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Old 01-21-2018, 06:19 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Andy Asaro View Post
Watchmaker: Post-position draw paramount in Pegasus

http://www.drf.com/news/watchmaker-p...amount-pegasus

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Thatís why I suggested that what happens at the Pegasus draw could, just for starters, change the way the race is bet. I canít envision any scenario where Gun Runner isnít strongly favored. But if Gun Runner draws a reasonably good post, I think heís as big a cinch to be an odds-on favorite as he is to be named Horse of the Year. And good luck beating him. But if Gun Runner draws, say, post 10 or wider, I suspect his price will be higher than even-money, and he will suddenly become a vulnerable favorite.

Makes you wonder if post positions should ever have that kind of impact.
Tracks should schedule races at distances that don't create this sort of thing. But horsemen, for the most part, bring it on themselves. They run ridiculous 1m 1/16 races at Laurel which start almost on the turn because trainers don't want to run 9f.
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