even money on orb
Time for another Triple Crown winner!
Two weeks ago, I put a small wager on Calvin Bouret’s mount, Revolutionary, in the Kentucky Derby. He came in third. Revolutionary is not running today (neither is Calvin) and I am kinda glad. The more I see of Orb, the more I like him. Ditto his jockey, Joel Rosario who is the hottest jockey on the track these days. The guy just wins! And how could you not pull for Shug McGaughey, the ancient trainer who has been around for ages but never won the Derby until this time? Orb has had fantastic workout(s) since the Derby and he’s looking pretty solid at the head of the group of nine horses running in today’s Preakness (NBC: 6:19pm.)
Well so much for my predictions for 2013..................... And the oddsmakers weren't any better.
Dear readers, your Humble Hog Correspondent has been a-draggin' for the past week. Please forgive my failure to provide at least s modicum of bloggular activity. Lots of doctor and hospital communication, which always dampens my writing spirit.
Moore, Oklahoma is in a terrible state, but at least this time it was Mother Nature's doing, not some idiot with a gun. I know that is no comfort to the families in that town who are devastated by the loss of life, limb and home, but somehow it seems less egregious (unless you consider nature to be on an equal footing with psychopaths with guns as far as the evil-meter is concerned.)
My Atlanta Braves seem to be back on the right track, winning four in row and looking much more confident all around. Pitching is good and the boys are doing a fine job picking up runners in scoring position, especially in the late innings.
My nephew, John Michael came within an inch (actually one card) of winning a big payout in a poker tournament last weekend. That is the second time in a month he's had someone draw out on him en route to a final table in a big tournament... he'll be fine. All he has to do is keep at it.
I'll try to do better this week. Much more to talk about of course, even if much of it is disheartening (Benghazzi indeed!)