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Best family in the stud book! Got Lucky 3rd new GSW $ 4th this year out of a daughter or granddaughter of Get Lucky joining Dramedy, Imagining and Callback.
Like Big Beast / Clearly Now / Bay of Plenty 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
The Big beast, Bay of plenty, and moonlight song are scratched, according to DRF
Sticking with The Big Bast and some money on Bay of Plenty
4 Texas Red 3 Tommy Macho 6 Speightster 7 Smart Transition Going on Back Class Blofield has a shot at a price but should be considered under in an exotic
Going with Blofeld and Tommy Macho to beat Texas Red.
Flashaway, Decision Day and US Marshal
With Photo Call running yesterday, I'm thinking of adding Means Well to the mix
Lady Eli / Spanish Queen / Strict Compliance / Pine Needles n/o
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. · 2 hours 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.

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