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The Kiddie List - July 24, 2014

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Presque Isle, Race 7
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All systems go. 3/4 in 1:14 today. They must have a plan!Teddy Drone came up tough! We shall see!!!!! Battle of Evermore was a very good 3rd at Del Mar yesterday. Let's hope he follows the same flight path as bern Identity and wins second out.
The Connections of Untapable rooled the dice and shot for the Moon. The result of all this,it earned them a trip to Parx and now point for The Cotillion Stakes. Not belittling this race,it has its history. But to a filly that was head and shoulders the best in her division. The Alabamas winners trophy should of had her name on it. Hopefully the so called new breed owner will come to their sanity and respect the value of divisional races that their predecesors valued so greatly. All of a sudden in todays game,these races are rendered meaningless. They listen to their speed figure gurus and to a fan base that has absolutely no clue about racing. They want the glory,they want the story and all the fame that comes from it. What they do not figure on is the bottom line affect to the filly. This stab at Fools Gold has basically cost her the season. The effort knocked her out so much,that they are pointing to a race 8 weeks down the line. What is their move after that,The BC Distaff. With 1 race under her belt,she will get eaten up by the likes of the leaders of the Female Older Division. Assmusen is getting better at this.With Rachel she was succesful at 3 against the Boys, but the strenuous schedule killed her career. With their decision to run in this years Haskell, they may of ruined another career at an earlier age. Yes i am sure someone will come out and say that Fillies always run against the Boys and win. Yes but that is on the Turf ,where it is not as strenuous an effort. Zennyatta was succesful the 2 times she did it. But Shirrefs did it when she was older and much more developed physically and mentally. He also took his shot at the last race of the year,not during the Peak. Even the Hall Of Famer Bill Mott. With the fastest female horse of all in this decade. That would be Royal Delta,he took his one shot in Dubai and learned his lesson. Enjoy Bensalem , Pa. Ihear it is gorgeous that time of the year. You earned this trip.
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  • Mary Z. · Well, tripleD, what must have happened is that he took a look at the pace scenario. Who cares? He changed his mind. Knows she's a very good filly. Saw that the pace was too fast. I don't even know what I said last week. Here, he wrote three thousand lines today. Something to read. · 3 hours ago
  • triple_double · Yeah Mary, I really missed the old format, which is more exciting and not boring. Now, I will only read a 3000 lines thread written by our beloved TMallios, especially after a big race and for sure I have something to say against his opinion. LOL Let's see, next week after the Whitney, especially if Palace Malice loses this race, you might see a 5000 lines thread by TMallios. giggles... LOL · 2 hours ago
She's currently riding a three-race win streak with her win in the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.
Katie Hindt is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • jockey2be. · Katie are you planning on taking out your license at 16? · 4 hours ago
  • Carlos Miguel Paulino-Tejera via Disqus · Good for you girl. I love race horses and Animal Kingdom · 4 hours ago
Hearing this guy is at WinStar recovering from some kind of unspecified injury -- potentially done for the year. Can anyone confirm his current status?
Will break from post 4 in the West Virginia Derby
Mary,Havre De Grace was fast,but nothing spectacular. To give you a barometer on how fast they ran at their best. The lower the number the faster the horse. HDG was running 0's (comparable to what the top older ones are running today) Beholder in last years BC Distaff ran a (- 2.5) negative. The Queen Royal Delta at her best was running (-4 and -3'son many occassions) Negative numbers. I think the best Zennyatta ran was (-2). Rachel was running (-2 & -3). But it is not the final figure that is that important. Many of these got credited for ground loss. That is what made Royal Delta more impressive.Hers were speed numbers.She was rarely caught wide.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Mary that is why along with you i was a huge supporter of her. Why i make the claim she was by far the best female horse of this century at her best. Winning is irrelevant ,unless you own or bet the horse. It is predicated mostly on the competition.As far as sheer talent ,speed and overall class. The rest could not hold a candle to her. · 7 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Can't wait to see Beholder run a -5 · 6 hours ago
another look has it this way: 2 Ami's Holiday 4 Matador 8 Lynx 10 Lions Bay
Matador would not be too big a surprise
hard to beat the chalk..NOW if it rains hard at the Fort often the first one out of the gate triumphs so watch for the bias on races underneath if it is wet. 2 Ami's Holiday 8 Lynx 10 Lions Bay 6 Coltimus Prime 6 and 8 go out and 2 10 come later......Poor old venue is on life support and is hemorrhaging money.
A short story about the trials and tribulations of a Hall of Fame jockey, Kent Desormeaux that supports another chance for him to have another day at the top of his profession where he belongs.Read More
  • John M. Toothman via Disqus · Kent is having his "another day in the sun" at the 2014 Del Mar meet...He is back and riding in brilliant form... · 7 hours ago
Rooting for Lynx,Matador.
When La Verdad did not bring her “A” game, it was R Free Roll who went to the front and led the Grade 2 Honorable Miss field on a merry chase.Read More
He is a big favorite of mine. He always tries but Bayern very very tough in the Haskell
Toast of New York, winner of the $2 million United Arab Emirates Derby, and Cat O’Mountain, third in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan, United Arab Emirates on March 29, will ship in for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic reports Cindy Niemetz of the International Racing Bureau. Read More
  • amino998 · Cat O'Mountain, another Godolphin Street Cry, hmm... · 8 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Nice to have that kind of money to waste. Read not long ago that the Royal family as spent in acquisitions, training, sales, shipping, breeding and farms over 10 billion trying to win the big ones around the globe. I, for one, welcome their financial interests and and ongoing support · 8 hours ago
Claimed for $20,000 at Del Mar last summer, Big Macher continued his rise with an upset of odds-on favored Goldencents in the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby. Read More
  • travel_vic · What are you trying to do during a day at the track? MAXIMIZING your wagering return. IF a big favorite is sure to hit he board, use the ploy RIDING HIS COATTAILS. Hook that one in the first three spots as a key and then hope a longer priced medium contentious horse gets lucky. Take home the groups dumb dollars by playing the race smartly. · 9 hours ago
Monday's 4th race (6:40pm ET) from Presque Isle is a $5,000 claiming heat for fillies and mares traveling a mile and seventy yards on Tapeta footing.#1 Little Red Rider (7-2) did not get enough pace help (finished 3rd of 5) in a local $7.5k affair at one mile July 7. She is back at her claimed level...Read More
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  • travel_vic · final 1 Little Red Rider 8 Mesa Rose 7 Mary Caught All 5 You Are Afleet · 13 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 1 8 5 two dollar tri worth $ 255.40 with that 5 dropping in late at 32/1 · 9 hours ago
Very tough race but I hope La Verdad wins.
 Race #j9 (the only good betting race on the card) is a 9f $32,000 claiming event for 3 y.o.s and up.  Contenders before scratches:  #6,3, 7, 5, 9.  The favorite #9 Romancing the Gold (2/1) is legitimate, but feel like he can be beat.  Choice to the #6 Mr. Espresso (6/1)&nbs...Read More
  • travel_vic · Contenders: 5 Rap d'Oro 3 Zoebear 9 Romancing the Gold 6 Mr. Espresso 7 5 go out and then 3 9 come later · 13 hours ago
  • travel_vic · wow, is this the same race? 8 3 2 7? · 11 hours ago
Crushed a decent bunch of KY breds at Ellis Park July 27 without breaking a sweat after two strong works at Churchill. Any Given Saturday has shown he can get a big horse at a distance of ground.

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PID 7/29/2014 R2 - Icy Strait can get there again at Presque Isle

Tuesday's 2nd race (5:50pm ET) from Presque Isle is a $5,000 claiming heat for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and seventy yards on Tapeta footing.#4 Icy Strait (5-1) did not get much pace help but still managed to win from off the pace vs. simil...

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