As always, thanks for the info. Harry. What are your thoughts on the Preakness or is it a bit early to put out info.?
Dave H- Peakness Officials as of this afternoon,have no idea who will be enrting the race. There is plenty of time before its time to declare elligability. Since The Preakness is a shorter race, I expect the 4 or 5 speed horses like Bedemeister, GEMOOLOGIST, Union Rags, and other sppeedballs who did not enter The Kentucky Drby, to be in The Preakness. If Bodemeister runs the same way he did in The Kentucky Drby, he should be the favorite to win The Preakness. However, there are some unreal horses with serious speed, tat will be capable of wiknning The Preakness. In about a week, we should know alot more.
"We'll See What Happens"
My thoughts exactly, Straguzzi. 5 weeks away, haha.
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
If you have any informative information or theories, I'd love to hear them. As far as sarcastic, critical replies, I'm really getting tired of it. I'd respectfully ask you to stop, or simply stay out of my threads.
DAVE H.- Thank you again all your replies and the questions. The Triple Crown is 3 races that are very demanding and require alot of srategy in such a short period of time, Obviously, thats why there are so few Triple Crown Winners. Anyone who owns, trains or handicaps thoroughbred race horses, understand that. And those who are new to racing, can figure that out in a very short time. Thats why trainer Dale Romans is skipping The Preakness and going into The Belmont with Dullahan. Have a nice evening and thanks for your interest in thoroughbred racing and in my posts. I hope it helps you in some small way, and you continue to ask great questions. I will help you in anyway that I can, using the 25 + years of experience to accomplish that.
Great job on Sat n Sunday Harry. Was very profitable for me, so just keep it going.I missed your later Sunday plays, since you added them mid afternoon, wish I had that bigwinner at Arlington you added. I agree with you on Dullahan as I read up on these horses after doing so well this weekend. Bodemeister looks like a favorite for sure after his KD performance.
T-Cane - Thank you! Very time consuming when you consider each race has so many factors to consider and evaluate. In a race of 10 horses for example, you have 10 trainers, 10 jockeys and of course the 10 horses. Thats 30 factors, all of which must be considered when capping a race. To really come up with the most logical horse, one must look at each factor and decide from there. Thats quite a long process, but there are keys to capping that allow you to shorten the process. In the end, there is no way of getting around putting in hours each racing day, or better yet the night before, to come up with your final selection in a race, if you are fortunate enough to get the Daily Racing Form delivered to you the day before a racing date.
Then there is the information factor, which can come from a vet, a trainer or a jockey and even sometimes from a owner, that will enhance your chances of liking a horse more, or throwing him out. Information from jockeys and trainers is something not every handicapper is blessed with, and that comes from my being in the business so many years myself. The average horseplayer usually gets a racing form, and thats it. I feel very fortunate to have many avenues of input, and even then, there are no "cinches" in racing. BOL to you and thanks for the reply, and again, thank you for your interest in my posts. I sincerely appreciate it. Take care.
My daughter is married to a Donegal Racing partner and she informs me that all sights are set on The Belmont Stakes. I wish they had done that with Paddy O'Prado a couple years ago because the Preakness was just too short for that horse and I believe that's the case with Dullahan also. The Belmont, I believe, sets up well for him with the 5 week rest.