It was good to see an old campaigner Turco Bravo win an open $25,000 claimer at Aqueduct. I don't think that any of our group had claimed him. I looked long and hard but just couldn't pull the trigger on a 10 year old, concerned whether he would remain at this level of fitness throughout the year. He was once again claimed, this time by David Cannizzo. It's easy to root for horses like him.
jolyb, I agree. Love the old timers. On the harness side, this is about the time when the now 15 year old pacers that were still going strong are wondering why they're not going to the track anymore. I hate the mandatory retirement rule when they turn 15. Regardless of breed, the old timers are tough as nails and usually know how to win.
Post by Unusual Pete on Jan 4, 2019 19:51:17 GMT -5
I would like to claim TASTEMAKER out of SA3 on 1/5/18 for $40,000.
This might be foolish. It might not be. When Clifford Sise and the Wygods race one they bred themselves, they're supposed to be fast, but this 0 for 6 maiden hasn't yet found a field he can beat. Something obviously went amiss in September of his 3 year old season as he's been off since and he makes his 5 year old debut tomorrow. Could be a beast that looks claimproof. Could be a bum they're hoping to unload on people thinking like me. A clue to me he might be good is: They had 15 months to geld him & they didn't.
Post by DoctorDisaster on Jan 6, 2019 11:36:51 GMT -5
Stable of Disaster
Completed stable/claim price/2019 record/earnings Be Gone Daddy/$30K/1 100/$15.6K Themanbehindtheplan/$30K/1 100/$15.6K Bev,I had posted a claim for Sweet Like Char (A5 1/10).After conferring with my Vet I'm retracting the claim. Thank you.
Bev, thanks for the shout out today. She's little but ran huge with a clean trip. She was the pinball a number of times at Laurel in her last start and still finished strong. Got 3-1 on her and $38,640 for the faux stable. Not shocked that she was claimed today since she has so many conditions to play with. Ness and Jagger the new connections. I'd rather her still be with Zulueta. Good start, but this contest is all about finishing. I hope she's around all year.