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by Matt Converse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 99
Views: 3170

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

1. Roadster--he's good and getting better. 2. Omaha Beach--fast, improving and a good head. 3. Maximum Security--fast but will need to rate because he won't get that pace this time. 4. Bodexpress--the most improved horse in the race; could shock the world. 5. Owendale--bounced back and looked good l...
by Matt Converse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 957

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

My top longshot pick is on the bubble! Any of the Top 20 expected not to go?
by Matt Converse
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Roadster
Replies: 68
Views: 4820

Re: Roadster

Wow pretty cool how long ago you started this thread. He's my favorite now.
by Matt Converse
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 1192

Re: Santa Anita Derby

I'd have given you 20-1 on Roadster at the half-mile pole. I wouldn't count Game Winner out in a month--according to DRF, Baffert said he wasn't fully cranked; he didn't need to be. I don't know how his grinding style will play in the Derby but he'll finish. Liked that neither Baffert jockey was tr...
by Matt Converse
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 1192

Re: Santa Anita Derby

CoronadosQuest wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:25 pm
I really thought Roadster was done when he started to drop back. I didn't really think he could make up that ground. I actually got goosebumps from that run.
I did too. Just as I thought "Well, he's a flop," they start calling his name. He has great acceleration.
by Matt Converse
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 125
Views: 3513

Re: The Florida Derby

I like Maximum Security, he's my second choice, maybe my third depending how the Ark. Derby turns out. But I hope he's no one else's second choice or top choice or third choice. I hope he's not even 12-1, more like 20-1. Isn't that what you hope for when you like a horse? I don't like the Dubai winn...
by Matt Converse
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 99
Views: 3170

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Decent list, except #3 that race was maybe Grade 3 level horses, he'd be somewhere between 5th to 12th in big preps here. Maximum Security should be #1 by far. The rest are slow.
by Matt Converse
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 21769

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

I doubt the post matters much. I do doubt his stamina right now, he sure looked tired in the Preakness. It wouldn't be surprising to see him poop out this time and finish off the board, he is made of flesh and blood after all.
by Matt Converse
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 100390

Re: Justify

Interesting to hear former jockey now XBTV commentator Rich Migliore comment on one of their segments that he thought that Hofburg was the horse to beat, and that Justify might have trouble with the mile and a half and the deep sandy track at Belmont. Said he would be watching closely to see how he...
by Matt Converse
Sat May 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Final Derby Picks
Replies: 86
Views: 5774

Re: Final Derby Picks

stark wrote:I blanked on all my exotics.
I missed my $20 tri by a nose, needed Audible to get up for 2nd. So close, but that's horse racing.
by Matt Converse
Sat May 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Final Derby Picks
Replies: 86
Views: 5774

Re: Final Derby Picks

$5 tri 5,6,14,16 w 7,11 w 9,18 ($80) $2 tri box 6-9-10-16-19 ($120) $10 ex box 10-14 ($20) $10 ex box 9-16-18 ($60) $10 ex 5,14 w 9,18 ($40) $20 tri 7 w 5 w 6,11 ($40) $5 super 5,7 w 5,7 w 9,18 w 9,10,18 ($40) $1 super 9,18 w 7,9,18 w 5,7,9,18 w 5,7,9,10,18 ($16) $1 super 9,18 w 5 w 7 w 9,10,18 ($4)...
by Matt Converse
Fri May 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Final Derby Picks
Replies: 86
Views: 5774

Re: Final Derby Picks

I haven't finalized my picks but will definitely have one tri box and ex tossing Justify, Mendelssohn & Audible. Not sure if I should still include My Boy Jack in my box with Hofburg, Vino, Good Magic, Bolt since Jack's 5-1 now; I was planning on 15 or 20-1. If it's just one big win bet he might sti...
by Matt Converse
Fri May 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes
Replies: 219
Views: 21904

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

My Boy Jack now 5-1.
by Matt Converse
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Storm Cat sire line
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Storm Cat sire line

Anyone feel you should toss these horses? They include Audible, Justify, and Mendelssohn. SC line has three 4ths, a 3rd, three seconds, but 0 for 51 on the win.
by Matt Converse
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: G3 Lexington Stakes
Replies: 18
Views: 1497

Re: G3 Lexington Stakes

My Boy Jack seems like the type who will get up for a piece in the Derby, maybe 3rd or 4th, although this is looking like a tough field this year.
by Matt Converse
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Louisiana Derby (G2) - 03/24/18
Replies: 33
Views: 2874

Re: Louisiana Derby (G2) - 03/24/18

stark wrote:Will be betting on an all-Pletcher exacta box in the LaDerby.

What say you?
I think a blast from past top trainer will break up that exacta.
by Matt Converse
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 3yos of 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 52724

Re: 3yos of 2018

But Baffert is known to call audibles.
I think that's Pletcher horse...ha.
by Matt Converse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 3yos of 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 52724

Re: 3yos of 2018

tcw wrote:Anyone know why Justify took so long to run in the afternoon?
Bob didn't want to build up any early Derby hype. You know how he likes to fly under the radar and stay out of the spotlight.
by Matt Converse
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sam F Davis Stakes (G3) - 02/10/18
Replies: 15
Views: 1570

Re: Sam F Davis Stakes (G3) - 02/10/18

tcw wrote:The horse to watch coming out of this race and going forward is Vino Rosso.
I agree.
by Matt Converse
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 1480
Views: 178478

Re: Happiness

My new book, Leather Head, is my biggest success yet. It's twisted horror and I scheduled it to come out right before Halloween. I guess that helped because it's my biggest seller yet! Yeah! You can get it on Amazon, an eBook novelette, a quick read. All 5 star reviews so far!