for my exotics i will sprinkle.
3. Noble's Promise [if you like Lucky you have to also like this horse to hit the board]
12. Conveyance [should have an nice trip out front & is ready to peak]
16. Awesome Act [should be hanging out with Impazible in the 3rd bunching of horses. Will shadow Impazible when he makes a move to the rail on the final turn]
No way Stately Victor comes out as exotic?
Bug, I have never been more confident in a Derby winner than I am today with Sidney's Candy.
In for a total of $120. See my bets on previous page.
I think you guys forget who was riding that horse.
Blame it on the rain.
Like it matters? I read what you guys were saying before. I saw Borrell was riding Super Saver, and I was like ''ummm dont count this guy out''
I played Ice Box with some other closers... I really thought there would be more speed, and the speed would die and the closers would come charging home. In the mud, it more favors front-runners, because horses, like people, get discouraged and pissed when mud gets kicked in their face lol.
The only horse that closed was Ice Box, and he came from so far back, that I wonder if he was in last going into the stretch. Otherwise most of the front-end speed held.
As for Sydneys Candy- No excuse. He got a good trip for being marooned outside in the 20-hole, but he was gassed at the top of the stretch.
Congrats to Pletcher, Super Saver, and BO-RAIL. I can't bet against this guy in the Derby anymore.
Dick Francis is dead.
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I'm one that usually doesn't let a jockey factor into the wagering of a big race like the Derby. I mean, I wanna bet the horse based on it's merits leading up to a race, not the jockey riding it.
But shit. Calvin Borel is winning on 20% of his mounts this year. That number is very good. At Churchill Downs specifically- HE IS WINNING 48%! The dude can't lose at that track... Hindsight... always 20/20... especially in horse racing.
still not alot of speed anywhere in this race.. but there isn't going to be a Sydney's Candy pushing suicide fractions this time.. so it doesn't favor the closers like it did in the Derby..
i see (2) Schoolyard Dreams and (8) Super Saver battling in the stretch..
and (7) Lookin At Lucky and (12) Dublin will be flying at them hard...
i think Lukas has a trick up his sleeve..
i'm going Dublin for the win
I didn't have time to bet the Preakness, but I did get a good hour in of betting leading up to it.
It's that time O' year again... And this year it looks wide open again. With Uncle Moe losing the Wood Memorial, this race is another toss-up. So yeah, if you've gotten over the Bin Laden talk already, it's pony time
Horse-by-horse analysis here. Post position draw on Wednesday.
Ive got my $20 ready.
Its all about running faster. To the bathroom, runs, the horse to remind them just in case they lose..ect.
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