10/12/2014 11:46AM

Watchmaker: How I'd play Belmont for Sunday, Oct. 12


On Saturday, It’s Easy and Political Force bookended the card at Belmont Park with victories. This caused much consternation among many “wise guy” players, because these two already had many chances to get their maiden wins, and they burned lots of money coming up short along the way. But It’s Easy and Political Force didn’t just win, they aired. And by doing so, they hammered home the basic lesson that stuff happens, from wins by shaky short-priced horses all the way up shockers by implausible longshots.