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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

WORST STINKIN’ BET FRIDAY

By Top Turf Teddy — The “Worst Stinkin’ Bet of the Day” will be in the 8th Race at Delta Downs, a race for 2-year old fillies, with a purse of $100,000, the My Trust Cat Stakes.  The race won’t be run until the evening, giving you plenty of time to build your bankroll on the pathetic races (purse wise) around the continent on this Friday, November 22, 2019. 

Analyzed Aqueduct, Woodbine, Churchill, Laurel, and Gulfstream Park West, and having found little to hitch my wagon to, went where the money is; Delta Downs.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?  But give me a horse with four legs, and an edge, whether perceived or real, and I’ll attempt to give you a winner.

My feeble attempt at a disclaimer will have to be that the most capricious racehorse is the 2-year old filly.  The weaker sex, with humans as well as horses, in the racehorse world at least, they seem to take longer to figure out just what their purpose is, or maybe they are just smarter or more stubborn than the males, and unwilling to perform for the miniature tyrants that climb aboard their backs, with leather sticks intended to make them comply, who, by their mere presence, change the natural order of things.

Whatever the case may be, form reversals and vast overnight improvements take place with regularity, and the term caveat emptor must be implemented, or as the saying goes, “a fool and his money have soon parted.”

Whenever I think of Delta Downs, it brings to mind Sylvester Carmouche, father of Kendrick (upon information and belief), who disappeared into the fog, and was banned from racing. 

If it was me, would have given him a medal for his zeal.  If you are unaware of this occurrence, you should research it, it is quite a story.  In fact, Sylvester Carmouche and Abraham Lincoln are the two individuals I would most like to meet.

Where were we?  Oh yes, the 8th at Delta Downs. 

1-Gone Glimmering has done more in losing in her last 2 (one of them a Grade 1), after her initial 2 wins at Indiana, then the others in here have done in winning, gets the rail and my top TTT E.Q.U.I.N.E Rating (isolated).  Looks hard to beat with any kind of uneventful trip for her.  It’s “Going, Going, Gone!!!!!,” for…………….

1-Gone Glimmering – the “Worst Stinkin’ Bet of the Day”

2-Green Destiny

No. Horse Race 8   M/L   TTT
             
1 Gone Glimmering 0.928032002   3   6.02
2 Green Destiny 0.642826707   6   8.69
6 High On Gin 0.634368942   8   8.81
7 Thirsty My Friend 0.620295924   4   9.01
9 Trixie Racer 0.508462066   7/2   10.99
3 Tizsfranderella 0.481487611   12   11.60
10 Majestic Edge 0.474752341   12   11.77
5 Sebs Princess 0.392510998   12   14.23
4 Film Study 0.272848596   20   20.48
8 Where’s Mom 0.262862019   12   21.25
12 Marama (ae) 0.197934737   15   28.23
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