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I hadn’t noticed that. He was scratched out of a race this week for the same reason. What’s up with that?
I don't know, Keeping the field to 10 entrants, they might be trying to fill with
firsters first , and of course the turf races have MTO.
Darn good Question !
Educate me. How does the process work, relative to who gets to be in the main field, and who ends up as "also eligibles"? Is it first come, first serve?
Its suppose to be the way it's written up by the Track Secretary following
guidelines he can make with his legal power. With 2's I noticed some are written
to fill with those Racing In $45,000 or less first as an example.
heres one race 7 Saratoga:
Purse $100,000. (up To $17,400 Nysbfoa) For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. (Non-Starters For A Claiming Price Of $40,000 Or Less In The Last 3 Starts Preferred). Seven Furlongs.
Beware many Major league trainers have 2 yr old's racing at Kentucky Downs
Tomorrow and Monday on Labor day turf races 9/5 and 9/6.
tomorrow race 4, MSW 8f turf open
Favorite # 6 Pammys Ready 7-2, the only filly entered, Wesley Ward trained
The only trainer that I'm aware of races the girls against the Boys like they do in Europe
we need to see more of this imo. Oh MTR sire.
Races 2-4-6-8 are 2's racing Sunday, races 2-9-11 on Monday including race 11
Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile Stks field of 11
Race 9 Juvenile Fillies Race 8f turf 10 entered, both races $500,000
Thanks for the info. Btw, did you see the debut of a three year old gelding named Artie at Woodbine today? In race 2, he blew away a field, running to his spectacular works. Artie is by Artie Schiller, out of an MTR mare. He ran 6.5f on the turf in 1:13 2/5, winning by 9.
Gritty performance by Joker Boy! How do you like his pedigree for going longer?
Corniche looked like a monster.....Baffert has a good one here. Will most likely go in the American Pharoah as favored, then to BC juvy
I missed watching the races yesterday,
There is a lot to like in his pedigree. Dixieland Band as a BMS Mated to
another Nor Dan is positive imo. 16 placements of his TFF 4m within 5 generations
I like a lot, Bred to run on anything , time will tell if he's a 10f gr1 type.
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Saratoga Race 7 : MSW 2 yr olds 7 f, dirt : The race was a disaster with bumping
Won by Front runner Classic Causeway by 6, stayed out of trouble
Saratoga Race 6 MSW 2 yr olds ; 8.5 f Turf 10 enter + 3 MTO
one on our list MTO #12 Immokalee 9-5, didn't get in
Annapolis won closing from 8th and looked good with a turn of foot for pletcher
Del Mar Race 6: I'm Smokin Stks : open2 yr olds 6f dirt.. Cal Bred 8 entered
2 on the list # 5 Rock N Rye chalk 9-5, #3 Joker Boy 6-1,
the 2 on the list ran 1 &2, Joker Boy win 19.80, Rock N Rye 2nd, paid Exacta $1, 28.40
Nice little hit if you played it.
Del Mar Race 10: MSW 5.5 f Dirt 2 yr olds field of 10, + 4 AE
# 10 Corniche 9-5 favorite , 1.5 million Purchase, Baffert/Smith
Yes he won as expected.