#11 Tristen's Mambo-this one I put on my watch list off his last turf race at Tampa. Trainer Carwood got him from McLaughlin and threw him in the Sam Davis. I believe that shows what he thought of him. The surface he needs is grass which Carwood did in his next start. Looked the winner coming into stretch and was gamely to the wire and looked like a horse that needed a race.He shows up today and is listed @ 20-1 ML Oh baby...i don't follow Keeland so if anyone can tell me if outside post on turf are bad I liked to know.>>>>
Disclaimer.......Carwood is Mallory's new trainer I put this horse on my list before he took her over. I have NO inside info on him I have not spoken with Gerry
Dr. Zic, who had $108,620 in earnings entering the Madison, banked a cool $180,000 for her first graded stakes victory. It was the first grade I win for trainer Joan Scott, who also co-owns the chestnut filly with Derby Lanes Roger McDaniel, James Tom, and bloodstock agent Marette Farrell.
"She trained super in Tampa," said Scott. "She loves Tampa (but the Madison) came up and it looked like we had a good shot on her home turf here.
It was fantastic. Im delighted. How could you not be?"
Keeneland is the bomb! I love the place--it's the anti-Saratoga---beer is cheap and cold (vs hot and expensive at the Spa), food is cold and reasonable (vs. cold and assininely expensive in NY) --hotels are cheap-Saratoga hotels LEGENDARY for riduculous prices!!---and above all---all employees have a kind, gentle Southern attitude---and while people from Capitol Region of NY State are wonderful--probably 2/3rds of the mutual people and employees of saratoga come up from the city---with that NYC case of the ass......
Oh well--ask them what bar they gonna WALK TO after the race!!! LOL!!!
Trust me Hoop I'm talking about mainly the on-track libations/eats.I get up to Saratoga a couple of times every year-been doing it about a dozen years. I have a good friend who owns a hotel right on Broadway who treats me more than right-I go to bars and get the "locals" prices-it's like anywhere else there are deals to be had if you look around.
But the beer prices (and while it's true you can bring a cooler full in with you-but I usually have a pretty good club seat from my hotel buddy-don't want to run in/out) and the fairly lousy and expensive food pales to that I have found in Lexington. And Lexington hotel rates are year-round, while in Saratoga they triple for the meet.
Then again I asked a guy at Keeneland where the nearest good Italian place was and he said "Cinncinati".
It's funny but the guy who told me Keeneland is the anti-Saratoga is himself a Saratoga native!
always went to Portofino for Italian
had a super meal at the Atomic Cafe a few months ago
can't go wrong with Dudley's
Jonathan's(in the Gratz) is outstanding if Lundy is still the chef
a la lucie is good
Malones is popular but not my thing
stay away from the Marriot food
of course followed up by entertainment at the Cheapside or Rosebud