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2010 Mervyn Leroy (G2)

Date/Track:
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:42.37

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Mervyn Leroy (G2)...

Making his first start in eight months in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park, Rail Trip performed like a gelding who could have a memorable 5-year-old campaign. The 1-2 favorite in the Grade II, the son of Jump Start out of the Carson City mare Sweet Trip toyed with si...Read More
  • rossington · A very impressive effort by Rail Trip in the Meryvn Leroy Handicap. Especially given the fact he'd been on an 8 month lay-off due to injury. I've said this many times in the past. I don't think Zenyatta will ever be beaten in what's left of her racing career. Certainly not by any other filly or mare, Rachel Alexandra included. But if she is ever beaten, it will take a Grade 1 level, very special colt to do it, IMO. I think likely that Rail Trip over synthetics, or Quality Road over dirt are the two most likely candidates to ever knock Zenyatta from the rank's of the unbeaten. But I'm not 100% sure that either of them could or would do it either? · 1438 days ago ·
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  • cigar · Rail Trip is talented, no doubt. · 1437 days ago ·
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Rail Trip returned from an eight-month layoff to beat Sangaree by 3 1/4 lengths Saturday in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap at Hollywood Park, an effort where jockey Rafael Bejarano said he just "galloped."Read More
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  • humphrey · Zenyatta can be beat by a trifecta against her: a race at 8.5 or shorter, a tandem entry to ensure a very very slow early pace and a bad trip on her part. There are only about 30 undefeated T-breds of all time, i.e. Flying Childers, Ajax, Barcaldine, Eclipse, Kincesn, St. Simon, El Rio ROy, Crucifix, Bay Middleton, Herod, Ormonde, Hickory O, Colin, Asteroid, Ribot, Nearco, Bahran, Personal Ensign, Amercican Eclipse, Rare Brick, Ruffian with an asterisk, The Tetrach and a few others. · 1439 days ago ·
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  • railbird33 · Horses like, "Upset" & "Onion" become famous because they beat invinciple horses like Man 'O War & Secretariat - that's why they run the race!! She's in rare company now, but a closing style is vulnerable to a front-ender with bottom and a slow pace. · 1438 days ago ·
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Since I do not have as much free time to write out my analysis I am looking for alternatives, and tonight I am experimenting with the Pick 6 Spread Ticket Calculator on the Del Mar site. I did not post analysis but do have my Sunday contenders in spread format below. Check it out and let me know wha...Read More
Word came out late Friday afternoon that Eskendereya, who only two weeks ago was considered one of the heaviest Kentucky Derby favorites in years, has been retired.  Click here to read the full article by the Bloodhorse. What has happened during those two weeks?  Derby contenders continued...Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Hollywood Park includes a carryover of more than $94,000. The feature race is the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap for three-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on Cushion Track. Rail Trip makes his much anticipated return as he begins preparations for a repe...Read More
The admirably consistent RAIL TRIP (Jump Start), one of Southern California's top older runners last season, makes his return to racing in Saturday's $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2) at Hollywood Park. The 1 1/16-mile contest over Cushion Track is the first in a series of three races in the division th...Read More
Most horseplayers prefer to wager on horses in the afternoon, rather than watch them train in the morning. Wednesday at Hollywood was an exception. The best handicap horse in California, Rail Trip, had his final workout before his comeback. And the best horse in the country, Zenyatta...Read More
Rafael Bejarano, who through Thursday led the nation's riders in earnings this year, has gained the mount on Rail Trip for the $100,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park next Saturday. Trainer Ron Ellis said the decision was made by owners Mace and Samantha Siegel. Bejarano will be the second ...Read More

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