07/19/2010 4:42PM

HG 195 PP's; 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic


This will be my first blog post on our new site so I'm going to keep it simple. 

Our Disabled List will eventually be migrated onto the blog.  It will take some time and there are certainly some kinks that need to be worked out, but stay with me.  Things should return to normal soon.



Dan or anyone,
A Lady's Secret question..
Will it be run at 1 1/6 mile, or at 1 1/8 mile?
I'm reading conflicting stories..Thanks!
SR Vegas

Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to go off as the odds-on favorite in Saturday's Lady's Secret at nine furlongs over the Monmouth main track.


With 3yo's like Trappe Shot, Concord Point and A Little Warm all running big races recently after having skipped the Derby my mind was brought back to the BC Classic in 1994 at Churchill when a "second half" 3yo named Concern managed to grab the spoils over Tabasco Cat and another good "second half" 3yo Dramatic Gold.
Any chance of getting the PP's for the 1994 BC Classic?

Three-year-olds swept the superfecta positions in the 1994 Classic.



Also, do some racing circuits require a horse to be nominated to a big race before they can workout on their turf? I think I heard that from one of hosts on TVG.

It may be the case on some circuits, but you'll regularly see juveniles work on the turf in New York before they make their career debuts in maiden races.


Mike Watchmaker's divisional rankings for turf females makes no sense. In Saturday's issue of the DRF, published before Tuscan Evening's win in the G2 Modesty, Mike Watchmaker had his "divisional rankings" of turf females. He had Forever Together, and East Coast horse, ranked No. 1, ahead of Tuscan Evening, a SoCal horse, ranked No. 2.
Heading into Saturday, July 17, Tuscan Evening won all five of her starts in 2010, including defeating Forever Together on May 29 at Hollywood Park.in the G1 Gamely. Tuscan Evening then won on Saturday, in the G2 Modesty at Arlington. So Tuscan Evening defeated Forever Together, and has won all six of her races this year, including one grade 1, and five grade 2's.
Forever Together has had two starts this year, and lost both, finishing second to Tuscan Evening in the Gamely, and second to Wasted Tears in the G2 at Keeneland on April 10, 2010.
Yet Watchmaker has Forever Together ranked ahead of Tuscan Evening. There is no justification for this. The only explanation is East Coast bias.
Please ask him about this. He may rank Tuscan Evening No. 1 now, after the Modesty. But I want to know what his justification was for having Forever Together ranked ahead of her in advance of the Modesty.
Jim C.

My advice would be to ask him yourself. He has a new blog on drf.com and should be interested to hear your comments.


Who won the Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan for HG 194?

HG 194
The #5 Impossible time is 5 for 11 lifetime. 2 for 5 this year.Stretching out. 20% trainer.
The #3 the chaulk .
The bet $100 exacta 5-3

Congrats to garyw for finishing first in last week's HandiGambling exercise. He selected the eighth race at Del Mar on Wednesday. 


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. 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.

Best of luck to all.

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Minnesota Kid More than 1 year ago
HG 195: Twirling Candy just might be a monster, but with minimal value on the win end, let's try a tri. $16 trifecta: 3 w/ 1,6,8 w/ 1,6,8 total=$96 $4 mythical tip to a mythical teller The 6 and the 8 should be up front early and, assuming a reasonable pace, will hopefully stick around for the minor awards. Face and an Ace (#1) just in case.