04/08/2011 2:56PM

HandiGambling 228 (Gulfstream Turf)

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Today's HandiGambling 228 exercise is the ninth race at Gulfstream Park, a $35,000 maiden claimer for three-year-olds and upward at one mile on the grass.

Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan." Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified. Please post your plays and analysis to the blog.  Past performances are available at the previous blog post.  In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. One entry per person please. I reserve the right to approve or deny any entries.

I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place. The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are. I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.

As of this writing, the turf course is listed as FIRM.

Let's scratch #13 WAR COLLEGE, #14, TYLER'S WILDCAT, #15 HARDROCKER, and #16 STAFF SARGEANT.

The portable rail is scheduled to be set at 48 feet.

For multi-race purposes, I'm going to use three contenders without a ton of confidence.

#6 ALISAL, the morning line favorite at 5-2, drops out of the maiden special weight ranks for trainer Angel Penna Jr.  He'll make his third start of the form cycle this afternoon, and I think he moved prematurely in his most recent start.  That day, he advanced while four wide on the backstretch before backing up in the stretch.  While he has lost ground from the stretch call to the wire in his last three races, the class relief should serve this son of stakes-winner Jeunesse Doree (14-4-3-3, $147,903 on grass) well (note that he was beaten a mere head in his only previous start for a tag).  He's also a half to stakes-winner Quelle Beaute (15-4-1-2, $208,588 on grass) although he has yet to run to his pedigree.  Note that the last race hasn't produced much (none of the five horses to run back were able to crack the trifecta next-out), including short-priced dropdown Key to the Empire (finished eighth on 2/27, ran eighth at 3-1 for this tag on March 20).  He's a tepid choice.

#4 OH OH BAMA may have the most upside of any in the field.  The 4-year-old adds blinkers after racing wide in his career debut.  It's never easy for firsters to succeed around two turns so I'm expecting Oh Oh Bama to move forward from the effort, and trainer Kelly Breen shows good numbers with second-time starters.  A half-brother to multiple Grade 3 sprint winner Ravalo (0-4 on grass), Oh Oh Bama could show improved speed and shows a recent bullet work (perhaps aided by the new eyewear).  The third-place finisher from his debut returned to graduate on dirt at Tampa Bay for $25,000 with a 70 Beyer. 

#5 SCAPPARE is a half-brother to long-winded hurdler Haddix out of stakes-winning turfer Dysham (9-1-3-2, $77,660, 1-5 on grass).  He showed improved speed in his most recent start, but ended up in a good pocket trip, and failed to capitalize (I didn't like the fact that he was late to make his final lead change).  Still, that race produced three next-out winners as well as Extended Family, the next-out runner-up in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes on the Safetrack surface at Ocala.  There doesn't seem to be a ton of speed in this race so Scappare could be forwardly-placed when they swing into the stretch. 

As for the others:

#1 FELA KUTI makes his first start out of the special weight ranks, and that is often a powerful angle in maiden races.  He also draws an advantageous inside post position, and may work out a great ground-saving, pace-tracking trip under E. T. Baird.  This one didn't run well over the main track in his last two starts, but his turf form last year at Ellis Park wasn't bad at all (beaten a half-length by El Grayling on September 5; that one will run in the Illinois Derby on Saturday).  He's certainly not out of this by a longshot.

#2 PRETEND AND EXTEND is out of Conectis, a stakes-winner on turf, and he had the misfortune to tackle eventual Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf champion Pluck in his only other start on grass.  He's been away four months, but has never been this cheap, and the barn has been going great guns at the meet.  I wouldn't argue with anyone that tried to make a score with this one.

#3 DEPUTY DUKE adds Lasix after four poor efforts.  He was beaten 38 lengths in his only other race on grass, and is tough to recommend.

#7 ROARS MORE is by Roar of the Tiger, who is 17-145 (12%) with firsters and 5-60 (8%) with first-time turf runners.  The unraced dam has already produced stakes-placed Screen to Screen (32-3-7-7, $287,582, 0-1 on turf) and stakes-placed turf performer Dreamed to Dream (11-3-1-1, $103,163, 3-10 on turf, first-turf winner).  There is some pedigree appeal here, but he'll have to negotiate a mile with a spotty work tab on display.

#8 JETTIES BEACH was claimed from his debut run on March 4, but he dropped back badly that day after having some early trouble.  He should benefit from the race, but may be best utilized on the bottom half of exotic wagers.

#9 TOP SURPRIZE has been ignored at the windows for both lifetime starts, but the Bill Mott-trained half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Cosmic Queen (0-2 on turf) has never been this cheap.  He also hasn't shown much early speed, and could be at the mercy of race and pace luck. 

#10 HUGO LIGHT may be the pacesetter by default.  He showed the way early in his turf debut on March 4 before tiring at 89-1.  With 11 starts already under his girth, it's possible we've already seen his best. 

#11 TIMOTHY TEN FOUR is a half to Grade 1 hurdler Bon Fleur and should appreciate today's added distance.  He exits a key race on polytrack and drops in class, but hasn't shown much in his short career. 

I liked #12 HERECOMESEVERYMAN for his career debut on January 29, but the colt failed to make an impression after a poor start.  He drops and adds blinkers for trainer Linda Rice, but is mired on the far outside.  If this horse wins at a $20 mutuel, I'll be the guy kicking myself. 

This one may be too tough for me as it pertains to a real bankroll.  For HandiGambling, I'll go:

$50 Exacta:  Alisal - Oh Oh Bama (6-4)
$50 Exacta:  Alisal - Scappare (6-5)

Best of luck to all.

SR Vegas More than 1 year ago
Hello Tracia Welcome to Formblog, it's always nice to have a new Blue Thong onboard :) ------------------------ in MKB racing - ONETRICKPONY - Caspers Touch won his 54K 7F allow. (KEE race #8) Congrats! LAURA LAWDUCK - Shadow Warrior finished last in the same race :( ..onward and upward ! MKB Workouts 4/8/11: Diamond D Ranch - dirt/fast Aces N Kings - 5F 1:06.20 Breezing - Sherpa WinStar Training - All weather/Good Blue Laser - 4F 0:48.80 Breezing - Ned Daly Santa Anita - dirt/fast Denny the Great - 5F 1:01.80 Handily - Denis McCue Hollywood Park - all weather/fast Prayer For Relief - 4F 0:48.00 Handily - Virgin Queen Coil - 6F 1:12.60 Handily - Baltimore Brian Oaklawn - dirt/fast Caleb's Posse - 5F 1:02.00 Breezing - Blue Horseshoe Palm Meadows - turf/firm (dogs up) Economic Summit - 4F 0:48.00 Breezing - Mike A Churchill Downs - dirt/fast Machen - 4F 0:49.40 Breezing - Del Mar Dennis --------------------------- Annie INDY racing ...LOL!! Yes, Dario Franchitti is nice to look at for us Thongs. I'm sure the same could be said of Danica Patrick for the Boxers :) hey, where's my captcha!
vicstu More than 1 year ago
Robert LePenta stated in an interview by phone on a Derby Trail video over at Bloodhorse.com that Dialed In is the best and most accomplished young horse he has owned. He cited how Dialed In won the Grade III Holy Bull off of only a maiden win and how he won the Florida Derby. He claimed it was tremendous, the most any horse he has owned has accomplished. The following in my opinion, not fact. My opinion: Does anyone besides me find this Dialed In is my best ever a bit odd, given how War Pass won the BC Juvenile (Grade I), the Champagne (Grade I) and ran 3 races as a 2 year old with a 100 or higher BSF (his BC Juvenile was a 113 BSF)? Of course, War Pass was injured and then retired, was doing pretty well and then died this past Christmas. Regardless, at this stage in their careers War Pass accomplished more, and did it more impressively. "War Who?" Someone needs to shake ol' Robert by the lapels and remind him that War Pass was THE champion 2 year old Esclipse winner. His BC Juvenile was a thing of power over a wet track. How is a grade III and two grade 1's somehow less accomplished than Dialed In? Oh, and lets just forget that Ice Box won the Florida Derby last year and was 2nd in the Derby. "Ice Who?" Yeah, you owned Ice Box too, Bob. The Nick Zito school of hyping the current horse. Last year, Ice Box was the best you ever owned. Sure, Bob. The most accomplished and best you ever owned is now Dialed In, never mind War Pass won more earnings than any horse you have owned. Guess he is out of sight out of mind, now...
Alan More than 1 year ago
Dan, Thanks as always for all of your amazing work!! It was wonderful having you participate in Laura's 1st annual Shackleford Honorary CHAT last night!! Why are CHATs amongst serious handicappers important? They often force you to reconsider horses that you initially threw out from consideration in races. I had several instances of this during Laura's CHAT last night and, in addition, have suddenly become fascinated with today's Illinois Derby. That stakes race is ripe for an upset winner...Calvin, I'm having trouble keeping our secret...HELP!! I foolishly spent $400 on an entry in the NHCQualify.com contest today. I guess it's back to work to attempt to qualify for next year's NHC. Here are the races if you wish to handicap them yourself: Event1 Keeneland #6 (3:50p ET) Event2 Santa Anita #3 (4:03p ET) Event3 Aqueduct #8 (4:42p ET) Event4 Keeneland #8 (4:52p ET) Event5 Santa Anita #5 (5:05p ET) Event6 Aqueduct #9 (5:15p ET) Event7 Keeneland #9 (5:23p ET) Event8 Aqueduct #10 (5:48p ET) Event9 Aqueduct #11 (6:20p ET) Event10 Santa Anita #8 (6:37p ET) Event11 Santa Anita #9 (7:07p ET) Event12 Santa Anita #10 (7:37p ET) Good luck today!!
James Mc More than 1 year ago
Vicstu: Interesting post about Plonk's article. Kudos to Romans and Castanon on the strategy with Shackleford. Even though there were several other horses in there who ostensibly had better early speed than Shackleford, if he gets sent hellbent out on the lead, especially being a huge longshot, there's a tremendous reluctance of the other jockeys to run with him. They are terrified of being perceived as making a mistake, particularly in a Grade 1 race. Reminds me of how people used to talk about the "Bailey Magic Shield". He would take a horse with seeming mediocre speed and push him to the front, back the pace down after awhile, and pull off a wire job. The other jockeys were terrified of challenging him. PVal has done the same thing for decades. A combination of jockeys actually reading the form, other jockeys not reading the form, the psychological intimidation factor, the fact that 'speed is the universal bias' of American dirt racing and trainer ignorance of racing strategy. Sometimes I reflect that the typical 9% jockey out there could do worse than pushing every mount he gets that has speed to the front from the gate. Of course, he couldn't do that, because trainers would crucify him for "burning the horse out" in a speed duel, whereas if the jockey eliminates a speed horse from contention by taking him off the pace, he can always blame the horse for not responding. A jockey with status though, or possibly a veteran jockey at a known speed-favoring track, can do it successfully. Today's picks: Comely - find this race really tough but MYSTERIOUS CHIMES should get the lead at a price. Bay Shore - ROYAL CURRIER dropped into an allowance to win last time, prior to that he chased Flashpoint for about 5 furlongs in the Hutcheson and then faded. I believe he has a nice stalking style for this, rating behind Dr. Disco and Smoke It Right. Carter - APRIORITY much the best in here. Using LAYSH etc. and KENSEI also. Have You Ever and Morning Line should force a strong pace from outside posts. Calibrochoa is also wide. I believe APRIORITY explodes in the stretch with a nice stalking trip, and my other two chase him home. Wood - Unbettable to any real degree. I agree with Plonk. They should send UM to the lead immediately and the race is over. I will probably bet a few small p3's and p4's, use UM and throw in a few others for a huge payout if something weird happens. I don't have anything much for SA, other than liking COMMA TO THE TOP in the big one. He should be able to get a nice relaxed lead in here compared to the last one. Good luck all.
Curt V. More than 1 year ago
Vicstu, Got ya..I figured or hoped you knew anyway.. According to Mike Repole, he wants Uncle Mo to "run" in the Wood. He wants approx. a 110 Beyer. Nothing more hopefully, but he wants to see it... I was being tongue-in-cheek about the Slew's breakfast...BUTTS: Before his 1st race @3..he had 5 workouts & one busted the track record for 5F's @Hialeah, before busting the track record @7F's in the race...So much for slow workouts ? They were done on purpose, to protect the horse, because he was a nightmare to restrain, not a single exercise rider was capable of restraining him. They had to stop working him in company, 'cause he refused to let any horse in sight stay there.."He'll leave 'em like a freight train, leaving hobo's....." Feeding schedule:LMAO>thought I was kidding? Breakfast>fed by the night watchman@4 in the AM..2 qts. of oats; Lunch @10AM>2 to 3 more qts. of oats & 1/2 dozen carrots>Dinner>@4PM{except race day}--6 qts. of oats, 2 qts. of sweetfeed{corn, oats, & dried molasses], & a 1/2 dozen more SLICED carrots. His hay was strewed on the ground, 'cause he thought somebody else would eat it if it was hung.. He received powdered vitamins & vitamin pellets w/every feeding & continuous hay & water.. Uh oh !! Sound familiar ? Where did Mike Repole get his money ? LMAO..........TTYL......... "He went to the track{workouts}....like Baby Huey, but returned like Mighty Mouse......" said before his maiden race @Belmont....while under a Boston strangle hold as he busted a 1:10.1 6F workout, as Turner screamed to Cruget & flapped his arms to slow him down, "I'm trying boss, but he aint having it. I can't stop him...................."
Van Savant More than 1 year ago
Santa Anita – 4/9/11 This is a fun card with perhaps a few opportunities. It’s a shame that those big scratches came up in the 10th race, as I was looking forward to the prices and beating those two false favorites. Oh well. 1st Race – JOB BOSS (#6) makes his first start on turf, but with his pedigree and synthetic form, I don’t think the transition will too much for him. He is stepping up a bit in class but he seems to fit at this level. We shall see. MR. KAT (#8) does fit at this class level as evidenced by record. I like him here a bit, but the layoff just doesn’t look right to me. He may need this one, but I will use him a bit. 3rd Race – I always make it a habit to try and beat UNZIP ME (#3), so when Mr. Velvet asked about TANDA (#2), I became intrigued. After handicapping this race, I concluded that nobody was going to beat the top one, but I will have a little action on TANDA for kicks. I will also use me a bit of U R ALL THAT I AM (#6) and LA NEZ (#7) underneath in Exactas and dime Superfectas. Why not? 5th Race – This race qualifies as DOWNHILL TURF MADNESS!!!, especially since handicapping it was maddening! I don’t have a great feel for this one, but decided to side with CELTIC CHARMER (#8) based on his turf experience, outside post, and Jockey Bejarano. JUST METEOR (#7) is an intriguing sort who showed well in his last effort. His odds should be good (10/1). The 1 and 1A Entry really consists of BELLINGHAM as far as I am concerned. Nice race last time out and working smartly in preparation for this. GIFTED CRUSADER (#9) was pulled up in his debut but has since come back to post some very sharp works. Trainer percentages are there and Jockey Valenzuela is a plus on this course. 6th Race – There is mucho speedo in this race, but I still settled on LOCKSLEY HALL (#5). He goes second time Blinkers On, is working nicely and gets Jockey Gomez for the trip. POSITION A (#1) should enjoy a ground saving trip from the one-hole and can come from off of the pace. NIKKI’SGOLDENSTEED (#2) is another that will benefit from a hot pace and should be flying late. Back with the rest in a bit.
Van Savant More than 1 year ago
7th Race - This will be a fascinating race to watch, but I will have a few bucks on LIBERIAN FREIGHTER (#5). He looks to be the controlling speed in here, no? I’ll spend $10 to find out…but me thinks my thrill will last until the final hundred yards or so. We’ll see… 8th Race – Is it possible that FIRST DUDE (#5) won’t win this race? Yes. Will I bet him to Win? No. I suspect he will be sitting just off of COO CACHOO (#6) but won’t pass him in the stretch. $5 to Win on the 6, please. 9th Race – CAMBINA (#7) is a single for me in my Pick 3’s today, but I will be hedging in the Win pool with HARD TO RESIST (#6). It’s a huge step up in class but I really liked the way she ran last time out to run down the field. She showed some genuine turf ability in that race. 10th Race – Sheriff Illman featured MR. COMMONS (#3) in one of his Under The Radar segments and Uncle Steve loved his one-mile race. I went back and looked at his races and kind of fell in love meesef! He is working gangbusters and may just be a price. SILVER MEDALLION (#4) is a steadily improving sort and the switch to the dirt may just be what he needs. Trainer/Jockey percentages are strong too. ANTHONY’S CROSS (#(9) was impressive to win the Lewis with first time Blinkers. He keeps the hood, is working smartly and retains Jockey Rosario. He is logical here. MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE (#6) is a stab, but based on his worktab and my belief that worked in company with First Dude on Monday (not supported by the PP’s, however), this one could really surprise in here for Trainer Baffert. No cooking for me today, as we are honored and privileged guests for dinner tonight at friends. I will be watching the golf and the races and pretty much be living the dream. Enjoy the day good people, and try and make someone smile today ☺!
Annie More than 1 year ago
HG 228: Well, I see that I got the Superfecta again. And, again, it won't be enough to win. :( However, by practicing my superfecta wagers in the HG exercises, I have gotten alot better at them and that helps in real life too. :) My $4 Super returned $560. And my little $4 win bet on ALISAL got me $8.40, so that's $568.40 for this week. :) Congrats to whomever won! YOGI just had that exacta in reverse. Sorry, YOGI! Annie
Annie More than 1 year ago
Good morning, everyone! I was sorry to come back and see more bad news. So sorry, PIPPEN. But, I see To Honor and Serve was back in his stall only 4 hours after surgery and right back to eating. So that's good. Derby Dreams go down hard, but that, unfortunately, is the way it goes for many in horseracing. And DAN R'S Jaycito has had a setback now, too. He can recover and still be in the Derby gate, but any glitches on the Derby Trail are definitely not good. It's been a brutal year for MKB owners. We've certainly experienced all the highs and lows. Hopefully, all the rest will remain healthy and more good things will come. All this does put KATIEATTHERAIL'S Anthony's Cross and TENCENTCIELO'S Silver Medallion in an even better position. I'm sure both of them will be running hard in the SA Derby today, trying to stay eligible for that 5.5 Million Preakness Bonus. And for KELLEY BELLES' Comma to the Top, this IS his Derby, so I'm sure he'll be trying hard too. :) Good luck, also to YOGI'S Indian Winter (Darn, you just had that HG exacta in reverse). :( And also to JEANNE'S Bench Points and JEFF'S Mr. Commons. And, in the Bay Shore today, good luck to MEATHEAD'S Buffum. (He's so happy to be back on American soil that he'll probably run like the wind.) :) And also to DENNIS OF MOLINE'S Vengeful Wildcat and CHAAZZ' Justin Phillip. Then, of course, there is MO. I don't imagine BLACKSEABASS and CURT V are too worried about that outcome. :) Have a good day of racing, people! Annie
meathead01 More than 1 year ago
Annie thanks for the encouragement on Buffum today I will be placing a large win bet on him I think he is much the best with these. also with the defection of Premier Pegasus and Jaycito (hope and pray they will both be alright) I will key off of 10 cents Silver Medallion in the SAD. this is turning into a very contencious race with these and I have 6 that would not surprise me on the top spot very nice race indeed. good luck to all MKB owners today MH01
meathead01 More than 1 year ago
Santa Anita Park 4-9-11 R3#2 Tanda rosario the master closer gets a ton of speed to run at in this down hiller and should have this filly flying home a winner #3 Unzip Me had tightner last two and up in weight again for this and think that will be a big factor in her run today plus she will have a lot of company up front setting it up for the closers #4 It Tiz cutting back in distance barring a troubled trip she will be coming fast late stretch for this one wheres rosario? #8 Separate Forest outside all the speed and PV will leave some for the stretch run in light for this R7#1 Caracortado found a new home on the grass is 3 for 3 in the exacta and Talamo will save ground on the rail for one big run down the lane #6 Jeranimo adds weight for this one and spots the top one 5 lbs that is a killer but always runs his best with Bejarano. #2 Leroys Dynameaux gets joel back for this one and that was a winner in the WRodgers last year he will make one run at them today #4 Blue Chagall (FR) stretching out today and gomez climbs aboard for the ride batting 25% on turf and gomez will give him every oportunity to run R9#7 Cambina(IRE) much the best in this one although never been this long but neither have the others and gomez knows when to push the button #5 Whisper Louise(IRE) 8 for 9 ITM on grass and like her big figures improving each time will be part of the pace today #4 So Belle(GB) lightly raced three year old gets the specialist today in Bejarano on turf should like the added real estate #8 Wallstreeter nice run last race and needed that one should get the lead in this and must hang on late R10#4 Silver Medallion going out on the proverbial limb with this pick but it appears to me he has finally got his stuff together after last run up north gomez will place him in the forward bunch and make his run down the lane #10 Bench Points just a length and change behind Jaycito last and that one would be the one to beat today he gets a longer race to make his late run would not be surprised to see him get all the $$$$$ #3 Mr. Commons just up in last and will need to get involved earlier in the race to have an impact with these today but smith knows that also #5 Comma to the Top the one to beat here but he seems to be beating himself lately burning up on the front gets lots of company there today he will need to save something for the run home great card at SA and there are other good races lined up good luck all MH01
joecem More than 1 year ago
dan, last night you made a comment during laura's chat that the bay shore would have been a better fit for the fed eased than the ill derby. you're absolutely right that montbrook (and to make matters even more difficult, take me out on the dam side) going 9f is a alot to ask. if my memory serves montbrook won a race very similar to the bay shore, the riva ridge(now the woody) yet still he ships. so i think the choice he made here was clearly between 'do i want to run in a field that might have 4 or 5 horses that might be better than mine, or do i want him to outrun his pedigree against what appears (by the comments made last night) to be a bunch of tomato cans.(pardon the mixed metaphor) this might very well be this one's only shot at a graded route win. i'm guessing he's sincere in his attempt there.
steve bull More than 1 year ago
$50 tri 6 with 5,9
Mike L More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this blog for about a year but have not posted. This is, by far, the best place I've found to try and learn as much about the game as possible. It gets a bit contentious at times and people seem to come and go but I appreciate the time and effort that people put in to the ideas that they're willing to share. I spent weekends as a boy with my grandfather at Belmont carrying an enormous pair of binoculars and have been a recreational player for years. A couple random thoughts: 1) I haven't taken anyone's picks and run to the window although there were times I wish I had. I do read back and try to see what I've missed when handicapping 2) There are certain folks here that put significant time and effort into their postings and if a few of their posts run astray from horses along the way so be it. Seems like they live here and I'm just visiting. My Cheerios are just fine. 3) I always root for Whacky when he crushes one. 4) Hope to see Mike A back soon. Don't know him at all except from here but I enjoyed his posts and analyses. Many great races today. Good luck to everyone. Mike L
TejanoRun More than 1 year ago
Vicstu, if Robert LaPenta thinks Dialed In is the "best and accomplished young horse he has ever owned," so what? You spend alot of time trying to decode every little word someone says for hidden meaning or argumentative purposes. People are giving interviews. They're speaking spontaneously. They've gotta say something. Did you expect him to say "Even though my horse won the Florida Derby, I don't think he's very good?" I find it rather laughable that you had written numerous times before the Florida Derby that you aren't going to believe anything Nick Zito says, then quickly wrote on the blog what Zito said after the FD. Then in a subsequent post, you reiterated you aren't listening to anything Zito has to say, so now you're telling us what the owner says. By the way, sentences like "Looks like I am not alone in wondering how Uncle Mo is going to be fit for the Kentucky Derby, not to mention the T/C" or "I do predict that if he is sound he should win Saturday pretty easily" are worded in such a way that whatever the outcome is (short of winning the Triple Crown), you'll be able to claim that you posted it and you were right, giving an illusion of Kentucky Derby trail handicapping prowess. I suppose I should congratulate you now. Oh, and I find it hard to believe that "There are many people who are trying to compare Mo to Seattle Slew." How many, does "many" constitute? Does that include all who nodded when Pletcher made the comment?
Laura More than 1 year ago
Thanks everyone for showing up for Chat - especially our fearless, beleaguered leader, Dan. Dan, your contribution and comments on alll 1,000 entries was really spectacular. I'm honored you joined us. We had a full house and lots of good ‘capping ensued. I wrote down everyone’s race picks and will post them tomorrow…sometime. Taking a chat break for the next few weeks. Make plans to join the 4th annual Derby Chat on May 6 at 9:30 PM EST. We'll cover the entire CD card. Arrive early for a good seat, lol! PS - don't forget to select your Road To The Roses horses for today! Laura CAPTCHA: Leva oppor - "Leave poor??"