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					I Have Great Pedigree
                  Road to the Kentucky Derby Newsletter #6
                  43 Days and Counting…
                                                                                      By your hero, Jeff the Julepenator
                    I have great pedigree, meaning that my bloodlines rock. My father invented things that you use
                    everyday, my grandfather ran a country store in Indiana, and somewhere down the line, one of my
                    great grandfather’s invented the trapper keeper. Pedigree is very important in betting on horses, I am
not sure if it is important in the person making the bets, but it is important in the horses you are betting on. There are
several horses that you may have heard of from the past that are very good for breeding. What happens is once a horse
is done making money racing, if they are a good racer then they get to bump uglies for a living. Some of the dopest
sires get millions just for a humping. This weekend you will notice some great mothers and fathers on your program
next to the names of some of the Derby contenders. Birdstone, who is racing in the Lane’s End Stakes, came from
Grindstone and Dear Birdie. Grindstone you may remember from winning both the Louisiana Derby and Kentucky
Derby in 1996, and Grindstone’s dad, Unbridled, even won the Derby back in 1990. Unbridled is one of the best
humpers in the breeding game, producing 35 different stakes winning horses. Right now the biggest stud out there in
breeding land is AP Indy, he has 81 starters out there with 21 winners and 7 stakes winners hitting up the racing
circuits. Florida Derby winner Friends Lake is AP Indy’s son, and he just won that $611k purse! Gradepoint is also a
son of AP Indy, and he won the Risen Star Stakes in February! Another good poppa horse to look for is Saint Ballado.
Saint Ballado fathered 88 horses running out there today and of those 31 have been winners, and although only 2 of
them are stakes winners, he still is producing some fast and pretty horses. St. Averil who ran a fabulous second the
other day is fathered by Saint Ballado. El Prado from Ireland is another famous daddy, and you’ll see three horses in
the Derby hunt this weekend that are sons of his, El Prado Rob in the Rushaway, and Pro Prado and Proper Prado in
the Rebel Stakes. Also it is good to see Unbridled’s Song, Smoke Glacken, Wild Rush, or Halo’s Image as the horse
you’re betting on’s daddy.
Last week we saw some exciting races take place. The racing season is in full swing and all the trainers are trying to
get their horses ready for the Derby. Friends Lake shocked the crowd (except me of course) by winning the Florida
Derby and immediately people jumped on the bandwagon for this horse’s Derby chances. If you were checking out
pedigree (see above), this horse may have made you some mad sheets if you would have just put 2 bucks on this horse
to win you could have won $76.80! Immediately following this race we saw the Swale Stakes with derby favorite
Eurosilver. The Eurosilver came in second to Wynn Dot Comma, but ran a great race and was flying like a freight
train toward the wire. On Sunday, another Baffert trained horse won a stakes race. Preachinatthebar took the San
Felipe in a crazy paced race. The number 1 horse Laditude lost its rider at the gate and took off and set a far too fast
pace, which made for an exciting finish when the sprinters were completely winded and the closers were coming on
from far behind. St. Averil was pushed way outside on the first turn, and came from far back in the pack to take a
stunning second place. Limehouse, the favorite in the Tampa Bay Derby, lived up to expectations and easily won over
Mustanfar and Swingforthefences. Check out the daddy of last week’s winners and you may see some pedigree trends.
This week there are another 4 stakes races to contemplate. The first is the Rushaway Stakes where the El Prado Rob
takes on Gamblin’ and Tales of Glory. The field isn’t too tough, but expect for one of these horse to try to make a
statement to merit derby consideration. Next up is the Batman inspired Gotham Stakes. Eddington blew away his
competition in his last two maiden races and now tries to step it up a notch against stakes winner Redskin Warrior.
Watch out for Saratoga County and Pomeroy in this race, but if Eddington is really Derby material, he better show it
here. We then move to Lane’s End Stakes where my Derby favorite, Birdstone, makes his stakes debut for 2004.
He’ll rock the socks off the other horses (hopefully), because all of the other horses seem to be one step down from his
awesomeness. Silver Minister, Little Matth Man, and Stolen time are the ones that will put any danger of an upset out
there. I would guess 10 ½ length win for Birdstone, unless he wants to taunt and play with the other horses a little bit,
and he can, he is that good. The last race of the weekend is a little more up for grabs then the previous three. The
Rebel stakes features stakes winners in Smarty Jones and Mr. Jester. Smarty Jones is undefeated and Mr. Jester is
pretty. The Prado brothers keep coming up on these handicappers’ radars screens (pedigree by chance?), but I would
doubt either would win. They might come up in your exacta picks, but they ain’t the shizzle that Smarty Jones is.
Watch out for Purge and Gran Prospect in this race. Good luck and if you win a lot, make sure you kick a little down
to me, cause don’t you remember we signed that deal that gives me 10% of your winnings? Yeah, it was that one night
when you were really loaded.
The “I told you so!” Page
             Road to the Kentucky Derby Newsletter #6
             43 Days and Counting…

                                                                         By your hero, Jeff the Julepenator

                                                    Jeff the Julepenator’s Derby Trifecta
          Derby Future OddsPool 2                  1 Birdstone The Prettiest horse in the “bidness” better
                                                                    show everyone he’s a winner this week.
        Horse         Pool 1       Pool 2                               If Shane Sellers doesn’t screw this horse
                                                    2 Lion
  All Other 3 YO’s      9-5          6-1                                everytime he rides him, then he’s good,
      Eurosilver      11.8-1        10-1              Heart             but Shane has no business putting Lion
                                                                        Heart next to the sprinters and expect to
     Wimbledon           --         13-1                                win. Dumbass.
      Birdstone       12.8-1        13-1            3 St. Averil        He lost to a crappy horse I know, but
      St. Averil       25-1         15-1                                remember Funny Cide lost last year to
                                                                        great horses in all of the Derby Prep races,
      Eddington          --         15-1                                and then beat them out at the run for the
      Lion Heart      14.4-1        16-1                                Roses
   Action this Day     14-1         16-1
   The Cliff’s Edge   28.9-1        16-1
    Master David      19.3-1        18-1
                                                    Jeff the Julepenator’s Picks this Weekend
         Tapit        17.8-1        18-1
                                                    Winner            Place            Where?
   Rock Hard Ten         --         18-1
                                                    Birdstone         Little Math      Lane’s End
      Read The        14.1-1        20-1                              Man
                                                    Smarty Jones      Purge            Rebel Stakes
       Borrego        52.3-1        24-1
                                                    Gamblin’          El Prado Rob     Rushaway
     Imperialism        --          24-1
                                                    Eddington         Redskin          Gotham
      Value Plus        --          27-1                              Warrior
      Limehouse         --          35-1
                                                    2004 Pick Record: 2 for 11
    Halfbridled (f)   24.4-1        35-1
   Redskin Warrior      --          40-1
  Swingforthefences     --          44-1
     Gradepoint         --          46-1                          Upcoming Stakes Races
      Mr. Jester      58.7-1        50-1            3/20    Gotham Stakes        Aqueduct
    Minister Eric     32.4-1        52-1            3/20    Rushaway Stakes      Turfway Park
      Fire Slam       55.6-1        76-1
                                                    3/20    Lane’s End Stakes    Turfway Park
                                                    3/20    Rebel Stakes         Oaklawn Park
  Stakes Winners                                    3/27    UAE Derby            UAE
2/14/04   Fountain Of Youth    Read the Footnotes
                                                    3/28    WinStar Derby        Sunland
2/15/04   Risen Star Stakes    Gradepoint
2/21/04   Best Turn            Redskin Warrior      4/3     Illinois Derby       Hawthorne
2/28/04   John Battaglia       Silver Minister      4/3     Santa Anita Derby    Santa Anita
2/28/04   Baldwin Stakes       Seattle Borders      4/10    Bay Shore            Aqueduct
2/29/04   Borderland Derby     Go Kitty Go          4/10    Wood Memorial        Aqueduct
3/6/04    San Rafael Stakes    Imperialism          4/10    Blue Grass Stakes    Keeland
3/7/04    Louisiana Derby      Wimbledon            4/10    Arkansas Derby       OP
3/13/04   El Camino Real       Kilgowan             4/17    California Derby     BM
3/13/04   Swale Stakes         Wynn Dot Comma       4/17    Lexington Stakes     Keeland
3/13/04   Florida Derby        Friends Lake
                                                    4/17    Federico Tesio       Pimlico
3/14/04   Tampa Bay Derby      Limehouse
3/14/04   San Felipe           Preachinatthebar     4/24    Derby Trial          Churchill Downs
                                                    5/2     Kentucky Derby       Churchill Downs

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