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So it seems that Diodoro is bound and determined to have Keepmeinmind win or place in a graded race of some sort in the year 2021.
Will this be the race? LOL
At Oaklawn where that trainer applies his claiming skills, it almost seems like he has a horse in every other race some days. I either bet against him unless his horse looks invincible, in which case it's a watch-only race. Either way when he has a live one it's pretty chalky. Problem is there is only so much these claimer trainers can improve a horse...... before they begin to plummet out of condition. If he's had a horse for a while, and it's not doing anything, I don't bet it. Well, that and his many positives over the years.
There was a short while when I was a fan of this horse just based on pedigree, but that was back in 2020.
HOWEVER, for whatever reason, I find myself wanting Keepmeinmind to do well......for Laoban. And, for the horse himself, as he is like a Tacitus, always a bridesmade but he runs a lot of graded races. I like "him". the horse.
Plus, I think this horse "likes" Saratoga. I don't like that track at all, and never play it, but it can be quirky the way Churchill can be, esp. with the kind of weather they've had lately.
If EQ doesn’t win—and that was a pretty substantial new top in the Belmont—either Masqueparade or Keepmeinmind should win it. Probably Masqueparade lol.
Wintertrian said...it seems that Diodoro is bound and determined to have Keepmeinmind win or place in a graded race of some sort in the year 2021.
Race ran how I thought it would, EQ first, Keepmeinmind 2nd. He was working well at SAR and got Rosario.
Seems like the jock made all the difference! Great race.....
princeofdoc said...Seems like the jock made all the difference!
Maybe at SAR
At OP he wins everything with his go-to rider which is usually David cohen
Essential Quality ran a LOT farther than the others being on the outside most of the way.
The Heart of a Champion, very wide in a short field, not his choice for sure.