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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: Price plays for July 24
Scully: Price plays for July 24

2021-07-23T18:24:08.548ZJames Scully

James Scully has tabbed some horses of interest at expected longer odds on Saturday
Scully's stakes picks for July 17
Scully's stakes picks for July 17

2021-07-16T18:04:54.905ZJames Scully

James Scully previews three horses of interest in Saturday stakes races
Scully: Stakes spot plays for July 10
Scully: Stakes spot plays for July 10

2021-07-09T22:04:51.020ZJames Scully

Stakes spot plays for Belmont Park, Delaware Park, and Woodbine on July 10, 2021
Luis Saez picking up steam for the Spa
Luis Saez picking up steam for the Spa

2021-07-08T14:29:46.816ZJames Scully

With Saratoga opening on July 15, Luis Saez is gaining momentum at the right time. The 29-year-old native of Panama won 11 races at Belmont Park last week.
Scully: Prairie Meadows Pick 3 play on July 2
Scully: Prairie Meadows Pick 3 play on July 2

2021-07-01T19:58:06.399ZJames Scully

Friday is the biggest evening of racing at Prairie Meadows, and James Scully has a Pick 3 play incorporating three stakes.
Handicapping the Derby City 6 mandatory payout on Stephen Foster Day
Handicapping the Derby City 6 mandatory payout on Stephen Foster Day

2021-06-25T20:19:06.575ZJames Scully

James Scully has a Derby City 6 analysis for the June 26 closing-day program of the spring meet at Churchill Downs
First-crop sires: Practical Joke's off to serious start as sire
First-crop sires: Practical Joke's off to serious start as sire

2021-06-24T16:25:51.036ZJames Scully

Practical Joke appears poised to make a major impact in the 2021 freshman sire ranks
Scully: Spot plays for Churchill Downs on June 19
Scully: Spot plays for Churchill Downs on June 19

2021-06-18T18:10:14.197ZJames Scully

The Roxelana Stakes headlines Saturday's racing at Churchill Downs, and James Scully tabs three horses on the 11-race program.
Trainer Watch: Asmussen on a hot streak at Belmont Park
Trainer Watch: Asmussen on a hot streak at Belmont Park

2021-06-15T21:22:15.396ZJames Scully

Steve Asmussen has finished either first or second nationally by wins the last five years. He ranks second all-time with 9,381 victories, and the Hall of Fame trainer will likely surpass Dale Baird (9,445 wins) before the end of the summer.
Hartmann, Mitchell riding hot streak at Churchill Downs
Hartmann, Mitchell riding hot streak at Churchill Downs

2021-06-09T17:02:21.645ZJames Scully

Chris Hartman won six straight races at Churchill Downs last week, and considering none were favored, he’s in the midst of a remarkable run.
Scully: Handicapping the all-stakes Pick 5 on Belmont Stakes day
Scully: Handicapping the all-stakes Pick 5 on Belmont Stakes day

2021-06-04T21:40:40.054ZJames Scully

The 153rd running of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1) anchors an all-stakes Pick 5 (Races 7-11) on Saturday, and James Scully has a ticket he's playing.
Scully: Handicapping Churchill Downs stakes on May 29 including Derby City 6
Scully: Handicapping Churchill Downs stakes on May 29 including Derby City 6

2021-05-28T20:30:00.000ZJames Scully

Handicapping opinions on Saturday's seven stakes on Stephen Foster Preview Day at Churchill Downs, including a mandatory payout on the Derby City 6.
Kentucky Derby returnees loom large in Belmont Stakes
Kentucky Derby returnees loom large in Belmont Stakes

2021-05-27T19:29:43.209ZJames Scully

Freshening up a three-year-old for a 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes used to be considered foolish, but the five-week hiatus has become the norm for many prominent stables nowadays.