Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gearing up for contest!

I have yet to sink my teeth into the past performances for Sunday's contest, but am hopeful for the kinds of prices that Tampa produced on Saturday's card.  Anyone catch the Tampa Derby?  Wow...a 43-1 shot over an 86-1 shot!  I know that Brethren posted on the far outside into a tight turn, but Ramon Dominguez clearly put the horse to work way too early against a not-so-great field.  Otherwise, we saw some other upsets in the notable stakes races, and that Premier Pegasus distinguished himself as a Derby competitor.

Knowing that my picks often change from moment-to-moment based on contest flow, I will likely refrain from posting all 10 of my selections on Sunday, though if you're counting on my selections, you're in trouble. Best of luck to anyone competing in the NHC Qualifier tomorrow!

PS.  When will the betting public give Tackleberry some credit once and for all?  I had some personal commitments heading into the Public Handicapper selections this week and missed the cutoff for the Gulfstream races but had him circled as my pick; 9-to-2 was way too attractive to pass up.  Otherwise, in the only race where I made the submission deadline, I had the top three horses in the Santa Anita feature, but in the wrong order (Bench Points, Jaycito and Premier Pegasus were my picks 1-2-3).

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