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Monday, November 03, 2008

Monday Night Notes

- Two new additions to the Kasey K Racing Stable; actually one new addition, one old one. We claimed Five Card Poker in the first at the Big A on Saturday for $17,500 from trainer Anthony Dutrow. This three-year old son of Five Star Day has fallen a long way from grace since selling for $100K as a yearling, from an allowance win at Philly Park in July, and since being claimed by Dutrow for 35K two races back. I dunno, I guess I'd be wary of a horse dropping like this. But who am I to argue with success? Bob liked him last time for 25K, and liked him even more this time for 17.5. He ran a game second in the race on Saturday, and ran a career high Beyer of 86. Five Card Poker goes to trainer Bruce Brown.

At Philly Park on Monday, we re-claimed Mr. W.B. from Scott Lake for $7,500 one race after losing him for 5K. He'd won two in a row at that level, and ran second on Monday moving up in price (though into conditions). He can earn back his claiming tag in one race by winning at this same level. Mr. W.B. will stay at Philly Park with trainer Keith Lebarron. We're up to five horses, and this partnership has grown strictly via monies earned from purses and claims. Rap Tale had a cough but is ready to go now. King Mobay is fine after running second at the Meadowlands last week. And Bob is particularly psyched about Joaquin Memphis, claimed from Violette a couple of weeks ago; loves the inner track, for one thing.

- Trainer Seth Benzel took Sunday's 4th with 39-1 bombshell False Impression, creating some pari-mutuel fireworks when 74-1 Achiever dead heated for second. The former Pletcher assistant got off to a slow start on his own, losing with his first 20 starters. He's had five winners since from 30 runners, and is currently on a mini-streak of 5-2-3-0. False Impression was making her first start on grass, but has some interesting grass influence in her pedigree. She's by AP Indy out of a Carson City mare; her second dam is a half-sister to multiple grass stakes winners Chorwon and Yukon Robbery, as well as to Seoul, the dam of the likewise Rush Bay.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw Foolish Bid was listed to run Saturday at Philly.
Is he still a Kasey K employee?
I did not get any results from Saturday Philly Park (sleeping off the parade) so I don't know how he might have fared.
Good luck with your new horses.