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. “All I want him to do is relax. He’s better when he relaxes. He can get that high cruising speed going and continue doing that. I think he’ll run better.”
stradivari will be my win bet saturday....i feel exaggerator will fire a blank...race looks good for a triple bet..using both pletcher runners with suddenbreaking news and lani
i'm backing off on exaggerator..kent knows enough to keep him a bit closer to the pace,,,,5-11 exacta
The mysterious Lani. Maybe more of him on t.v today.
Yes he's 2 for 20
Pletcher horses have finished first or second in 6 the last 8 Belmont Stakes in which he has entered horses.
Yes, that's a great comeback
get used to arliss or ignore
What are other options? If the kitchen's too hot, leave.I'm on your side.
Ricky doesn't at all understand ...
I was just stating that his record is not the best here. Seems like a lot of times he is just throwing horses out there and hoping for the best. At least 2 for 20 is way better than his Derby record
How many trainers never even get to the Belmont with a runner even in the undercard?
They all do that...no one know what will happen at the finish line.
"You don't become the all-time leading money winner (by) accident."
Yeah- But it's like when people claim that the Grateful Dead put out some of the greatest music of all time: If you write 100,000 songs some of them are bound to be good. It's simply attrition and the law of averages.
At the same time... I'm not going to change the station when "Friend Of The Devil" starts playing and I'm not going to ignore a Pletcher horse running in the Belmont Stakes.
"It's not how, it's how many."
Yeah- But, see Arliss? That's where we end up back at the Infinite Grateful Dead Theorem.
:DAnyhow, of course any self-respecting handicapper has to respect percentages, man- even Ricky is talking W%. But we're not always talking handicapping in these threads. Methods and protocols are going to be discussed, too. And if I want to say Todd Pletcher and Jerry Garcia have more in common than you like to think, I will - even if that doesn't make a lick of sense, hoss.Hell, it still stands up better under scrutiny than half the posts on these boards.
Granted.And yet, "Friend of the Devil" is still a good song. It might help that it was co-written by a member of Garcia's "other" band at the time, John Dawson of New Riders Of The Purple Sage. But it is still a "Dead" song.Sure, it's not as rocking as Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" or Justin Bieber's "Home To Mama", but it's a solid tune.
Five Fancy Dandy Ferrets? 3 Dozen Daisies?Bieber is METAL man. He gets a lot of grief because of his tween girl fanbase and mind-numbingly bad pop, but if you get beyond the fact that he's to music what bananas are to Stroganoff, you come to understand he's METAL.
Dawdles. Disturbed? Seriously? I'm coming STRONG with Bieber and you're giving me DISTURBED?
I mean, where's Bathory? Meshuggah?
Wrong Bathory, Arliss, even if he is the best part of that band:Google "Quorthon."
All and any race is hard to win. Trainers don't know...until the finish line.Very few sure things Pharoah was one. Anything could have happened to prevent last year's achievement, but it didn't.
Good yes. He gets more horses than any other trainer, so he should be the leading money. Just seems in big races, especially outside of new York, he comes up short. Maybe it's not his fault, maybe California (as much as I despise the state), just has an unfair advantage with the weather.
He gets more GOOD horses. To say he comes up short with his earnings record, awards, focus, is naïve Good horses make good trainers.
TAP is a great trainer but I think he lets his owners have their say in running in TC races unless they are not healthy.I believe Baffert draws the line and tends to not have as many multiple entries and then there is Shug and Mott -if they have a horse in the derby take notice !!!!