Friday, October 26, 2007

No Luck Today

Well, the main track is total slop and the horses were sinking into the turf, and tomorrow's supposed to be even worse. Should be interesting!

In the Filly & Mare Sprint, Coa took Dream Rush right to the front, and La Traviata was tracking her closely. When she shook that horse loose and sprinted ahead well ahead of the turn, my heart sank. The pace was too blistering fast, esp. in that mud, and sure enough, all the frontrunners tanked in the stretch.
The Juvey Turf also resulted in a bit of an upset, although my late call of Achill Island was still not a winner because he came in second. D'oh!
And the Dirt Mile (Mud Mile?) probably will be the end of the line for Discreet Cat. Third time wasn't a charm and that horse has never returned to his winning form. Still, he managed third, but Corinthian gave a very strung out field a total butt-whuppin' (for an awesome video of him spanking the others in the slop, click here). Wanderin Boy dueled with Discreet Cat for third and lost by a head. Note that I'd picked Discreet Cat with Lewis Michael, followed by Wandering Boy or Corinthian. Alas, the 6 horse, Gottcha Gold, hung in there for second. But if he hadn't done that, and if Lewis Michael had been up there, and if I'd boxed them all, then ... then ... haha, but it doesn't work that way, does it?
Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow. Fortunately, I'd wagered only $12 on the day, so it's no big deal. Perhaps tomorrow I'd do better to do dime superfectas and just pick numbers. Because of the upsets today, there's also a Pick 6 carryover at Monmouth, so tomorrow's Pick 6 will be much like a state lottery with better odds.

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