Who is Glen Wilks?
Nope. Not a response on America’s Favourite Quiz Programme. Nor does that question have the same ominous heft as, say, ‘Who is John Galt?’ But the mystery remains, ‘Who is Glen Wilks?’
Apparently, he would like to pay us to sponsor a post by him (or his overlords) on this here Web log. As Bugs Bunnie used to put it, ‘He don’t know us very well!’
While money is important — who can survive without it? — there’s other stuff that can be meaningful, too, such as incorruptibility. When money is all you strive for, you end up like Anjelica Houston at the end of the motion picture The Grifters. Or you let your son accept criminal culpability just so the Federales might stop sniffing around your swamp. (Good luck with that one!) Or, as we saw many, many years ago, you shill for some Thoroughbred information entity (let’s call ’em MasterTrack, or, MT — sound those initials out!) even though you yourself had written many good books on handicapping and wagering and had absolutely no use for MT or anything it would ever produce. MT®
So, here we are with Glen Wilks. He says we have a ‘fantastic blog’. (Thanks, Glen Wilks, it’s not bad!) Of course, Glen Wilks may be a bot or some 400-lb. mope sitting in his mother’s basement — those Russkies are darn clever! But maybe you know who this Glen Wilks is. And, if you do, and, if he does not happen upon this particular post, kindly inform him that we are not interested in taking his money just for the sake of taking it. This space not for rent! NO QUARTER FOR BIG HANDICAPPING™! You gotta believe!
#3 Howboutthemcowboys ($21.40, BestLine Fair Odds 5.54-1)
Del Mar 8
#9 Pacific Song ($40.60, BestLine Fair Odds 6.46-1)
#1 Born Again George ($27.20, BestLine Fair Odds 4.13-1)
#5 Binder ($22.40, BestLine Fair Odds 6.63-1)
#8 Icy Interlude ($69.20, BestLine Fair Odds 4.65-1)
#3 Chetan ($21.40, BestLine Fair Odds 4.13-1)
#1 Tiznow’s Smile ($42.60, BestLine Fair Odds 4.15-1)
Louisiana 1 (Low-Priced Overlay of the Day)
#1 Thegrayspider ($9.40, BestLine Fair Odds 2.22-1)
Looks open in Canterbury 3, with a three-horse showdown in Race 5 there. Staying in the North Star State, the finale has another three entrants with identical probability forecasts. Now what?! Glen Wilks, can you help us?!
P.S. Glen Wilks same as Stephen Byk same as Thos. Quiglie, right? Hahahahahaha!