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Handicapping is the challenge of determining the winner of a race based on past performances. Fort Erie Race Track, with the generous help of Ashley Mailloux, is now offering a new tip sheet to help with your racing selections. See Ashley's picks below before each race day.
Sunday, June 24
Race 1: 4-3-5
Race 2: 5-2-4
Race 3: 2-3-4
Race 4: 3-1-6
Race 5: 1-4-5
Race 6: 1-8-7
The following selections were handicapped for fast/firm conditions. With the rain in the area, stay tuned to @ashley_mailloux on Twitter for updates throughout the day! Good luck to all the horses, their connections, and those placing wagers today! -Ashley Mailloux
Race 1: In her first race of 2018, #4 Arch Tigress tracked Sealed With a Kiss throughout and just like the rest of the field, she couldn’t reel her in. The winner of that race set an easy pace and had plenty left in the stretch. Against this group, she looks to be the main front runner, so she may be able to take command from the get go and set a sensible pace. She’s recorded two wins from three starts here over the surface and from her debut, she looks as though she can add to that impressive record. #3 Annie O’Schiller didn’t seem to like the quick turn around off her win, as she finished towards the back of the pack in her most recent race. She was facing tougher company in that race and now that she has had three weeks to rest, she poses a real threat. The morning line favorite #5 Aliilaction will be traveling down from Woodbine to get herself back on the turf. While her most recent start over the synthetic was lackluster, she does have a win on the year from only two starts and some of her turf races in 2017 at Gulfstream Park were respectable. I’m not sure she’s the same horse as she was then, but she certainly fits this level and she is intriguing while returning to the grass.
To read more, download Ashley's Tip Sheet below
Ashley Mailloux first fell in love with horse racing as a toddler while attending the races with her parents at Fort Erie Race Track. She soon found herself travelling to different tracks across North America and so far, has crossed more than thirty racetracks off her list. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Ashley attended Transylvania University and completed a degree in mathematics, and in May 2018 graduated with a Master of Science in applied mathematics from the University of Dayton. During that time, she assisted several trainers who shipped in to both Churchill and Keeneland and was featured as a guest handicapper for several handicapping events. Ashley has regularly attended the races at Fort Erie Race Track over the past two decades and looks forward to sharing her selections for the 2018 race season.