Rachel need Goggles. Trip handicap her last two and she turns her head to the right to get a gapping view of the winner to her outside of both races. Head not straight-on, as this philly shifts her body to her right toward her outside opponenMaybe it's too lonesome at the top (of the stretch). It's not Borel making her head go to the right and moving out toward the horse to her right. Goggles next time. Might even get a price at even money.
Calvin and his connections did not see fit to have one race under their belt on the Belmont card before the Belmont stakes. I think he should have been taking mounts all week, as this is not his home track. He was in the New York area all week. Other than that, the race ran to its outcome and that's it for the history book.
Ah yes...the Belmont of 2008.Big Brown was having foot problems (glued shoes to boot) and were the racing gods going to bless the horse and his connections with a Triple Crown? A horse exactly like Charitable Man was entered in the 08 Belmont namely Casino Drive. CD stepped on a stone and was scratched. But no one paid attention that on Preakness Day 08, when BBrown won, D'Tara actually ran better on that day's card. Tiznow is sire.The horse that was second to BB in the Preakness was Macho Again, long in price and hard to figure by cappers because he was coming out of a 7.5fl Derby Trial and he bumped into and was bumped by everything except the valet attendant. PS~ D'Tara ran 4th in the above race to Macho Ag. Time to make a courageous bet, with the Gods on my side and no speed ball Cas. Drive. As an aside, regarding the 2009 Preakness, as you witnessed the speed horse Big Drama was distressed in gate, reeled and lost jockey JR. He also had cast in his stall that morning, fell and couldn't get up. This created no early speed, BD had no race left.Now the 2009 Belmont will run at top speed up front with Garcia and Chart. Man. Garcia will be the repeat winner of the Belm., and Borel will not get the triple but all can applaud his well-deserved triple Oaks, KD and Preak. For a money ticket use Chart. Man on top, Brave Victory and Flying Prv. with all. Then CM with all, with BV and FP third. Twelve dol. a ticket.There are no maidens in this Belmont; there was one in '08. And maid. Colt stepped on Big B's shoe and it came off.
Unless it rains.
Handi you are right on the money with your comments, last year Macho Again came into the race with an absolutely fantastic prior race in the CD Derby Trial @7.5 fl. He was bumped in the stretch and hit by everything but the valet parking attendent at the front of the building. I honestly had him second and third in my tris and hit. Really was an exacta type bet due to Big Brown's performance. And guess who else came out of the bump n' grind 1.27 seconds race in Derby Trial.A little know fact ~ D'Tara and I knew the racing gods were not going to give BB and its connections the triple crown that easy. If I had to go to the window today, Thursday, Big Drama would be my long shot key play. Top Beyer is 7 for 7, and if not DQed to 2nf eoulf nr 7-6-1-0. Love horses coming off the Calder slow as quick sand soil. Top Jock. Another horse that fits this profile this horse's (Big Drama) profile was the runner up/2nd to Giacomo the KD 2005 winner and prior to Mine TB held the title of 2nd longest shot in the KD. And that was Closing Argument who was 71-1. A Calder home boy and benefited from Calder soil trips and never off the board in 7 tries before the KD. We still do not know what the poly horse will do on Preak soil. The Chruchill topsoil was wet and cuppy. Also I have made a comment elsewhere that RA has never had compression and this notion can be found here on this site under her blog or Preakness.
bband. Good racing anology. The filly is gutsy enough to go between horses and get bumped and run again when she ran second, but it was in a field half the size and the trip did not have compression for her until late in the stretch. These guys and jocks are not going to be gentlemen to the young lady. Also the media made a big to do about the powers that be not letting her in. And now there are 13 entries only, I believe there's room for one more colt or filly. What should have been the story of the day is how this was quite the exception and that there are not enough horese in play to fill up the undercards and the every day races. This is akin to no inventory in a business.
Just posted this in the MTB, but had set out to post it here.RA gets in at 121 lb, 5 pound filly allowance and she has been running at this package. Unless she gets out and attempts to wire the field, she will not be able to handle the compression of the colts. To me, compression is when a horse is in tight/ between two horse or more. She has not had compression in a race since Oct. 1. '08 albeit she was blocked and bumped. Otherwise she has not run in races with compression. When I am face to face with someone and I am explaining horse racing compression, I say, while I am at a normal distance from them, "You feel comfortable talking to me at this distance." Then I move very close to them and put my face near their face and say. "How do you feel now." Compression.
RA gets in at 121 lb, 5 pound filly allowance and she has been running at this package. Unless she gets out and attempts to wire the field, she will not be able to handle the compression of the colts. To me, compression is when a horse is in tight/ between two horse or more. She has not had compression in a race since Oct. 1. '08 albeit she was blocked and bumped. Otherwise she has not run in races with compression. When I am face to face with someone and I am explaining horse racing compression, I say, while I am at a normal distance from them, "You feel comfortable talking to me at this distance." Then I move very close to them and put my face near their face and say. "How do you feel now." Compression.
Nice touch. These guys will tell stories for the rest of their lives and play the derby together til the end. Bet they buy a race horse.
Like it. Another one is, 'How much do you have to lose to get even', obviously said when someone is ahead and starts to press his bets.
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