JC / Railbird

The Smiths

Please Please Please

Let me, let me, let me [be greedy, writes Bob Ehalt]:

I guess also asking for a race between Rachel Alexandra and Blind Luck in the BC Ladies Classic, a matchup between an undefeated Uncle Mo and Boys At Tosconova in the BC Juvenile, and Goldikova against anyone in the BC Mile might be pushing our luck. But can anyone blame me for being as greedy as Gordon Gecko? After twiddling our thumbs for so long waiting for the best horses to race against each other, asking for a string of blockbusters in the Breeders’ Cup does not seem out of line in the least.

Get what I want this time [Jess Jackson, writes Steve Bailey]:

You have the power to make this the most exciting fall season our sport has known in decades. Simply reverse course and become the hunter instead of the hunted.

Do yourself and the sport a favor and pass up a Breeders’ Cup prep at Belmont Park and go West to take on Zenyatta on her home turf in the Lady’s Secret Stakes (G2) on October 2 at Hollywood Park.

You have nothing to lose. Although Rachel Alexandra’s fans do not want to admit this, it has become a lost season. In football terms, the clock is running down and nothing but a Hail Mary can save it.