LOL! Always be plugging.
Hmm...well, big thanks to "The Nation" for checking out my brand new blog "Big A Confidential". And thanks to you and the rest of the oustanding HRN team for allowing me the opportunity.
In all seriousness, I probably ought to recuse myself. I really didn't think about the conflict of interest beforehand (only 'cause I didn't think I'd actually get it right). I file an objection against myself, and I hope the stewards take me down and give the win to E-train. He deserves it.
LOL! You invited me, so I assumed yes.
I was so excited I said it ten times ;-) Whoo-hoo! We kept it in the family, Brian. I'm thinking we should turn this into a "Win Ben Stein's Money"-like gimmick, where team HRN takes on the fans for trivia bragging rights every week. Fair Grounds success was the key hint for me. I was looking for horses who pulled off the New Orleans-Lousiana Derby double, and he fit. Oh, and sorry E-train. Getting beat by a bob for the 2nd straight week. Ugh!
Brian are you sure the horse's last race was actually in Nebraska, or was it the Cornhusker handicap at Prairie Meadows in Iowa?
Despite the quick turnaround, Who's The Cowboy, looks to have a pretty square chance in that race tomorrow (The Schosberg horse proabably looms the main danger, though you can never count out Dominguez-Asmussen/Sheets). Still, win or lose tomorrow, it's already a most impressive streak. But Brian, I think there is something to be learned from the lack of comments in this post, as your posts typically do great traffic and generate lively discussions in the comment sections. The race fan, understandably, is skeptical. Though it's an admittedly small sample size, Englehart's statistics are a huge outlier. Though this streak is most impressive, the race fan can't be blamed for failing to be giddy about an accomplishment they're not sure is on the level. Now, other then the numbers, there's no reason to be suspicious. So he ought to get the benefit of the doubt. For the sake of the sport, we all hope he's on the level. If so, may the streak live on!
Pretty cut and dried this year, for the most part. Brian, you and I have already had the Gio-Paddy debate over at your old shop. The only other category that intrigues me is turf female. Quite obviously, as was proven in their only meeting, Goldikova is FAR superior to Proviso. Still, it must be acknowledged that Goldi only had the one start stateside, while Proviso had herself one heck of a campaign (other than the BC Mile). I'm not saying i'd vote for Proviso, but I think 4-1 is a bit of an overlay.
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