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Rebel Stakes March 13 Oaklawn Park   Triple Crown

Started Mar-11 by Wintertrian; 3001 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Mar-25

Wintertrian said:

I think horse-for-the-course is appropriate but so is rider-for-the-horse? 

Yes.  However, it's the same thing in regard to pegging it correctly.  As you have implied, there may be another factor which overrides the other.  For example, a clear horse for the course is having a belly ache the day of the race.  

Or, a rider who fits the horse very well simply gets beat in the intangible element of choosing how to carve out a trip.  Unless your lucky enough to be Mike Smith on Zenyatta when she saves your bacon by taking the race into her own mighty hooves.  Or, Winx who got Hugh Bowman a few times when he had goofed!  Ha!

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Apr-5

So I had an epiphany 'bout my Caddo River guy.......he's the perfect Preakness horse.   I'm now hoping he doesn't run in the Derby at all.  
He's got the speed and right running style for the Preakness (my least favorite TC race)

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