He has been picking up some mentions in the mainstream press though. The Toronto Star had a story this week on his final race, and his preparations. For those who figure they might try and beat a potential bridge-jumper tomorrow night in the show pools (I have not got a program downloaded yet, but the entries say that show betting is permitted), well take heed of this:
"He just seems to be getting stronger and better and enjoying the cooler weather. We trained him Sunday and just let him come a final half (mile) in 53 (seconds) and a piece and he did it just easily. Like always."
Back when I was a kid I remember a horse named Farmsteads Fame came up North for a stakes race and he qualified with a 56.4 back half and I was stunned. This horse comes home in 53 for training miles. He is probably 1-10 fair odds tomorrow night, and I don't think I have ever said that with any horse.
For our thoroughbred friends like one of our favourites Valerie, he is supposed to go to the gate at 9:38PM. Woodbine does not live stream so I guess you need a youbet or twinspires account to partake. Here is the field:
7 -- Pace, purse $300,000 (EX, P3, SF, TR)
D-O.S.S. SUPER FINAL - 3 YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS.
Post time: 09:38 P.M. Lasix: 05:23 P.M.
1 Lucky Man 12-1
2 Dougs Fame 40-1
3 Somebeachsomewhere 1-5
4 Trade Editor 20-1
5 Amillionpennies 40-1
6 The Mohegan Pan 12-1
7 Keystone Horatio 15-1
8 Deuce Seelster(L) 15-1
We did a post awhile ago on losing streaks. They are deadly for ones psyche and we all go through them. There is an excellent post on paceadvantage.com from a good player who gives us an easy excel sheet way to find them and also gives us some statistics. It's worth a look if you ever wanted to delve into the subject further.