In my perfect world, every day would find me with a longshot on my winning tickets. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world.
However, Saturday and Sunday was as near perfect as it can get.
Saturday, I forgot to mention Noble's Promise in my blog about the Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1) at Keeneland but in the comment section of my blog I made a post answering a question from a reader and said that Noble's Promise was a good longshot pick. Noble’s Promise crossed the finish line first and paid $27.80 for the win:
"Barry…A long shot I forgot to mention in the blog is improving Noble's Promise - trained by Kenny McPeak. He has some good speed and if he can transfer that to a route he may be in the mix. His pedigree says he should be able to go the distance but I would not expect him to go much farther."
Sunday, Codoy was my long shot pick in the Bourbon Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. Codoy came in second and paid $28.00 for the place:
"An interesting long shot is the Mark Hubley-trained Codoy (15-1) who broke his maiden last out winning by a neck in a 1-mile maiden race on the all-weather track at Turfway Park. Codoy, in his three previous attempts on the turf, has two seconds and a third place finish. He’s seems to be improving with every race and he’s been working out good at Keeneland."
Now if only I could win the lottery. Oh well, we have to have dreams, don’t we.