Beat Ray At Del Mar: Royalty In The Yellow Ribbon? - Horse Racing News

TVG’s Mike Joyce and I have something in common: as lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, we are used to cheering for losers. That practice comes in handy in horse racing, where favorites only win about one-third of the time. Horses I’ve selected in the Beat Ray Beach Boss contest are doing much worse; in fact, they appear to be boycotting the Del Mar winner’s circle.

Joyce is this week’s guest handicapper in the Beat Ray Beach Boss competition, joining host and racing analyst Michelle Yu to look at Saturday’s Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at the seaside track near San Diego, Calif. It’s a very competitive race from top to bottom.

Yu has been red-hot in her analysis, schooling me and Nick Luck in selecting Dr. Schivel last week in the G1 Bing Crosby. It may be good news for me (or bad news for her) that we both agree that Michael Stidham-trained Princess Grace is poised for a minor upset in the Yellow Ribbon after winning her seasonal debut recently at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.

With Joyce also putting his mythical $100 to win on Princess Grace, we’re all going to be victorious or go down on the same sinking ship.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Beach Boss competition, where the player with the largest mythical bankroll at the end of the current Del Mar meeting will win two VIP tickets for this year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships at Del Mar.

For more information or to sign up, click here. Watch our analysis of the Yellow Ribbon below.

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