Living here in a Blue State — a Coastal Blue State, no less! — pretty much pushed away from the Concept of Country Music, it took all our lives until last night to find about about Jennifer Nettles. Yes, what deprivation, yeah?
Strong voice, good performer, similar to the time at the same amphitheatre a few years ago when Reba McEntire signed-on to play Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. If you have a good voice, you can sing any genre, even ABBA hits, and make it sound OK.
Free ones: Rundown…
Saratoga Race Course 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11
Gulfstream Park Proper 2, 7, 8, 9, 10
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 1, 5, 6, 8
Arlington 4, 5, 6
BelTerra 1, 8
Delpark 4, 6
Ellis Park 2, 4, 6, 8, 9
Louisiana 4, 5, 7
Laurel 3, 5, 8, 9, 10
Lone Star 3, 5, 9
Monmouth 1, 3, 5, 7, 8
Woodbine 3, 4
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: No stakes on the free page or on the pay-side! A first! Let the good times roll!
#8 Call Me Mr Te has a chance in Arapahoe 6. Same goes for #12 Casting Crowns in the next race there.
Evangeline 6 is open, and #12 Hot Mamma (Mia!) will try to win it for Donna Sheridan. Next race there, singling-out #4 Tonnerre.
Fair Meadows Tulsa 6 has a bonkers trizacta box of #1 Erlenmeyer, #10 Bluesberry Beau, #8 From Out There.
Northlands 9 has #6 Tara’s Way as a live-longshot-type play.
Extra for experts: Fargo 7 has #5 Eyes Have It looking best. Kindly consult your friendly local turf account to secure your participation in this fine opportunity.
Chas. Town 6½f, 7f
Delpark 5½f, 6f
Evangeline 6f, 6½f
Lone Star 1m
Gulf 7½f (T)
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Later!