None of my horses has run in a coon's age, and I am concerned that they might all be KalKan by now. However, for the time being, it looks like I hold a nose lead over Propro as I rubberleg it down the stretch::
Princess of the Nyl: 118,513 Red Livy 50,010 Kaitain 43,993
Frangooch, my stable is making a run. The uncoupled Propro entry ran again at Parx today. Barcode was a really bad 5th for $810 after getting slammed at the start. Wonderfully Tuned was a maiden when I picked him for this contest and he destroyed the Clm25000n2L field by 10+ lengths. He finally managed to show some speed early and tracked the pace before ending the race passing the 3f pole. Added $22,680 to his total.
Barcode - $16,900 Wonderfully Tuned - $88,907 Polite Pearl - $127,528. She's entered for Thursday at Laurel in an Optional 35k claimer, but it's on the turf and shes MTO. Supposed to be sunny all week in the middle atlantic, so she'll need a race she can actually run in.
ProPro, I don't think you need to worry too much about beating my so-called "stable of stakes runners". Since early August the operative word has been "stable", as none of them have run since August 11. Rockin Rudy was claimed at Prairie Meadows on August 11, Carbon Data has been idle since finishing 2nd in the Hansel Stakes at Laurel on August 4, and Shaft of Light hasn't been seen in a race since finishing 6th in the very roughly run Belmont Sprint Championship on July 7. He has shown up on the work tab at Monmouth Park from time to time, which is encouraging. Unless this trend changes, I'll be watching the field gallop by and I sit in the barn and wait.
You are not the only one, Frangooch. I posted the above on October 3, and since then no stable members have run. I'm also being left in the dust by Propro's runners. The total earnings to date remain at $218,600, same as they were on August 12.
Looking on the bright side, all three of my steeds are fresh and ready to go.
Back to back stalk and crush performances for Wonderfully Tuned to beat a Pa-bred n1sb allowance by 3 and a half lengths. Added another $23,400 to his yearly total. His next condition is in the books in 3 weeks if he's ready to roll again. $256,735 for the whole stable.
Thanks, Parx Racing. Wonderfully Tuned was scheduled for race 8 today in the rain and slop...and they cancelled after race 7. I thought he was the major player in that race and loved the 3-1 he was 10 minutes to post when they called it off. Blah.
Polite Pearl and Barcode went this weekend....well, Polite Pearl did. Barcode lost by 35+ and earned $250. Polite Pearl was a solid second in a 25k claimer and was claimed out of the race. $6300 was her take.
My barn officially has a new earnings star. Wonderfully Tuned just made it 3 in a row in a N4L Starter Allowance at Parx. Worth $31,920 with the PA owners bonus. Best part....his odds actually went up from an overlaid 2-1 to a severely overlaid 3-1 at the bell due to money that came in on two other horses. Gotta love dumb money at the bell. :-D
Barcode - 8-0-2-0, a measly $17,150. Wonderfully Tuned - 16-4-3-5, $144,227. It pays to claim the right maiden in this contest. :-) Polite Pearl - 13-6-2-1, $133,828. Total - $295,205.
Post by tenfurlongs on Dec 3, 2018 17:35:34 GMT -5
Twin Pond Farm had a bad year. Tough Customer last raced in February and is likely done. Light The Vow ran at Saratoga in July and hasn't reappeared. Gallows Bay had a win in November, but had to ship to Camarero Racetrack in P.R. to do it. This is a tough game.
Tough Customer- $21,660
Light The Vow- $32,280
Gallows Bay- $24,820
They said " Don't give up on your dreams," so I went back to sleep...
Polite Pearl was back for more. There must be some winter starter series going on at Laurel and she got 3 points for second at 5f in the Alw16000s for $35,000. $7,350 from the purse puts my stable over the $300k mark at $302,555.
MANHATTAN PROJECT - SIXTH RACE Gulfstream Park. shifted inside from outside position in early backstretch, saved ground while reserved racing in the back, hustled up and quickly picked up pace gaining closer contention in far turn, set down for drive racing three to four wide, no match for clear (7 lengths) winner but secured second best. $4,620
Post by cherokeescot on Dec 18, 2018 19:06:32 GMT -5
It looks like this is all over bar the shouting with Propro regaining the title that he won in 2016. Was thinking of doing it again in 2019 with $100k to spend in 3 horses but happy to hear suggestions from the group. Meanwhile Post your scores please
Mr Benz $26,760 Wabel $ 29,920 In The Chamber $33,036