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2021 2 year olds   Handicapping

Started 7/2/21 by smartyslew; 127545 views.
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

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jan-31

Corruption is rampant in stock wagering ("investing"), yet many new people enter the game

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jan-31

Part of it is, as Smarty says, due to the Baffert effect.....but also, there is not the same circuit as in the past, especially since the closing of Hollywood Park.  The maiden purses are much smaller compared to SAR as well.  And as races don't fill, owners have to make a decision to ship. 

It is sad, as I grew up going to SA, HPark, and Del Mar, with big crowds and fields

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Jan-31

They did run 1-2, but I didn't see enough to think that either are ready for the TC trail.....the winner may improve, or that race/workout was just to keep him fit, and he'll be the best in the TB Derby.  Still too low a price in the futures to have me interested

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Jan-31

& All...It's free to watch Tic Tok.

Watch it and muse if they/Next Gen would have a propensity to take an interest in horse racing, on line horse betting and even learning the fundamentals. This 'be US and world racing. 

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jan-31

I struggle with this every day. The young generation is not a deep one. Too many are superficial and self absorbed. They believe they are entitled, and are not crazy about working to hard for anything. They have little appreciation for the past struggles, that led to life they now know.

The ones I coach, are unfamiliar with the greats of earlier eras. They want to be given credit for moderate success, even though they only put in moderate effort. Horse racing is one of those sports, that I don't think you can develop that real love, without some appreciation of its history. Too many of these young people believe that something only has value when they become aware of it.

Even when it comes to morality, I find too many of them satisfied with what is called "virtue signaling". They talk a good game, using sophisticated jargon, but are unwilling to put it in the human investment; the blood, sweat, and tears, required to effect action and change. Therefore, the difficulties they ultimately face, tend to be too much for them. 

I don't want to to be too general. I meet some very wonderful youngsters, but I find too many as I've described. I don't blame them, I blame us; the generation that came before, that in many cases tried to save the the challenges we faced growing up. That is a mistake. Those challenges were the exercise that strengthened our intellectual and psychological muscles. Anyway, let me get off my soapbox. I had a recent experience that has made me a bit touchy in this regard!

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