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2022 2-year-olds/2023 3-year-olds   Handicapping

Started 7/2/21 by smartyslew; 216922 views.
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-21

Its hard to say, with all of the Points races short fields so far it looks like

the plan is to race in   Non Points Lasix races and wait for 50 pt to 100 pt winners share

with more foundation from Lasix races before racing in Points races with the most points

given out. I wonder if Cox will race Instant Coffee in a Lasix race sometime before the Derby.

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jan-21

Yes, that strategy may work......but as regards Instant Coffee, I really doubt it.  Once in points races, why mess with Lasix races?  Perhaps during workouts, but he'll wait, either run in the Derby preps in FG, or at least one more, or perhaps down to OP.  I think for him, it will depend upon how his other contenders are training, and the strategies necessary to have them qualify for the Roses.  I think he's actually the best at that, he's not afraid to ship to Turfway or Sunland for the points with the right horses

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-21

Funtastic, a stakes winning son of More Than Ready, produced Funtastic Again, winner of the Leonatus, a stakes race at Turfway today. He was pretty impressive against a overmatched field. Funtastic was a turfer, but being by MTR, he could well produce winners on any surface.

  • Edited January 21, 2023 10:02 pm  by  RAESFAN
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-21

Check his pattern a L race in between non L races gives them a boost

Pletcher does the same, horses get a boost from Lasix , but its allowed in non points

races also its great at masking illegal drugs that are new, I'm not saying anybody is cheating

without proof. It raises red flags to me. I try to think like a cheater with all of the drugs out there

I think the TC races shouldn't have anybody race that has used Lasix, Some horses don't

Is it a level playing field for them, Lasix Free Like Epicenter, Does Cyberknife deserve

3 year old of the year running races on Lasix and finishing behind them on L free races.

18th in the Derby. etc  Transparent. Ask him why mess with Lasix races,  good question

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-21

Strong Peds man !

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-21

Last year Cyberknife raced in the Lecomte-6th- 81-E , next race on Lasix-won 100 E
after that race won the Arkansas 95 E

The race before the Lecomte on Lasix won, 91-E, 10 better than the Lecomte 81-E

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jan-21

I remember that clearly.....and at the time, I thought it to be extremely strange.  I can't remember any other 3 year old being trained that way.  And it didn't bode well for the Derby.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-22

Can’t wait until Catholic Boy’s first runners come out this year!

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-22

I guess not, It isn't February yeyeset!

I can't wait either, I'm sure you scanned his progeny .

Any of them stand out ?

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jan-22

First crops rarely excel, but could be different with Catholic Boy!  Besides, you need a new one as MTR is getting a bit old :)

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