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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

CHAD A TOUGH OUT AT KEE

A full field of proven turf runners going a mile and a sixteenth is Keeneland’s Thursday feature and we are not taking a base on balls with our choice of Chad Brown trained favorite but today’s spot looks perfect for him.

Making his third U.S. start, the 4 year old has shown adaptability, coming from far back to just miss in first stateside start, she was forced to chase the pace last time, albeit a slow one but unlikely her best game, in the G2 Bernard Baruch.

Class relief, getting eight from her main rival, and four sharp works subsequently, with a cozy draw inside with Javier Castellano will be very difficult to handle.

Taking Sacred Life (8-5) to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with Factor This (8-1), reuniting with Geroux, and using Krampus (6-1), also dropping a notch, in money positions.

YESTERDAY: Jezabel’s Kitten was dull and very disappointing. Wasn’t traveling all that great over the “good” ground in the backstretch run and may deserve a mulligan for this one–but she might not have handled Sweet Melania even on her best game this day.

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3 Responses

  1. Yes, D, I did find it tedious and unnecessary for a new, younger audience we’re trying to help attract who don’t get how difficult this game is and may not want to stick around long enough to find out why. Bottom lines don’t tell entire stories.

    I still post results daily, win or lose. And if I give what I think is a valid excuse, players have a Horse to Watch; their choice.

    Also, I found that posting dollar net amounts limits creativity of picks–playing to the bankroll instead of the race at hand.

    You’ve been the only one to have mentioned this, and have done so in the past.

    Not looking for trouble here but why not direct this type of question to handicappers at DRF, BRIS, TVG, HORSE RACING NATION; whoever makes picks publicly?

    All are quick to point out favorable results; losses not so much.

    We post our previous results every day and have been at HRI since 2007.

  2. JP, You nailed it with response about how difficult this game is. Harder than chess. Also what you said about favorable results trumping (couldn’t help using that word, Alice) the more frequent losses. A friend once accurately told me, a long time ago, “this game makes you humble.” Now, if you want a real challenge step up to the plate for The Breeder’s Cup…

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