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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Notes - July 26

- Hunch bets for today, July 26:

Unofficial - 8th at Evangeline
Have Mercy On Me - 4th at Evangeline
Florida Jack Pot - 4th at Arlington
Joe Thats Who - 9th at Evangeline
My J. E. T. 4th at Lone Star
- While saying "Nobody is hedging," Carl Nafzger seemed to be doing just that yesterday - if just a bit - on Street Sense's anticipated participation in Sunday's Jim Dandy as opposed to the Haskell one week hence. Anticipating the Derby champ's workout which took place this morning, the trainer told the Albany Times Union:
"If he works well and everything is right, he will probably run in the Jim Dandy. If he does something wrong after the work or he's not right, we've got another week and we would run in the next one. Why should we make a decision publicly because we don't know."
As it turned out, the workout was quite a contrast from the blazing five furlong work at Churchill last week while Nafzger was out of the country - a half mile in a leisurely 51.59 seconds. “He went good,” said [Calvin] Borel. “It’s what we wanted, to see how he would handle the track, and he went across it like a bear." [Bloodhorse]

2 Comments:

Late Scratch said...

We all missed the hunch play of the day yesterday at Monmouth. About an hour after the Senator's Saratoga Race Course press conference where he called for a special legislative investigation into the governor's recent actions against him, myboybruno won the first race at the Jersey Shore. You can't make stuff like that up.

Enjoy the left coast.

ljk said...

Yikes! 4 furlongs in just about 6 seconds less than 5 furlongs last week. It's no wonder Carl's a bit perplexed about what to do next.

I'm still hoping to see the Derby winner Sunday.

Ready's Image today... very professional as Todd gets off the schneid.

Oh and by the way, I don't think fishing in Alaska qualifies as being "out of the country" ;)