Monday, August 14, 2006

First Call Rider?

Can anyone tell me why John Velazquez was riding for Mike Trombetta today in the Troy Stakes at Saratoga when Todd Pletcher had a horse in the race? Johnny V. was on Trobetta's Weigelia while Fernando Jara was on Pletcher's Yes Yes Yes in the 8th race today.

Is there something going on here or did Velazquez merely have conflicting responsibilities and chose the favorite?

3 comments:

Mike said...

I've seen this before, although I can't put my finger on why. If it wasn't a conflict on J.V.'s part, maybe this is a hold over from when Pletcher had to replace him for his shoulder injury...

John said...

And to add insult to injury having Johnny V on Weigelia drove the odds down to 4-5. I went looking for value and bet Safsoof at 8-1. Either way, it was two bucks down the drain

Mike said...

Remember what it used to be like when Pat "Pay" Day would ride at Keeneland? A 5-1 horse would drop to 2-1.

 

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