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Would trainer Bob Baff take the 2018 Haskell with Justify and skip the Travers like he wanted to with Amer Pharoah after AP's Hask win.
Keeping in mind Bob's runners have won 8 of the late Haskididles. Further making the potential (insured)' enticement of Baff having a $5 mil campaign ahead of him as the guy most likely to show up with the right colt at the right time. And then play through for bonus win. Ergo skip Trav. And makes Haskell..The summer place to be. For the right 3 yr old colt.
MY BOY JACK
My Boy Jack....can't attack the potential mile time call ( anticipated ) in mile and an eighth supped up track, supped up $2 mil purse Hascolini. And all carrying under classic 126 weights. 122_ish for standouts' PPs.
Sixty six people would have gone to the winner's circle had this Don't Tell My Wife Stable runner collected first Roses in The Derby.
MBJ barned @ Santa Anita, and those 5/and a half dozen peeps have a bigginski decision. Psychic income vs purse payoff. IMHO (new feature!)
Will it be shipity -do - dah or stay home on the range?? Ship to softer spot?
Predict scratch for a better board hit .elsewhere..this Joisey G1 is a race that will be fast and this colt can't last that number up front of him. Numbah estimated 1:34.4 to 1:35:3.
Hit the road Jack,........
Has hit the board: 11 races @ 3 ~3~2 lesser Grades: lesser times (d)
At this point you’d have to have your head examined if you bet against Baffert in a grade 1. If he didn’t already have Justify I’m sure we’d see another Arrogate come along and suddenly improve by 10 lengths.
TC winner Justify has not had an official work yet. But some leg stretchers.
The perennial Sunday scheduled Haskell is but two dozen days away.
A Baffert signal would be some (2-4) official workouts. Before the below stated.
A better signal would be $2 mil put upon the table; if the TCer leaves the gate on pray & pay Sunday.
A bettor's signal is to know that the Haskell's Home ~ Monmouth Park just installed 7~day a week Sports Betting and would derive many marketing schemes by having the drought ending Apollo colt take to the Jersey shore sand.
The field will include a couple of locally barned trois year olds that have won there, but should go off at > 100 to 1.
Mr. Bee Bop has a long standing relationship of gating runners in the G1 with 8 wins, as well as with the oval's management.
A bad signal IMHO (new (d) feature) would be Parx Derby. And yet, the two TC trainer Bob was a go for American Ph. to run in Haskell, and a don't want to go to Travers..that campaign.
From a track surface basis Jersey over Parx.
As mentioned, Monmouth management minds have been scheming to have the Hask as the 1st leg for subsequent winner to go on to other races, outside the track, and provide a retroactive bonus of $5 mil. Maybe the parties are pitching future scheduled races. No reason to cast it in stone ala Triple Crown designated yr to yr.
Bob might go for this as he returns to the Jersey joint most years anyway and could pick up his ceremonial $check and trophy. Insurance anyone!
enjoy the trip.....life's and racing (d)
Much as I hate to say it, I have a feeling Bob is being too easy on the horse because he has had some recent word Justify won't run again. Hoping I am wrong. He did say the colt needs weight
Good Magic has tightened up his AM prep breezing figures @ Belmont Pk.
Bravazo #5 needs slower up front fractions ~ and will not get them, yet is 2nd M/L. And needs heaven sent aqua at this crispy dry NJ location.
Tossing up the track runners here #2 Navy Cm. & #3 Rm. Union.
Runners left #1 Line Sailer, #4 Core Belief and adding "Delta" runner coming from lawn win @ 16-1 #7 Golden Brown who looks like he responds to distance and time needed for 9 panels.
Tri becomes ~ 6/ 1,4,5,7/ same
Cover for one's amount to be wagered above:
Same with # 6 keyed in the 2nd hole.
Thanks Dogs ,Haskell paid well ,made up for up ....up& down Saratoga meet so far.I thankfully will be at Saratoga aug 15 weekend,i got a feeling u are playing spa ,if you got a feeling ,I’m dancing in the ceiling
I switched to a straight bet vs exotics with such a short field in Haskell. Even without a backup ticket in Tri ..race ran short Tri $.
Yes, I do favor Spa meet. But...if I look at a card / DRF and it looks unhadicapable " I pass that day.
I usually pass up on races on a card. The unhandicapable" ones. Like under 6 fl on grass.
May go live to the Spa this year. Looking forward to it.
Stopped playing OTB on Sundays for a couple of yrs now, as I play jazz drums (and go to church after) If I like something can bet smile on ADW
Jim Dandy @ Spa such a small field doesn't warrant it's own thread with a six horse field @ 9 panels.
But Laoban in 2016 won this one as a maiden runner 2 yrs ago, and made head~shakers of horizontal tick players to this day.
Wired the field in a 6 horse event and retired thereafter with 1 win only in nine attempts.
Stay out of the DogHouse, enjoy the trip..life's and racing's. (d)