Much Learned this Weekend

It's a holiday weekend up here so I have tried to stay away from the computer. In fact I have barely watched any racing. But I did catch a couple of replays.

Auckland Reactor fell way short in his debut, but it was in a race which was pretty impossible, won by Real Joke in 147.3 off a 54 half. Julie Miller is a trainer who can take a horse and move it up big time; a lot of those horses are off great trainers too. Now she finds herself in that position as Lou Pena (who is winning at a mind-boggling clip) took Real Joke off of her for $40k a couple of weeks ago. Boom!

One More Laugh went wonky, which we have spoken about and were worried about before. He broke twice in the Hempt, which was won nicely by Fred And Ginger.

The NJSS was held Saturday and this week it was no fooling around with Ideal Matters. Two left turns and an easy win. He seems ready to break 149 easily.

Entertaining elims at London for the Molson Pace. This weeks final will be a good race and we will cover it a bit this week.


ITP said...

Could anybody in the U.S. imagine sending Somebeachsomewhere or Muscle Hill down under to race and watch them get destroyed by a 40K claimer playing by their rules?

bumby said...

Why do people buy the hype on Aukland Reactor? This horse is NOT anywhere near the caliber of Somebeachsomewhere or Muscle Hill. I have watched about 4 races from Australia over the past few years, and I have seen this horse get beat each time. Blacks a Fake is the true champion over there. And yes, Pena's horse juice and all was probably unbeatable, but Reactor had packed it in long before his horse made the move to win the race.

Don't buy the hype!

Blaine said...

I look for Auckland Reactor to be very competitive by mid-to-late June. 1 loss doesn't make a season or a career.


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