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James Scully

James Scully is a passionate sports analyst who grew up traveling to various sporting events around the country. James follows the NFL and NCAA, but also plays golf and other sports as time allows. Whether it be pro or college football, basketball, baseball…James can share solid insight with actionable information. When James isn’t watching sports, he can be found handicapping horse racing and playing golf. Twitter: @James_Scully111

Scully: Pick 3 play at Churchill Downs on Arlington Million Day
Scully: Pick 3 play at Churchill Downs on Arlington Million Day

2022-08-12T20:22:47.303ZJames Scully

A pair of Grade 1 turf events, the $1 million Arlington Million (G1) and $500,000 Beverly D. (G1) for distaffers, highlight a special one-day August program at Churchill Downs Saturday. I'll take a swing at the Late Pick 3.
Epicenter steps up, top challengers wait in Travers
Epicenter steps up, top challengers wait in Travers

2022-08-04T18:23:41.680ZJames Scully

Epicenter will take some beating as the favorite in the $1.25 Travers (G1) at Saratoga on Aug. 27, and the 1 1/4-mile race promises to feature his top divisional challengers.
Scully: Opening-day Pick 4 play at Saratoga
Scully: Opening-day Pick 4 play at Saratoga

2022-07-13T21:10:20.213ZJames Scully

D. Wayne Lukas has won a record-tying six editions of the Schuylerville S. (G3) for two-year-old fillies, but none since Classic Elegance in 2004. The Hall of Fame trainer will be represented by stylish debut maiden winner Summer Promise in Thursday’s opening-day feature at Saratoga.
Scully: Late Pick 4 play at Prairie Meadows on July 8
Scully: Late Pick 4 play at Prairie Meadows on July 8

2022-07-07T20:40:26.959ZJames Scully

Friday’s Late Pick 4 at Prairie Meadows includes three stakes, and I’ll take a swing at the sequence on a reasonable budget.
Scully: Ohio Derby Day Late Pick 3 plays
Scully: Ohio Derby Day Late Pick 3 plays

2022-06-24T19:50:32.921ZJames Scully

James Scully suggests a pair of Late Pick 3 tickets for Saturday's Ohio Derby (G3) program.
Mo Donegal rebounds in Belmont
Mo Donegal rebounds in Belmont

2022-06-12T01:10:27.855ZJames Scully

Mo Donegal couldn’t overcome a less-than-favorable trip in the Kentucky Derby, breaking slowly and traveling extremely wide to finish fifth, but he bounced back with a convincing win in the final leg of the Triple Crown, rallying to win going away by three lengths in the $1.5 Belmont S. (G1).
2022 Belmont Stakes: Brisnet Speed Rating Report
2022 Belmont Stakes: Brisnet Speed Rating Report

2022-06-07T19:35:29.630ZJames Scully

Eight horses, including Kentucky Derby upsetter Rich Strike, are set for Saturday’s 154th running of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1). Known as “The Test of the Champion,” the 1 1/2-mile Belmont is the longest Grade 1 dirt race in North America.
Creative Minister: Preakness contender profile
Creative Minister: Preakness contender profile

2022-05-20T14:30:04.142ZJames Scully

Creative Minister will jump straight from back-to-back wins over maiden special weight and entry-level allowance rivals to the Preakness, and connections forked over a $150,000 supplemental fee to run since he wasn’t Triple Crown-nominated.
Fenwick: Preakness contender profile
Fenwick: Preakness contender profile

2022-05-20T14:12:12.804ZJames Scully

Listed at 50-1 on the morning line, Fenwick promises to be the longest shot in the Preakness, but the 80-1 longest shot (Rich Strike) just won the 20-horse Kentucky Derby.
Armagnac: Preakness contender profile
Armagnac: Preakness contender profile

2022-05-20T14:02:33.370ZJames Scully

Unplaced in his first two stakes attempts, Armagnac will join the Triple Crown scene following an encouraging 4 1/4-length allowance triumph at Santa Anita on May 8.
2022 Preakness: Brisnet Speed Rating Report
2022 Preakness: Brisnet Speed Rating Report

2022-05-20T13:50:00.000ZJames Scully

How does the Preakness field stack up from a Brisnet Speed rating perspective? Let’s examine the contenders, ranked by highest last-out number.
Secret Oath: Preakness contender profile
Secret Oath: Preakness contender profile

2022-05-19T20:11:20.198ZJames Scully

Secret Oath will make her second attempt against males following a convincing win in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) 15 days earlier.
Skippylongstocking: Preakness contender profile
Skippylongstocking: Preakness contender profile

2022-05-19T20:06:54.312ZJames Scully

Skippylongstocking started to make headway when recording a sharp Gulfstream allowance win at 1 1/8 miles in early March.