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Jockey's and Trainer's Thread   Horse Racing

Started 3/9/12 by SmittyCat3; 411645 views.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/20/12

Thanks - here's hoping for a quick recovery
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/20/12

Thank you for the article - going back east to Keeneland!
Donna6087

From: Donna6087

3/21/12

I'm hoping he's going to pick up some of Ramon's mounts while he's injured.  Riding for MM, I'm hoping he get's Hansen if Ramon isn't back in time.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/21/12

I think Ramon will be back in time to ride Hansen (fingers crossed for him) 
What I don't understand is why he wasn't given Alpha for the La. Derby. Julien already has a mount, and so do Javier and Ramon.
BC was a throw out - gg and alpha came in 12th, but Alpha went berserk in the gate. .....maybe the owners don't want to give him a second chance..?
Donna6087

From: Donna6087

3/21/12

Maybe Alpha's people are hoping that he'll win big enough that Ramon would choose him over Hansen, though I don't understand why they don't put GG on him for whichever race they come up with next.  Maybe MM is hedging his bets by giving him a mount this weekend, just in case that happens.  I would love to see GG on Hansen, even though I'm perfectly happy with Ramon, if he's well, and chooses Hansen.
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/21/12

Good news....

David Grening þ @DRFGrening

 

Dominguez said doctors told him he may only have to miss this week. May return on the 31st. A virtual certainty he'll make the Wood

http://twitter.com/#!/DRFDerby   

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/21/12

excellent news, thanks for posting!
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/21/12

I think Ramon is a good fit for Hansen and they seem to have established a good communication in this last race. GG is more of a come from behind and get aggressive in the stretch run, which isn't Hansen's running style. I know Alpha went nuts in the gate at BC - maybe they think he has nightMAREs of GG - ?

PS I saw Hotep worked the other day - just a slow one, but let me know if you see him !
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