Triple Crown

LoneSpeed 2020 Kentucky Derby Analysis

It’s finally here. Assuming protesters don’t burn down Churchill Downs between now and Saturday evening, the long-awaited Kentucky Derby with zero fans in attendance will finally happen. And when it does, we’ll be less than eight months away from the next Kentucky Derby. But we can talk about that later. For now, we have horses…

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I need a new long shot, and I think I have him.

I’ve been staring at this screen for the last 12 minutes as I struggle with how to start this post. So many thoughts are running through my brain, and I think I just need to make this a stream-of-consciousness thing. No order. No concern for sentence structure. None of it. I had Animal Kingdom in…

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LoneSpeed Belmont Stakes Analysis

Over the course of the last few days, as I’ve watched replays, analyzed pace and speed figures, and attempted to project how the Belmont Stakes would unfold at this abbreviated distance, I have landed on no fewer than five horses as my top pick. So you know my ultimate pick is hardly a play of…

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Early Clever Kentucky Derby Trifecta

Don’t ask me how many days we have until the Kentucky Derby. I know it’s less than 90. Suffice it to say, a lot is going to happen between now and then. A lot! However, simple things like time and patience should not stop us from rampantly and irresponsibly speculating as to the make-up of…

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2020 Kentucky Derby Winner?

(UPDATED: Please stop reading now. The race has been run, and I am embarrassed.) The last time Bill Mott ran a first-time starter going two turns on the dirt was on January 25th, 2017. The horse was named Frontliner. The race was at 1 mile and 40 yards at Tampa Bay Downs. Frontliner finished 7th…

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LoneSpeed Belmont Stakes Analysis

´╗┐Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. From a handicapping standpoint, the first two legs of the Triple Crown have been poor for LoneSpeed. Kentucky Derby top pick Spinoff spun his wheels in the Churchill Downs mud and finished near the back of the pack. In the Preakness, Bourbon War…

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