Horse to Watch – Ed Meyer
The Kentucky Derby is in the books, and the world of racing goes back into waiting for the second jewel. – As impressive as Nyquist was in victory, you have to start thinking about the “crazy word” of Triple Crown winner. – Could we be going back in time to the 70’s ? Only time will tell, and if the Derby is any indicator of ability. The conversations are going to take off in full spirit. – In the meantime, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for these runners who could very easily come right back and win next time to the races.
5/6/16 – Race #2 – #2 – 6 1/2f
#2- Blast = Corey Lanerie in the irons for Eddie Keannelly and this ultra-tough runner was scooting right up the inside rail and was shut off. The rider did an excellent job keeping him rolling, but shut-off still the same. There was an objection into the race and this horse-for-the-course filly was a bridesmaid after the decision was made. Next up she’ll probably take a new path right to the winner’s circle.
5/6/16 – Race #11 – #3 – 1 1/8
#3 – Lewis Bay = Irad Ortiz in town to ride for Chad Brown, and this gal looked like a sure fire winner staying on the rail waiting a glimpse of daylight. I would have doubled down on her if possible by looks alone, but when she had her seem. She just faded down the lane. I don’t know if she couldn’t match Cathryn Sophia, or it was just a bad day. Either way, she’ll get my bankroll play next out.
5/6/16 – Race#10 – #1 – 1 1/16 on the turf
#1 – Harmonize = Junior Alvarado up for Bill Mott, and she stumbled badly at the start on this day. She made a nice four wide move to get minor awards, but the gate break took quite a bit of momentum away. – Look for a huge turf effort next time to the races.
5/8/16 – Race #7 – #3 – 1 1/16 on the inner turf
#3 – Don Camillo = Javier Castellano was aboard and he came out bumping like a pinball when they sprung the gate latch. Once settled, Castellano started making a solid move only to run completely out of gas. – Maybe a cleaner trip with a class drop may be just what the doctor ordered.
5/8/16 – Race #8 – #7 -1 1/16
#7 – Misdeed =Santiago Gonzalez was aboard, and his runner saw every inch of the track on this day. – He was three deep from the start, five wide on the second turn, and three wide down the lane. – Take away the extra 1/4 mile, and you will see a different runner.