Brendan Walsh, Swani River, Ashley Mayu discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast


For the traditional opening day at saint Denis the day after Christmas. Trainer Brendan Walsh has two horses entered in the stakes at Gulfstream later today. He has long shot keeper of time in the swani river. He has space traveler, who is the three to one morning line second choice in the Fort Lauderdale. He's going to be with me in just a few minutes right around 8 15 eastern to talk about those two horses. He'll also spend some time looking back on the recently retired maxfield who is now standing at darley in Lexington, Kentucky. I'm also going to walk through all of today's stakes at Gulfstream with first bet handicapper, Ashley mayu. That's later in the first hour as well right around 8 40 eastern, so we'll get you set to bet those races later today actually does a fantastic job with her handicapping down there in South Florida and really looking forward to that conversation. But I thought it might be fun to do something a little different here this morning. And take a look at those four greatest stakes races from a strictly historical perspective. To see if it doesn't equate to a few winners for you later today. You know, those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it kind of thing. So let's look at the grade three suwanee river. In that race, trainer Christophe Clement has saddled more winners than any other trainer in history. He's won at 5 times, but he hasn't found his way to the winner's circle since 2008. Christoph is going to send out 15 to one morning line long shot classic candy. In the 12 runnings since creek staff last one, 25% of those have been won by Chad Brown, who interestingly enough does not have a horse in this year's event. So maybe the deck has been cleared for the Clement barn to pull off an upset, and add to that record total find their way back to the winter circle later today in this one river. No trainer has won more runnings of the grade three sugar squirrel than Todd pletcher. But he ain't got one in there either. A pair of Hall of Fame jockeys are tied at the top of the sugars for a leaderboard with 6 wins a piece. You have Javier castellano and John Velazquez. Javier won't be making the walk to the paddock for this year's race, but Velazquez.

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