08/19/2007 3:36PM



So, I got back from the Jockey Club Round Table (more on that later) in time to make a modest pick-six play on today's $100k pick-six carryover, and decided to end the suspense early by virtually singling favored Unity in the first leg, a 2-year-old statebred turf route. Unity had run second to Spanky Fischbein and Law Enforcement in two good dirt efforts, had plenty of turf pedigree, and winning connections in Dutrow/Prado.

It looked like a good idea going into the stretch turn as Unity was rank but comfortably on the lead through reasonable fractions. Then he bolted to the outside fence, and that was that for four of my five tickets. Second choice Grasberg won what was left of the race, leaving me alive with just one puny 3x1x3x1x3 backup ticket: 167/9/2511/5/3610. Yuck.

Bochall More than 1 year ago
STUDENT COUNCIL!!!!! I am not gloating...
mikethedog More than 1 year ago
Burning Money In races 2,3,5,7,8,and 10 today, Edgar Prado was the jockey on the betting favorite. He did not win on any of them.
ponyman More than 1 year ago
Rick_HF More than 1 year ago
I find that very funny in regards to Unity. I don't want to sound like there's a conspiracy going on here, but don't you think it's funny that Unity basically gave up the race and thus allowed a horse owned by Barry Schwartz to win the race. Of course... the head-on will end that theory because Unity really blew both turns.
Bochall More than 1 year ago
My faith in George Weaver was FINALLY rewarded today (twice). Dogwood runners with Weaver are dangerous and he got one up today at 21-1.....HAVE FAITH!!!
aparagon4u More than 1 year ago
Steve what are your thoughts on Desormeaux's ride in the Alabama aboard Moon Catcher? In my opinion one of two things happened. Either Tim Ritchey instructed Desormeaux to take back or he did it on his own. Either way it was a terrible decision. This filly added blinkers and proceeded to go gate to wire two times in a row with a huge improvement in the Beyer department. She draws the rail, yet she is taken back to last early on? I watched the replay and the head on replay. She broke fine, had a clear path up the rail, yet she was taken back. Its hard enough to make money in this game to begin with, but its nearly impossible when the trainer or rider makes a bonehead decision like that. I know there appeared to be a ton of speed in the race, but the fact is the pace was reasonable and the final time was pedestrian. The final quarter came in at :26.75. Had Desormeaux put his mount on the lead or at least in a reasonable striking position she would have most certainly finished better then 6 lengths back at the line. Who knows she might have even won. Lenny