Racing this year has been awesome! Obviously the Triple Crown, but there's been no major injuries as well, so the racing has been great! Once California Chrome & Shared Belief get healed up, we'll have all the stars back!
That's flipping awesome!
In many other years, I think Mubtaahij would be a strong contender, but the field is so deep this year, that I believe he is way up against it. Plus, I think he's the "wise guy" horse that won't provide good value. Good luck though, Dark Horse. May the Form be with you.
Great show, guys! Don't think I've seen a Derby field as deep as this one. It's crazy to think the winners of the Wood Memorial and FL Derby are both going to be double digits.
If American Pharoah can take care of business next week, it should be a hell of a Derby with those 3, Materiality, Upstart, Frosted, etc.
Exacta Shared Belief over Bronzo & Catch a Flight.
It'll be interesting to see if you're right on Albano's G1 potential, since we don't know what the East Coast handicap division will shape up to be with the big layoffs Wicked Strong & Palace Malice will be returning from. In addition, Clement's stopping on Tonalist isn't encouraging either.
Can't argue with that list, Matt. Only thing I would say is don't sleep on Frosted.
Less is definitely more, just look at boutique meets like Saratoga, Del Mar & Keeneland. I would like to see most tracks go to 2, 3 or 4 days a week in order to help create fuller fields and more attractive races to bettors. Also, lower level tracks should consider only running on days like Mon., Tues. & Wed. because they get lost in the shuffle on by running on the weekends. Since 3/4th of handle now is off-track, this could help struggling track become more profitable/relevant.
I still don't get deflategate...they turned in 12 balls to the refs before the game & the refs handled them regularly when putting them on the line of scrimmage...oh well. It seems real negative traction with the sport could be gained if something fishy happens in the Derby, considering Asmussen (PETA) and O'Neill (Mora) didn't draw more than a peep during the Breeders' Cup.
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