JC / Railbird

Where To?

Jaycito’s next start could be the Santa Anita Derby, or maybe the Wood:

“He might stay home, I’m not sure yet. I don’t have to make any decisions right now so I’m not going to,” Baffert said. “I know one thing: The horse needs more ground. He needs a mile and a quarter.”

If he stays at Santa Anita, he’ll face San Felipe winner Premier Pegasus again. If he ships to Aqueduct, he’ll meet Uncle Mo. Seems like a question of to whom trainer Bob Baffert would prefer the colt finish second in his final Derby prep.

Steve Davidowitz and Mike Maloney share the same top three Derby prospects, and Jaycito’s not among them. Soldat breaks up the trio in this week’s PDI.

After NYC OTB closed last December, some predicted illegal bookies would pick up business. Bookmakers tell the NY Post there’s indeed been a spike: “I do a few hundred dollars in bets in a day to a few thousand.”

Back to Bernardini for Zenyatta; her first pregnancy didn’t take.

1 Comment

If I’m Hawthorne, I’m going after Jaycito ferociously. The Illinois Derby already lost some luster with the purse hit, so getting a top contender could add some pizazz to the race on a day that will otherwise be dominate by Uncle Mo in the Wood, Kathmanblu in the Ashland, and the Santa Anita Derby.
Jaycito doesn’t need the earnings so prepping on a track that can be favorable to closers scratches me where I itch.

Posted by EJXD2 on March 30, 2011 @ 9:34 am