Hey annmatt: John Henry also won the Santa Anita Handicap twice. Just thought I'd add that to your list. He was a great horse no doubt.
That long stretch at CD won't hurt his chances either. I think he has a decent shot considering his improving pattern and the increase in distance. Picking this years winner is going to be tough any way you look at it. The main saving grace being the price should be right on whoever you settle on. It will be a fun race to watch with the outcome so up for grabs. That being said a serious wager on this years Derby seems out of the question unless you're just a gambler. Good luck to all.
I think you got it right annmatt: Your dartboard looks like as good a tool as any this year. At least you won't have to waste your time looking at past performances that seem to mean nothing this year.I've never seen a more sorry group of pretnders in my life. I recommend a blindfold when you throw those darts, because this years derby is simply a shot in the dark !!
This expalnation was a joke. The contact Twirling Candy initiated was very minor. The whole incident was caused when Sutherland hit her horse left handed and he veered out sharply bumping Twirling Candy severly, she hit him a second time and he again veered out bumping Twirling Candy again. I agree Twirling Candy was not going to win, but to give such a crock of an explanation is sad. If the stewards thought it didn't cost Twirling Candy a better placing, then just say that. This was clearly a case of the stewards trying to justify their decision to the public rather than tell the truth of the matter.
Nice hit Mike: You remind me of the fisherman who always goes for the big one. They're harder to catch, but when you nail one "Jackpot" !!!
Hey Jarod: I say watch out for Spinzin in the 6th. He showed blazing speed last time and he drops 3lbs. and shortens to 51/2 today. granted he looks cheap but his 3/4 mile time was fastest of all and he might not run out of jet fuel until past the wire today.
Talk about bad luck !! I hate it when the racing luck goes against you. She finished full of run and galloped out in front past the wire. You had the right horse but the racing Gods were not kind today. We'll get'em next time.
Hey Humphrey: According to your philosophy we should all just burn our Racing Forms and throw darts at the program to pick our winners. You said once you don't listen to what others say, yet you constantly cite the studies and opinions of others. I believe this makes you a hypocrite. Secondly if the results of anything are mutually exclusive from the previous and following attempt it renders the whole study moot since according to this philosophy the same study the next year could come up with completely different results. Maybe you should have thought this through a little better. I expect nothing less though from someone who can't come up with an original thought. I say pick a horse and tell us why or shut up. If you can't do this you have nothing valuable to say. I can get opinions from others at the public library.
Looks like $80.00 bet Mike. Good luck. Hope it's a winner
Smiling Tiger is definitely the class of this field and looks like the one to beat. I really don't think Hunch has a chance here unless you like his name. The horses he has beaten don't even come close to the caliber of these. His workouts over the track are uninspiring and Bejarano gets off in favor of Ventana. The horse to fear I feel is Euroears. He is working like he loves this track, granted the track is lightning fast, but 109 3/5 from the gate is smokin in anybodys book. He looks like a horse ready to fire a big one. Captain Cherokee is the other horse that looks like a play underneath, he is very consistant having landed in the tri 5 out of 5 at the distance and 4 of 5 in the exacta all on dirt surfaces. I agree with you for the most part except for Hunch. Good luck Mike and may our tickets be winning ones.
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