After a lot of hard-luck races where he could only do second at best, Moreno went wire-to-wire in the G1 Whitney Handicap (I) at 10-1 odds to earn an expenses-paid guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (I).
Wow I did good handicapping the Arc! First choice Novellist scratched, but third choice Treve won and second choice Orfevre was second! I also mentioned liking Intello too much to not insert a blip about, and Intello finished third. So that’s pretty much a boxed trifecta in a huge race. *pats self on back*
Richard’s Kid is a deserving retiree, much the best to him. I couldn’t care less about Shanghai Bobby.
I enjoy a lot of Ramsey-owned horses, but at this point, media outlets are inflating their ego beyond bursting writing about all their wins. It’s not really Eclipse-worthy if they keep dropping down claims and inserting rabbits into races in order to rack up wins.
Post-Arc factoid: Ocovango's name comes from the name of the area of water on the Nile River where the most crocodiles live.
I haven’t seen the My Conquestadory race just yet, but I’m wary going in. Glad to have believed in Artie Schiller as a sire.
Among the first possibles listed for the Cigar Mile: Orb. You guys can stop now…
Remember when Judy the Beauty was 2 and Wesley Ward was all gung-ho about running her against colts, even then? Yup, I do too, and she looks good after that G1 win over Groupie Doll and Gypsy Robin!
More mad respect due to Ghostzapper, a pedigree handicappin’ fave of mine to use time after time: a G1 and a G2 in ONE day this weekend!
I’m not even going to read “Palace Malice Should Be Admired.”
A half to G1 winner Starship Truffle was foaled in Massachusetts. Now let’s get that slot funding…
Still on the Honor Code train of course, but I really want to find a super awesome, distance-worthy Pioneerof the Nile to like.
After finishing last at Saratoga during my visit, former New England champ Perfect Joiski is back in the winner’s circle at Suffolk Downs.
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