Playing the Derby Wars Saturday $10,000 Sam Davis Day game

Playing the Derby Wars Saturday $10,000 Sam Davis Day game
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The Derby Wars Saturday $10,000 Sam Davis Day game features a total of 11 races from Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs with four graded stakes from New York and Florida including the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (G3) and $250,000 Withers (G3) on the Kentucky Derby trail.

The game costs $230 with players allowed to buy up to three entries. A field size of 50 will produce the $10,000 prize pool. In addition to the cash prizes, the top four finishers also receive a token to play in next Saturday’s $4,000 game.

Players will pick one horse from each race with scoring based on the $2 track payouts for win, place, and show. The game begins with race 7 at Tampa at 2:49 pm EST and ends on race 12 from Tampa at 5:32 pm EST. Aqueduct races 5-9 are part of the game.

This is a big money game with a moderate-sized field, so just one good price or two medium prices and players have a good chance to be near the top of the leaderboard.

Entries with the morning-line odds are available for Tampa and Aqueduct.

Here is a list of value horses to consider when you are playing the $10,000 game.

Aqueduct, race 5 – Posse Can Disco (10-1) did not care for the muddy track last time and now drops into the right kind of spot.

Aqueduct, race 6 – Production Credit (30-1) gets Lasix for the first and moves into a NY-bred maiden claimer for the first time.

Tampa, race 8 – The Tampa Bay (G3), which drew a field of 12 turf horses, looks like a race that will have a longshot winner. Atone (15-1) is two for two since moving to the turf with excellent Godolphin bloodlines. Admission Office (6-1) has a class edge over most of this field. Talk Or Listen (15-1) won at Tampa last race after a winning stakes in France.

Tampa, race 9 – In the Suncoast, Honorifique (7-2) has improved speed figures in all five starts.

Aqueduct, race 8 – In the Withers (G3), the likely favorite Capo Kane may get pace pressure. Overtook (6-1) won his maiden race at Aqueduct and will come running late.

Tampa, race 10 – The Endeavour (G3) is another turf stake but his race has a smaller field. New York Girl (4-1) made a winning American debut at Gulfstream Park and she is a Grade 3 winner in Ireland.

Tampa, race 11 – Known Agenda (6-1) is a standout in the Sam F. Davis (G3) but is more likely to be closer to 3-1.

Get in the game every day at DerbyWars! Free to sign up and $10K qualifier contests are as low as $19 - what are you waiting for? 

Play DerbyWars Now!

Meet Matt Shifman



Matt Shifman has been on the Horse Racing Nation staff since 2011 and currently is a Senior Writer. Matt covers Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Saratoga in his two HRN blogs, Racing at the Jersey Shore and New York State of Racing

Matt has been a co-host of the popular weekly video show HorseCenter for many years.

Since 2012, Matt has been a voter in the NTRA weekly polls for the Top Thoroughbred and Top Three-Year-Old.

Matt is also a partner in the New York Hot List handicapping service @NYHotList where he handicaps the races on the NYRA circuit everyday. The Hot List picks are available at several ADW sites around the country.



You may also know Matt by his Twitter, Facebook, and HRN screen nameAndyScoggin.

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