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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Top Turf Teddy – The Prince of Pace

The “Worst Stinkin’ Bet of the Day” for Wednesday, January 8, 2020, will be in the 5th Race at Tampa Bay Downs.

Teddy’s Tip of the Day:  “I’m on your side if you don’t go wide.”

There is a reason that horses go wide, time after time after time; it’s called stupidity, and there is no substitute for it.  7-Lundqvist seems to always wind up in that position whether it’s Gulfstream, Tampa, Belmont, Saratoga, or Aqueduct.  What makes me think something will be different today?  Nothing, absolutely nothing.  In this modern era where the paradigm allows jockeys to grossly veer from a straight course in the stretch with impunity, chances are even if there is an opening at the rail, it will soon be shut off intentionally to block other animals, with no punishment from the clueless liberal stewards, and more and more jockeys are taking their horses wide, apparently not wanting to be thwarted in their forward progress, which costs valuable lengths.  Lengths is currency in this game.  Sentence length is a sign of genius.  In fact, in the case of Irad Ortiz, Jr., I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon; when he is in front of a rider who is making a move from behind, the rider goes wide at all costs, due to Irad’s tactics, which costs them lengths, in order to ensure he does not stop their forward progress.  The stewards, in essence, are allowing Irad to gain a tremendous advantage.  It is imperative that Irad be stopped from using this tactic.  7-Lundqvist gets Samy Camacho today, leading rider; that’s something at least.  You will probably get a good look at 7-Lundqvist from the grandstands as they turn for home, he will be closest to the outer rail, you might even be able to get the jockey’s autograph.

7-Lundqvist – The “Worst Stinkin’ Bet of the Day”

6-Souper Courage

No. Horse Race 5   M/L   TTT
7 Lundqvist 3.057093906   9/5   4.15
6 Souper Courage 2.138503928   3   5.93
4 Miami Smuggler 1.450623810   12   8.74
3 Juan Pablo 1.438446396   7/2   8.81
5 Temple City Star 1.405179701   10   9.02
8 Relishment 0.834811772   8   15.19
2 Rattlesnake Ridge 0.819243696   20   15.48
9 Ed’s Dog 0.787237926   15   16.10
1 Lassiter 0.747268802   20   16.97
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