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The Kiddie List - July 24, 2014

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Thursday, July 24

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Saratoga, Race 9
Del Mar, Race 2
Gulfstream, 3

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Tony Bada Bing provides his thoughts and reflections after hitting Saratoga's first Pick 5 sequence of the meetRead More
  • Cambridge_Butch via Disqus · Good write-up of your strategies. I agree that the multi-race bets are better in many ways, especially since virtually ALL of the stats we're provided in things like the DRF are geared toward the winner. For instance, the trainer stats at the bottom of a horse's running likes show things like ".20 FTS" and ".16 on turf". They don't tell you how many times that trainer finished second or third in those categories.... so picking winners is "easier" (nothing is easy in this sport) that deciphering who will run second, third and fourth. · 22 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Horses RUN trainers TEACH. Trainer stats are SO FULL OF HOLES. Imagine a fellow has ONE good three year old HORSE, not him, in the barn so HIS stats based upon THE HORSE and not him, are them Skewed to make some fool think that the trainer is some gods gift to fillies when it is the FILLY not the trainer who is gleaning the wins. Or , in the case of small sample (which the stats NEVER give you, Sample size) the fellow has two out of five that somehow are first time starter winners (a broad category that never ever is altered for level of MSW or MDCLM) and then you get the ridiculous idea that the PERSON is somehow influencing the RUN of the horse. Horses do the running, trainers watch. · 9 hours ago
On July 24th, Goldencents worked 3F (h) in 34.20 (1/5) over fast synthetic at Del Mar.
On July 23rd, Revolutionary worked 3F (b) in 38.00 (2/2) over fast synthetic at the WinStar training center.
Kid Cruz is my pick to win the Jim Dandy. He has some pace to run at and Wicked Strong with blinkers on may pull a "Palace Malice". Kid Cruz has dramatically improved in his past two starts and in the Dwyer showed he can be closer to the pace if needed. The Preakness was not an indicator of his true qualitly IMO.
I did some checking and found the official ratings for the 9 horses currently entered to run in Saturday's King George and found out that BC Turf winner Magician is the highest rated horse in the field. The official ratings of all 9 King George entries are: Magician-124, Telescope-123, Mukhadram-121, Flintshire-119, Trading Leather-119, Eagle Top-118, Taghrooda-116, Romsdal-115, Leitir Mor-107. What surprised me here is Taghrooda's pretty impressive Epsom Oaks win only rates only a point higher than Romsdal's Epsom Derby 3rd, and 2 points inferior to Eagle Top's King Edward VII Stakes win. Honestly, is the 3yo colt form that much more impressive than the 3yo filly form that a G2 winner rates 2 points higher than a G1 winner, and a G1 3rd rates only 1 point below the same G1 winner? That kind of befuddles me truth be told, but then again I always have confused easily.
What happened?? Peter Euton Racing reporting that D w/Fate did not survive his injuries?!
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  • Sullivan · The Arabian WAS the horse of choice... good word choice. Unless you would be ready to announce the death of the Thoroughbred, the Arabians are not wanted. More sensible would be a marked effort internationally by Thoroughbred breeders to breed for both conformation, soundness, as well as racing. Bare requirements that horses race past their 3yo season sound prior to breeding/limiting their crops or offering large cash prizes at sales for the best conformed or bred individuals would be ideal. · 43 minutes ago
  • Exterminator · Warmbloods are sounder than most of today's Arabs... If you really wanted sound horses you'd get cobs or drafts... Of course they aren't that swift. And sadly we put speed over structure nowadays. · 36 minutes ago
Laurie Ross and Ashley Tamulonis are back with more head-to-head handicapping action, bringing you their take on the 2014 edition of the Jim Dandy Stakes.Read More
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  • Goblin · I really like the point/counterpoint format! · 2 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · It is a pretty awesome field in the Jim Dandy! I'd like to see Wicked Strong run well, but I'll go with Tonalist. · 1 hour ago
Here is what the connections of each Haskell runner had to say at the draw luncheon.Read More
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  • zatt · Hard to look past the filly, and hard to throw out anyone, but Irish You Well, Wildcat Red, and Albano all look live with odds. · 3 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · These are 2nd and 3rd tier colts against by far the best 3yr old filly running today and the distance and probable pace scenario are right in her wheelhouse. A great 3yr old filly will beat GII and GIII colts every time. 9F is a stretch for Bayern and SI but they each need the lead to win. Both will fade out of the money in the stretch and setup for the stalkers and closers: Untapable, Wildcat Red, and Medal Count. I will also throw Just Call Kenny into the exotics mix because he's rapidly improving, clearly wants a distance of ground, is training well, likes the track, and his stalking/closing style will fit the pace scenario of this race well. · 1 hour ago
Thanks for the memories RIP
Apprentice jockey Maria Thornton makes her racing debut on Thursday in the eighth race at Arlington International Racecourse aboard Voy Por Uno Mas for owner trainer Moises Yanez and his Del Sol Farm. Read More
More comments on the "backside".
I was unaware the Phipps colors were orange and purple originally
Thursday's 8th race (5:37pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming affair for 3-year-olds and up traveling eleven furlongs on the turf course (rail at 6 feet).#8 Street Maven (5-1) has improved on turf since moving to the Doug O'Neill barn in March (3-2-1-0). He was clearly second best at 10f when...Read More
*My owner purchased my dam in foal with yours truly for a mere $2,300. *All of my first 48 races were run at four different tracks in the same state.Read More
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  • Cherlyn via Disqus · Zenyatta? · 2 hours ago
  • Cherlyn via Disqus · Just read that again...definitely not Zenyatta. · 2 hours ago
Watch Horse Racing Nation's Jarrod Horak handicap the Jim Dandy in the video race of the week! http://youtu.be/jW-o-0Urc_w
Mary tune in to Rce #4 today. Your guy Hollie has a special one in Taras Tango. The scary part is that in the 2nd Division, Bullet Bob just may be sitting on a better one in Luminance. Either way,write down these names,you will be seeing a big time rivalry down the line. They are working out in the mornings as though they are more than the real deal.
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  • tmallios · As great as the Hollendorfer filly was today. This one was scary to say the least. Not only did she break the short lived track record. She did it by losing arguably 3 to 4 lengths with the slow start and wide trip. Doubt to many colts might be as good as this one. Rarely do 2 horses run to their press clippings. Like i said,tune in to the filly stake at the end of the meet. This will be a good one. · 4 days ago
  • Sullivan · Both aiming to the Del Mar Debutante · 2 hours ago
Just saw the entries for the Haskell. This guy is looking amazing in this spot. To begin with,there are only 2 legitimate speed horses in the race. S.I. and Bayern. Assuming the reports from S.I.s' camp are accurate and he has settled down and acting a bit more proffessional. He will be sitting a dream trip tracking expected pace setter Bayern,who drew inside.At the worst,this could be a Bayern/S.i exacta either way. The filly will have to make a premature move in this race. On speed figures she is easily fast enough to win this race. But i believe for the first time this year. When Rosie asks her for run on the turn,she will be running at race horses who have gas in the tank. Social Inclusion looks to be perfectly placed.
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  • Ruffianlover · I disagree, Untapable was on the outside in the Oaks and did just fine. She can win up front or rating off the pace. My heart says her to win it but my head says Medal Count. Medal is a nice horse- plus I like Romans. · 4 hours ago
  • Sullivan · I also have him in this race with Albano. · 2 hours ago
Hmm......no Teddy Drone?!
  • UnionRagsRules · My thoughts exactly. Maybe they are targeting something bigger? I know nominations went in awhile ago, (Friday the 18th) and that was before his stellar workout. Maybe they are thinking bigger and better? I thought this was a great spot for him to return. · 2 hours ago
Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate suffered catastrophic injuries to his right rear leg when he crashed into the outer rail during a morning gallop Thursday.Read More
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  • Ruffianlover · Ugh such a heartbreaking tragedy. Hate losing members of the sports. They deserve better. Not that they're being treated poorly, but they in that they don't deserve to lose their lives so young · 4 hours ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · My condolences to all of the connections of this wonderful horse. They must be devastated! It's hard to imagine. · 2 hours ago
Tonalist looks to continue his progression and extend his win streak to three in Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Tonalist is a very good horse,but don't see it happening. Looking for WS to prevail. Sorry Mr. Evans,you had your day in the sun at Belmont. · 3 hours ago

Plays of the Day


Dmr 7/25/2014 R5 - Heat Du Jour back around two turns for Hollendorfer

Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming affair for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#4 Heat Du Jour (7-2) makes her second start off the Hollendorfer claim (30% 2nd off the claim). She rallied for the place...

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