Who did Secretariat beat? How much weight did he carry and spot the competition? Now who did Kelso beat? And how much weight was he forced to carry and spot the competition? That's why. Do some research.
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I've mentioned this before but it bears repeating, no horse in history beat so many other great horses, while spotting gobs ow weight on both dirt and grass. Check out the entire list of HR Nation's top 250 all time thoroughbreds and you'll find all or almost all the following, all beaten by the great Kelso: Carry Back, Gun Bow, Bald Eagle, Tompion, Never Bend, Beau Purple, Quadrangle, Roman Brother, Crimson Satan, Jaipur, Ridan, Pia Star, Garwol, Yorktown, ETC.
Looks like he'll be a nice handicap colt at 4 next season.
Absolutely. Was using him to fill out the exotics. And maybe on top of some exacta's and tris. I made a killing on VE Day in the Travers, he doesn't owe me a thing. So I got to use him. SB may win this race for fun, but his last race over this track a few weeks ago did not appear to be as devastating as his prior starts. Will use in some underneaths in the exotics. Same with CC. Tonalist can't be ignored either.
Looks like a killer pace scenario in this race. SB is the deserving fave, but will he be chasing that early speed up close? Got to look at the deep closer's at a price.
VE Day? Had excuses in the JCGC. But if he runs back to the Travers form? Worth a few bucks @ 20-1.
The Santa Anita outside oval could fit inside the Belmont Inner Turf coarse ( 1 mile vs. 1 3/16 miles). That's how enormous Belmont is. In fact, the Belmont inner turf coarse is bigger than any other track's outside oval in the country. ( 1 3/16 miles vs 1 1/8 miles).
How many more races would he have won if he raced under today's conditions where no horse is burdened with 130-140 lbs. like Kelso had to carry in so many of his races?
Crowley....Jimmy Jerkens had a terrific meet.
I usually wager on anything the Jerkens family enters. Sometimes more $$$ than others. Been betting Wicked since the Remsen, and VE Day ran big in the Curlin before the Travers. Jimmy's barn was on fire, and the 3rd and 4th finishers were very playable. But Vic, if you don't believe me, I really don't care.
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