War of Will: 8.4f
Hidden Scroll 7.4f
Mott Taking Wait-and-See Approach With Hidden Scroll (1/27):
Quote: Bill Finley - Thoroughbred Daily News
His running time for the one-mile race run in the slop was 1:34.82. Five races later, older horses covered the same distance in 1:36.22 in the GIII Fred W. Hooper S.
Withers/Holy Bull - Moretti/Federal Case
Robert Lewis - Mucho Gusto
Withers - No opinion
Holy Bull - I am pulling for Epic Dreamer to bounce back. Lots of speed horses and a number of closers to choose from. Looks like a good betting race.
Robert Lewis - Mucho Gusto may be difficult to pass in this one. If he runs big it will certainly flatter Improbable.
I pretty much take some time off after Breeders Cup. Itís probably healthy to have an off season.
Iíve watched some races, but Iíll really start digging in Saturday.
Next week is pool 2 of KY Derby futures, so Iíll watch this weekend and study up on a bunch next week in time to make some futures bets.
I'm very interested in both of them. In case Baffert ever misplaces his chemistry set one of these days.
Hidden Scroll 7.4f
Equibase, who probably doesn't have the most useful speed figures, but still, gave Hidden Scroll a very high 115 for his first race. his split times were really quick.
that's higher than they ever gave Justify and equal to or greater than the last 3 races of the 2nd choice for Horse of the Year, Accelerate, a 5 year old.
very impressive - but was it because he loves the slop and got loose on the lead, or is he the real deal?
𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏' 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅. 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏' 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅
Holy Bull - Harvey Wallbanger won.
Robert Lewis - Mucho Gusto won.
Sam F Davis @ Tampa Downs is tomorrow. Some big Stables sending out their Derby hopefuls. Looks like an interesting event.
Kentucky Derby Pool 2 is open now and closes Sunday:
Interestingly, Coliseum is listed in the pool but is entered to run in the San Vicente (G2) @ 7 Furlongs @ Santa Anita this Sunday (no Derby points for this race).
- Global Campaign, AWD 7.8f
- Hidden Scroll, AWD 7.5f
- War of Will, 8.4f
At about 2 hrs before closing the Pool #2 straight win price on Bill Mott's not so Hidden colt is looking completely sucky, bet down to mid/high single digits & offering no value at all for any wager this far out from the event, IMO. But I did it anyway, because I wanna. On the other hand, in my view the exacta combinations I'm most interested in that involve him are still at more than fair value.
By the way, my calculation of the AWD of Hidden Scroll's pedigree has moved up a bit, by 0.1f from what I posted earlier in this thread, with recent additional data from the weighted performance of the progeny of his daddy (x2) & maternal grandpa (x1).
My big bets were on all others and Game Winner with all others.
Hidden Scroll was on slop. No reason for me to get too excited yet.