December 12, 2006 at 11:49 #550
One has been talked up for weeks-the other has come out of nowhere this past weekend.
Hard Spun’s the 1st. Owned by Rick Porter the owner of BC Distaff winner Round Pond. Winner v.easily at Delaware and Philadelphia Park runs in a PA bred stakes at Philly this weekend before he ships off to Oaklawn and goes the Southwest, Rebel, Arkansas Derby route.
The other is Johannesburg Star. If this horse gets to the Derby-there will be one almighty party in Trinidad-where Joe Parker his trainer comes from. I saw this horse run a dreadful race in Saratoga in a maiden and I looked at a friend and we didn’t know what to say to Joe after th race. He beamed at us and and said "I’m still Hopeful about the Hopeful" Then he said we should wait until Aqueduct to see this horse run really well…..
And now on aturday he broke his maiden by 9 lengths, looks to be need further than the 1 mile 70 yards and recorded the 3rd highest Beyer rating for 2 year olds all year.December 12, 2006 at 18:39 #33427
went and read the write up on DRF after reading your post, Johannesburg Star could be one to keep an eye on and will hopefully watch Hard Spun this weekend
(Edited by empty wallet at 6:39 pm on Dec. 12, 2006)January 5, 2007 at 14:25 #33428
Johannesburg Star runs tomorrow at Aqueduct in the Count Fleet S.
Hard Spun won again on the 18th and runs at The Fair Grounds in the Lecomte S. on the 13th before being campaigned at Oaklawn Park
The Green Monkey seems to be doomed never to run.
(Edited by pengamon at 2:26 pm on Jan. 5, 2007)January 6, 2007 at 20:32 #33429
Aueduct Race 8
Believemenow, Johannesburg Star, Sir Whimsey and No Reply look the four to concerntrate on
There looks to be loads of pace on here and i’m looking forward to thisJanuary 6, 2007 at 20:40 #33430
JS too short at evens imo, Believemenow looks good to me at 7-2, i’m just hoping jocks got a brain and don’t get into a speed duel and drops him in behind the paceJanuary 6, 2007 at 20:47 #33431
7.0 on BF even betterJanuary 6, 2007 at 21:02 #33432
if you can work out how Pink Viper won let me know, beaten over 7l by my selection last time, been posting some of the lowest Beyers in race
beats me<br>January 6, 2007 at 21:28 #33433
For those interested, there’s what looks at cracking G3 Hcp at Gulfstream Park in about 40 minsJanuary 6, 2007 at 22:13 #33434
Got GP race between 3/6/9
6 for me, but may need itJanuary 6, 2007 at 22:26 #33435
9 2nd, 3 3rd,
read 6 was having a warm up, but Prado being on trapped me into going with it :( b’tardJanuary 7, 2007 at 02:34 #33436
Don’t think that any of those looked like Derby material but at least Johannesburg Star ran well enough to stay on the trail and should run in the Whirlaway S in 5 weeks time-but Joe’s chances of being only the 3rd Afro-American trainer to saddle a Derby runner, since 1944, have been diminished.January 9, 2007 at 00:21 #33437StormontMember
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Lets face it, no race ran at the Aquaduct inner is going to be THAT good.
The only horse id have any interest in from that race is Sir Whimsey, it was the ‘eye catcher’ for me.
Someone asked about The Green Monkey……….. lets just say coolmore wont be seeing the $16m or whatever they spent again. It was stupid money, The horse breezed like a freak over 1/8 mile, doesnt mean that he can travel that well over 9furlongs.
.January 13, 2007 at 21:53 #33438
For those interested Hard Spun is running in the LeComte at Fair Grounds (race 9 at around 10.20
Hard Spun is stretching out to a mile for the first time and should take it, Teusflesburg looks main dangerJanuary 13, 2007 at 22:32 #33439
Hard Spun won easily, almost gate to wire
(Edited by empty wallet at 10:32 pm on Jan. 13, 2007)January 13, 2007 at 23:00 #33440
couldn’t peg mary back
NFL until San Fernando :cool:
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