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Friday, July 18, 2008

Lemon Drop Again

Another Lemon Drop Kid winner on Thursday when 2-year-old Break Water Edison convincingly wired race 4 at Belmont for John Kimmel.

In hindsight, it was probably to be expected as jockey Alan Garcia has hit his groove in NY over the past several months. Also, as a $525,000 Ocala March purchase, Break Water Edison was the top-priced horse in the field. The runner-up, Darley’s Precursor, brought $500,000 at Fasig-Tipton this past February, so based on the “high-priced purchases” angle alone that should have been the easiest $28.60 exacta ever.

The surprise was 57-1 longshot Western Legend rounding out a generous $547 trifecta! Running without Lasix, with Jorge Chavez up, and for trainer Richard Stoklosa, Western Legend is by El Corredor out of an Affirmed mare.

Love these baby races! Probably what I'm most looking forward to watching at Saratoga. Exactly what Teresa over at Brooklyn Backstretch wrote yesterday: "each entry seems so tantalizingly full of promise, with no bad running lines to sully impressions."

Plus it's fun to see if you can pick out next year's Derby or Oaks winner, or a future superstar (as unlikely as that may be).

2 comments:

Brooklyn Backstretch said...

"Plus it's fun to see if you can pick out next year's Derby or Oaks winner, or a future superstar (as unlikely as that may be)."

Exactly! The only time I ever came close was Travers Day 2005, when I cashed win and exacta money on Discreet Cat in his first start. I always felt somewhat proprietary towards him after that...

Charles said...

Another to watch are the Lion Heart babies. So far 9 winners from 20 and 2 stakes winners. I didn't like Lion Heart all that much but his babies are something else.