Saturday, May 23, 2009

Belmont Stakes-Who's In, Who's Possible

Charitable Man
Chocolate Candy
Mine That Bird
Brave Victory
Flying Private
Luv Gov
Miner's Escape
Mr. Hot Stuff
Summer Bird

Rachel Alexandra
Nowhere to Hide

2 weeks to the Belmont Stakes and the big question remains, will Filly Rachel Alexandra run? Judging by comments in the media seems her trainer, Steve Asmussen would prefer to pass on the big race. If I was a betting man, and I guess I am, seems you could get favorable odds today that she is not running.

In other possible entry notes Nick Zito who will be entering Brave Victory and Miner's Escape, is also considering Kentucky Derby also ran Nowhere to Hide. Zito is quoted in Tim Wilken's Time Union (Albany, NY)column today with the following:
"We've done well in the Belmont, so why Not"

Joe Talamo will be the new Jockey on the other Birdstone progeny, Summer Bird, who placed 6th in the Derby.

Weird fact of the day: On this day in 1884 Knight of the Ellersie, wins the Preakness Stakes by 2 lengths over Welcher. There was no 3rd place finisher or 4th for that mattter-it was a 2 horse race.

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