Diodoro puts the good wood to DUNPH... (712 Views)
Posted by: JohnTChance
Date: May 07, 2020 10:43PM
Three months ago, I commented here about trainer Robertino Diodoro's horses exploding at Oaklawn in preposterous ways. Eyepoppers, time after time after time. We all can bet Diodoro and profit. But past a certain point, it's really not funny. It's stuff for the FBI.
I suggest anyone interested should download Jerry's Oaklawn May 2 finals and take a look at the winner of OP's 9th last Saturday: DUMPH, was first off the trainer change to Diodoro. Lo and behold, that day the gelding suddenly decided to move up a whopping 14 lengths to win at 58-1 and pay $117.60! Whew.
Diodoro was a good thing to win the coveted Oaklawn trainers title as the meet wound to an end. He seemed a lock. He had like a 5 win lead down the stretch over Steve Asmussen. Except, there's a history of Asmussen winning 5 races on big Arkansas Derby days. He's done that so many times before. ["If Steve's boys are in, he'll win."] And indeed Asmussen started out Saturday winning the 2nd and 4th races to close the gap. I presume Diodoro went to the well and DUMPH was insurance he wouldn't get caught in the last days of a long meet he'd worked so hard at.
Somebody put the good wood to DUMPH on Oaklawn's 9th last Saturday. Whatever got into the animal that day, he zoomed from a 7 to a -1. What horsemanship!
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