While awaiting the huge gaps between the races at Churchill today, I stumbled across race 7 at Belmont. A pair trained by Barclay Tagg (but not particularly strong looking turf horses) is getting hammered, so my eyes are immediately drawn to Remarkable Storm—not because of his one win in 13 tries, but because turf genius Jose Lezcano is up and the words “Previously trained by Jamie Sanders” rise to the top of his past performances. Result? At 15-1, he pays $33.80 to win, recouping the $30 I lost already today at Churchill.
Disappointing that Justwhistledixie is scratched from the Oaks (pity all those folks who made her the favorite in the only Oaks Future Wager pool). Can anyone defeat Rachel Alexandra? The track has just been upgraded to FAST.
Man, could that smile get any wider on Jon Court when Orthodox (at 45-1) upset the G3 American Turf? $93.20. Good for him! His riding Orthodox was part of the "Jockeys" storyline.