Blinkers Off 455: Kentucky Derby, Oaks Early Analysis and Rapid-Fire

Blinkers Off


And we talked about why we were kind of playing against them because you don't typically see them this out of form for that long usually it might take if it does take a race that's it but it just seems like what they've been. It's taking longer in clearly you know they're gonNA be tough. There can be if they continue to run they retire. They're going to be tough because obviously you'll want to play them and they can make you look really stupid because we know their talent is there at least it was there. But obviously. The amazing part about the four star Dave holiday by the way. Pretty good. wire-to-wire, for Todd, pletcher but Was the fact that Chad Brown has like wizard nine years like nine horses in the race were aid in the race he gets four and they finished. They finish off the board I think it was like a through five. Biting talk about nowhere to be found. So I will say for the four star Dave that was that that you know all those races rained off and. It was a pop up shower and we talked about this. There's really not allowed to go off of that race. I would draw a line that race completely I. I'm not sure I play holiday back holiday say back off that race. I really don't and. It takes away from the horse. He really he dug down deep, won that race but really nobody closed in that race at all going he had kind of his own way as well. I don't know I kind of draw a line to that race completely. But yeah, I mean Chad Brown not even hitting the board with four horses Turf Race Saratoga. That's almost unheard of like nine to one odds that yeah, you say a grade one where Saratoga he has four you know basically say half the field yep like you would take whatever odds you give me if you bet that super, which is basically the same as taking no Chad, Brown's in the top four you got more than ninety. Shit Oh yeah. Yeah, I mean ever thought. But no it was a crazy weekend for sure When you when it comes to whether it'd be rushing fall maximum-security horses enter obviously going to make a name Make something to as far as for the Breeders Cup and then the other flipside is Houdini sister Charlie like what do you do with these sources who are young? Breeders. Cup Type Courses So Yeah. So definitely something interesting as we move forward into the beers but before we get into anything else, what's best thing exalted switch gears on us a little bit here I got this. All right and I'm not a reader I'm going to show up to the people. Let's do that. It's called the vapors. Okay and you know this. Amadeus. Boy alone a long ago fan I like one of the Oh gee fans of the, West? Side. Cooled all whenever you Know A guy I consider. I, mean he pray I don't know if he knows who we are anymore but a guy, I consider friend you know I think he's a really good guy. 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