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Betting Horse Racing Online - The Result, The Future

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 5/8/2012 2:43:37 PM

Timing, as they say, is everything in life and I’ll Have Another timed it just right to win the Kentucky Derby May 5 at Churchill Downs.

The assumption is that the colt was named for those that like to imbibe but in reality it is because owner Paul Reddam’s wife loves to bake cookies and when she asked Paul, he responds, “I’ll Have Another”.

The horse was sensational running down Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister, who ran a terrific betting sites race in defeat.

He sped the first quarter in :22.32, :45.39 and the three quarters of a mile in 1:09.80.       

How impressive were the splits. In 137 previous Kentucky Derby, only 10 horses had gone the first half-mile in 45.4 second or less. 

All finished 10th or worse yet Bodemeister nearly pulled off the victory.

As for the winner, I’ll Have Another is trained by Doug O’Neill, a successful Southern California trainer for quite some time but his 25-year-old rider, Mario Gutierrez, had been plying his trade in obscurity at a bullring in Canada called Hastings Park but is now on top of the world.

The second choice in the sports betting race, Union Rags, seemed set to run huge but he was far back early and never really threatened. His trainer, Michael Matz, who trained the late great Barbaro, knew his charge was struggling early on.

Matz: “When I saw him come by the stands for the first time, I knew we were in big trouble. The way the track was playing, you had to be closer that 18th. We talked about it with Julien and we wanted to be third or fourth coming out of the first turn. It seemed like everything Julien tried, put him in the wrong situation. I guess he just couldn’t get it done.

Don’t make any healthy bets that Julien (Leparoux) will be back aboard this runner.

Matz: “My first thought now is to say we won’t go to the Preakness. It’s a long year and waiting for the Belmont makes more sense.”

Dullahan ran well to complete the trifecta. This is what his jockey had to say after the race. Kent Desormeaux: “He was starting to get disgruntled because of all the sand he was eating. I was encouraging him to go faster, but he was slowing down. When I made my move turning for home, two horses peeled out in front of me and I needed to go 9 wide.”

The truth of the matter is that Dullahan is much more suited to the Belmont Stakes than the Preakness.

In the aftermath of the Derby, the truth of the matter is that I’ll Have Another doesn’t scare anybody and there will be a full gate for the Preakness Stakes on May 19.

The Derby runners that are possible to come back including Bodemeister (2nd), Went the Day Well (4th), Creative Cause (5th), Dullahan (3rd), Hansen (9th) and Optimizer (11th).

The best online sportsbooks have about 8 new faces looking to the Preakness. They are Brimstone Island, Cozzetti, Hierro, Paynter, Pretension, Teeth of the Dog, Tiger Walk and Zetterholm.

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