ThoroFan: Delaware Handicap Preview

If you insist upon playing the Delaware Handicap, you will want to play exotics.  Songbird will pay five cents on the dollar in the win pool...and yet, that almost makes sense, as a humdrum effort by Songbird (to the extend that she is capable of humdrum) would still be good enough to eclipse a strong effort... Continue Reading →

congratulations, Trensita!

Looking back through all of the races in which Trensita (Trensa, by Giant's Causeway) has been placed, it seems her connections always knew what they had. Trainer Michael Matz cut to the chase: she debuted going a mile and a sixteenth at Saratoga in August of 2015, her two-year-old year.  In eleven starts before yesterday,... Continue Reading →

a familiar strain, and a breakthrough

On December 18 of last year, in a maiden special weight at Laurel, Wasatch (Judith Basin, by Danzig) went off the odds-on favourite.  She finished second that day, 8 1/4 lengths behind a fellow Curlin baby, and an eventual multiple graded stakes winner: Stellar Wind (Evening Star, by Malibu Moon).  That was Wasatch's third start.  Since... Continue Reading →

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