teeth1
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March 31st, 2011 at 3:58:54 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Yeah, I took Soldat in the first Derby pool at 18-1. I thought I was going to get better odds on him, so I was disappointed. Now I wish I would have put a lot more on him...



I think you can still get 20-1.
Uncle Mo must be some horse to be quoted at 9-2.
appistappis
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March 31st, 2011 at 5:04:54 PM permalink
watch him finish well behind the factor.
FinsRule
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March 31st, 2011 at 8:05:14 PM permalink
The Factor scares me the most out of anyone. I have $0 on him.

If you can get Soldat for anything better than 10-1, it's a steal.

If you can get Uncle Mo at anything better than 3-1, it's a steal too.
Johnzimbo
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April 3rd, 2011 at 2:51:50 PM permalink
Whoa..he just got nailed at the wire and was 60-1!
FinsRule
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April 3rd, 2011 at 3:12:44 PM permalink
He was a nose away from being in the Derby. A real tough loss. He gets 200K for his effort however. A replay of the race should be available real soon at ntra.com. It's a pretty good watch.

Maybe he is a horse to bet on in low to medium level stakes races. I'll keep everyone updated.
teeth1
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April 3rd, 2011 at 3:20:57 PM permalink
A big form reversal, he went backwards at his previous start in a $400K race and this race was worth $1M.
His sister won a Group 1 race, so there may be better things in store.
teeth1
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April 3rd, 2011 at 5:52:14 PM permalink
More details from Bloodhorse.com.

Shackleford, ridden by Jesus Castanon, and To Honor and Serve, with Garrett Gomez aboard, battled through a brisk opening quarter-mile in :23.30 as Shackleford gained a half-length advantage. He tripped the half-mile in :46.35 and six furlongs in 1:10.63 with To Honor and Serve remaining in close attendance.

Shackleford, trained by Dale Romans, also becomes a factor in the Kentucky Derby chase after collecting $200,000 for the runner-up effort. The Forestry colt, beaten by 23 1/2 lengths in the Fountain of Youth, paid $36.80 and $15.20 and completed a $339.60.

Thats a real tough beat," Romans said of the runner-up. "He ran super. Im very proud of him. If $200,000 is enough to get into the Derby, I think well have to go. Hes a horse that keeps improving.

Soldat, the 3-2 favorite following his impressive front-running two-length win in the Fountain of Youth, failed to rally from mid-pack on the final turn and struggled home fifth.



appistappis
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April 3rd, 2011 at 9:19:51 PM permalink
shackelford ran a huge race today.
FinsRule
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April 3rd, 2011 at 9:32:32 PM permalink
Shackleford now has 212K in Graded Earnings, which puts him 20th on the Graded Stakes earning list of horses in Derby contention. Considering 20 horses are in the Derby, he will need a bunch of horses to opt out of the Derby to have a chance at running.

I don't see it happening.
FinsRule
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April 21st, 2011 at 7:59:53 PM permalink
Shackleford Update: Shackleford is currently 22nd in Graded Earnings for the Kentucky Derby.

The top 20 get to choose if they want to be in the Derby. This means that if two horses opt out who have sufficient graded earnings, then Shackleford will be racing in the Kentucky Derby. However, the horse ranked #24 in Graded Earnings is racing this weekend. If he finishes 1st or 2nd, he will pass Shackleford and Shackleford will need 3 horses to drop out for him to be eligible.

Currently, Shackleford is 35-1 on Bodog. Not a good bet. If he does make it to the Derby, his odds will probably be between 20-30 to 1. However, if anyone did get Shackleford at 100-1, that looks to be a pretty good bet.

I'll update the next time I hear something.

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