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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nickel and Diming

Not sure why I named the post as such, but since I had this cool picture of a Buffalo Nickel, I figured I'd share. Pretty cool, huh?

There will be no nickel and diming this weekend as some big races loom on the Derby front for precious graded earnings, as well as the unbeaten Zenyatta (#1 F&M [120] in the TBA Standings to the right) shooting for sweet 16 back on the Oaklawn dirt for the first time in two years. The race is scheduled to go off at 7:25pm EST on HRTV and is also streaming the race live.

On the local front, I'm planning a trip up nord (that's Viking for north) to Woodbine on Sunday to see EquiSpace favorite La Chica Rica for the first time! She's shipping in to run in race 4, an $80K optional claimer NX3. Trying the poly for the first time and in for a tag ($80K). This is her second race of 2010, her first being against males at Mountaineer last month after a long layoff. She's in against a tough crew here, but it'll be worth the two hour trek up the Queen-E to check her out. Definitely investing a few dimes on the 7 year old mare.

The Turk has a post up handicapping this weekend's Toyota Bluegrass Stakes over at the TBA Handicappers' Corner over at ThoroFan. You can always pick up some good tips from the ole Turk, so make sure you check it out. No nickel and diming in his plays over there.

I'll leave it to the Turk to handicap the Bluegrass and the polytrack, but we'll take a quick look at the Arkansas Derby here (and I do mean quick)...I'm leaning towards D. Wayne and Dublin, third off the layoff angle, and having some decent works since the Rebel, with Noble's Promise and Super Saver underneath. The horse that has me intrigued, however, is New Madrid, coming off his maiden victory for trainer Tim Ice (remember him?). He might be worth rubbing a few nickels together as a longshot play. The Rock Hard Ten colt is a horse for the course and shouldn't be too quick of a toss. Make sure to tune into NBC on Saturday afternoon for the two Derby preps.

Now don't be nickel and diming this weekend...go big or go home! Now what other site can go from Bret Michaels to Bing in a single bound?


The_Knight_Sky said...

re: Buffalo Nickel

I thought this was going to be about the new defense they're going to play at "The Ralph" this year.

Carry On My Wayward Son...

tencentcielo said...

Loving the title (for obvious reasons).

Follow your instinct with New Madrid and you will end up with way more than ten cents. :-)

railrunner said...

I like Dublin too, but I think Noble's Promise is going to win this. He's so consistent and always just a step behind Lookin At Lucky, I think it's his turn to shine.


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