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Saturday, May 02, 2009

RUN FOR THE ROSES

Today is the 135 running of the Kentucky Derby. 

Friesan Fire is the favorite, but who wants to bet on chalk? Where's the fun in that? 

Lets look a little deeper.

Papa Clem at 13-1 is the horse everyone is overlooking. He had a blazing workout this week, and he runs well on a sloppy track. We may have a bit of rain here in Kentucky today.  He finished second to Freisan in Louisana, but this is a different race on a different track.  One of the top Jocks- Rafael Bejarano is on board, and we like that. 

The Florida horse is Dunkirk, who ran second in the Florida Derby. However, he has had a five week layoff, and he lacks the real credentials to compete here. 

I Want Revenge (which is not the slogan of Jeff Swartz's new campaign for Judge) is the class of the California horses. He won the Wood Memorial after a bad start, so his ability to come from behind is proven. However, he may be a bit of a stalker, but he has legitimate speed. 



So, if you want to throw out the favorites, here is our tri-fecta:

Papa Clem; I Want Revenge; and now you can take your pick- you can throw in Freisan, or Dunkirk, or a Bob Baffert entry- Pioneer of the Nile. 

Enjoy the race; have fun, and if we bump into Judge Ward and Eddie O'Donnell, who are rumoured to be out here,  at the finish line, we'll let you know. 

UPDATE- I Want Revenge has just been scratched. So we're going to add Baffert's horse- Pioneer of the Nile to our Trifecta. 

10 comments:

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN PICKS:

DUNKIRK
HOLD ME BACK
CHOCOLATE CANDY

Audrey said...

DUNKIRK
PIONEER
DESERT PARTY

Anonymous said...

You suckers. I laid down $2000 on Mine that Bird and am now the proud owner of a briefcase full of C-notes.

PS--Rumpole, Three Fingers Vinnie said that if you don't pay Markus his $100 by Monday, you're fish food. See me if you need a loan.

Anonymous said...

50 to 1 - those were the odds rick freedman would get up, be gracious, and not talk about himself at the facdl banquet. instead, he said the word "i" and talked of himself, 47 times in 28 minutes.

50 to 1 - the odds of the winner of the derby.

rick freedman - good riddance. back to your slip and fall practice. you earned enemies - not business - from your self promotion. And you did not advance the organization or its goals one bit. which is why enrollment is down and attendance was off tonight.

Anonymous said...

Give it up for Pac-Man. Made Hatton look like a British sissy.

Anonymous said...

11:04, enrolment is up to over 450, attendance was down because people are broke. Things have changed. You're still an idiot though.

Anonymous said...

hey rick - i mean 2 :00, youre a punk. always was, always will be . negligable.

blame it on the economy - you clown.

South Florida Lawyers said...

The winner, a gelding, had a rating of 85. Typically derby winners score out at 115 or higher. He was bought for 8k, later resold for 500k, and now is worth 3 million or so.

Anonymous said...

10:20, how sad is your life? Tell us.

Anonymous said...

R

In the better late than never category, your title- while quaint-is a great song, if you like Dan Fogelberg. Are you a fan? If this was Vegas, I'd bet I could quote it word for
word.

Signed-
No need to respond;

A Very infrequent reader that just happened to see the title.
Well wishes to you, whomever you are; no need to publish this-