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I like Arrieta as well. Very underrated jock, winning at over 21% lifetime, and almost 15% in 2021.
I'm not great at handicapping, but I do like the progression I see from Masqueparade. Stall has been patient with his development, and his Equibase numbers in his four 2021 starts are 76 - 83 - 95 - 108! If he moves forward or at least doesn't regress, he should be right there. He is tactical, so I don't think he needs any particular set up. I'm not crazy about Mena, but he's ridden the horse in every start.
Wow! I was just going to post that Life Is Good is back in training, still listed under BB for the work....
Prince: Wow! I was just going to post that Life Is Good is back in training, still listed under BB for the work.....
If horse is at a track Baffert 'is' banned from, then more than likely the trainer name change hasn't been made into/input the data base by the programmer and the present info as Baffert remains as well as migrates into other data sources.
I'm really looking forward to Life Is Good returning.....I think he has tremendous upside, could do well in late summer events, and get ready for the Breeder's Cup
You might be right, may not get bet down, but I still really like him, though with fast track, who knows.....your horse also looks good and will definitely get bet down, especially with the scratch of Proxy.
I'm keying Ethical in all exotics, including supers.....also using King Fury and Keepmeinmind
Life is Good agree could come back running.
FL DE LIS with Letruska winning in 6 gal field exact $50.
Tri: Masqueparade-Promise Keeper-King Fury
I would say watch The Reds for a longshot but they’re in their usual spot, 5 games back.
Good pick, Raes.....the horse looked good, ridden well too. Ethical looked to be making a move at the top of the stretch, and then just flattened. I had expected an off track, and thought he would show up. Wrong again!
Unfortunately, bet down majorly! Race ended up chalky relative to payout. Keepmeinmind is an enigma. He works these blistering fast times, then has absolutely no early speed in his races. I want to like this horse, but he needs to put himself in the race earlier.
RAESFAN said...Keepmeinmind is an enigma. He works these blistering fast times, then has absolutely no early speed in his races. I want to like this horse, but he needs to put himself in the race earlier.
Actually no engima.. Diordoro is a claiming trainer.
I've watched him at Oaklawn for 5++ years now. He's good at one thing......claiming races, but can't manage a horse to be consistent over time.
I've won big on Dunph, or one of his other horses and the payout is always big....big big.......and you cherish it because its just rare. He claims horses.... then mismanages them. Look at Dreamers Disease, same stuff different day. You can squeeze a high odds win out of one of his once in a while.
So claiming races at Lone Star, Oaklawn, Canterbury.....well pretty much anywhere. He's a "hot potato guy".......too busy moving horses in and out. A move-em-up guy.
I've said this in as many way I can here a few times, w/out being totally frank about why he can't bring talented horses along, so I'll just leave it at that, without getting, um......accusatory--- if you get my drift. 50+ rulings in thoroughbredrulings.com....and was running his horse under a suspension in the Preakness.
There was a time I liked keepmeinmind because he has a nice pedigree. He hasn't won a race in forever. Diordoro is too "busy busy" to bring a horse along like some of the HOF guys who patiently and capably do that.
He's the chalk in every claiming race at OP year after year. After a while you get a feel for what trainers are good at.
Next time I see him I'm gonna ask him when he's going to retire Pioneer Spirit.