Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I Wish I Could Do This Every Day

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.


  1. The colt made a nice move around the turn. He looks under size for distance races. But his win sprinting on turf, and then 6 1/2 furlongs chasing outside the pace. Now 1 1/16 on play dirt , says a lot about his future. Maybe he should duck the Breeders Cup Juvenile and try the turf Juvenile instead. That would increase his breeding rights. There is plenty of time to tackle the BIG BOYS next year.

  2. Barry,

    The Juvenile Turf may be a good spot as it will probably draw a shorter field than the juvenile.