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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hunch Bets (And a Discreet Pick) For Dec 11

I Belong Gone 4th at Aqueduct
Naughty Behavior 5th at Fair Grounds
Nailed 3rd at Calder
Hard Climb 2nd at Charles Town
Ex Angel 5th at Golden Gate
Choose The Money 1st at Delta Downs
Uno Mas 6th at Fair Grounds
Hopes Are High 2nd at Charles Town
Amazing Trick 3rd at Charles Town
Look Of Success 10th at Delta Downs

- DiscreetCat shifts gears and heads to New Orleans today. [UPDATE: Racing at Fair Grounds has now been canceled due to snow.]

Fair Grounds - Race 6

#8 Indygo Mountain (5/2 ml)

Calhoun trainee ran a good race for second in his Keeneland debut behind next-out winner Kopitar, but really stepped it up in start #2 when switched to the dirt and stretched out to a mile @ Churchill Downs, moving powerfully late to run away from a good field that included Flying Warrior, a talented Mott runner that i gave out here. Looks set for another good stalking trip, and figures to improve even further on the stretchout to two turns. Calhoun has excelled at the Fair Grounds meet, is very strong in routes (and with young horses), and hits at @ 29% with rider Theriot. No reason not to expect another big effort here.