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SameSteve G said:
Smarty's breakdown has influenced me to keep him in at this stage.
I know you know this is cmp data that's helpful for some to use and not
a stand alone data.
I was concerned with the stamina number 12 or better for the winner or the top 4 finishers
touted on here and my concern is using the right number and the most important part
is how many from the group that Qualify for this angle.
i'm not done with all of them , if we have 10 entrants and 9 qualify for the angle it doesn't mean
that much to pick the right 4. That stamina number is only part of the cmp angles
and i know many cmp angles for the Belmont and i'll add some tidbits that could help.
I know what you are thinking, are the contenders that look positive getting the same feed as Justify or audible
and you can't cap drugs.because of that all angles performance or pedigree that say who the top 4
should be, doesn't mean its a level playing field.
you will never know what you don't know.. lol , give Giacomo my love
you will never know what you don't know
Ain't that the truth. Like we've been saying for a long time, you can't handicap the special marinara, so the only way to play is to play as though everything is on the square.
Looks like an audible was called on Audible. Todd actually has a longer relationship with Winstar than Baffert. It is what it is. And surprising! No speculations!
The only players saying I can come up with (hmmm sounds like speculation~ee~ onknee) is: When there's a lot of money on the table, strange things happen. "
So Doggie-boy will continue now not to Overanalyze and stay Street Smart.
Said in Chrome Belmont Stakes ~ even money go to window, not ...not.
YouTube vid of Justy arriving to his digs apres Preky.... Robusto!
Bob debating one work or two.
Pondered the chances of new jock Mario winning his 2 nd Kentucky Derby in a row, " that be" I'll Have Another in his first and I liked Nyquist to win, so I went with it. Two in a row of two mounts.
Did have a saver winner take all ticket in Am.Ph. Belmont Stks. should it not be his day.
Yet, had a pick 4 when An Ph lost his summer derby, Spa Travers. Bob said he personally didn't want to go to Spa.
Was wrong when I didn't think the math chances of 6 fav Derby runners winning the deal.
Now with two leggings of Tri Cw and one to go chances of one so soon as Big Red and Seattle Slew.
DID / but didn't / want to change my lobster trap ticket as the rain and mud perculated coming into the Preak race and favorites ran like chalkville in first 10 races.
So will the peeps see another Secretariat/Seattle Slew close together TCs for the record book.
Or, back to the start of a long drought and close but no cigars. Or the start of many.
One thing for sure, nearly, the one shot Derby Day player is doomed sometime in the next 4 Dbys in the out of ten 10 chances calculation. That M/L and betting fav wins.
RAESFAN said...However, in a small field, on a track with those sweeping turns, he could be very effective.
You mean w/out Vino Rosso herding him to the rail......yeah.
Oxbow and Paynter were produced by full sisters to Tiznow, but Bravazo comes from a different female line.
Since you were / are a big fan of Lookin at Lee I guess you already know that Blended Citizen is a half-brother to Lookin at Lee
And Lee’s Daddy Lucky is Gronk’s broodmare sire :P
I can't put a hoof on it, but for some reason, this coming shot at a potential Triple Cw winner lacks that old feeling. An undefeated colt at that. Baffert two successive. Not a long period of time between accomplishments perhaps. No Alydar? No signs of fatigue or duct tape on the legs. No colt kept under the radar being saved to go the mileage.
Justify even looks the part. Runs the part. Acts the part.
The two significant defections soften~uped exotic betting props.
It feels weird because even though he’s undefeated, his two classic wins have come in the slop. We know from the SA Derby and from his works that he’s obviously fast on a dry track but how far can he carry that speed on a track like Belmont? I have no idea based on the derby and Preakness. Maybe the heavens will open up again on them next Saturday and we get another TC champion. I’d be Justify fine with that but there would always be an asterisk next to his name in the back of my mind.