Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Derby Baker's Dozen - February

A little rain and a little cold delaying things mid-west to the Left Coast. C'mon! In New England we're in shorts and t-shirts at 32 degrees this time of year and try shoveling 14 inches of snow! A few inches of rain making things hairy at the Great Race Place, oh that's right the racing surface is as fake as California women's chests and just not as true.....

A few notes on this month's list:
  • Rule looks like the real deal - certainly ran like it at Vinton, LA and Tampa, FL. With only one start scheduled before his Derby try, it better be just as good as his last two. No room for error.
  • Boys in waiting - Lookin At Lucky, Super Saver and Buddy's Saint will all get into action in the next few weeks or months. Let's hope their trainers planned accordingly in this era of infrequent runs to guard against the "bounce" or just about anything happening win, lose or front wraps.
  • Still like Dublin and his traditional three race prep schedule following surgery. I have the feeling we'll see the Spa Dublin in Arkansas.
  • Bottom five with big upside - Just like in handicapping looking for Homeboykris, Sidney's Candy, Wow Wow Wow, Stay Put and Eightyfiveinafifty to step up in some way in their next starts. Why not?

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