8 Replies | 257 ViewsOn 03/04/2013 10:26 AM in General
I am starting to see more and more horses with good breading and prep races at a few tracks, particularly Gulf Steam Park.
Yesterday there was a horse in race 10, Palm Beach Stakes at Gulf Stream Park. The horses name was Rydilluc, trained by Gary Contessa, ridden by Edgar Prado. I have seen plenty of races and this horse was VERY VERY impressive. Held pace close to the lead and pretty much jogged around the track at 1 1/8. At the top of the stretch he was let loose with a little nudge by Prado. He was never even shown the whip, just hand nudged and he took off, even at the finish line this horse was never in full stride.
What made this even more impressive was how the horse behaved after the race......he was prancing around on his toes like it was pre-race. No sweat, no signs of being tired. This horse is a beast. Bred by Medaglia 'D Oro who was a monster horse.
I think this horse was ran on the turf as a prep for another race.....some times trainers with go turf to dirt to condition a horse for next race. This is some horse to keep an eye on if he qualifies for the Kentucky Derby and may be worth a future wager.
You can watch the race on the Gulf Stream web site.
I did hit the Pick Three yesterday. I singled the 5 horse in race 10, if the 5 horse in the 11th race would have won (he came in second by a freaking nose) I would have had 2 Pick three tickets, and he was 40-1. DAM IT!!