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by Big Ten
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 7441

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

The 2019 Kentucky Derby winner could all be decided by a jockey.
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

I think Improbable running as well as he did was a bonus for me because I had a feeling if one of them had flopped or both, they would be automatic tosses. Both ran as well as I wanted them to be but another extra bonus was the slop. Possible emulating the conditions of Derby Day. Now if Mike Smith ...
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 7441

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Mike Smith vs a trio of Baffert horses...

1. Omaha Beach
2. Improbable
3. Roadster
4. Game Winner
5. Maximum Security

The gap between all five is very close.

Omaha Beach = Baffert-killer
Beat Game Winner by a nose.
Beat Improbable by a length.
Likely steals Roadsters' jockey.
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

https://mobile.twitter.com/kkykei/status/1117437747822600197 ^ Maximum Security, Omaha Beach, and Improbable are the only Derby contenders this year to reach a 100 Beyer. I knew Improbable's loss looks better than Roadster's Santa Anita Derby win. The Arkansas Derby just looks better visually. I hop...
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

I think Improbable's 2nd place effort is just as good as Roadster and Game Winner going 1-2 in the Santa Anita Derby. Omaha Beach got :47s and 1:12s. I knew he had enough left. He may not get that next month. I don't think Omaha Beach is at the Justify-level where he can survive going :46s. If he wi...
by Big Ten
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

Perfect result. Hallelujah! Finally ended my gambling losing streak. I need Mikey to choose Omaha Beach over Roadster. The colt already beat both Game Winner and Improbable. I so badly want to watch Mandella win a Kentucky Derby. The first sub-1:50 9F prep I've seen this year. The final furlong was ...
by Big Ten
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

Looks like Omaha Beach's chances to win increases today. That's basically why I decided to put money on him after he won the second Rebel. I expect Derby Day to be wet just like it is in Arkansas today. He broke his maiden in the slop. I just hope OB doesn't get caught and he wins by several lengths...
by Big Ten
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 2557

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

Obviously, I want to see #1 or #3 win. Improbable with the outside and now the rail. I hope he gets better luck with the post position draw if he makes the Kentucky Derby. I don't know Jose Ortiz (age 25) too well, so I hope Mike Smith wins again. Knowing my bad luck, Long Range Toddy catches them a...
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2031

Re: Santa Anita Derby

https://mobile.twitter.com/DowneyProfile/status/1114921410265268224 ^ All sub-100 BSFs while Justify ran a 2-second faster SA Derby last year and had earned a 107. Last year, we found an exceptional racehorse. Basically, an outlier. Three years ago before that, same thing. This year is a typical une...
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23776

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

The Wood Memorial was dreadful to listen to. It was like hearing a cat scratch a chalkboard.

Try to say Tacitus and Tax really fast and over and over. And their slow time didn't exactly lessen the blow.
by Big Ten
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2031

Re: Santa Anita Derby

Each 9F prep race yesterday finished over 1:50. The Wood and Bluegrass finished over :13+ in their final 1/8th. One of the weakest crops I could remember and I'm not the type to call them crappy annually. This could be one of those years for a longshot coming from off the pace to hit. I wouldn't be ...
by Big Ten
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2031

Re: Santa Anita Derby

Mike Smith strikes again! I'm telling ya, Joel Rosario and Drayden Van Dyke are just amateurs to him. I wasn't even a Mike Smith fan until Zenyatta and always found him overrated before the 2010s. Now he's just the new Big Money to replace my all-time favorite jockey, Jerry Bailey. I wasn't impresse...
by Big Ten
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2031

Re: Santa Anita Derby

I agree with this person. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/enterthefray/la-ol-dead-horses-santa-anita-track-derby-20190404-story.html Even if say there weren't any horse deaths, this field doesn't wow me. It has one less horse than last year's field! The SA Derby rarely does nowadays if you think abo...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 131
Views: 6460

Re: The Florida Derby

Hidden Scroll just didn't run the race that he was supposed to. Maximum Security got the dream crawl. He could be a nice horse with back-to-back BSFs over 100 but I get a little bit of a Magnum Moon vibe from him. Undefeated at the time. Finished last. I'm still questioning MS' class being a former ...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 7441

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

1. Omaha Beach 2. Game Winner 3. Improbable 4. Maximum Security 5. Cutting Humor Gut feeling is the Kentucky Derby winner is going to come from the Arkansas Derby. I already have Futures with #1 & #3. I'll put some money on Game Winner on Derby Day depending how well he runs in the SA Derby as a win...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 131
Views: 6460

Re: The Florida Derby

Not convinced. Maximum Security crawled early. He's not going to see that type of pace with the rabbits Baffert is going to put in.
by Big Ten
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23776

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

I don't see the Derby favorite or winner coming out of Florida this year. 2012 - California 2013 - Florida 2014 - California 2015 - Arkansas 2016 - Florida 2017 - Florida 2018 - California I believe the Derby favorite and winner will come out of Arkansas this year. Maybe California if the winner of ...
by Big Ten
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Rebel Parts I and II
Replies: 60
Views: 3274

Re: The Rebel Parts I and II

Looks to me the Arkansas Derby will be the best prep race of the season. Omaha Beach vs Improbable vs Long Range Toddy. The Kentucky Derby winner could come from this prep. I don't trust Santa Anita this year. I skimmed through the Florida Derby field and I'm not confident in any of them. We'll see ...
by Big Ten
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23776

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

I'm actually glad Improbable and Omaha Beach will run in the Arkansas Derby. Is it even safe to run at Santa Anita? I'm not going to attend the Santa Anita Derby next month. Game Winner is a very nice horse but he doesn't wow me. The one last year when Justify won, that was worth the trip. I knew th...
by Big Ten
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23776

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

I just think the horses who ran in Gulfstream are still a shade slower than the horses who ran in the Rebel with the exception of Hidden Scroll's outlier performance in the slop. I was checking my Bovada odds earlier today and already made my bet on Omaha Beach. I saw Code of Honor and Hidden Scroll...