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You make a good point, as usual, Raes......the "big names" though were primarily unsuccessful in the TC races, and this is the time of year when the late-bloomers surge forward. I'll look more closely at Stall's colt too.
Were you surprised to see Hozier change trainers?
Had no choice if he wants to run. Not that impressed anyway with that one. Could drop off without BBs help.
Not at all. I expect to see a lot more of that. If my horse’s trainer was prohibited from racing in certain circuits, I would probably do the same thing. I wouldn’t want my horse to be limited as to what races he could run in. Even if I supported Baffert, as a business owner, I wouldn’t want any victories achieved by my horse, to have any questions circulating around it.
There’s an unraced MTR colt that I’ve been following, awaiting his debut with Baffert. Recently I saw his works show up at Keenland rather than Los Al and SA where he had been working before. Could mean he has changed trainers as well.
Edit: Just saw that the unraced colt I mentioned, is owned by Starlight!
I'll be curious as to who is chosen.....doubt that they'll all go to Brisset. Hoping that Walsh and Callaghan get some more well-bred horses. It's a great opportunity for the younger trainers to step up and show what they can do with some raw young talent.
The OD is 9fl. CONDITION Weights as G3 126 as Derbies are for 3 yo. But seen different??
Will know tomorrow.
Weather: Fri & SAT Thunderstorms
To hit the board for verticals.
KING FURY ...and Cory as pilot - homeboy mud master
And King can navigate mudski.
Thats my exacta box, king with mas.
Life Is Good and other Winstar horses, transferred from Baffert to Pletcher!
big in name only. I guess eventually the horse might do SOMETHING? I mean he did win a race back in Fall of 2020.
Diordoro was running under a suspension in the Preakness --- Let those guys transfer their horses to another trainer if they care about the owner. Or, let the owner suffer the consequences of choosing a cheater for their trainer. I'm out of sympathy nowadays for these practices.
Not wagering but if I were I'd bet anything Arrieta is riding. He's my favorite longshot jockey, and he's on a 15-1 horse (Hello Hot Rod) who will probably drift upwards at post time so I would probably stick that one in my exotics. Jockey is 53% w/p/s career and about 48% w/p/s in 2021.
I do like King Fury and The Reds as well.
I suck at big stakes races so who knows if any of these will hit.
I like Arrieta as well. Very underrated jock, winning at over 21% lifetime, and almost 15% in 2021.
I'm not great at handicapping, but I do like the progression I see from Masqueparade. Stall has been patient with his development, and his Equibase numbers in his four 2021 starts are 76 - 83 - 95 - 108! If he moves forward or at least doesn't regress, he should be right there. He is tactical, so I don't think he needs any particular set up. I'm not crazy about Mena, but he's ridden the horse in every start.