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Kentucky Derby Trail: Revenge is Sweet (Gotham Stakes)
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/49464/kentucky-derby-trail-revenge-is-sweet ^ | Updated: Friday, March 6, 2009 | Steve Haskin

Posted on 03/07/2009 5:13:15 AM PST by gate2wire

I Want Revenge is a horse on a mission. The son of Stephen Got Even has traveled across the country to get a head start on his compatriots back home. While they remain in California, content to scamper along on the synthetic surface, oblivious to the test that awaits them on May 2, I Want Revenge is willing to find out right now, once and for all, whether he will get hit by a dirt bomb or take to the loam like a kid to a sandbox.

If it turns out to be the latter and he can defeat a talented field in Saturday’s Gotham Stakes (gr. III), or at least finish an exceptional second, he will rise up the Derby lists as quickly as the temperature of owner/breeder David Lanzman and trainer Jeff Mullins. Of course, their illness will be nothing more than an acute case of Derby fever that they hope will burst the thermometer.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: horseracing; horses; kentuckyderby; racing; sports
Lanzman said the decision to leave California and head to the dirt was finalized after jockey Joe Talamo told them the colt did not handle the Pro-Ride surface, which had taken a good deal of rain prior to the Robert Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and was “spotty” throughout. I Want Revenge gained narrow lead turning for home, but didn’t kick on and had to settle for third, beaten 1 1/2 lengths.

“Joe said at the quarter pole, it wasn’t a question of whether or not we were going to win, but by how much,” Lanzman said. “But the horse just wasn't getting hold of the track. Joe said he thought he would do much better on dirt. And that was Jeff’s opinion basically from the day we brought him in from the farm. So, we started looking for a dirt race, and the timing of the Gotham was perfect. We decided to find out now rather than later whether he’ll handle the dirt.”

1 posted on 03/07/2009 5:13:15 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: ml/nj; Vision; supremedoctrine; Pharmboy; penowa; PGalt; aposiopetic
250,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III, Race 9, 4:18 p.m.), 3-Year-Olds, 1 1/16 Miles (Dirt)
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Naos (KY), 116, Michael J. Luzzi
2. Russell Road (WV), 116, Travis L. Dunkelberger
3. Masala (FL), 116, Eibar Coa
4. Axel Foley (KY), 116, Richard Migliore
5. Mr. Fantasy (NY), 116, Alan Garcia
6. Haynesfield (NY), 120, Charles C. Lopez
7. Imperial Council (KY), 116, Rajiv Maragh
8. I Want Revenge (KY), 116, Joseph Talamo
9. Giant Ryan (NY), 116, Jeffrey Sanchez
2 posted on 03/07/2009 5:15:50 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire

Thanx for your posts


3 posted on 03/07/2009 5:22:22 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

You’re welcome.

Actually, I was getting ready to ping you and some of the other Barbaro folks. His brother Nicanor is running today...8th at Gulfstream.


4 posted on 03/07/2009 5:28:19 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire

How is Nicanor doing?


5 posted on 03/07/2009 5:34:32 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tuffydoodle; HairOfTheDog; Beaker; Rightfootforward; Veto!; MotleyGirl70

Barbaro ping...His brother Nicanor is running today in the 8th at Gulfstream.

(Special ping to Rte66)


6 posted on 03/07/2009 5:36:19 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: nuconvert

Grabbed a quarter at the beginning of his first race. Finished out of the money.
Has been training okay.


7 posted on 03/07/2009 5:38:14 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire

Thanks for the heads-up.


8 posted on 03/07/2009 6:41:04 AM PST by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic

No problem.

This should be a race worth watching.

Couple in here have a lot of potential.


9 posted on 03/07/2009 6:48:38 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire

I believe that I Want Revenge is being ridden by one of the featured jockeys on the series The Jockeys on AnimalPlanet. He has some talent and is personable, someone I’d like to see succeed.
Lew


10 posted on 03/07/2009 8:24:43 AM PST by laterldf
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To: laterldf

Yes, that’s Joe Talamo. He’s not bad.


11 posted on 03/07/2009 8:31:15 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: ml/nj; Vision; supremedoctrine; Pharmboy; penowa; PGalt; aposiopetic

Paid 8.30

Woo hoo


12 posted on 03/07/2009 4:31:56 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire

Hey, the group is meeting to go ice skating tonight at 8:30 if you are interested.

How successful are you in your betting?


13 posted on 03/07/2009 4:34:07 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Vision

Can’t make it. Thanks for the invite.

Good day. The 8 made my day...Would have been huge if the 5 could have held on for 2nd.


14 posted on 03/07/2009 4:42:04 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: ml/nj; Vision; supremedoctrine; Pharmboy; penowa; PGalt; aposiopetic; tuffydoodle; HairOfTheDog; ...

Nobody around here pays attention to me, but, just for the hell of it, I’ll give a pick...10th at Santa Anita, #2.

8 minutes to post.


15 posted on 03/07/2009 4:56:12 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire
Sorry. It's just too early in the year for me. I'll be ready to play in a month or so.

ML/NJ

16 posted on 03/07/2009 4:58:43 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Cowboy Cal is 6-1 right now. Seems to me I remember you using him a year ago.


17 posted on 03/07/2009 5:01:43 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire
You're right actually. I played him in the Bluegrass; ran 2nd I think. I put the video on. I'll watch.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 03/07/2009 5:05:49 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Good thing nobody listens to me. :-)
2 used his energy before the race.
Nice win for Einstein.


19 posted on 03/07/2009 5:12:39 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire
Didn't look at the Form, but Einstein seems to be one of those horses who loses if I bet on him and wins if I don't.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 03/07/2009 5:12:40 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: gate2wire
2 used his energy before the race.

Plenty of horses that are reluctant to load go on to win. He just didn't appear to be as good as this bunch. Certainly Einstein, on the turf at least, is a multiple Grade I winner. I don't think Cowboy Cal has similar credentials. He was put in a good position to win by JV, but he just didn't have it, today at least.

ML/NJ

21 posted on 03/07/2009 5:17:30 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Oh yeah, didn’t mean to make excuses for my horse losing. Still, HATE to see my horse act like that at the gate.

Einstein is a class horse who can run on any surface. Nice win.


22 posted on 03/07/2009 5:21:14 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: ml/nj

Sheesh, Champs Elysees paid 19.40 to place...Frankel horse with class.

Time to go to bed.


23 posted on 03/07/2009 5:25:21 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire

Stuff like that drives me crazy. The “why didn’t I see that in the Form?” question always rears its ugly head. Don’t let it disturb your sleep!


24 posted on 03/07/2009 6:32:37 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: gate2wire
So what happened in the 10th?
25 posted on 03/07/2009 7:50:47 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Vision

2 ran out.


26 posted on 03/08/2009 6:25:42 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: nuconvert; tuffydoodle; HairOfTheDog; Beaker; Rightfootforward; Veto!; MotleyGirl70

Nicanor came in 2nd. lost to favorite by a length.


27 posted on 03/08/2009 7:07:08 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire
Seems to me I remember you using him a year ago.

It's pretty amazing that you remember this!

ML/NJ

28 posted on 03/08/2009 7:07:32 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Ha, just got lucky.

Actually, I remember it because I had the winner(Monba?) When you wrote you had CC, I went back to the form. Turf horse with speed. Wished I had used it to hit the exacta.


29 posted on 03/08/2009 7:14:35 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: ml/nj

Did you see Buffalo signed owens.
I hope Edwards has a big supply of Maalox/Tums. He’ll need it.


30 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:47 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire
Did you see Buffalo signed owens.

Hard to avoid it. I really don't care about football though until after the Travers has been run.

ML/NJ

31 posted on 03/08/2009 7:39:05 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: gate2wire

I don’t understand.


32 posted on 03/08/2009 9:41:29 AM PDT by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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