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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Zipping to Aqueduct

- Just Zip It goes in the feature at Bel..... nope, the Big A tomorrow!! Here's a confession, I hope you don't think less of me: I took the entire fall Belmont meeting off, with the exception of a drop-in to see Just Zip It run on the first Sunday of the meet, and just a handful of wagers online. This horseplayer just needs a break sometimes, and no better time in my mind than during the chill of autumn in Elmont. Only bet a couple of BC races too, so man, I am revved up and ready to go for the next seven months of the Big A! Aren't you psyched too?

We had some lively debate in the Castle Village group about the handling of Just Zip It. Managing partner Steve Zorn opened the floor for discussion as to whether we should go ahead and enter her in some more ambitious stakes spots than she's used to. I think I was the lone voice in support of the cautious approach we've been using, that in light of the success we've experienced that way, as well as her unspectacular speed figures. Most everyone else wanted to just let her run. So Steve allowed everyone to vent, and then declared that we'd do what they thought was best for the filly and continue down the same path anyway. I believe he refers to these partnerships as something like an anarcho-democratic collective, or maybe an autocracy, but definitely NOT socialism!

So Just Zip It is entered in an open company, NW2X allowance; and even money favorite Elope will be scratched, we're told. Excepting the muddy track freakout by Frankel's Loving Vindication, it certainly looks as if she can compete in here.

On the Kasey K side, a new addition to the family, as our trainer Bruce Brown survived a three-way shake to claim Joaquin Memphis for 30K at Belmont last Thursday. The NY-bred son of Chester House ran a game second in that open company race, and had three wins in eight starts for Richard Violette this year....and he loves the inner track.

And King Mobay, fresh off his recent win in NY, is entered at the Meadowlands tomorrow night, moving confidently up in class in a race originally scheduled to be run on the grass.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

My break time is the when they run on the Big A main track. I am gearing up for the inside speedfest on the inner track. Sign me up for sprinters breaking from the rail stretching out to a mile and seventy.