Your Ask The Experts ID
is separate from your
Order Online Account ID
 Race of the Week:  Arkansas Derby Day Final figures Oaklawn, 2 May 20  • 2 Specials Available
Order Online
Buy TG Data
Complete Menu of
TG Data products
Simulcast Books
Customize a Value
Package of Select
TG Data
Sheet Requests
Order The Last Figure for Any Horse
Free Products
Redboard Room
Download and Review previous days' data.
Race of the Week
With detailed comments
Email notification when your horse races
For newcomers.
Samples and Tutorials
For Horsemen
Consulting services and Graph Racing
Sales Sites
Where to buy TG around the country
Historical races and handicapping articles
Hall of Fame
Major handicapping contest winners
Home Page
Re: Thorograph Turf Numbers (675 Views)
Posted by: Tavasco (IP Logged)
Date: October 06, 2019 02:22PM

This race was notable to me for several reasons:

1) The 2nd, 3rd, 4th. & 5th finishers each won their finish position by a nose. Several more within another length back. Very much a blanket finish.

2) Local bettors probably hadn't seen the winner race before and imho his pattern is muddied because of his running style. As a deep closer, he is often bobbing and weaving when the real running starts. Credit to jockey Pratt finding a seam to pop through.

3) The TG selection of Diamond Ooops as the key turned out great and the fact the horse had never won on the grass insignificant. Turf sprinters stretching out are problematic but a closer getting close at 5F gives me more confidence than does a front runner just hanging on for a win at the same distance.

4) Like Joe B. I respect TG turf #'s, yet doesn't it have to be that #'s for US horses are more accurate than those for imports. Take the 3rd place finisher Suedois. Do we again explain it away as a 1st-time Lasix story? That said, still, hands down, the best available.

All in all a fascinating race for me. Horses coming from all over to meet in the Heartland and the locals came out second best. The NY invader from the mighty Chad Brown stable fizzled and in hindsight was a terrible underlay. That's different not that he was overbet but that he didn't contend.

Good practice for the BC!

Subject Written By Posted
Thorograph Turf Numbers (814 Views) jbelfior 10/06/2019 08:16AM
Re: Thorograph Turf Numbers (675 Views) Tavasco 10/06/2019 02:22PM
Re: Thorograph Turf Numbers (622 Views) relgan1 10/07/2019 01:19PM
Re: Thorograph Turf Numbers (669 Views) jbelfior 10/08/2019 05:42AM
Re: Thorograph Turf Numbers (802 Views) TGJB 10/08/2019 11:54AM

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.

Thoro-Graph 180 Varick Street New York, NY 10014 ---- Click here for the Ask The Experts Archives.