Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You Went, Girl!

She did it! I had a whopping $4 bet, which yielded $10.80, but that's OK, I was just betting on her to show support.

Tally for the season:

Derby - $10 bet, $2 refunded = -$8

Preakness-$10 bet, $10.80 won = +.80

Currently down $7.20...

Rachel Alexandra went into the race as the favorite and did not disappoint.

It certainly looked as if she could have been overtaken had the race been longer, so there's only one logical thing to do - enter her in the Belmont. The Belmont has broken more hearts than any other race - just look back at last year's suspicious performance by Big Brown who certainly failed to deliver. I really wanted to see War Emblem win a Triple Crown, but he stumbled out of the gate and never recovered.

What if Rachel Alexandra wins the Belmont? First off, I hope it silences forever the "neigh"-Sayers who think a filly can't compete against the colts. Secondly, it liken her to one of the most magnificent racehorses of all time, Man O' War. Man O' War never competed in the Derby as his owner didn't care for Kentucky or running a 3 yr. old a mile and a quarter that early in the season.

Better yet, imagine for a second that I Want Revenge was healthy enough to come into the Belmont and win? Then we could have all three horses come to Arlington Park for the Million and settle it once and for all. Just my humble suggestion.

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