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2009 Haskell Invitational (G1)

Date/Track:
8/2/2009, Monmouth Park
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:47.10
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Older Comments about the 2009 Haskell Invitational (G1)...

Speed win the Haskell... seen that one before... yeah, Rachel will be tough. Good race choice, guys. Good luck Summer Bird... prepare to be roasted.
Without legit speed, Rachel will have her way again. Then again, she's just as good from off the pace.
Atomic Rain has been purchased privately by Godolphin to race in Dubai this winter...immediate racing plans are undecided. Looks like it could be a small field lining up for the Haskell.
With Munnings and possibly even Atomic rain pressing the pace really hard in this race, especially Munnings, Miss Rachael the great may have taken to big of a bite out of this particular slice this time. This isn't the same horses she beat in the Preakness. Most of the horses in this field are steadily improving,i.e. Summer Bird. Won't surprise me at all if Summer Bird or Munnings either one beats Rachael in this one.
I'd really like to be finding out other than Rachael Alexandra and Summer Bird who for sure is in this race and who isn't so I can start figuring out my wagering strategy. If the field is right, as it initially looked like it was going to be, this is definitely a race I was planning to bet. But until I found out for sure what the field looks like, I'm not driving over to OTB to bet Rachael Alexandra and win 1 dollar on every 10.
With Big Drama likely headed to the West Virginia Derby now, Munnings may be the only horse in the Haskell field with a chance of beating Rachael Alexandra. But I wouldn't count on it. With Munnings being a sprinter maybe a speed duel develops with he and Rachael maybe a Papa Clem could be there to pick up the pieces. I don't think the distance is conducive for Summer Bird's late run.
Duvalier, according to the article of an interview with ryan in the Daily Racing Form that i read about 4:00 A.M. this morning,(i'm a nightowl) Ryan says Musketman definately done for the year and that Bunker Hill will indeed take his place in the Haskell. Ryan make comment "Bunker Hill not a bad replacement to fall back on."
Without Musket Man, I'm sure they are praying for Rachel Alexandra.
Musket Man will miss the Haskell and is done racing for the year with a bone bruise. Tough break for Derek Ryan and the connections. Ryan may opt to send Bunker Hill to the Haskell...he finished second to Big Drama at Charles Town last time out in the Red Legend Stakes.
The Haskell is shaping up as the race of the summer...
I'm really looking foward to this race. I have a OTB close to home where I do my betting. I'll probably put a little dough on Musketman and Big Drama both ATB.

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