September 11, 2009

Race of the Century (Two Divisions) - Post Positions & Morning Line Odds

First Division - Churchill Downs 1 ¼ Miles

1 Smarty Jones 8-1 S. Elliot
2 Hard Spun 20-1 M. Pino
3 Lido Palace 20-1 J. Chavez
4 Candy Ride 12-1 J. Krone
5 Big Brown 20-1 K. Desormeaux
6 Mineshaft 12-1 R. Albarado
7 Invasor 4-1 F. Jara
8 Rachel Alexandra 4-1 C. Borel
9 Lemon Drop Kid 20-1 E. Prado
10 Commentator 20-1 J. Velazquez
11 Bernardini 10-1 J. Castellano
12 Zenyatta 10-1 M. Smith
13 Point Given 6-1 G. Stevens

Second Division - Churchill Downs 1 ¼ Miles

1 St. Liam 10-1 J. Bailey
2 Afleet Alex 10-1 J. Rose
3 Azeri 12-1 M. Smith
4 Lava Man 15-1 C. Nakatani
5 Lawyer Ron 15-1 J. McKee
6 Curlin 4-1 R. Albarado
7 Tiznow 5-1 C. McCarron
8 Street Sense 15-1 C. Borel
9 Barbaro 8-1 E. Prado
10 Left Bank 20-1 J. Velazquez
11 Ghostzapper 4-1 J. Castellano
12 Rags to Riches 15-1 G. Gomez
13 War Emblem 30-1 V. Espinoza

These Mythical Races will be run on Sunday the 13th and Wednesday the 16th. The Final Race, with the top 5 from each division, will be run on Wednesday the 23rd. Good luck to all of your favorites and let me know who you like!


Anonymous said...

Was this a blind draw? The 2nd division seems much tougher than the first.

Brian Zipse said...

No, not a blind draw, and in fact, I have received some feedback saying the exact opposite. All in the eye of the beholder I guess.

Heather said...

i'm not liking Rachel being a "co-fave" in the first division and in the 2nd division, i'll take Lava Man, Barbaro and Ghostzapper Trifecta.

Luvbarbaro said...

Barbaro, Rachel then Curlin.

LDP said...

Oooo so fun, i think i'll just sit back and watch this for fun and root for my faves, Rachel and Curlin!

Brian Zipse said...

Luvbarbaro ... you are picking Barbaro ??? Never would have guessed that one!

Ernie said...

Ghistzapper ran so exceptionally fast at all distances; if he'd had another full season, and ran once more at 10 furlongs, and did the usual, he'd have to be considered among the very best.

Tricky post here, though. I'll go with Ironman Tiznow, the lunch bucket over lightning

Azeri - 12-1?

Great stuff!