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Old 09-22-2021, 11:49 AM   #304
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Originally Posted by classhandicapper View Post
I could see him not going to the PA Derby right from the start. It looked like the field was going to come up very strong (and it did). A very good case can be made that several of those horses have moved past Medina Spirit and a couple others are eligible to break out. So unless he was expecting a breakout performance from MS, there wasn't much upside to shipping, getting his head handed to him, and then having to deal with the "see I told you he was drugged with PEDs in the Derby" chatter. He could stay in CA, look for a softer spot, try to protect the horse's value, and find out whether the horse is developing enough to be considered for the BC without all that. What I don't understand is why he even bothered entering and using the post 9 excuse if he already knew he probably wasn't going to go. I guess he was hoping it wouldn't come up so tough or someone else would scratch.
See, that, I totally agree with most of it. Like I said there’s at least two horses in there…….. that right now, I don’t know that he can beat them. That’s why I was disappointed. But he did run ok in that race and won. I don’t know about the doping talk but my feeling was Charlie and Bourbon might kick the crap out of him giving me something to bet on. That’s all I care about. I really could care less about all the bull shit debates. That’s why I don’t post that much. I’m usually just looking for an angle to play. I like cashing tickets….. all the noise and talk, not so much

Last edited by burnsy; 09-22-2021 at 11:53 AM.
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