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2022 2 year olds   Handicapping

Started 7/2/21 by smartyslew; 149854 views.
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.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/30/22

Bet the straight exacta and tri for a few bucks and hit it.
number 6 Pletchers horse was a beauty, he finished 3rd

I didn't like the way the rider on the pony cutting in front of Emmanuel

early in the warmup while jogging, I thought their front legs would touch

and it could of been the camera angle.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

1/30/22

I was not home, so I missed the race. I'll have to catch the replay. I'm glad he cleared that hurdle. Hopefully, Emmanuel learned something. He is a fast horse, so given the fractions, he was able to rate. I still need to see if he'll be as willing if headed.

EDIT: Well I just saw the race. Emmanuel ran about 1/16 of a mile. The rest of the time he was in an easy gallop. When challenged late, he accelerated quickly away. A stake race will be next, probably the Tampa Bay Derby.

  • Edited January 30, 2022 7:38 pm  by  RAESFAN
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

1/30/22

They did run 1-2 good stuff Raes

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

1/31/22

Corruption is rampant in stock wagering ("investing"), yet many new people enter the game

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

1/31/22

Part of it is, as Smarty says, due to the Baffert effect.....but also, there is not the same circuit as in the past, especially since the closing of Hollywood Park.  The maiden purses are much smaller compared to SAR as well.  And as races don't fill, owners have to make a decision to ship. 

It is sad, as I grew up going to SA, HPark, and Del Mar, with big crowds and fields

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