Assuming, of course, that you had some money left and you weren't eaten by the tiger that mysteriously showed up in your room. Hopefully Ol’ Stripes eats the chicken that also somehow found its way to the 11th floor of the Bellagio…
Were all of that to happen, here’s how the odds makers see the race:
Yin Yang. 2002 ch. g., Not for Love--Say It's Cold, by Oh Say. Owner: NoGo Stable. Trainer: William Meister. Jockey: Willie Dowling. 2010 record: No starts. 12-1 odds. Won maiden victory in John Rush Streett at My Lady's Manor but will need to prove he belongs here.
Radio Flyer. 2001 dk. b. or br. g., High Roller--Executive Seat, by Executive Perk. Owner: Augustin Stables. Trainer: Richard Valentine. Jockey: Robbie Walsh. 2010 record: 1-0-1-0, $13,500. 10-1 odds. Making only fourth career sanctioned start. Set pace in 2010 Mason Houghland Memorial but could not hold off champion Bubble Economy and easily won lst month at Fairfax Point-to-Point. Has talent but will need to step up his game.
Delta Park. 2004 b. g., Johannesburg--Excedius, by Seattle Dancer. Owner: Arcadia Stable. Trainer: Jack Fisher. Jockey: K. Fritz Boniface. 2010 record: 4-1-1-0, $18,700. 4-1 odds. Won the Middleburg Hunt Cup by 2 1/2 lengths after tightening with a fourth in My Lady's Manor. Won last fall's Ski Roundtop Cup.
He's a Conniver. 2002 ch. g., Crafty Friend--Better to Be Lucky, by Roberto. Owner: EMO Stabled. Trainer: Dale L. Jackson. Jockey: Jody Petty. 2010 record: 4-2-0-0, $51,000. 5-1 odds. Won International Gold Cup over Great Meadow course last fall. Faded in 2011 debut to finish second in the Middleburg Hunt Cup on April 23 but should be tighter. Knows the course, can he get the extra half-mile?
|Bon Caddo (Douglas Lees)|
Now go place your bet and get on a plane, Gold Cup day gets underway in less than 48 hours!