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2013 Kelso Handicap (G2)

Date/Track:
9/28/2013, Belmont Park
Post Time:
3:41 PM ET
Distance:
1 mile (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:34.08

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Kelso Handicap (G2)...

"Pace makes the race" is an old and famous adage. Let's take a look at the extreme pace scenarios we've seen in this year's Breeders' Cup preps.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · TM, I'm curious as to where you're going to get those desperately needed 2/5 of a second at the second call? Make no mistake, he, GOD has less chance this year than last. The only way he can finish in the money IMO is if MMM scratches. Even though I doubt MMM will win, his pace will put GOD away. It's probable four horses will leave the gate faster than GOD, two of those will hit the 3/4s faster, I just don't see a win or money finish with both MMM Fort Larned in the race. For GOD to finish in the money one of the aforementioned horses has to falter, namely MMM who will be running along side him. Just so you know where I'm coming from GOD is a favorite of mine, the most predictable horse to ever set foot on a track. He always runs the same race, anyone who hasn't made money wagering on him whether for or against is hard to imagine. Even if Baffert works him to the point he does get the second call fractions, he's then in the position he was last year, over extended and unable to finish in the money. For GOD to win he has to hit the second call in 1:10.3/5,and have enough energy left to not falter, besides that Mike Smith is a definite bet against all day long, this isn't the early 90s. · 187 days ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Icy,that is Bullet Bobs worry,the reason i am so on board with him,is how he is finally handled.The days are gone where they emptied his tank in worthless races.You saw the monster that ran in the Pacific Classic off of a layoff.The 2 months off will make him that much better.If all i have to worry about is 2.5 ths of a second.Maybe i will take Lisas adviceshe gave me for Noble Moons debut. I shall seek out loan officers. I go into the races assuming they will all run their best,except for horses like MMM and Ron The Greek,who emptied their tanks in the preps.That being the case.For right or wrong.This in my eyes might be over when the Marshall in the paddock says "Riders Up' · 187 days ago ·
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Graydar's back and as talented as ever. Read More
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  • travel_vic · based upon WHAT???? · 198 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · ANy horse who has two breathing down its throat IS going to have to try harder. The MATCH UP was behind the competition not the racing surface....That is about as elementary as you are going to get! · 198 days ago ·
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Off a nearly six-month layoff, odds-on favorite Graydar returned to the races sharp as ever, winning the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Invitational Handicap by three-quarters of a length in front-running fashion at Belmont Park. Read More
How awesome it would be to see Jackson bend upset. Although I do like Graydar a lot
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  • Sullivan · I like him better in the Clark in a few months. Could be a killer race if Dan shows up · 204 days ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Sullivan,if you mean JBend, they are not sending him 1 1/8th.If it is Graydar.that could be different. · 204 days ago ·
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Brujo De Olleros is a live shot in this but is pretty much an unknow wildcard horse, hymn book hard to see as the winner, praetereo is in way over his head, graydar is a very good win bet, easter gift is hard to pick because he has won only in allowance races, souper speedy is again a good horse but not for the stakes races yet, jackson bend is a possiblity but a good exacta bet with graydar
The line-up on Super Saturday at Belmont Park features five grade one stakes races and a grade two, all six are part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series.Read More
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  • goblin · Just a thought----Little Mike has had his best results in races in which he was ridden by Joe Bravo or Ramon Dominguez.... · 205 days ago ·
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  • Sully · Graydar should be an easy winner but coming back from injury causes some concern. Graydar if he returns like we all hope he does. Praetereo is my upset play. I think Easter Gift is a definite underneath play in the gimmicks. · 204 days ago ·
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I cant ever bet agasint Graydar hes my top pick
Hot in the winter, forgotten this summer, Graydar may soon be the horse we are all talking about again in five more days. Read More
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  • SSilence86 · We got lucky and saw his last race out at the FG · 207 days ago ·
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  • Mike in SB · I believe the Kelso is a Win and Your In race for the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile. If Graydar, Verrazano etc make the Dirt Mile it could be a great race. The Breeders Cup has taken some abuse for expanding the number of races, but the Dirt Mile seems to be a big addition to the weekend. · 206 days ago ·
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