First triple dead heat in Evangeline history.
Had a piece of it. 8-1 shot to win ends up paying $6.60.
Freaks Whackjobs Losers who watch poker on TV
When we last joined you - it was an embarrassment of riches but in the couple of days that we didn't post after that it was So who knows about today ? Probably but we will go down fighting. As a sidenote - after playing the ponies for over a quarter of a century we had something happen yesterday that was new - having a tri with a horse keyed for 3rd and cashing when he came 4th. Finished 1-1A-9-8 but because 1 and 1A finished first and second as an entry - the payout was 1-9-8. We are not idiots but if we had a paper ticket may have thrown it out. Message to all the young Sparkies out there - Never throw out a tickee tickee....and sometimes it is WAY better to be lucky than good. Will hope to find some winners today in between driving the 4 Ferraris around today.
GL to all today MEGA
Freaks, lurkers, psychos
Let's take a look at the race. Mikey has already posted a great analysis so some of this will be repetitive. A psycho has been banned. Someone who posted an "I told you so" remark even after agreeing with them in the Sunland Derby is in the tank. So we have potential for some grown-up discussion today.
#1 Wildcat Red
If anyone has a chance - watch that FOY replay - it is our fav race of the yr ! A head to head slug it out duel that had both Wildcat Red and General A Rod leading at multiple times in the race with WR finally digging in and getting the victory....Not usually a good idea to take a horse in a big race after improving 3 straight times....coming off a taxing effort....and likely to face more heat today....Not sure he is gonna like the distance either....Skeptical but have to list as a contender....Lots of guts
#2 Matador.....Might catch a piece of the bottom of tri/super....6 starts and only one win and a 3rd so far in the boxscore - did not hit the top 3 in either dirt race....Was stupid far back in TB Derby and had no chance to catch winner who aired wire to wire....Skeptical but not impossible to hit 3rd or 4th...Prefer others tho
#3 Cairo Prince....Saez was basically driving a car in the Holy Bull....Tracked outside did not see rail - Drew up beside leaders then exploded home - Working like a champ...Theoretically could get the perfect setup in this one just off the pace....Most likely winner and a likely fav - may get a bit of value since 2 horses show 100 Beyers and another has Pletcher/Castellano.
A couple of horses in here off really long layoffs. Not too many mid pack horses that can pounce - undecided between 3,7....like the works on 3 but at 8/5 right now - gonna play 7 at 5-1ish WP.
2 and 5 gonna battle early - Rosario closer to the rail with the 2 and has better F1 speed but think if the 5 clears 2 will puke. Like the 10 as a weasel - reclaim, hot jock, turnback, good works. 10 WP and box with 2 and 5.
Interesting mix of FTS and horses that never win. Gonna take a stab with layoff horse with great works and drop from MSW to MCL. #4 WP. Small bet on #11 as bomb if 10-1+.
Lots of cheap speed in here 1,3,7,11...Going with 10 WP off pace nice JT combo and great works. ex bx with 9 and the 12.
Wide open. Gonna play small WP on 3 and box with logical fav 1. 3 drops should be well spotted...2/4 at OP and 2/5 at distance.
Nice race. Love the 2 and 4. 7 gonna be taking some money but off a while and works look great but some salty guys in there.....Gonna go off menu. Key entry 1,1A for 3rd in the tri with 2,4,7 mixed and matched up top. 2-all-1 all-2-all 4-all-1 all-8-1.
more to come....MEGA GL today to all players
Hope everyone's new yr off to a great start
Some wild bowl games starting jan 1 - definitely made this bowl season well worth it....Bittersweet tonight - only 3rd time in about 10 yrs wont be at the game.....Great matchup too.
struggling around the .500 mark for the bowls.....tread lightly
ohio st -2.5
Plenty of good analysis on the game out there.....We are not fading Clemson per say - just going with the Buckeyes....Better HC.>>>Lost one game in 2 yrs and Urban Legend is great in bowl games think he has only lost 1......Now the argument can be made about who played who - but statistically - ohio st runs the ball better and stops the run better - will have a big rushing edge tonight IMO and Miller makes more plays with his feet tonight to drive them nuts.
GL to all - MEGA