Monday, May 07, 2007

Dense Little Elves

The stupidest people in America are easy to find. They populate the jockey colony at any American thoroughbred race track. Normally, I don’t care. But at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby those dense little elves cost me hundreds of dollars. They literally stole from me.

I had the top two finishers on my exacta ticket- but in the reverse order of finish- which would have probably been the correct order if finish had the collected wisdom of the rider population manage to realize (as Ray Kerrison points out):

1. Street Sense was one of two horses to beat.
2. Street Sense is nothing but a closing machine.
3. So you dimwits, it might not be best to allow this talented racing machine to stroll up inside, taking full advantage of the heavy rail bias.

Street Sense looked like Jeff Gordon out there- passing seventeen or so competitors to the inside with not one, not one, thinking it might be astute to shut off his progress.

It was pitiful- but Ray is right. He candidly describes the collective rides as a situation that “should never be tolerated”. Only Todd Pletcher is more stupid this morning. Take a moment to enjoy his brillant anaylsis.

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