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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday's Best Race Isn't the Travers

Tell me that you're not excited for the King's Bishop on Saturday at Saratoga? C'mon man, tell me. This race is one that is going to be a doozy. We're talking D'Funnybone (who doesn't love Babe in a race like this), Bulldogger (Baffert taking a shot with one time TC hopeful), Discreetly Mine (looking to avenge the Woody Stephens-G2 loss to D'Funny on Belmont Day), and possibly Trappe Shot (Kiaran McLaughlin's ace in the hole) and/or Comedero. This baby is what we're talk about the best racing the best. The sprint division will definitely get a whole lot more interesting if Trappe Shot does show up and wins his first graded stake. It's a big dollar swing between the Travers (G1) at $1M purse versus the $250K King's Bishop (run at 7 furlongs).

Personally I think he has a better shot (no pun intended) at hitting the board in the Travers than against the monsters running in the Bishop and the money difference has to come into play for the connections also. Tough decision....we'll find out on Wednesday.

Regardless if Trappe Shot shows up, an excellent race is in the cards that should rival last year's classic contest between Vineyard Haven, Capt. Candyman Can, Munnings and Big Drama. The Candyman prevailed via DQ when Vineyard Haven veered into him severely in the stretch in an epic muddy finish.

Let's just say this is the race I'm most excited to see on Saturday and the odds should be decent based on the caliber of horses running. So who do ya like?

1 Comment:

tencentcielo said...

I don't like anyone after Baffert made the wrong move running Bulldogger back on short rest instead of shipping in from SoCal the winner in Capital Account. :-(


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