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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


There are two interesting trip horses in the Friday feature in Hallandale that while appearing similar are subtly different.

Peachy Weachy (5-2) saved absolutely no ground in last from her outside slip at today’s trip, battling between horses through the entire backstretch, was urged while remaining wide through the turn.

She took the lead after her early battles but understandably weakened late behind a ground-saving stretch-running rival who draws to her outside today. Check GP, MAY 19, Race 7.

Back in the barn of Jose D’Angelo, ‘Peachy’ adds blinkers, a lofty 35% move for this barn. An outer post and switch to Junior Alvarado adds to the appeal. Her figures are forward, as is the trainer pattern.

Kaeko (10-1), arguably facing a tougher set here, stretches out off two sprints form Carlos David, a profitable 26% effective with that move. The stretch-out got blinkers last out and didn’t get involved until way too late going 6-1/2 furlongs. See GP, MAY 8, Race 8.

She rolled home late for third, albeit in a slowly run finale sixteenth, but did gallop out significantly ahead of her two conquerors. This is tougher but worth the risk at fair odds. We’re looking for value in this spot.

In sum, we’re taking Kaeko to win at 6-1 or greater and a quinella with Peachy Weachy.

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  1. Your writing that you will bet Kaeko if 6-1 or better has me stupefied. Just what is wrong with 5-1, 4-1, or 3-1 (my minimum odds). Can’t digest your thinking, particularly when hooking up in a quiniela. What has happened to betting a double which is the absolute best bet especially when an odds-on favorite is involved. The ‘game’ is tough enough and becomes more difficult to be profitable when a ‘capper passes on a plodder who slips to 5-1.

    If I am profitable with a couple at Belmont, I will bet Rachel’s Rock, if 3-1, to nip Kaiko (5-1 Ha Ha).

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