Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nicanor will debut Saturday

Nicanor, who is the full brother to Barbaro the 2006 Derby winner who tragically broke down in the Preakness, is going to be racing Saturday in a one mile maiden special weight on the dirt track at Gulfstream Park. His trainer Michael Matz, who was also the trainer of Barbaro, and Roy and Gretchen Jackson his owners, who also owned Barbaro, are excited about Barbaro's first full brother to race.
Here is the horses going to race.

1.Unbridled Cardinal
2.Big Flirt
5.Warrior's Reward
7.Boyhood Dream
8.Il Postino
9.Trust the Deputy
11.Single Malt

I have a gut feeling that Nicanor might not do so well. It's always been that full brothers or sisters to great racehorses have never really been able to reproduce what their older sibling had done. I don't know, maybe I'm being superstitious. But hey, horse racing is full of superstitious people.

Anyway, Here is the lineup for Beethoven's race on Saturday. The Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream which is 1 1/8 miles.

1.Bruce n Autumn
2.Danger to Society
3.Bear's Rocket
4.Saratoga sinner
5.El Crespo
7.Stately Character
8.Idol Maker
9.Nowhere to hide
10.West Side Bernie

I like Beethoven for this race, I think he'll do well at this distance. Though he's going to have to overcome that far outside post, and the other good horses on the inside of him.

And for the heck of it, here's the feature race for Gulfstream's Saturday card the Donn Handicap for four year olds and up. $500,000 1 1/8 miles on the dirt.

2.Albertus Maximus
3.Anak Nakal
5.A.P. Arrow
6.On board again
7.Arson Squad
8.Sir whimsey
9.Great hunter

Again my favorite horse is on the outside. Figures.
Well hope you have great evening!

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