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Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Night Notes

- Last place for Rap Tale at 60-1; not very pretty there. Zee Zee was third at 7-5 for Mott, who also had the losing favorite in the fifth, on the grass, with first-time starter Courageous Cat, a full brother to After Market. This barn has not won with a debut runner in New York since last September. The Fed will not bail you out for sticking with overbet barns on cold streaks.

Go Smarty Go took that 5th race in his debut; 10-1 morning line, he returned $13.40 for trainer Frank Alexander. Out of a Holy Bull mare, he's a half to stakes winner Higher World. Yes, he's a son of Smarty Jones, still yet to make much of an impression for his $100,000 stud fee, with just four winners in only 12 starters according to Bloodhorse's Leading First Crop Sire list.

Miss Challenge took the Statuette Stakes in a blanket finish for George Weaver. You may recall how hot this trainer at the end of Belmont straight through mid-August. But the percentages do matter in the big picture, and Weaver was in a mini-slump of 0 for 16.

Computer problems today; some weird new firewall at work which is preventing me from accessing Blogger. During my lunch hour of course. Might take me some time to work this out, so could be light posting for awhile. Guess I'll also take the comment moderation off since I won't be able to put them up. Or delete them for that matter.

How long before Tony Kornheiser has me cranking up this Metallica CD?


Anonymous said...

Alan it also didn't help that Go Smarty Go pulled up after that race and was vanned off before he could even get a win photo. From what you could see on tv it was even obvious his front leg was injured and accordingly Castellano jumped off.

Worth pointing out that Go Smart Go actually sold as a yearling for well under Smarty Jones stud fee. He fetched just $35k. He was resold at 2 for the $165k price.

How many winners has Birdstone produced already? I know of 2.

Alan Mann said...

Ugh, didn't know that about Go Smarty Go.

According to the Stallion Register, Birdstone has six winners.