Power Cap

Power cap- existential handicapping

19 September 2009

To The Rescue Play Of The Day

Belmont Race 6

When I first looked at this race I was ready to anoint Lime Rickey as the power hoss but one too many dull finishes and one too many miles on the chassis halted that process. Then Rescue Squad caught my eye. He is fresh, has that big maiden breaker over the course and is royally bred. My pace scenario for this heat is honest Bro Nick, Cream Pie and Rocket all getting plenty of face time early. The rest of the field seems to be mid-packers not the kind from Green Bay but the kind of horse that likes cover and prefers to stay there.

I remember the day when Rescue Squad broke his maiden, he worked out a handy inside trip, he switched out for the drive, engaged his rival, looked his rival in the eye and caused his rival to cower in fear. Hopefully Rescue Squad has inherited the alpha-male meanness of his poppy Dynaformer. The best case scenario is that Rescue Squad has his maximum meanness scowl on display; something like the intimidating grimace of one of Stalin's go-to executioners. Not that I want him to hurt anyone, but maybe intimate a horse or two and win for fun. A Dynaformer colt late in the year figures to move forward, looking for the mild upset with Rescue Squad.

Win #6 Rescue Squad

44 16-7-3
strike rate 36%
cumulative return 117.50
$2 ROI $2.67

1 comment:

G. C. said...

Rescue Squad looked plenty mean in the paddock but was not so swift on the track. He managed to rally for the show position but never was able to use his scowl to cower the winner. He has the look of a horse that wants to go real long as he looks like he is a bit one-paced but could run all day. Tab him next out at 9 furlongs+.

45 16-7-4
strike rate 36%
cumulative return 117.50
$2 ROI $2.61