The Horse Race Insider is a privately owned magazine. All copyrights reserved. “Bet with your head, not over it.”

The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Trainers like to tell riders “don’t take away what comes easily.” Sometimes handicappers need to adhere to that same logic. If there is any issue with V.K. Star (3-1) in Wednesday’s finale in Oldsmar is that Gerard Ochoa’s filly might look a tad too good for the claiming price, given her latest effort.

She made a solid mid-race run going 1-1/16 miles, took the lead but just failed to stay. With today’s mini-turn back to one mile, she should find herself a bit farther back and with the same well-timed moved made in her last race, her conditioning should take her the rest of the way.

She owns a clear margin on the Thoro-Graph scale, the look of a horse that can regress but still win, such is her edge. This barn is hot, batting 23% and profitable over the last three months and it’s 27% with Ronald Ordonez in the boot, the case today. Check out her effort on MAR 19, RACE 7, and see if you agree.

We’re taking V.K. Star to win, no price restrictions, and will box an exacta with Horse to Watch Table One (10-1).

Facebook Share
Twitter Share
LinkedIn Share

⚠ Before you comment

Our staff likes nothing better than to engage with the HRI Faithful and provide a forum for interaction on horseracing and sports. In that spirit, please be kind and reasonable; keep the language clean, and the tone civil. Comments from those who cannot comply will be deleted. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *