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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Top Turf Teddy — The “Worst Stinkin’ Bet of the Day” will be in the 6th Race at Churchill Downs, a race for fillies at age of two…

Are you aware of the dreaded term “Big Drop”? According to Top Turf Teddy, in his book “Realistic Racetrack Lingo for Railbirds and Reprobates,” this term is defined as the time when an owner realizes that the young animal he has purchased has no chance of winning the Kentucky Derby, and he must lower his expectations and offer him/her for sale in order to recoup a portion of the exorbitant price he paid. 

The “Big Drop” can be a painful and sobering experience for many an owner.  For the average handicapper in the grandstands, it can cause extreme befuddlement, with questions of soundness and intent.

Take a peek at McPeek’s horse 8-Lil Miss Hot Mess, who takes the “Big Drop” today.  Took 2 months off, will improve based on that effort and the “Big Drop,” and has only the 1-Symphony Hall to beat, who ran out of her skin and was claimed in last, and figures right back today in a field of mediocre stock. 

Look no further than these 2 runners, and ensure you tell ’em Teddy sent you at the window to play………..

8-Lil Miss Hot Mess – The “Worst Stinkin’ Bet of the Day”

1-Symphony Hall

No. Horse Race 6   M/L   TTT
1 Symphony Hall 4.929246131   3   3.88
8 Lil Miss Hot Mess 4.584314446   3   4.17
3 Contendress 2.195676140   5   8.71
2 Competitive Queen 2.103655659   12   9.09
7 Little Red Frog 1.989093772   6   9.61
4 Pick Up the Fone 1.842169676   5/2   10.38
5 Kay Bee Gee 0.925075170   12   20.67
6 Such Great Heights 0.554927536   15   34.46
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