Jessica Chapel / Railbird

Unfair

Mike Watchmaker on the Super Saturday Santa Anita main track bias:

Look, horses like Game On Dude and Executiveprivilege were probably going to win Saturday whether or not there was a bias, so I don’t think they should be penalized for riding the crest of the way the track was playing. I am less convinced about Love and Pride and Power Broker. But I do know that the way the track was playing, well bet closers such as Richard’s Kid, Include Me Out, Amani, and Capo Bastone had absolutely zero chance. And that’s not fair.

Come the Breeders’ Cup, will we have reason to miss the Santa Anita synthetic?


2 Comments

I commented on twitter to you that the CD outside/closer bias was not fair the last two years. Game On Dude had to suffer through that last year. I fully expect a fair main track by BC.

Posted by Amateurcapper on September 30, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

Sacrilege!

US racing is a speed game, and we breed speed horses. They need to go fast for 10f races and stumble home in 26 to electrify the fans, and solidify the breed.

To do that we need dirt. Glorious, glorious dirt.

Get with the program, Chapel. :)

Regards,

Lover of glorious dirt

Posted by Dean on September 30, 2012 @ 9:00 pm