Kennedy wrote:I hadn't realized that I was out of my senses up until now but I'm glad to have come to them.
For a person like me watching it closely means simply keeping my eye on the news. I don't have any special insight. I sit in my house and read the reports of those who do.
I think there are things you could likely figure out in terms of a horse being prepared for one spot over another if there was a real difference in timing or conditions of the two spots but honestly I have no reason to expect that preparation for the SA Derby would need to look any different than preparation for the SA Oaks. I suspect Unique Bella would win either contest.
I would think that part of the formula for constructing and maintaining such lists as you read the reports would include a glimpse at the actual betting in the futurebooks around the world. Currently at about 20-1 in Las Vegas, that should get Bella a top ten listing on anybody's list, I would think. Add to that, one of the offshore books has her at a ridiculous 9/2 and I think you have the makings of someone sitting on a major score. Rule 117A, FollowTheMoney!