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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, September 2, 2022 — The three races; the Jockey Club Gold Cup, TVG Pacific Classic and Mint Million offer a little bit of everything; versatility, brilliance. and some great old pros.

The Jockey Club Gold Cup will be run for the second time at the Spa, just well as since Belmont Park is closed for upgrading and renovation with the Belmont Fall Meet shifting to Aqueduct.

The JCGC, aka “Kelso’s Race,” usually features a big name, an established star. There are some very, very talented horses in this year’s renewal, one of which may take his reputation to that elite level. Only the race can qualify such status.

In Oceanside, the brilliant Flightline will either distinguish himself as truly one for the ages, or the mile and a quarter distance could expose a limitation. On performance figures, it’s his race to lose.

However, make no mistake; Flightline is a star. How brightly he shines will be known for certain in the final furlong of Del Mar’s signature event.

At the European styled Kentucky Downs, the former Dueling Grounds known for an undulating grass surface and obscenely rich purses, the Mint Million will showcase some of the hardest hitting 6- 7- and 8-year-old veterans in search of a huge payday.

Like the JCGC, the Mint Million is wide open and also requires further review.

For now, a brief note about the fastest horse in America based on anyone’s speed figures: a four-year-old son of Tapit with uncommon zip:


The Skinny: There’s but one storyline. Flightline will either run the competition off its collective feet or he doesn’t stay the trip.

We did mention he’s by Tapit, yes?

Flightline owns a 2021 win over the track and while not the swiftest Thoroughbred away from the barrier, he gets into his rhythm in a matter of strides and never has been seriously threatened thereafter. Ever. His is the kind of brilliance that’s truly stunning to witness.

Is he one of the ones? We shall see.

MOST PROBABLE WINNER: 5-Flightline (1-5)

EARLY LINE VALUE: 4-Express Train (12-1)

STRAIGHT WAGER and EXOTICA: Exacta Key 5 // (Country Grammer [4-1]) 2. 4. Trifecta Key: 5 // 2.4 // 2.4. Small saver wager on Express Train to win at 10-1 or greater.


APOLOGIES FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES! — DAMN IT!! (truncated analysis posted 11:51 am)



Taking Olympiad to win at 2-1 or greater. Exacta key-box Olympiad with American Revolution, First Captain and Dynamic One. Superfecta Key Box Olympiad first and second with the three rivals above, adding price shot Keepmeinmind


TAKING Kentucky Ghost to win at 6-1 or greater. Exacta Box Pixilate, Cavalry Charge and Kentucky Ghost. Key-Exacta-Box Pixilate with Kentucky Ghost and Cavalry Charge.

Again, please accept HRI’s apologies for any inconvenience and our lack of mindfulness

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  1. SAR 2022: 32 for 109, minus $478, minus 22% ROI

    Wagers for SAR 03SEP2022 (Day 38)

    Race 1 – $20 to WIN on IMPECCABILITY
    Race 6 – $20 to WIN on DESERT WOLF
    Race 8 – $20 to WIN on ARTHUR’S RIDE
    Race 9 – $20 to WIN on MONITION

  2. Flightline Is what is wrong with racing.A 4 year old with 4 starts. I remember when trainers used to run their horses.Trainers can’t keep their horses healthy enough to compete on a reasonable schedule.

  3. And now, the end is almost near. To think that I still have 75% of the money I wagered.

    It’s been a great Saratoga meet.

    SAR 2022: 32 for 113, minus $558, minus 25% ROI

    Wagers for SAR 04SEP2022 (Day 39)

    Race 4 – $20 to WIN on AMPERSAND
    Race 6 – $20 to WIN on PURE PAULINE
    Race 10 – $20 to WIN on ARISAEMA

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