Tuesday, May 19, 2009

RACHEL ALEXANDRA rocks Preakness

Well as you all pretty much know by now, Rachel absolutely showed her guts on Saturday. She is a freak as I told you. A FREAK. I'd like to see Asmussen and Jackson give her some time to rest then point her towards the Travers and Breeder's Cup. But if they decide to run her in the Belmont I'll have no qualms about it. They'll know her condition far better than any of us. So in short, RACHEL is a freak and has shown her old owner fillies don't always have to run with fillies.

Meanwhile Mine that Bird solified himself as the best three year old male by coming in second to Rachel in a last charge. His win the Derby was no fluke. I applaud this little gelding and his efforts. Can't wait to see him in the Belmont and stretch out to a 1 1/2 miles.

Here is the full order of finish for the Preakness.

1.Rachel Alexandra
2.Mine That Bird
3.Musket Man
4.Flying Private
5.Big Drama
6.Papa Clem
8.Luv Gov
9.General Quarters
10.Friesan Fire
12.Tone it down
13.Take the Points

Okay let's start off with horses that surprised me with their finishes. Musket Man has been nearly perfect so far. Never out of the money. He'll dominate if he returns to his home track and runs there. Flying Private and Big Drama also surprised me with their finishes. Especially since Big Drama reared in the gate and lost Johnny Velasquez. Now on the other hand, Friesan Fire was very disappointing. I had at least suspected him in the money but I guess not. Man, that Fairgrounds form is just not holding up lately in the Triple Crown is it? Pioneerofthenile's finish was what I suspected. He just is so big he doesn't really have the turn of foot that other horses do such as Mine That Bird. He's just another glorified synthetic specialist to me.

Well I probably won't be posting lately because of other things happening in my life. I'll try to post at least three more times before the Belmont. I'm excited. The Belmont is my favorite Triple Crown race.
Have a great evening!

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