All right, all right, ya Pac-Man-loversz! Mannie did the right thing this time, keeping that glass-jaw Rommey (Rommey!) out of his prefight dressing room. Last night in Macau, Mannie had a true competitor as a visitor before he stepped into the ring: David Beckham. David Beckham > Rommey (Rommey!).
Also in the ringside seats: Paris Hilton. Who knew? Pacquiao redemption, but Mayweather Jr. might physically kill him if ever the twain shall meet.
Free ones: Rundown…
Calder / Gulf Calder 2, 5, Gulf 1, 5
Fair Grounds 1, 3, 4, 5
Golden Gate 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
Hawthorne 1, 6, 8, 9
Turf Paradise 6
Woodbine 3, 5, 10
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Too bad, Zia. Your big day, and the weather gets in the way. Regretsz!
BetFail 7 is on the free page.
In WO 8, all the obvious horses appear to be the guts of the race. What are you going to do?
Yesterday’s Activity: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. Firing up America!
Race 7, two horses touted, and the Bonkersmate Brink of War is one of them. Brink of War is buried on the conventional Betting Line, 10 horses ahead of him there, and only one horsey behind him. At 30-1 on the morning line (a 30-1 morning-line horsey, automatic throwout, right?!), Brink of War nevertheless has the top LifeLiner Speed Column score in the field, 98. Now what?
Brink of War went off at 60¢ shy of 40-1. Brink of War made a bold move on the outside to draw level in deep stretch before drawing off to win by 2 lengths at the lovely mutuel of $80.80. Eighty-eighty is better than 20/20, better than 50/50. Let’s hear it for 80/80!
Two races later there, two horseys were touted, including the top-touted Potomac River. At least Potomac River was third-choice on the Betting Line, Fair Odds of 5-1, and conventional V6 value-seekers could make the case for him on that score alone.
But wait, it gets better. Potomac River also has a qualifying LifeLiner Speed Column number, and at 30-1 on the morning line (a 30-1 morning-line horsey, automatic throwout, right?!), he looks like a must-play.
The bell rings, Potomac River is sent off at 45-1. He has an eventful early trip, but not to worry: his complete LifeLiner array of 60-67-85 says that he can handle falling behind before unleashing a stout late-run.
And that’s what he does. He pulls a Brink of War-type rally on the wide side before winning off by the same 2 lengths as that earlier upsetter. Result: $93.40 to win. Mark ’em up!
Thank you, Kentucky racing, for a top few months in the Commonwealth. We appreciate quality racing for its own sake, like they have in the Blue Grass. Over here in Corporate SoCal, raidersz like BetFail and its stoopid TV channel are selling out for the money, and are you or any other racing fans going to see any of that profit? Will they cut us in? Hahahahha. For all the good they did to get that profit, it would have been better to play BetFail offshore, where you might get a premium. This time, BetFail is pocketing the premium on their big real-estate sale.
Thank you, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Frank Stronach and all the many other racetrack owners who return good things to the general wagering public. BetFail can eat it.
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Take care now.