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Run for the Roses Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, May 1, 2013.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Chef's award-winning useless prediction:

    Revolutionary to win.
    Normandy Invasion to place.
    Verrazano to show.
  2. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    I'd like to see the horse that draws the rail before making a prediction. The rail horse, unless something bizarre happens like a Mine That Bird opening, will have to run like Secretariat to win.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Is Mike Smith riding? If so I'll take his horse.
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Smith is on Palace Malice, likely to be 20-to-1 or thereabouts. But you never know. If he runs the best race of his life and some other horses take a wrong turn . . .

    Friday's Kentucky Oaks looks like one hell of a race.
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone on here dropped a grand on the mint julep there?

    I know it's an absurd amount to spend, but to do it once would be a lifelong memory.
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    1 Black Onyx Joe Bravo 50-1
    2 Oxbow Gary Stevens 30-1
    3 Revolutionary Calvin Borel 10-1
    4 Golden Soul Robby Albarado 50-1
    5 Normandy Invasion Javier Castellano 12-1
    6 Mylute Rosie Napravnik 15-1
    7 Giant Finish Jose Espinoza 50-1
    8 Goldencents Kevin Krigger 5-1
    9 Overanalyze Rafael Bejarano 15-1
    10 Palace Malice Mike Smith 20-1
    11 Lines of Battle Ryan Moore 30-1
    12 Itsmyluckyday Elvis Trujillo 15-1
    13 Falling Sky Luis Saez 50-1
    14 Verrazano John Velazquez 4-1
    15 Charming Kitten Edgar Prado 20-1
    16 Orb Joel Rosario 7-2
    17 Will Take Charge Jon Court 20-1
    18 Frac Daddy Victor Lebron 50-1
    19 Java’s War Julien Leparoux 15-1
    20 Vyjack Garrett Gomez 15-1
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    That works.
    March 5 is my wife's birthday.
    14 was my son's baseball number for many years. His favorite player as a kid was John Buck.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Keep 9 in mind for your exotics.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Thank god Robby Albarado turned out to be a wife-abusing asshole so I don't have to put money on his shitty horse.

    I literally have seen/read nothing leading up to this race. Not working in "sports" exclusively any more, it kind of snuck up on me in that I realized two weeks ago and I was like "Shit, I didn't watch any of the leadup races." I'll do some reading on it today and tomorrow, but my picks will not be scientific in any way. :D
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    This is a tough one to figure out.

    If the track comes up muddy, all my backing goes on Vyjack (20).

    In any other Derby I'd be all over Revolutionary (3) and Mylute (6) because they're likely to be passing a lot of tired horses in the stretch, but I think their chances are compromised because the pace for the first half-mile or so is apt to be more than reasonable, maybe even slow. I wouldn't know Kevin Krigger if he walked into my office right now and I hate betting jockeys who haven't been in a race of this magnitude with all those potential traffic problems, but to win, I'll try Goldencents. In my trifectas, I've got 6, 8, 12, 14 and 20 on top, and I'll have a $2 hunch bet on 50-to-1 Falling Sky.

    Good luck to all.
  11. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    I don't typically look for chalk in races of this size, but Orb looks the part of a winner. Peaking, tactical and bred to run on an off track. He'll probably be somewhere in the neighborhood of 9-2. Probably use Vyjack, Will Take Charge, Goldencents and Normandy Invasion on the bottom in exactas.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Mylute. The odds get really funky with many novice betters skewing the odds, which is why you can get good odds on a horse with a pretty realistic shot at winning.
    I don't know anything about Mylute, it could be Myluckyday.
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