The natural blog on horse racing has to be about Bodemiester, Dullahan and Hansen. My concern on Bode is his light racing resume leading into the Derby, I believe its totally unprecedented for a horse to win the KD with only 4 lifetime races. If it’s happened it hasn’t been for a very long time. And Hansen has so many form problems I can’t begin to count them. However, Dullahan looks like a nice colt that’s improving a the right time. At first blush, Dullahan has the look of a slow-developing-distance-loving colt – but is her really synthetics and turf or is organic dirt a surface he can flourish on.
The figures I did for the Ark Derby clearly showed Bodemeister to be in the top class of this generation or at least pretty close. Right now that “top class” has at least 4 clear members — Union Rags, Hansen, Creative Cause and I’ll Have Another. But each of these has some obvious form problems as well. This edition of the Kentucky Derby is clearly going to be an exciting handicapping process and one that might offer some interesting price opportunities…
The current scoreboard for my selections on Ralph Siraco’s Race Day Las Vegas for 2012: TOTAL PLAYS = 153 (Cost is $306.00 ) TOTAL RETURN = $312.40… ROI is a positive $1.02 per $1.00 wagererd..
The reason I am keeping score of my selections on Race Day Las Vegas is very simple, I ask you to pick up the Power Page – so I feel I should be able to demonstrate that winning with the Power Page is not just a possibility. Also, I make plenty of comments and offer opinions on horse racing in general and about handicapping specifically. So do lots of other people. But how many of those supposed experts really can win at the game they claim expertise. Isn’t winning at horse racing the qualification for expert!
To my way of thinking, real expertise is tangible. I try to demonstrate it!
Tomorrow I will post the running results for the Star horse for last week, but I can already tell you, they are WAY POSITIVE…