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BEL very chalky today. Can pretty much play any track and do better.
Why I rarely play NYRA or CA tracks.
COngrats to TTL though.
THis sort of sums up what U.S. race fans want I guess:
"Fastest Belmont Ever!"
Now twinspires informs me we have a "champion in the making" :)
The Bel Stakes final pick 4 whereas the final leg race 12 was where about everybody had a twitch that could win and anything could happen to lose. $400+ with favs winning 1st 2 legs. Happens all the time. Nobody goes deep in others fearing a negative return.
Carving out a short schedule of 4 races where (almost) there is a free square in like Tiz the Law.
Penn State grad octogenarian trainer Barclay Tagg says the Upstate NY posse is headed for North East Upstate track Saratoga..At the Spa for a testy trip in The Travers.
I always wonder how connections wear suit, tie and sometimes jacket and don't break a sweat.
Maybe Mr. Ken Ramsey has his race attire spray painted on?
August Upstate is so humid. By then, our courageous Gov. may lift the crowd ban. The Great NY State Fair with/without crowd (which I was kicked out of*) should signal if event attendance will be allowed. *The Fair stopped the sales of tobacco. Our booth was located dead center in the wine court. Wine slushies of grape concentrate and NY wine..with or without a straw. Shaken..not stirred.
Jack Knowlton is the other more well heeled significant partner in Sakatoga Stables. Lives in Saratoga home of the mid-summer Derby..Travers Stakes. All involved claim that the Traders was a want to be in race for the Tiz the Law 2020 campaign. But it is just that. The humans want to be in it with their runner. American Pharoah went to The Spa. After nailing his Triple Crown. Presently financially rocky, owner Zayat insisted over Trainer Baffert's "not a good idea" doubts and warning
Well the Dogs' fleas give the same itch. Owner vanity (hey nothing wrong with it) go for the mile and a quarter race in homeboy NY State, with NY breed.
Haskell is mile and eighth.
Trav mile and a quarter.
Same purse..Hask is a Brd Cup win in.
Travers the Brd Cup committee would more than likely invite winner to participate
July 1 post and 66 days til Kentucky Derby and scheduled point races could provide up to 18 - 20 musical chairs for possibly 8 to 9 runners on the current list resulting in knocked off or moved up for a lock for a gate in the 146th red flower longest stampede. Ohh-oh, what if the 2020 Derby has a claim of foul/objection - Stew Inquiry. Precedent has been made in a race that use to have a tacit agreement. A run for the roses and the rose thorns were part and parcel of the greatest 2 minutes. (d)
4 horse field win off a first win as maiden gets a gate in Derby.
Maybe Husker and I can have a foot race next Saturday. Win + In.
He got 20 points for the win,so he is not in yet.
Hey Husk..just kidding, you'd be carrying more weight.
This colt only needs a 2nd or 3rd in say the Haskell or Travers and would eclipse a bunch of hopefuls holding 30 pts or less. Baffert is most winning Haskell trainer.
Baffert has 2 runners officially confirmed positive. A guess of suspension, owners move horses to another trainer, then suspension ends before Kentucky Derby. Worse case scenario. And just as for today in forward to Derby.
Case in point, Steve Assmusen- trainer, after significant audit was found to be not in substantial violations.