Posted: 4/13/2012 9:52:22 PM
I know there are much better cards across the country to play tomorrow but something @ Calder caught my attention.
Owner/Trainer Dennis Manning has won 4 of 6 races with horses he owns @ Tampa Bay Downs. On Saturday he ships (actually they probably just took the turnpike) one to Calder for the 150k Calder Derby. #1 Raging Lion won a cheap 20k maiden race in his only try by 5 lengths. The comment was "Much the best." He goes a 1/16th further tomorrow & the morning line is 12-1. There are no superstars in this race & Angel Serpa makes the trip to ride this one. I think he's got a shot at getting a check.
In the 11th race, there's another TB gelding #7 Wiki who ran a good 2nd in his last @ GP as the chalk. Trained by Jaime Ness & ridden by Serpa he shortens to 7F from a mile. Now #8 Abdel's Ghost will be his biggest competition but these 3 are certainly a good start to a late Pick3/DD exotics.
Hoping that Howe Great controls the lead & Castellano has enough at the end to hold off the calvary charge in the Bluegrass. In the Arkansas Derby I'm giving # 9 Sabercat an across the board play.
BOL to all tomorrow....