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2021 2 year olds   Handicapping

Started 7/2/21 by smartyslew; 127203 views.
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-29

Why do they have such small fields at SA? No wonder Baffert's win rate is so high. That and his earnings are skewed.

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Jan-29

Racing/gambling horses is a zero sum game. Unlike other sports.

Racing is shrinking.

Yields small fields.

Yields less racing dates.

Yields closure of tracks.

Yields smaller crop sizes.

Yields less newcomers. States allow sports betting by phone now.

Yields greater corruption.

People here and elsewhere are highly critical and disgusted on the game as it is illegally and immorally played, manipulated. Drugs. And those motives. 

The digital age has antiquated racing. Other sports not. New generations don't have racing on their to do list. 

Not a social game for the social media and conscious society.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-29

"New generations don't have racing on their to do list. Not a social game for the social media and conscious society."

Your post suddenly made me feel 20 years older!grinning

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Jan-29

I never think the other guy has it figured out.

I leave my ego at the door, think for myself and have a KO punch.

At this juncture we should understand we are time billionaires.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-29

Its been dwindling for 30 years and the crops are smaller, and Cal. has closed

some tracks and then the Baffert effect, have been getting races written for him

the last 10 years and many owners moved or quit and a decline in the Trainer pool.

Nor Cal has what is left and some of the Northwest trainers and owners.
look for Mandella's horse trying to steal it on the front end, he passes many of 

these Baffert pool 3 yo preps , suggest to me ,he might have a live one.

Hope he doesn't get run into the ground !

  • Edited January 29, 2022 3:57 pm  by  smartyslew
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-29

Baffert got beat in the San Vicente. Mandella with Forbidden Kingdom.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-29

I think that was my strategy at 7 furlongs, love to see Pappa Mandella win a 3 yr old race

against  , he was my pick.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-30

Bet the straight exacta and tri for a few bucks and hit it.
number 6 Pletchers horse was a beauty, he finished 3rd

I didn't like the way the rider on the pony cutting in front of Emmanuel

early in the warmup while jogging, I thought their front legs would touch

and it could of been the camera angle.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-30

I was not home, so I missed the race. I'll have to catch the replay. I'm glad he cleared that hurdle. Hopefully, Emmanuel learned something. He is a fast horse, so given the fractions, he was able to rate. I still need to see if he'll be as willing if headed.

EDIT: Well I just saw the race. Emmanuel ran about 1/16 of a mile. The rest of the time he was in an easy gallop. When challenged late, he accelerated quickly away. A stake race will be next, probably the Tampa Bay Derby.

  • Edited January 30, 2022 7:38 pm  by  RAESFAN
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jan-30

They did run 1-2 good stuff Raes

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