Well, everybody knows the news by now. I really wasn't too excited about betting the race before, but now I think we have a chance to cash.
Many question marks, particularly who can get the 12 furlongs, now the weather. I think it is a four horse race unless it rains incessantly and the track is sealed.
Union Rags made my numbers for the Derby, won here last year, and deserves another chance with Johnny V. Has to stay out of trouble and keep cool as he heats up at race time. Street Life has a pace advantage and is on the rail. Look for him to be closer to the pace. Likes Belmont. Dullahan has been working well, but hasn't really won on dirt and closed passing tired horses in the Derby. Paynter could surprise but doesn't have the look of a horse that wants to go that far. If on the lead uncontested, he could keep going.
Barring some monsoon, I will bet the exacta: Union Rags and Street Life, then include the other two. May bet all four in a triple box and a superfecta box. Union Rags looks to me to be the winner.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
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