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Monday, February 16, 2009

Presidential Handicapping

Not too often you can find handicappers being quoted in the Huffington Post, but last November, both Ray Paulick and noted horseplayer Mike Maloney (think he tires of being called a "whale"?) were asked if "handicappers can forecast the outcome of the presidential election better than polls?" Of course each came back with a hell yeah...now we know who to check in with in 2012...of course it's illegal to bet on a US Presidential election...

The $250K Southwest Stakes (G3) goes today at Oaklawn over 8 furlongs on the dirt with a couple Derby hopefuls Old Fashioned and Silver City looking to pave the way to Louisville. Both horses were part of the Derby Futures Pool #1 and ended up at 7-1 and 35-1, respectively. Silver City stretches out for the first time going longer than 6 1/2 furlongs and will most likely set the pace. Old Fashioned with NY riding leader Dominguez aboard, ran some monster races as a 2yo, we'll see how he does coming off a 2 1/2 month layoff. He's sure to be bet down in this one. If you're looking for a longshot, Loch Dubh has won three in a row and has attracted Jon Court (he of Jockeys fame) from the Left Coast to come in to ride.

Happy President's Day everyone...

4 Comments:

SaratogaSpa said...

I hope you tax guys do not take off today. But you can take a break to watch the Southwest Stakes

EquiSpace said...

No day off here...work work work.

Can't watch it either as our damn firewall blocks my twinspires TV and i only have direcTV in the office which doesn't show oaklawn....thinking i may have to pull a few strings around here...
:-P

Thanks for reading SS..

Lisa Grimm said...

Nice to see someone else who's high on Loch Dubh!

Wind Gatherer said...

Aren't you in with one of the partners? Make it happen. No Twinspires through the firewall? What kind of joint is that?

 

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