Saturday, 2 May 2009

Kentucky Derby won by a bolter



100/1 shot wins the Grand National, now a 50/1 shot (on track, 150 or higher on Betfair) wins the Kentucky Derby. What a year for bookmakers!

Calvin Borrell let Mine That Bird drop out to a long last, the leaders went ridiculously fast and Borrell weaved his magic through the field, stuck tight to the rail, went around just one horse and streaked away by 6.75 lengths. Borrell is a genius, he weaved a similar path to win in 06 on Street Sense.

Who said pace on dirt meant everything? Pace figures are over-rated, pace maps (rating how the horses will sit in the race and how fast they will go) are much more important.

On a side note - that means a massvie rollover, over $600k for next Wednesday's Pick 6 at Churchill Downs. Start doing the form!

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