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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hot Tip: BC Juvie is Munnings Baby

I received a couple of those hot tips one receives every now and again, this morning. The Puma passed on a tip that included the word "unbeatable." Hmm. Do I pass it on, do I keep it to myself. Well, as we all know, there's a reason they run the race. Dutrow's horse in the 8th is a lock. Came in second. Beatable. If it looks like a duck....
[update and full apology to the Puma: i just re-looked at the entries and there were 2 (!) Dutrow horses in the race and I played the wrong one in By The Light as his entries weren't coupled and I was rushing to make the bet (text message was silent) I missed a $25 winner and played a $7W ticket...would have been a cool $90].

When will I learn? The second tip was Galluscio's horse in the 10th [maybe he meant in the 5th/Maid of the Mist (a Western NY gem btw), where 75-1 Stormy's Smile paid $153.00], as he had won three of the last four Empire Classics. Where did Raffie's Treasure finish? Still running. Must be a duck.

Had a great time last night up at Casino Niagara, where fellow blogger Winston and I played a few races together and tipped a few lagers. Hat tip to him for giving me Petite Cherie (IRE) underneath in a winning trifecta score in the 5th at Oak Tree.

The BC Juvenile is a race that has only produced one Derby winner (Street Sense in 2007) and this year's race is shaping up to be a good one. The painting above is by Alfred Munnings, one of England's "famous painters of horses." Why is this relevant? Well, his namesake, Munnings, is one of the top juvies entered, and will be testing the synth for the first time on 25Oct at OSA. I'm hoping Johnny V retakes the mount. He finished behind Vineyard Haven in the Champagne (G1) two weeks ago, and behind VH and Cribnote in the Hopeful (G1) at the Spa on closing weekend. The Speightstown colt's dam is La Comete who never raced, his sire was a champion sprinter winning ten times and hitting the board fourteen times in sixteen lifetime races. I like this colt and although their is some serious competition in this race (Street Hero, Square Eddie), I'm sticking with him.

Cheap Buffalo Sports Interruption

Ok, I just finished watching the Sabres lose in a shootout after four straight wins picking up a well-earned point with a late Pominville goal. Welcome to Pominville, population two (his second goal of the year). Heading out to the big game at Rich Stadium tomorrow versus the Chargers and LDT's bad toe. Coming off the bye, our beloved Bills are looking to go to 5-1 and two games up on the hated Pats. Go Bills.

We will now return you to the regularly scheduled horse racing blog.

The TBA continues to blog away at the Blood-Horse, and with Breeders Cup week starting tomorrow, be sure to check out the group's blogging efforts over there. Have a great Sunday.



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