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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Post Positions Drawn

- Here are the fields courtesy of the Form.

A brief look at some winners and losers by race.

Juv Fillies: Favorites Cash Included (3-1) and Dreaming of Anna (4-1) drawn snugly inside. A couple of longer shots that I like, Quick Little Miss (30-1) and Her Majesty (10-1) didn't fare quite as well.

Juvenile: OK draws for all of the main contenders. Pegasus Wind will have to clear some speed inside of him from the ten.

F&M Turf: Two post for Ouija Board, nice.

Sprint: Nice draw for Henny Hughes (2-1). He should be able to settle in nicely behind Bordonaro and perhaps Thor's Echo breaking from the rail.

Mile: Librettist (6-1) and Aussie Rules (10-1) may be the biggest losers of the day. Gorella (4-1) should be OK from the 12 considering her style; but a great draw for Araafa.

Distaff: 8-5 on Fleet Indian? I'll take 5-1 on Pine Island for sure. Balleto draws the outside but should be OK for her late run. Not so for Happy Ticket from the 13.

Turf: It's a ten [oops!] 11 horse field at a mile and a half, so post position may not matter too much. But there could be significance in Cacique (4-1) drawing inside of English Channel (7-2). The horses are so close that every little bit counts. In the Arlington Million, Cacique broke one stall inside of English Channel and used that advantage to establish early position that Pletcher's horse never overcame.

Classic: What difference does it make? Slight negative for Invasor breaking from #11.

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I count 11 horses in the turf! Who are you leaving out? I sure like Premium Tap to get a piece of the classic at 30-1. Byanose

Walter said...

Have you guys seen the picture of Ouija Board out on the track this morning? She looks like she's about to rob a bank!

Anonymous said...

I am against Pine Island in theory but sign me up for that 5-1 price right now.

3-1 at best.

Mr. Ed