Official Horse Racing Thread

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  1. mtsucalico85

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    I just have a tough time taking a short price on Bayern after his last race. He's great when he has things his own way, but with Private Zone in the race, I don't see him getting his own way.

    General A Rod is interesting, but I still lean towards Twilight Eclipse in that race. Race 7 is the most wide open race to me. I like Wonder Gal at 12-1 in that race, and will also use Calamity Kate, who is 30-1.
     
  2. CraigAnne Conway

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    So that's otherwise known as a trifecta key box with Keen Ice (7) and 1,5,6,8. Right?
     
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  3. mtsucalico85

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    Correct.
     
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  4. mtsucalico85

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    Woody Stephens is the next race. Probably not a good betting race unless you think you can beat Competitive Edge. Given that I still think there is a chance he is the most talented 3YO (though likely distance challenged) in this crop, I'm not going to try and beat him.

    I really wish he was running in the Met Mile. I think he would have been a major factor.
     
  5. mtsucalico85

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    And of course Competitive Edge looks awful. Didn't break well, was stuck between horses throughout the race, and had nothing entering the stretch.
     
  6. mtsucalico85

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    Race 4, the Jaipur, looks wide open. I think Spring to the Sky (11), Helwan (8), and Unbridled's Note (5) are interesting, and all have good value.
     
  7. Cza

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    Untapable shouldn't have an issue with that group in the Ogden (Race 5). Going to key and hope for some chaos behind.
     
  8. mtsucalico85

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    My only worry is that Untapable hasn't looked quite as good at 4 as she has at 3. I think she's the likely winner, but Wedding Toast could challenge her if Untapable doesn't bring her A race. House Rules is interesting underneath at a price.
     
  9. Cza

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    Good call on that one, today is lining up like one those days so far. 0 for life 5 races in.
     
  10. mtsucalico85

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    In the Brooklyn, I like Sky Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, Neck 'n Neck. Trying to beat VE Day, who hasn't gotten back to the form he showed when he upset the Travers last year.
     
  11. Cza

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    Today is all over the place, getting my ass kicked playing chalk.
     
  12. mtsucalico85

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    I could see 9 or 10 different horses win the Acorn. I like Wonder Gal and Shook Up (though she is very cold on the tote board), and Calamity Kate is a bomb that I also kind of like. I'll go 2-8-4.
     
  13. Cza

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    9-7-2 for me. Wide open though.
     
  14. Cza

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    Well, that will be an absolutely ridiculous tri payout.

    $2 paid $3530.
     
  15. mtsucalico85

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    Pretty much anything could have happened in that race, and I wouldn't have been surprised.

    I usually don't have a good feel with the top Filly & Mare turf races (at least until Lady Eli jumps into the class), and I don't really have one in the Just a Game either. I tepidly like Discreet Marq.
     
  16. Cza

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    $2 super paid 50k. Lol.
     
  17. Cza

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    I'm sitting one out. Recovering from a vicious beating today. I still don't know what to do with the Met.
     
  18. mtsucalico85

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    Haven't changed my thoughts too much with the Met. I like Tonalist and Kobe's Back quite a bit. Tonalist doesn't have much value, but Kobe's Back at over 20-1 absolutely does, so he's my top pick. Going to box them in an exacta.
     
  19. BayouMafia

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    holy shit at Honor Code shifting into a whole other gear there
     
  20. CraigAnne Conway

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    That was incredible
     
  21. Cza

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    Race set up perfect for him, blazing fractions and just sat back until it all came apart at the end. Private Zone had a hell of a trip hanging on for 3rd, but holy shit, Honor Code was flying. Not writing Bayern off, but he's taken quite a step back since last November.
     
  22. Cza

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    So for the Belmont ...

    5,6,8/5,6,8/1,2,3,5,6,7,8 Tri

    Also used MT's bets so covered with Keen Ice.

    5/6,8/1,3,6,7,8/1,3,6,7,8 for the super

    Good luck fools.
     
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  23. Daddy Rabbit

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    Im rolling with MT on this one. Good luck.
     
  24. MODEVIL

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    How are all these guys picking AP
     
  25. bertwing

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    sorry boys, rooting hard for AP

    It needs to happen
     
  26. Alshon

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    5-7-8 trifecta box just because
     
  27. southlick

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  28. NP13

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    lol @ the king
     
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  29. bcuga

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    He is everywhere this year
     
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  30. southlick

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  31. Jim Brockmire

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    Have to go with AP now. The BK only backs winners.

    Frosted will win. 6-5 by a length.
     
  32. DollarBillHokie

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    How do you get the job as the Burger King? He gets the best spots at all the huge sporting events. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets to be Alex Morgan's shower attendant for the World Cup.
     
  33. bertwing

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    WOOOOOOOOOO
     
  34. bertwing

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    HISTORY GENTLEMAN
     
  35. bcuga

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    He did it holy crap. Congrats to them
     
  36. southlick

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  37. bertwing

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    wire to wire

    what an incredible horse
     
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  38. Ace Boogie

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  39. bertwing

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    lmao at Espinoza "HOLY SHIT"
     
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  40. NP13

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    wow, wasn't any drama at all
     
  41. Joe Withabee

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    How people herp derp about this not being exciting to watch is beyond me
     
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  42. Jim Brockmire

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    Wow. That was incredible. Frosted had nothing.

    Just an amazing run by AP.
     
  43. swiz

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  44. Dump

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    He wins it even with them mispelling his name!
     
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  45. dtx

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    i mean people must have a short fucking attention span

    it only lasts like 3 minutes, 3 awesome minutes
     
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  46. rainey

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    U of A!!!
     
  47. oldberg

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    what a fucking run
     
  48. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Laughed hard at the "Holy shit" bomb. Probably the most appropriate missed bleep I've heard.
     
  49. bcuga

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    AP is going to have a nice retirement one day
     
  50. southlick

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    Lots of sex in that horses future