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Prime Factor, still? Even after the Holy Bull race?
This was on 1/24/21 before the Holy Bull with odds, and was message 2 on here that Tex took down
I forgot the Rules and posted the Odds from another future sight. with speed figures
and a few splits that were warranted hopefully as a leading indicator for some that fit their style.
The only two I had on my list that raced this week came in 1st and 3rd in the Holy Bull.
you can look to see who the other 4 are that didn't race plus the field #24.
Also what I posted was posted on facebook last week.
EDIT Correction : It was posted on The Derby top 10 message 37 and 38, I can't remember what post 2 was.
I saw somewhere that Crowded Trade was at 55-1. The writer listed him as a "deep closer". First of all, I haven't seen enough yet to move him up from my honorable mentions, to my top ten, and I'm a shameless MTR promoter. 55-1 is definitely too low at this point. Secondly, how based on that one race can he be classified as a "deep closer", after the bad start he encountered?
My guess: Somebody didn't watch the replay, read the top line call points 4f,6f,8f, etc
and noticed the closing splits. years ago I asked that question and was told it was an intern
That did that. end of answer.
Sometimes I think morning line makers get in a hurry and does that same thing.
After his next race he could be labeled a front runner.
Bris I don't always agree with their style labels either you do your own dd.
I have seen their last race data ex, A Closer with the fasted 6f time, things like that.
Crowded Trade was at 75-1 when I bet him.....still too low, but I took a flyer in your honor :)
I hope he at least makes some legitimate noise in the Trail!
As do I!
Like anything in this weekend's points races? I think Smiley may have found a good spot, and Runway Magic might be good....
Essential Quality Goldolphin/ Cox colt stays in US
The 2 Doug O'Neill colts purchased by his bro. The Great One and Hot Rod Charlie.
Toss/Eliminate for the WIN spot: (I was off Essential Quality & Jackies Warrior quite a number of weeks ago but now I'm more sure of it).
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