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July 1 post and 66 days til Kentucky Derby and scheduled point races could provide up to 18 - 20 musical chairs for possibly 8 to 9 runners on the current list resulting in knocked off or moved up for a lock for a gate in the 146th red flower longest stampede. Ohh-oh, what if the 2020 Derby has a claim of foul/objection - Stew Inquiry. Precedent has been made in a race that use to have a tacit agreement. A run for the roses and the rose thorns were part and parcel of the greatest 2 minutes. (d)
4 horse field win off a first win as maiden gets a gate in Derby.
Maybe Husker and I can have a foot race next Saturday. Win + In.
He got 20 points for the win,so he is not in yet.
Hey Husk..just kidding, you'd be carrying more weight.
This colt only needs a 2nd or 3rd in say the Haskell or Travers and would eclipse a bunch of hopefuls holding 30 pts or less. Baffert is most winning Haskell trainer.
Baffert has 2 runners officially confirmed positive. A guess of suspension, owners move horses to another trainer, then suspension ends before Kentucky Derby. Worse case scenario. And just as for today in forward to Derby.
Case in point, Steve Assmusen- trainer, after significant audit was found to be not in substantial violations.
Specious reasoning, Dogs.....if ANY horse comes in 2nd in the Travers or Haskell, he'll be in the gate. If those other horses cannot beat Uncle Chuck as he tries to qualify, then they don't deserve the gate. I have no idea if he'll qualify, but I doubt he'll make it without another good showing in a prep.