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Belmont Stakes   Triple Crown

Started May-26 by Oldbettowin; 10494 views.
In reply toRe: msg 148
SittinChilly

From: SittinChilly

Jun-8

It’s been a crazy Triple Crown season, and I haven’t cashed on either of the first two legs, so let’s see if we can go out with a bang.  After all, 2017 was my only other season (since I started capping TC races in 2010) that I didn’t cash in at least 1 of the 3 races, so I’d like to avoid another goose egg.

In this year’s Belmont, after I tallied up points for all of the different pedigree and performance factors that I’ve learned to respect, my scores were clustered into tiers.  My top contenders are Tacitus and Spinoff.  After them I like Tax and Sir Winston the best.  And then my fringe contenders, just for the bottom of a tri, would be Master Fencer and Intrepid Heart.  Accordingly, I structured my tickets as shown below.

Total wager is $62.  Enjoy the race, and thanks to all of the good people of this forum for sharing your thoughts with me this spring.  Let’s do it again next TC season!

Cheers and good luck,

Patrick

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$26 PLACE:

6

$2 EX:

6, 10 with 4, 6, 7, 10

($12)

$1 TRI:

6, 10 with

4, 6, 7, 10 with

3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10

($24)

PISTOL9

From: PISTOL9

Jun-8

Ive had Tacitus slotted as Belmont horse since I first looked a his pedigree.  Also playing Sir Winston., putting MF in 3rd and Wow 4th, will play small exotics with tax, the the previous four mostly straight. mixing up the top two in top posititions and bottom two in bottom positions.

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jun-8

I'm also playing Tacitus, along with Intrepid Heart, as top 2, wheeling the rest in 3rd for the tri....placing a saver bet on Spinoff for the win, as his price warrants it.  A possible wire-to-wire..

Oldbettowin

From: Oldbettowin

Jun-8

Nicely done!  Hopefully Raes has something on it too; he was all over Winston and Tacitus.

In reply toRe: msg 152
cubs.fan

From: cubs.fan

Jun-8

Perfect trip for Tax, no excuse. Put a US Grant on him to win.

Had the 6-3 exacta in the Woody Stephens, thought maybe the Steward gods would gift me one... but no.

  • Edited June 9, 2019 10:25 am  by  cubs.fan
In reply toRe: msg 107
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Jun-8

Wintertrian said...

sorry didn't finish my post about Joevia.  If you look at his works at Belmont, back in Jan, Feb, and March, his workouts were "sharper" than Tacitus and Spinoffs this week, so yeah, he's *fast* on the BEL surface.

....and indeed, he was. 

I didn't play a tri or superfecta so I wouldn't have had Joevia but his works at BEL ended up foreshadowing his finish ITM.   
 
I was trying to talk some guys at the track into betting the Awesome Agains......his dam was lightning fast....track was playing right for that.. 
 

In reply toRe: msg 115
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Jun-8

Wintertrian said...

IF you think it's a jockey's race, then you would have to play Lezcano wouldn't you?  He's the top rider at BEL 

I hope somebody did.  

In reply toRe: msg 136
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Jun-8

Wintertrian said...

Winners of Belmont usually have certain dosage profiles, and I think I will stick with those.  That would be Bourbon War, Master Fencer, Sir Winston, Spinoff (and Intrepid Heart who I don't like at all).     I will figure out which ones I like and play with some of the 2 favs

Well I got the race right but didn't get rich, since Tacitus brought down the value of my exacta which is the only kind of wager i made.  

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jun-8

Lezcano is great on front runners and fit this horse to a t/

I've bet him a lot on front runners on turf and that is a gift to get that done.

Lone Speed is dangerous. i had him in a super didn't have tax.

front runner, stalker, closer, long shot.

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Jun-8

smartyslew said...

Lezcano is great on front runners and fit this horse to a t/

I've bet him a lot on front runners on turf and that is a gift to get that done.

Lone Speed is dangerous. i had him in a super didn't have tax.

front runner, stalker, closer, long shot.

Once I saw the depressed odds (I drove to Oaklawn right before the race to place my bet) I realized I was only going to play an exacta.  There was too much risk for too little money to do otherwise.

  
The teller who cashed my exacta ... her sister had the superfecta.  She was dancing around behind the counter.  :) 

I had a little "side money" on both of the Awesome Agains, despite everyone didn't like Everfast (he was a wasted bet) but at least Sir Winston paid off.   (I liked his dam, broodmare of the year 2000) but still didn't make a whole lot, maybe doubled my money and I didn't bet much to begin with. 

So TC season for me:  did well in Derby, totally bombed in the Preakness, and so-so in the Belmont.  

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