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Lady Eli / Spanish Queen / Strict Compliance / Pine Needles n/o
Putting it on Curlin's page because PM'S pave isn't on main screen. Palace Malice has returned to the worktab, he goes 4F in 49.76 at Saratoga. No plans for if he will train up to the Whitney or find a prep in between, accordingto DRF
Like Tommy Macho / Texas Red / Smart Transition
2 Lady Eli / 10 Outstanding (IRE) / 14 Strict Compliance / 11 Sentiero Italia, box
Private Zone / Bay of Plenty / The Big Beast / Clearly Now
2 Bolo / 3 Divisidero / 4 Canndal / 1 Takeover Target
6 Speighster / 1 Blofeld / 4 Texas Red 7 Smart Transition super box
While I backed him I have seen many like him just last year return and be otb. Too much money to bet and if you bet and he wins you are a fool. I will watch.
Lady Eli and Spanish Queen are the top of their class but I might try to beat them at this distance with Euro invader Olorda and consistent runner Consumer Credit (like her 12-1 ml odds).
  • CauseForConcern · I agree with your assessment of the top of the class, but I also will go the route of trying to upset. With the distance being a hefty 1 1/4, I will disregard the outside posts in hopes the jockeys will tuck in and await their move. I look for #9 Gypsy Judy, #11 Sentiero Italia, and #14 Strict Compliance. Get a little bit of Chad Brown, and Kiaran McLaughlin. The only drawback is their last race was a mile jaunt. Hopefully, the additional distance will be a chance to be more methodical. · 55 minutes ago
Sticking with Distorted Beauty and Photo Call (if she runs here).
I'm sticking with Canndal...had Bolo but it looks like he might be an overlay. Might add Takeover Target to the mix if he hovers around 5-1.
I like Force The Pass & Canndal
Ami's Flatter, Conquest Boogaloo and Shaman Ghost are my top picks. But I'm going to put some money on longshot Breaking Lucky. Beaten fav in his last Alw start and Baker has taken the blinkers off. Might improve and show some early speed and might steal this is in the front.
Ruffian is one of my favorite horses ever. Her story is one for the ages, a tragedy but one horse to never be forgotten. She was a powerhouse. She is truly one of the greats. Had she lived, perhaps she would be a,not triple crown winners. But to me she stands in that same group of champions because her accomplishments and her story will never be forgotten.
Pink Poppy. P-I-N-K P-O-P-P-Y.
Shared Belief needs to practice his rating skills. Getting crossed over by other horses in a race like Breeders is no excuse for losing. It takes skill to get through the pack and if he can do that he can be more consistent. Otherwise he may never recover to his best and beat other horses with better rating skills.
I am really liking this guy more and more in Tommorrows Los Als' Derby. The track is playing very strong to inside speed. After getting my speed sheets,i see that Kentuckian is hardly as fast as adverised. Martin should be in perfect position on the front end.
Like Big Beast / Clearly Now / Bay of Plenty n/o
Very impressive 62k Allx1 win 7/3/15 away since 10/14 impressive physical specimen.Conditions await.Chad Brown.Saratoga?

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