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I'm going with last year's Saudi Cup Winner from the outside post. .
Occasionally Dogs talks dirty in that the track surface has much to do about it.
US participants rave about the surface kindness to the hoof and joints.
Yet the composition is about 4 % organic to include wood chips. And the sand is natural vs kinda ground or man made ala US tracks.
We can say that Knicks Go did not take to the Saud's surface, yet winner in this event Maximum Security did. USA shippers of course, used to USA courses, of course.
Regarding the defending champion, Dogo goes his physical size, somewhat small, and perchance the surface footing makes the runner a "horses for courses" gem.
Kinda runs and looks like Seattle Slew..
Not big but runs big.
Post 14 not ideal....Gotta go with the champ till someone beats him....2 tri/boxes going.
Both $1 tri boxes...$12 dinero investment
Why not put Mish on top and wheel more underneath for fit-tie cents?
Say MIff/ 2 runners/ 3rds. A/B/C
BTW..... notice winner in Southwest and Sham Stake wore different silks in last? Same ownership remained? Baff trainer both.
Bettors suing Baffert via DQ KDY should save their bankroll for realistic serious bets.
The matter of winner in KDY DQ Maximum Security is precedent setting..
And the Bob Barristers will seek fees and expenses against the charges against the group if goes to court and win. And if charges against Bob winners there would be post race evidence.
One needs a knock out punch in any endeavor. A bad beat to the boxing ring canvas, goal line or finish line is as sometimes the shark eats the kid.
A year later, after Kdyowner, trainer, jockey, breeder return to Churchill for Kdty
15 US point races left, 69 days to go, about 5- 100-pointers left to race...Euro and Japanese will assess the major 100 pointers outcomes. No monster(s) 3 yr olds on top to disengage all potential comers. A media underdog with one eye and highest winnings today.
And will and what if Baff owners/stable switch the paperwork to race for points.
Odds maker for the Derby won't even be close.
The Baffert effect sans points (taken or having not' win) ala suspension for points; has and will make/ made room for runners who would be eating hay in their stall at 6:45 PM on The Saturday.
One Eye did however have his Mine That Bird-like race up the rail with tiring field.
This Derby will be a jocks race.
Say a runner like One Eye staying with jock really lowers their board possibilities..
The Castellanos and NYRA batch are available, Joe Bravo-likes and those who didn't make the cut
Google M/L odds for 2012 Derby. And results. $90,000 Super. $3K tri as fav 2nd
I'll Have Another (winner..with same M/L odds as horse he beat in Santa A Derby (1st time Derb jock goes on to win Derby in 2 consecutive mounts)
Fav Baff Mike Smith 2nd.
Kent on 3rd but noted personal issues following race.
Johnny Vee comes 4th as 7th longest odds in field.
IHA won Preak and health probs thereafter