Florida Derby Day Quick Picks

The regular writing-related “Ink” post is under this one.   If you don’t play the ponies, keep scrolling down.

Okay, I did a quick skim of the day’s race card at Gulfstream, and let’s see how I do here:

Race 2 — I’m going with Eva Maria not because I know anything about the horse, but because that’s my mom’s name. Nothing like a professional reason to bet a horse!

Race 5 — The Shirley Jones: Moon Catcher is my top choice. I might toss in Baroness Thatcher because Johnny V.’s the jockey.

Race 9 — Bonnie Miss S: Backseat Rhythm (yes, I went there, too) and Highest Class (again, because JV’s the pilot). Probably bet ’em separately and then do a boxed exacta.

Race 10 — the Florida Derby — none of these horses are thrilling me. I’d like to take a look at Fierce Wind and Elysium Fields — the latter because Barclay Tagg’s the trainer. I hope Majestic Warrior’s got more in him than the odds show. JV is on Face the Cat, so I’ll look. Big Brown has low odds, but unless I fall in love at the paddock, I will pass. Amy Tarrant’s training BB Frank, and I’d like to see her barn get a Big Horse. Those are the ones I’m going to look at right before the race — I might not bet at all, but just sit back and see what they do.

Update on the races tomorrow.

(Hey, it was time to get back to track, right)?

Published in: on March 29, 2008 at 8:03 am  Comments (1)  

One Comment

  1. Well, I’m not one to point fingers about choosing a horse because of its name. I do that all the time. *g* But then I don’t, as a usual rule, actually bet on them. 🙂

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