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Kentucky Derby

Unread postby swerb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:13 pm

Anyone?

Two favorites (Lookin at Lucky & Sidney's Candy) draw the rail and the far outside. 60% chance of rain. Lookin at Lucky is one of Baffert's horses, and opens on the rail ... where no horse has won the Derby from since Ferdinand in '86. Sidney's Candy is actually owned by Jenny Craig, the weight loss chick. Only two horses have won the Derby from the 20 gate, but one of them was Big Brown two years ago.

And who can forget last years shocker ... when Mine That Bird won the Derby as a 50-1 shot.

After my cursory review of the field, the horse I like is Devil May Care (opened at 11-1) riding out of the 11 post. One of four horses in the race for Todd Pletcher, who is 0-24 in the Derby. Also like Baffert's other horse Conveyance, who opened at 12 -1.

Kind of a crazy field. Two favorites both drew posts bad for their styles. A lot of horses in the 10-1 to 20-1 range. Good race to box up 5 or 6 of those horses in that range in a trifecta and hope three of em come in the money for a fat payday.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby Bill Henry » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:05 am

Thistledown 2 o'clock. Be there or be square!
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby swerb » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:07 pm

Bill Henry wrote:Thistledown 2 o'clock. Be there or be square!

Who you like Billie?
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby Bill Henry » Sat May 01, 2010 9:52 am

I like Jackson Bend!
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby waborat » Sat May 01, 2010 11:10 am

Gonna need to be a muddah to wear the flowers today...

Don't think I've ever seen the track look like that?

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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby leadpipe » Sat May 01, 2010 12:39 pm

Bill Henry wrote:I like Jackson Bend!


Dude, we're readin' the same program.

Looks like a cluster F, especially with the weather, but LP backing the JB as well.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby swerb » Sat May 01, 2010 8:50 pm

waborat wrote:Gonna need to be a muddah to wear the flowers today...

Don't think I've ever seen the track look like that?

I put a little coin on Super Saver & Ice Box

Hopefully you had em in an exacta.

Been a decade since I turned a net profit on The Derby.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Unread postby waborat » Sun May 02, 2010 7:50 am

swerb wrote:
waborat wrote:Gonna need to be a muddah to wear the flowers today...

Don't think I've ever seen the track look like that?

I put a little coin on Super Saver & Ice Box

Hopefully you had em in an exacta.

Been a decade since I turned a net profit on The Derby.


First profitable one for me in 6 years...

Had em both to win and both to place plus a couple props...

Only 2 ponies I wagered on, so you should have heard me screaming @ The Greenhouse Tavern's bar before the game last night watching em both come in...

Between the Derby, Cavs, & dinner with good friends (dinner was on me afterward the race ;-) ;) :wink: ), it was an awesome evening
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