So it’s going to be a little chilly at the track this weekend; so what? That just means it’s time to make the seasonal switch from beer to bourbon (or apple juice to hot cider if you’re Mormon). Since I have recieved such an influx of support for this endeavor (if I’m only going to have one fan, I’m glad it’s you T Hunter), I will continue to grace this recruiting-saturated blog with livestock coverage.
Friday, Oct. 13th
Race 1: (3-4-8)
Bet any combination of these three, and you’re bound to hit something–something cheap, of course.
Race 3: (1a-6-7)
Race 4: (6-1-3)
Race 7: Bet the #8 What a Character across the board, or put him with the #5 or #10 in an exacta.
Race 9: Gen. Braxton Bragg would be proud: It’s the $200k Perryville Stakes!
This is a stellar crop of 3-year-olds, a lot of graded experience in here. You first have to look at the #10 Latent Heat. This colt knows only one thing: speed. He’ll be out on the lead early, though coming from the 10-hole will make it a little more difficult. Has yet to run on Poly, but has looked very comfortable on it during recent works. 4 wins in 6 starts, that ratio is hard to ignore. However, it’s worth nothing his two losses came in the only two graded stakes he’s started. Still, almost a guarantee to hang on and hit the board. #12 High Finance had no business running in the Belmont Stakes this summer, and showed why, finishing dead last. This is still a quick horse who prefers this distance to that of the grueling Belmont. Has been a perfect horse minus the Triple Crown effort. #4 Court Folly will be another with low odds, but you have to include him. Winner of a GII in July, 3rd in a GI in August. This is a classy colt and should prove it here. I am taking the #11 Praying for Cash. 2nd in the GI Haskell to an otherworldly Bluegrass Cat, this horse is very consistent and, it appears Pletcher has him peaking at the right time. My longshot: See if you can get a good price on #1 Likely, or #8 Sailor’s Sunset. If you can, bet hard to show.