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Saturday, November 3, 2012 Get Advanced PPs »

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker.

Classic »

Purse: $5,000,000, 1 1/4 miles

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Game On Dude B. Baffert In top form and loves the track, but is just a little bit shaky at the distance 5-2
Royal Delta W. Mott Ladies' Classic is the goal, but she is in no way out of place in this event 6-1
Flat Out W. Mott This isn't at Belmont, his favorite track; beaten chalk in this race last year 8-1
Fort Larned I. Wilkes Will forgive his last; his Whitney two back was strong; big rebound threat 8-1
Ron The Greek W. Mott Won the Big Cap at distance over track last March, but last outing was dull 8-1
Mucho Macho Man K. Ritvo Was best in defeat in Woodward; not sure if he's quite good enough 10-1
Richard's Kid D. O'Neill Compromised by speed bias last time, added distance helps; dangerous 12-1
Nonios J. Hollendorfer Game second to Dude in the Awesome Again; he could win the Dirt Mile 15-1
To Honor and Serve W. Mott Has looked top class at various times, but has been too erratic this season 15-1
Alpha K. McLaughlin Came up empty in the Pa. Derby; looks to be a cut below these, anyway 20-1
Dullahan D. Romans Never been first or second on dirt; much prefers synthetic surfaces 20-1
Handsome Mike D. O'Neill Upset winner of Pa. Derby, and he would be an even bigger surprise here 20-1
Brilliant Speed T. Albertrani Third in last year's Belmont, but he's a turf horse, and is off form, too 30-1
Pool Play M. Casse His two dirt starts were both graded wins; in very deep here, however 30-1

Mile »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 mile, turf

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Wise Dan C. Lopresti Has dominated since switching back to turf three starts ago; tough to beat 2-1
Excelebration A. O'Brien If not for the mighty Frankel, he'd be on a big win streak; top Euro threat 5-1
Moonlight Cloud F. Head Capable Euro filly runs against males regularly, so this is not a new thing 6-1
Obviously M. Mitchell Impressive how he has blossomed of late; risky to sell this speedball short 6-1
Little Mike D. Romans His two Gr. 1 wins this year came with easy leads; that won't happen here 12-1
Trailblazer Y. Ikee Good second to Obviously in U.S. bow; the Turf is his first preference 12-1
Animal Kingdom H. Motion An odd spot for the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner; first start since February 15-1
Doubles Partner T. Pletcher Needed his last and was very unlucky before the layoff; can get a piece 20-1
Jeranimo M. Pender Pops up with an occasional big effort, but he's generally not good enough 20-1
Mr. Commons J. Shirreffs Has ability, but even when he's on his game, his will to win is a question 20-1
Turbo Compressor T. Pletcher Turf is his first preference; has speed, but would be in tough in either spot 20-1
Suggestive Boy R. McAnally Will appreciate the return to turf; must significantly improve his U.S. form 30-1
Wilcox Inn M. Stidham Soundly beaten second to 'Dan' at Kee; has never been as good as these 30-1

Juvenile »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/16 miles

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Power Broker B. Baffert Romped in Gr. 1 prep over track in dirt bow, but with the grain of speed bias 5-2
Shanghai Bobby T. Pletcher Has been crushing his opponents in New York and should route; obvious 3-1
Title Contender B. Baffert Only a maiden winner, but it was a fast score over track with blinkers on 6-1
Know More D. O'Neill Ran well winning a stakes in debut; last two weren't as good; mixed feelings 8-1
Speak Logistics E. Plesa, Jr. Stepping way up, but he did gallop in two starts since getting blinkers on 8-1
Capo Bastone J. Sadler Compromised by a speed track when third in the Front Runner; intriguing 10-1
Dynamic Sky M. Casse Second to Joha at Kee last time, he is another who has yet to race on dirt 12-1
Fortify K. McLaughlin Will have to do better than his flat third in the Champagne last time out 12-1
Monument J. Sadler Comes off clear win at distance over track, but vs. Cal breds in slow time 15-1
He's Had Enough D. O'Neill Had enough trouble in last, but lacks speed, and is also an unknown on dirt 20-1

Turf »

Purse: $3,000,000, 1 1/2 miles

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Point of Entry S. McGaughey Won five straight, the last three Gr. 1's; top U.S. hope ends Euro dominance 3-1
St. Nicholas Abbey A. O'Brien Won this last year; can forgive Arc flop, but some prior efforts were iffy 5-1
Shareta A. Fabre Also found wanting on deep going in Arc; prior form sharp; strong threat 6-1
The Fugue J. Gosden Fine Euro form against fillies; likely to stay with them in the F&M Turf 8-1
Trailblazer Y. Ikee Solid second in U.S. debut and added distance helps; stepping up, though 10-1
Little Mike D. Romans Mile is his first choice; his big wins this year all came with easy early leads 12-1
Treasure Beach A. O'Brien Gave top one a run last time on deep footing; firm turf suits top one better 12-1
Dullahan D. Romans Has run okay on turf, but has yet to win on it; Classic is his first preference 15-1
Slim Shadey S. Callaghan Won the local prep for this, but this is just an exponentially tougher race 15-1
Bourbon Bay N. Drysdale Admirable old pro probably wants weaker company at this stage of the game 20-1
Cogito D. O'Neill Disappointed in U.S. bow; reports have said he'd be more effective on dirt 20-1
Kindergarden Kid P. Miller No match for top one two starts back with the better trip; needs softer spot 20-1
Turbo Compressor T. Pletcher Tried rating, and finished second to 'Shadey' last time out; in over his head 20-1
Optimizer D. Lukas Improved dramatically in his last two, but not enough to contend here 30-1

Dirt Mile »

Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Shackleford D. Romans Second in Kelso off layoff, yet seems below his terrific early season form 7-2
Emcee K. McLaughlin On better part of track in his big Forego win; Sprint is his first preference 4-1
Jersey Town B. Tagg Strong score in the Kelso; do wonder if he can pair up big efforts like that 5-1
Fed Biz B. Baffert Disappointed at Hoosier, but is certainly capable of better; a possibility 6-1
Nonios J. Hollendorfer Game second to Game On Dude last time; top contender in this sort of spot 6-1
Jimmy Creed R. Mandella Sprint is his first preference, but he isn't out of his element in either race 12-1
Rail Trip R. Ellis At this point, this old pro might find the distance right in his wheelhouse 12-1
John Scott C. Gaines Hits hard, but might be a cut below and it appears he prefers synthetics 15-1
Delegation M. Casse Big fig win last time was due to uncontested lead; this will be his dirt debut 20-1
Handsome Mike D. O'Neill A repeat of his Pa. Derby upset wouldn't be enough; Classic his first choice 20-1
Tapizar S. Asmussen Has had some good days at SA, but his last was so poor it's hard to ignore 20-1
Second City B. Cecil Main claim to fame is a Derby win at Hastings. Overmatched? Just a little. 30-1

Turf Sprint »

Purse: $1,000,000, 6 1/2 furlongs (turf)

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Unbridled's Note S. Asmussen Won the local prep for this at distance, over course; fig was low, though 4-1
California Flag B. Koriner Downhill specialist won this race over the course in '09; away since April 9-2
Bridgetown T. Pletcher Good turf sprinter for a while and back in top form; downhill is the question 6-1
Camp Victory M. Mitchell Going dirt to turf is a positive move and he won a Gr. 1 three back; logical 6-1
Corporate Jungle C. Brown Chased Wise Dan in his last two and clearly, there are none like that here 10-1
Next Question M. Trombetta In career form, but this is a better group than the one he beat at Woodbine 10-1
Great Attack W. Ward Off since May; has done his best work in turf sprints at shorter distances 15-1
Mizdirection M. Puype Another coming off a long layoff, but is 2 for 2 over the course; maybe 15-1
Starspangledbanner A. O'Brien One good effort off long layoff is sandwiched by two poor ones; tough read 15-1
Chosen Miracle J. Hollendorfer Runner up to top one last time out has high early speed, but modest Beyers 20-1
Great Mills S. Asmussen Has been close in a few meaningful races, but his wins come in easier spots 20-1
Reneesgotzip P. Miller She's fast, and being 3 for 3 on synthetic, she could turf; not impossible 20-1
Upgrade M. Nihei Ran okay in his last two turf sprint attempts in NY; others just look better 20-1
Tale of a Champion K. Mulhall Wasn't beaten that far in the local prep, but wasn't up to the task, either 30-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Global Power T. Amoss Sports decent form in listed stakes; this is tougher than what he's used to 30-1
Boxeur des Rues D. O'Neill It has been a long time since he won and doesn't look fast enough for this 30-1
Starspangled Heat B. Abrams Has lots of downhill course experience, but in entry-level allowance races 30-1

Sprint »

Purse: $1,500,000, 6 furlongs

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Coil B. Baffert Solid win in the local prep for this and rarely runs poorly; will be a handful 4-1
Amazombie B. Spawr Won this last year, but his last was a rare dud; formidable if able to rebound 9-2
Capital Account B. Baffert Fast closing, narrowly beaten second in the local prep; wants more ground 6-1
Emcee K. McLaughlin Breakthrough score in his last, although he was out in the better footing 6-1
The Lumber Guy M. Hushion If he was uncoupled in the Vosburgh, he'd have paid off at 20-1, not 2-1 8-1
Jimmy Creed R. Mandella Third in the same race the top three come out of; can be in the mix again 10-1
Poseidon's Warrior R. Reid, Jr. A big surprise two back, he didn't run as well last time; jury is out on him 15-1
Smiling Tiger J. Bonde There was a time when he'd be a major threat in this; looks past his prime 15-1
Sum of the Parts T. Amoos Versatile, and in career form, but needs a big move forward to contend 15-1
Gantry R. Faucheux Good in easier races, but he has never been effective at this high a level 20-1
Trinniberg S. Parbhoo His stakes wins came with uncontested early leads; no easy leads here 20-1
Hamazing Destiny D. Lukas Give him credit, he's been punching away for years; he's a Gr. 3 horse now 30-1
Justin Phillip S. Asmussen At his best on a wet track, which he isn't going to get at SA this time of year 30-1
Second City B. Cecil He's the British Columbia Derby winner. He's also in way over his head 30-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Fast Bullet B. Baffert Obviously talented, but away a year and never ran in a stakes; I don't get it 15-1
Boxeur des Rues D. O'Neill Not fast enough or good enough for this; Turf Sprint is his first preference 50-1

Filly and Mare Sprint »

Purse: $1,000,000, 7 furlongs

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Groupie Doll W. Bradley Was always good, but has dominated in last four with blinkers; hard to stop 7-5
Turbulent Descent T. Pletcher Getting back to Cali will have to help because her last two in NY were so so 5-1
Contested B. Baffert Strong win in the Test Stakes at the distance; taking on tougher elders now 8-1
Dust and Diamonds S. Asmussen Like top one, she's on a win streak; her Gallant Bloom last out was best yet 8-1
Musical Romance W. Kaplan Won this race last year; all three of her wins so far this year were in Florida 12-1
Reneesgotzip P. Miller Crushed by top male Sprint contenders last time; Turf Sprint first preference 15-1
Class Included J. Penney She's a win machine, but this isn't Emerald Downs or Hastings, anymore 20-1
Rumor R. Mandella Her overall form is good; facing tougher than she is accustomed to, though 20-1
Switch J. Sadler Second in this the last two years, but recent races say she's past her prime 20-1
Teddy's Promise R. Ellis Can improve second off layoff, but her best efforts were several starts back 20-1
Belle of the Hall T. Albertrani Got her shot here by beating a filly last time who desperately needs a rest 30-1
Great Hot A.C. Avila Been a while since her last win, or since her last stakes-class Beyer Fig 30-1
Self Preservation B. Cecil Finally passed the entry level allowance condition; doesn't belong here 30-1
Strike The Moon M. Trombetta Runner up to Groupie Doll in the TCA, but a distant runner up; overmatched 30-1

Juvenile Turf »

Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile (turf)

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Dundonnell R. Charlton Won a Group 3 two back over the subsequent winner of the Royal Lodge 4-1
Artigiano M. Al Zarooni Improving colt was a good second in the Royal Lodge last time, his best yet 5-1
Noble Tune C. Brown Showed a most impressive turn of foot in Pilgrim; won debut on firm turf 6-1
Balance The Books C. Brown Beyers are light, but he used a big late kick to win graded stakes in last two 10-1
Fantastic Moon J. Noseda Was favored when fifth in Royal Lodge; previous wins say he can rebound 10-1
George Vancouver A. O'Brien Hit the board in Group 1's in two of his last three; inconsistency is the issue 10-1
Gervinho C. Gaines Really liked his closing kick to win the local prep for this; has a big shot 10-1
Joha M. Maker Nailed by 'Books' two back; flattered that one with his Gr. 1 Poly win at Kee 12-1
Know More D. O'Neill Last two not as good as his stakes winning debut; synth form says he'll turf 12-1
Dry Summer J. Mullins Forget his last; he ran well winning two back at this distance in only turf try 15-1
Brown Almighty T. Ice Hasn't run a bad one yet; faces tougher, but he is certainly not out of this 12-1
I'm Boundtoscore T. Rankin Upset winner of the Summer Stakes has also run well each start; deep race 15-1
Lines of Battle A. O'Brien His Racing Post Ratings are okay, but his one Group stakes try was lacking 12-1
Summit County D. Romans Wasn't badly beaten in turf stakes in his last two, but that won't cut it here 15-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Snow King J. Gosden Won a maiden event at Ascot in his only start; did beat 16 doing it, though 20-1
He's Had Enough D. O'Neill Juvenile is his first preference; deep closer is vulnerable to bad racing luck 20-1
Gabriel Charles J. Mullins An unknown on turf; his dirt, synthetic efforts say he's going the wrong way 30-1
Rising Legend J. Sadler Scored in his last two in England; been in weaker races than the other Euros 20-1
Under Review J. Sadler Competitive in both starts at Arlington, but in easier and much slower races 30-1

 

Friday, November 2, 2012 Get Advanced PPs »

Odds and comments by Brad Free.

Ladies' Classic »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/8 miles

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Royal Delta B. Mott Dominated her final prep, legitimate favorite to repeat this race 5-2
Awesome Feather C. Brown 10-for-10, earned giant speed figure last out in non-graded stake 9-2
Questing K. McLaughlin New York dirt terror missed while conceding 7 lbs., now weight-for-age 5-1
Love and Pride T. Pletcher Circumstances to order SA & BEL, is she really lucky or really good? 6-1
My Miss Aurelia S. Asmussen Six-for-six filly beat Questing with weight break, working well SA 6-1
Grace Hall A. Dutrow Cakewalked vs. Hoosier Park creampuffs, good 3yo faces tougher 8-1
Include Me Out R. Ellis Queen of California was compromised by pace, bias her final prep 8-1
In Lingerie T. Pletcher Improving 3yo defeated older KEE Poly, first preference F&M Turf 12-1
Class Included J. Penney One-two 16 starts Emerald Downs & Hastings Park, first pref F&M Sprint 30-1

Filly & Mare Turf »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/4 miles, turf

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Ridasiyna M. Delzangles Top-class import from France arrives with outstanding credentials 3-1
The Fugue J. Gosden Hotshot G1 winner in UK targeted this all season, Euros strong here 4-1
Marketing Mix T. Proctor Runner-up Beverly D in summer, aided by “rabbit” winning G1 in fall 5-1
Nahrain R. Varian Narrow miss this race last year, returned to form BEL "yielding" 8-1
Zagora C. Brown Briefly opened up in Flower Bowl, got caught, distance limitations? 8-1
I'm A Dreamer D. Simcock Scored summer upset in Beverly D , okay fourth in recent BEL bog 8-1
Nereid J. Shirreffs 2012 was bust for good filly until recent wake-up, runner-up to 'Mix 12-1
In Lingerie T. Pletcher First try on grass after dominating Spinster on Poly, improving 3yo 12-1
Lady of Shamrock J. Sadler Facing older fillies and mares for first time, following 10-week layoff 15-1
Up A. O'Brien G2-caliber Irish filly tried these in Beverly D, was not good enough 15-1
Star Billing J. Shirreffs Inconsistent filly has run races that fit for minor award here 30-1
Stormy Lucy F. Lucarelli Longshot nibbler all summer and fall in California, faces tall order 30-1
Almudena J. Suarez First since May for South American import, first preference Marathon 30-1

Juvenile Fillies »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/16 miles

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Executiveprivilege B. Baffert Looked like star going 5-for-5, but Oct. 21 work reportedly was blah 8-5
Dreaming of Julia T. Pletcher Went fast early and slow late in gritty G1 win, now tries two turns 5-2
Beholder R. Mandella Speedster will use gas elsewhere, first preference Juvenile Sprint 7-2
Kauai Katie T. Pletcher Unbeaten New York sprints, interesting pace play w/out Beholder 7-2
Spring in the Air M. Casse Top filly on synthetic and turf, conventional dirt whole new world 6-1
Broken Spell W. Lukas Breeders’ Cup incomplete without Lukas, longshot late-runner 8-1
Renee's Queen E. Guillot Recovered from autumn illness, turf-synth filly working well dirt 10-1
Sweet Shirley Mae W. Ward Gate scratch BEL Oct. 6 Frizette, first preference Juvenile Sprint 15-1
Almost an Angel W. Ward Off board both graded stakes, first preference Juvenile Sprint 15-1

Marathon »

Purse: $500,000, 1 3/4 miles

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Worth Repeating M. Machowsky Bargain $62.5k claim sharp now, won a SA dirt marathon 2011 7-2
Eldaafer D. Alvarado Won this race 2010 at CD, well-bred gelding going strong age 7 4-1
Not Abroad M. Petro Romped in Maryland-bred stakes, enters in peak form 9-2
Atigun K. McPeek BEL shipper dropping from G1, lone 3yo still has upside 5-1
Jaycito B. Baffert It turns out this N2X-eligible colt has always been over-rated 10-1
Commander T. Taylor Hastings Park shipper with speed, intriguing longshot 15-1
Grassy M. Jones Will run all day, but will he run on dirt? All 19 starts on turf 15-1
Juniper Pass T. Bell Gelded in summer, G2 winner set for best third start back 15-1
Balladry E. Harty Last by a long way final prep, but has run races that fit here 20-1
Fame and Glory A. O'Brien A stayer in Europe, trying dirt surface for the first time 20-1
Romp K. Mulhall Always been a cut below this class level, 4-for-53 career 20-1
Calidoscopio G. Frankel South American 9yo makes U.S. debut following four-month layoff 30-1
Almudena J. Suarez South American mare earned reputation in Peru, these are tougher 30-1
Sense of Purpose D. Weld Has not done a thing in three starts since July 2011 30-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Quail Hill D. O'Neill Got blown away by Worth Repeating at Los Angeles County Fair 20-1

Juvenile Fillies Turf »

Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile (turf)

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Sky Lantern R. Hannon G1 win-and-in heroine in Ireland, class of field U.S. debut 3-1
Watsdachances C. Brown Won on soft, firm and yielding, crushed BEL G3 last out 4-1
Spring Venture M. Casse Three-for-three vs. dubious WO competition, class test here 6-1
Waterway Run R. Beckett G3 winner UK been showing speed 7f, two turns is new 8-1
Flashy Ways R. Baltas $100k BC supplement after clever stakes win SA turf course 10-1
Tara From the Cape T. Pletcher Returns to turf following modest fourth on KEE Polytrack 10-1
Sustained D. Romans Runner-up in roughly run BEL G3, improving each start 12-1
Flotilla M. Delzangles "Live" longshot was compromised by traffic in Longchamp G1 12-1
Kittten's Point G. Motion Took the long way home both starts, G3 runner-up KEE 20-1
Moonwalk D. Romans Popped $74 KEE win-and-in G3,  race appeared to be weak 20-1
Summer of Fun G. Weaver Third head on  wire in blanket-finish G3 at KEE 30-1
Oscar Party W. Catalano Fourth head on  wire in blanket-finish G3 at KEE 30-1
The Gold Cheongsam J. Noseda UK shipper won 3 of 7, unestablished vs. top company 30-1
Nancy O C. Costigan Significant trouble most recent turf try,  eased on dirt in last 30-1
Also Eligibles (in order of preference)
Infanta Branca A. O'Brien Sibling to 1998 Derby prospect Lil's Lad, tough to like off Euro form 30-1
Renee's Queen E. Guillot DMR turf stake win, good dirt works, first preference Juvenile Fillies 30-1
Manuka Honey J. Terranova Maiden two starts into career, placed  “yielding” G3 at BEL 20-1
Moulin de Rougin R. Mandella Ran to hillside pedigree in maiden win, should stay a mile 20-1

Juvenile Sprint »

Purse: $500,000, 6 furlongs

HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS
Beholder R. Mandella Freaky win speed-biased track, 108 Beyer highest of year by 2yo 7-5
Kauai Katie T. Pletcher Fast NY filly rationed speed and romped, first preference Juve Fillies 3-1
Merit Man R. Hess, Jr. Sharp win over track, jockey P. Valenzuela rode the first BC race 1984 4-1
Super Ninety Nine B. Baffert Debut winner reportedly "outworked" Executiveprivilege on Oct. 21 8-1
South Floyd D. O'Neill Adds heat, ranks below the top contenders according to speed figures 10-1
Sweet Shirley Mae W. Ward Posted two sharp workouts following Oct. 6 gate scratch Frizette at BEL 12-1
Ceiling Kitty T. Dascombe Overmatched Euro filly owned, bred by Betfair founder Andrew Black 20-1
Almost an Angel W. Ward Trouble-prone miss not fast enough on figs, bred for synth/turf 20-1
Hightail W. Lukas Eight-start maiden curiously spotted, shortens from route to sprint 30-1
Hazardous C. O'Callaghan Earned $18k first-off-claim win, giving back most of it BC entry fees 30-1

Cross Entered Horses

Almost an Angel – Juvenile Sprint (1), Juvenile Fillies (2)
Almudena – Marathon (1), Filly and Mare Turf (2)
Beholder – Juvenile Sprint (1), Juvenile Fillies (2)
Boxeur des Rues – Turf Sprint (1), Sprint (2)
Class Included – Filly and Mare Sprint (1), Ladies Classic (2)
Dullahan – Classic (1), Turf (2)
Emcee – Sprint (1), Dirt Mile (2)
Handsome Mike – Classic (1), Dirt Mile (2)
He’s Had Enough – Juvenile (1), Juvenile Turf (2)
In Lingerie – Filly and Mare Turf (1) , Ladies Classic (2)
Jimmy Creed – Sprint (1), Dirt Mile (2)
Kauai Katie – Juvenile Fillies (1), Juvenile Sprint (2)
Know More – Juvenile Turf (1), Juvenile (2)
Little Mike – Mile (1), Turf (2)
Nonios – Dirt Mile (1), Classic (2)
Reneesgotzip – Turf Sprint (1), Filly and Mare Sprint (2)
Renees Queen – Juvenile Fillies (1), Juvenile Fillies Turf (2)
Royal Delta – Ladies Classic (1), Classic (2)
Second City – Sprint (1), Dirt Mile (2)
Sweet Shirley Mae – Juvenile Sprint (1), Juvenile Fillies (2)
The Fugue – Filly and Mare Turf (1), Turf (2)
Trailblazer – Turf (1), Mile (2)
Turbo Compressor – Turf (1), Mile (2)

John More than 1 year ago
Hey "Baron " you are so right about Gervinho, go take a look at his last race, he almost goes down at the head of the lane, gathers himself and EXPLODES to the wire ! BUT, No Lasix, thats scary !
John More than 1 year ago
$25 to just walk thru the gates on Saturday, and NO SEAT ! This is why racing is dying ! On a day when racing is "gold" give the new player a chance to see the best, make it easy to get in and maybe get lucky with all the monster pay-offs ! You want the TV crowd to see a packed Santa Anita and say, lets go next year, or .... And the suits wonder why we stay home and bet, $25 to get in , $15 to park, $15 for a Form and program, $7 for a beer, $6 for a hot dog !............................geez, in this economy, dont people look for a deal, not the shaft ? Anyway, good luck everyone ! BOMBS AWAY !
PeterG More than 1 year ago
Excellent post and you didn't even mention the average 20% takeout on every dollar you bet. And you didn't mention that half the horses are juiced on drugs and the past performances are basically meaningless. And you didn't mention the $4 to $5 dollar a gallon gas to get to the track. And you didn't mention that if you are a non-smoker (in other words not an idiot) that you have to breath cigar and cigarette smoke all day. This game is impossible to beat in the long run. You might get lucky on any given day but most are going to lose. What a deal a day at the track is. (sarcasm)
Sarah Titus More than 1 year ago
I am paying for 2 $200 tickets on Saturday. And I still have to pay to park? Seriously? Guess I'm not betting with that parking money...or buying BC swag or food or whatever...
The Baron More than 1 year ago
Gervinho C. Gaines Carla Loves this horse and the price is right - horse is training like a monster!! Training Partner won today!! Bet your lungs!!
PeterG More than 1 year ago
5-1 on Excelebration? That's funny.
Arias Toni More than 1 year ago
.... à romanos... le manca classe... my "v"... "romanov"... kazajo..... best of the best... & my news formule mangime_____________ "cuadra arias. "arias toni".
Arias Toni More than 1 year ago
_____________porca miseria... "frankel un cavallo piú timido"... timido... lei azzione de galileo... "un cavallo per correre en casa.. é con pochii cavalli".. senza arco senza breeder's... 13 corse 13 victorie.. il handicap... "un cavallo super-timido"....posono essere shareta ó st, nicolas______________ "turf is turf"... metri & erba.... "best of the best".. meglio per lei cavalli, piú bello..distanzzia, &... meglio per lei jockey's.... l'altro un casino de merda... "cuadra arias"
Arias Toni More than 1 year ago
____________favoritos.. turf... "shareta"... St. nicolas abbey... turf... toni arias. "cuadra arias"
Mick More than 1 year ago
20-1 on Fame and Glory?? Heck I'll take my chances, he may have lost his way in his last couple starts, and lacks dirt experience, but he's still far and away the class of that Marathon field.
schwann More than 1 year ago
Confident that Wise Dan will win. He is a people's champ. I think that he will beat Midnight Cloud and Animal Kingdom. I don't rate the others. I think Frankel is overrated. He is not as great as legends like Man O' War, Nearco, Carbine and Ribot.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Why even bring up Frankel? Move on.
Kyri Freeman More than 1 year ago
If I remember right, gate-scratched Sweet Shirley Mae came out because a horse next to her freaked out and must have kicked her, not because she herself had any physical or behavioral issue coming to the gate. I wouldn't make her top choice but it's probably worth knowing that.