I'm glad that my #1 Derby Contender got the 50 points, but disappointed he didn't show any fight to get by Upstart... THAT would have made me feel better than getting up put via DQ.
Yep! I pointed that out last year (good/bad year trend). 2015 should be my "off year". Therefore, Itsaknockout has no chance!
You read my mind! Both Metaboss and I Spent It were the last two to make the cut (Top 24), and here's why I used them...
I Spent It: That Saratoga Special race sticks in my mind
Metaboss: I'm also an administrator/member of Homeless Handicappers, though not one of the 40 "minority owners", I had to give some love to my HH "family".
"Everyone has to have something to believe in... and I believe I'll have another beer." - my brother
"Dawg"; Carpe Deim has a DOUBLE WHAMMY...
#1 - Storm Cat (in sire line)
#2 - Unbridled's Song (in female line)
I will happily admit I was wrrrr-wrrr-wrrrrong in this comment thread on the night of May 2nd if/when Ocean Knight wins the Derby.
You're welcome and I'm glad you took the time to express your opinions. That is what's great about this game... if everyone had the same opinion, every race would have a 1-9 favorite.
I agree in that when Baffert talks, people listen. Especially all those in CA who have access to Baffert and AP in the A.M.
If AP proves me wrong, I will happily admit it publicly and in the 2016 version of GQ Derby Double Dozen.
Keep in mind that leaving AP or others completely off the Top 24 list doesn't mean they are not among the Top 24 talented 3 year olds hoping to run in the Derby. If I believe they cannot WIN, they won't be on the list. If AP runs 2nd by a nose, that means I would be correct.
Thanks for your comments.
NEWS FLASH!!! I DO NOT sell picks... I provide my "opinions" for all to see. Glad you read this blog... sorry to hear that you won't read future ones. This annual installment is meant to look beyond the hot horses in Feb. as they rarely win on the first Saturday in May.
How have all of the "experts" who make their living writing "Capt. Obvious" Derby Lists, WEEKLY done? Dig up their Top Derby horse from Feb. of previous years... their record is equally woeful.
At least here you will see a few names all others ignore. "Variety is the spice of Life"
Check back on the evening of May 2nd so one of us can say, "I told you so."
That's correct Brian. Three (3) months from the Derby, my #1 has never won the Derby... at least I'm accountable. I'd be interested if you could find any of the "experts" (those who make a living following the sport) who correctly had the Derby winner a top of their list date Fed. 6-18 on any given year?
Have you seen Andy Beyer's Top 1-3 Derby contenders in February on a given year... he's 0-fer as well... better yet... 0-fer when picking ONE WEEK from the Derby.
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