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At the very least, I've been loyal.
This wasn't a quote from Baffert to the best of my knowledge,
and was pretty darn solid on Feb 26th, the week before the Allowance race on March 1st.
IMHO.
stark wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:59 am
So....do I have this right?

An allowance win on Friday (about 10 days ahead of youknowwho's schedule)

Then straight to the Santa Anita Derby on April 6th, pickup the requisite 100 points.

Saturday May 4th, The Derby and third race off the layoff, often a horse's best effort.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Curtis wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:54 pm
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:50 pm
stark wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:36 am


thanks.
If you read the initial post, it is Bob Baffert who says this is his most likely KD horse. . . it's hardly going out on a limb or an exhibition of equine acumen for OP.
So since we’re just spitballin’ here..... who was your Derby horse last summer?
I'm smarter than that.
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stark wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 pm
At the very least, I've been loyal.
This wasn't a quote from Baffert to the best of my knowledge,
and was pretty darn solid on Feb 26th, the week before the Allowance race on March 1st.
IMHO.
stark wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:59 am
So....do I have this right?

An allowance win on Friday (about 10 days ahead of youknowwho's schedule)

Then straight to the Santa Anita Derby on April 6th, pickup the requisite 100 points.

Saturday May 4th, The Derby and third race off the layoff, often a horse's best effort.
Yes you have. And your comment about the allowance win 3/19 has nothing to do with the point. But let's move on. Good luck the First Saturday in May.
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katmandu wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:45 am
stark wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 pm
At the very least, I've been loyal.
This wasn't a quote from Baffert to the best of my knowledge,
and was pretty darn solid on Feb 26th, the week before the Allowance race on March 1st.
IMHO.
stark wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:59 am
So....do I have this right?

An allowance win on Friday (about 10 days ahead of youknowwho's schedule)

Then straight to the Santa Anita Derby on April 6th, pickup the requisite 100 points.

Saturday May 4th, The Derby and third race off the layoff, often a horse's best effort.
Yes you have. And your comment about the allowance win 3/19 has nothing to do with the point. But let's move on. Good luck the First Saturday in May.
You had a point?
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The moment Mike Smith chose Omaha Beach is the moment Roadster went 3rd on my list to 6th. Roadster will be overbet simply off winning the Santa Anita Derby which was hardly faster than the other preps that was run that day.

Game Winner and Improbable are a combined 0-4 this year. If they were trained by anyone else not named Bob Baffert, they wouldn't have that many second and third chances. They both would be double-digits on Derby Day instead.

Baffert doesn't have the winner this year. American Pharoah and Justify were dominating their preps while Game Winner and Improbable are winless. We shouldn't be in denial just because they're trained by Baffert.

I say at least one of the Baffert horses can hit the board but none of the three will win it.
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This of course takes into account that Santa Anita is playing about as deep as a Sahara dune.
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Curtis wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
katmandu wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:45 am
stark wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 pm
At the very least, I've been loyal.
This wasn't a quote from Baffert to the best of my knowledge,
and was pretty darn solid on Feb 26th, the week before the Allowance race on March 1st.
IMHO.

Yes you have. And your comment about the allowance win 3/19 has nothing to do with the point. But let's move on. Good luck the First Saturday in May.
You had a point?
Yes, I did. And a rather odd response from you, or perhaps I should say surprising to me, but you never know what is going to push people's buttons. Interesting you feel the need to continue to engage about this which has nothing to do with you. And apparently the expression "equine acumen" is going down sideways, too. LOL Next time the sun comes out in the convergent zone, you should get outside and enjoy it. ;)
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Curtis wrote:
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You had a point?
Yes, I did.
Okay, so I was going to ask what your original point was but I decided I really don't care.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Changing jockeys with two of the three Baffert horses right before the big race is not a good sign. Roadster also has never raced outside California.

At least Game Winner still has Joel Rosario who has won the Derby before.
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I just can't get on the Roadster bandwagon. He didn't really do anything wrong per say in the SA Derby, but he just doesn't stick out to me as the derby winner, or even hitting the board.
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He sure has looked good galloping the last several days on XBTV
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Roadster working 6F Friday morning at Santa Anita.
I'm guessing the idea was to "pin him down inside along the rail"?

https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/11 ... 9456131073
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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katmandu wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Curtis wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
katmandu wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:45 am


Yes you have. And your comment about the allowance win 3/19 has nothing to do with the point. But let's move on. Good luck the First Saturday in May.
You had a point?
Yes, I did. And a rather odd response from you, or perhaps I should say surprising to me, but you never know what is going to push people's buttons. Interesting you feel the need to continue to engage about this which has nothing to do with you. And apparently the expression "equine acumen" is going down sideways, too. LOL Next time the sun comes out in the convergent zone, you should get outside and enjoy it. ;)
I’m out everyday with my horses and today it’s sunny. Do you suggest SPF 30 or something stronger?

Both my responses were questions. I’ve been a teacher most of my adult life and I always told my students if you want an answer ask a question. The first response was your proclamation of being, “smarter than that.” Perhaps if Winston Churchill was around he could explain that. The second of my questions was meant to be longer. I was waiting for my farrier or some service provider, they arrived and all that came out was what you saw and I forgot all about it. I can see how that could be construed as flippant. It wasn’t, just low priority. I only really pay attention to a couple of people on here. The rest are a jumble. I found this just a bit ago and then looked some things up and noticed we both shared similar opinions on Maximum Security. When making those responses, I didn’t even realize that was you. The “Equine Acumen” thing could be construed as holier than thou or at least smarter than thou. I actually saw it as humorous as I really don’t take things that dreadfully serious here. All I really was trying to accomplish was find out your initial point. Last summer, when Stark began the thread, I teased him—either on here or somewhere else— that if he wanted to impress me, he needed to tout a horse while it was in utero. Perhaps you share that sentiment as well—as long as Baffert doesn’t tout it too.😉
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I've never been able tell if you're laughing at or with us, Curtis but I guess I have my answer.

My parents raised me to understand that everyone has something to teach you. I've yet to meet smarter people. My dermatologist recommends SPF 50, so take that how you will.
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Somnambulist wrote:
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I've never been able tell if you're laughing at or with us, Curtis but I guess I have my answer.

My parents raised me to understand that everyone has something to teach you. I've yet to meet smarter people. My dermatologist recommends SPF 50, so take that how you will.
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:27 pm

The problem is spotting the .1%. ;)

I prefer Game Winner of the Bafferts. I thought Roadster's return was really good, considering the doubts raised by his disappointing DM Futurity, and his kick in the SA Derby impressed me. I just think he has the potential to be discombobulated by a big field and messy race.
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Diver52 wrote:
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The problem is spotting the .1%. ;)

I prefer Game Winner of the Bafferts. I thought Roadster's return was really good, considering the doubts raised by his disappointing DM Futurity, and his kick in the SA Derby impressed me. I just think he has the potential to be discombobulated by a big field and messy race.
and don't forget about the "other Baffert" angle whoever that is.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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The problem is spotting the .1%. ;)
You’ve stumbled upon one of the great truisms of human existence. I may bite....but I’ve had all my shots.😉
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Curtis wrote:
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Diver52 wrote:
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The problem is spotting the .1%. ;)
You’ve stumbled upon one of the great truisms of human existence. I may bite....but I’ve had all my shots.😉
I do tend to stumble upon things. Two days ago I stumbled over the dogs and broke my wrist. :cry:
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Diver52 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Curtis wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Diver52 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:27 pm
The problem is spotting the .1%. ;)
You’ve stumbled upon one of the great truisms of human existence. I may bite....but I’ve had all my shots.😉
I do tend to stumble upon things. Two days ago I stumbled over the dogs and broke my wrist. :cry:
Sorry to hear that! We’re getting ready to go to our daughter’s graduation next Saturday and soon after we’re taking her on a big trip in celebration. My wife and I are wrapping ourselves in bubble wrap until the trip.
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