I'm sure it's been noticed that Madefromlucky hasn't lost once in his last seven races except to AP.
Pretty impressive. (In other words, he's unbeaten when Pharoah-less, 4 for 7, since December.) Texas who?
And he looked so good in the post parade. Heartbreaking. Condolences to his connections. RIP big fella.
Had his head up looking around like a tourist
Second out of four
I think there's always a chance for an upset. It's horse racing. Happens all the time. A win ticket on AP here is just a souvenir . Take the next most likely horse and bet it to show. Then if by some divine (or other) intervention AP runs out, you'll have the biggest price on the board. And then thank the bridge jumpers. Always the best play in these situations, IMHO. Oh sorry, not a handicapping thread. Just cheer AP on. That's what I'll be doing.
The Preakness was a walkover, and the Belmont nearly so. He hasn't really been tested since the Derby. But now, no no one wants to run at him. He's the boss hog. If he takes the lead, he won't be passed. Like GOD (the horse).
Yeah, unless he's stepped on by one of Todd's stable. Oops, I guess that's trolling. And old news. Sorry. Couldn't help myself. But he does have a sizeable portion of the field in this one, and only one chance.
Delaunay wins iowa sprin! By daylight! Congratulations old boy!
She gave you two very specific choices based on tight qualifications. Not her's, history's, and the entertainment based therein. The other seven are based on a pretty wide stat. The rest is up to you, and the luck bestowed upon you by the racing gods.
My selection of Palace Malice two years ago would have qualified in the latter category, but without pace and breeding handicapping it would have been like throwing darts. So why all the quibbling?
We are all students of the game, and everybody has a way of looking at it. Some prefer history, some only breeding, some pace. The winning ticket has taken it all into consideration, and then gotten lucky on top of it all.
This article's interesting, very, if only for its historical perspective. I don't see her touting a winner. In fact I see it narrowed down to NINE horses! A lot of work for someone to go through to offer up entertainment for us, and should be appreciated as such.
For me, the winner is a front runner, raced in the Derby, under an out of state jockey. And he won the Preakness. By this article, an outlier, something that hasn't happened in 37 years.
Good job Ms. Ross.
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