02/05/2009 5:36PM

Things that make you go hmm

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Dan,
I've been waiting for Zoi Zoi to make her first start, but apparently I missed it, and sounds like it was good -- could you post the pp's for her?
Kyri

Download zoi_zoi.pdf

The Beyer Speed Figure won't knock anyone's socks off, but Zoi Zoi won very nicely, and seems to have a bright future for our friends at Zayat Stables.  The Seeking the Gold filly is kin to three blacktype earners including Grade 3 winner Lendell Ray.  There's a lot of pedigree in this quality female family, and Zoi Zoi, an RNA ($340,000) as a weanling and yearling ($140,000), was purchased for $575,000 last year.

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...Wait a minute, I think McCann's Mojave won from the 11 post during the first Sunshine Millions Classic...
Causeways37

McCann's Mojave broke from post 8 in a field of 12 when winning the 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream.

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Dan, I'm not sure if this is something for the DRF or not, but what about a CD that contained racing results from all N/A tracks for the last 5 years? You guys could charge a c note for that, I think. That's what I'd pay.
slewofdamascus

I know that the DRF used to produce CD-ROM with an entire year's worth of charts, but I believe that service has been discontinued.  You may want to contact the DRF Customer Service department in order to make a customized order, or you could go directly to Equibase.

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Okay, to show that my rant above isn't the only sign of my impending insanity, I give you my Kentucky Derby top 10 list:

I must admit that there isn't much difference for me between #1, #10, and anyone on my Honorable Mention list:

1.  Hello Broadway

Half-brother to Nobiz Like Shobiz missed time due to illness, yet still ran well in Hutcheson. 

2.  Old Fashioned

Has beaten everybody while beating nobody.

3.  The Pamplemousse

Major improvement shown since stretched around two turns.  Will he like dirt?

4.  Bear's Rocket

Ran a corker in first start on dirt.  Must prove that race wasn't a fluke.

5.  Vineyard Haven

Champagne winner must overcome unproven Dubai path.

6.  Royal Vindication

Liked some of his races last year.  Third in the Nashua, but no works yet in 2008. 

7.  Take the Points

Won two in a row at Gulfstream.  Pletcher-trained gray is ready for stakes.

8.  Mr. Fantasy

NY-bred half-brother to Tin Cup Chalice hasn't done anything wrong.

9.  Friesan Fire

Received nice tip in Lecomte.  Gets tested now.

10.  Midshipman

Think he's the real deal, but who knows how Dubai experience will affect him?

Honorable Mentions (just about everyone else):

Alma d'Oro
Atomic Rain
Au Moon
Beethoven
Big Drama
Break Water Edison
Capt. Candyman Can
Charitable Man
Cliffy's Future
Danger to Society
Desert Party
Donativum
Flat Out
Free Country
Giant Oak
Haynesfield
Masala
Mr. Hot Stuff
Notonthesamepage
Patena
Pinckney Hill
Poltergeist
Ryehill Dreamer
Smart Bid
Square Eddie
This Ones for Phil
West Side Bernie

Fire away.

Talk to you tomorrow,

Dan