – the Distaff (Friday) and the Classic (Saturday).

Get every Breeders’ Cup race for BOTH days (Friday & Saturday) in one sheet!  Download instantly to any type of device. Only $18.97

Highlights from Previous Breeders’ Cup Spot Play Winners!

$29.40 Sprint Spot Play Winner Trinniberg with Cold $203.40 Exacta!

$15.80 Turf Sprint Spot Play Winner Mizdirection, keying $1,757.65 Pick-4 wager!

$40.40 Spot Play Winner Work All Week with $1,064.70 Trifecta!

$13.00 F&M Turf Spot Play winner Dayathespa

$16.40 Turf Sprint Winner Bobby’s Kitten

$64.80 Exacta with Main Sequence over Flintshire in the Breeders’ Cup Turf

The list goes on and on!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rich Nilsen caught the horse racing bug at a young age when his father took him to the racetracks in New York. He eventually attended the University of Louisville Equine Business Program with the goal of making a career in the horse racing industry.

Nilsen has worked the past 25 years in the equine industry, serving most of those years as the Marketing Director for Brisnet.com and TwinSpires.com, the Official Wagering Site of the Kentucky Derby.

During his long tenure at the Churchill Downs-owned properties, Nilsen managed the successful Players’ Pool syndicate, which pooled funds from the account wagering members to go after large Pick-6 carryovers. During Nilsen’s leadership, the Players’ Pool produced a significant profit for the members over the course of seven years. One of the best hits was when the Players’ Pool took down half of the Pick-6 pool on Kentucky Derby Day 2007, with a gross return of over $500,000.  The Pool had several other hits over $250,000.

The $2.8 Million National Handicapping Championship (NHC) is the premier horse racing tournament in the nation. It is basically horse racing’s version of the World Series of Poker, with the main difference being that players cannot buy their way into the NHC. Players can only win their way in via tournaments held throughout the country. Nilsen is one of the top participants in the history of the event, having qualified 13 times. He was the first player, and one of only two, to finish in the top 10 at the NHC twice.

Nilsen is now the founder and editor of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

About Nilsen’s Analysis

In this comprehensive yet concise report, I provide selections for all 13 Breeders’ Cup races for both days, as well as pace scenario analysis which is absolutely vital for predicting the outcomes of these events.

Spot Plays are my best bets and key wagering horses for the big weekend. Picking your spots is key to profiting on the races, especially when it comes to the Breeders’ Cup. The opportunities are plentiful but you improve your chances by selecting key spot plays and focusing most of your bets on those plays.

Set aside a budget for these two days and be sure to have plenty of ammunition for the bigger of the two days, Saturday. Best of luck!