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2022 2 year olds   Handicapping

Started 7/2/21 by smartyslew; 168102 views.
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/28/22

Thanks, I have been watching Glider, need to see more. they may run 1-2.

  • Edited January 30, 2022 9:41 pm  by  smartyslew
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/29/22

Edit 1/30/22 : did this message help anybody bet Forbidden Kingdom ?
1/29/22 Race 4 :San Vicente stks g2 , 3 yr olds 7f  5 entrants
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#4 Doppelganger is on our Elite list, the rest are waiting in the wings to move forward.
7f distance is a starter distance for these as 3 yr olds,
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# 1 Forbidden Kingdom 5-2, is bred for this Distance DI = 9.00   CD = 1.30, Mandella trying to steal it from Baffert
Doppelganger 8-5, should be closing hard the last furlong
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- Santa Anita Park - Saturday, January 29th, 2022
STAKES. 7 Furlongs Dirt. Purse $200,000. San Vicente S. (Grade 2). FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS. By subscription of $100 each if made on or before Thursday, January 20, 2022, closed with 15 or by supplementary nomination of $4,000 due at time of entry. $1,500 to enter and an additional $1,500 to start with $200,000 guaranteed ofwhich $120,000 to the winner, $40,000 to second, $24,000 to third, $12,000 to fourth and $4,000 to fifth. 124 lbs. Non-Winners of a Sweepstakes allowed 2 lbs. Non winners of A Race other than Maiden, Claiming or Starter allowed 4 lbs. A trophy will be presented to the winning owner. (02:10 PM) (5)
PP Horse A/S M/E Wgt Jockey Trainer
1 Forbidden Kingdom  5-2 3 C 120 Hernandez Juan J. Mandella Richard E.
2 Pinehurst         5-2      E5 3 C 124 Smith Mike E. Baffert Bob
3 Mclaren Vale   4-1     E6 3 C 120 Cedillo Abel Baffert Bob
4 Doppelganger  8-5   P 3 C 120 Prat Flavien Baffert Bob
5 What In Blazes  8-1  EP 4 3 C 120 Baze Tyler Sadler John W.

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  • Edited January 30, 2022 2:32 pm  by  smartyslew
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/29/22

Witty (Pa) stepped up and won this race at Laurel.

#4 Optionality  9-5  Santana/ Asmussen finished 2nd at Oaklawn.

1/29/22 race 6 Laurel Park Spectacular Bid Stks. for 3 yr old's 7f Dirt
11 entrants..

One on our Elite  list  #3 H P Moon 9-5 116 Lbs.  Jock; Toledo/ Tr. L Gaudet

One on the  Wannabe list..  #9 Witty 10-1 122 Lbs. , C Cedeno/  M Hendriks
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Race 4 Qaklawn : Martha Washington Stks  3 yr. old Fillies 8.5 f. Dirt. 6 entries

One on our list . #4 Optionality  9-5  Santana/ Asmussen
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  • Edited January 30, 2022 2:35 pm  by  smartyslew
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

1/29/22

Why do they have such small fields at SA? No wonder Baffert's win rate is so high. That and his earnings are skewed.

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

1/29/22

Racing/gambling horses is a zero sum game. Unlike other sports.

Racing is shrinking.

Yields small fields.

Yields less racing dates.

Yields closure of tracks.

Yields smaller crop sizes.

Yields less newcomers. States allow sports betting by phone now.

Yields greater corruption.

People here and elsewhere are highly critical and disgusted on the game as it is illegally and immorally played, manipulated. Drugs. And those motives. 

The digital age has antiquated racing. Other sports not. New generations don't have racing on their to do list. 

Not a social game for the social media and conscious society.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

1/29/22

"New generations don't have racing on their to do list. Not a social game for the social media and conscious society."

Your post suddenly made me feel 20 years older!grinning

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

1/29/22

I never think the other guy has it figured out.

I leave my ego at the door, think for myself and have a KO punch.

At this juncture we should understand we are time billionaires.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/29/22

Its been dwindling for 30 years and the crops are smaller, and Cal. has closed

some tracks and then the Baffert effect, have been getting races written for him

the last 10 years and many owners moved or quit and a decline in the Trainer pool.

Nor Cal has what is left and some of the Northwest trainers and owners.
look for Mandella's horse trying to steal it on the front end, he passes many of 

these Baffert pool 3 yo preps , suggest to me ,he might have a live one.

Hope he doesn't get run into the ground !

  • Edited January 29, 2022 3:57 pm  by  smartyslew
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

1/29/22

Baffert got beat in the San Vicente. Mandella with Forbidden Kingdom.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/29/22

I think that was my strategy at 7 furlongs, love to see Pappa Mandella win a 3 yr old race

against  , he was my pick.

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