Dr. Park's Free Play: "Thoroughbred Handicapping"
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On selected racing days, Dr. Park or his son Kevin, will choose a race
to handicap. We will give you their analyses, and selections at the bottom of the page.
We are certain that you will find this area very insightful.
Dr. Jim Park's Play of the day:
Friday Oct 31, 2014 Race 10 Santa Anita
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Potpourri 3758 "Political Correctness Goes Too Far!"
For 27 years I was the Chief Psychologist of the Royal Alexandra Hospital
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During that time I saw wave after wave of
"politically correct languaging" sweep through our culture.
Some of it was positive for sure and I welcomed it. Some of it was idiotic and I refused
to go along with it. At least among my colleagues and clientele, I was known for
"Calling a spade a spade!"
Of course from a politically correct perspective, I shouldn't be saying that either
as some black might take offense to it. I should be saying, "Calling a strike a strike."
Now I read yesterday where calling the Washington Redskins the "Redskins"
has become a political football (no pun intended) in Virginia. See-->Video.
None other than Senator Harry Reid is putting forth a bill in Washington
to have the Redskins change the name. In think Harry is over the moon here.
Why? Check out the e-mail I received yesterday which is reprinted in part below:
"I would suggest, as in an email I received, they change the name of the
Washington Redskins to the "Foreskins" to better represent
their community paying tribute to the dick heads in Congress.
I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially
charged name of the Washington Redskins.
One might argue that to name a professional football team after
Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay.
We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness
and courtesy, we must move forward.
Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.
If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins
makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks
from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.
The New York Yankees offend the Southern population.
Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No!
There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country
so many young men's lives.
I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic Religion
among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints,
the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.
Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged.
We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings,
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children.
The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits.
Wrong message to our children.
The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity,
a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.
The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.
The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.
So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty,
because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should.
Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.
As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it makes
sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams
to something other than "the Beavers."
Free Play Friday's Race 10 Santa Anita
Thursday's Santa Anita Quickgaps After Scratches
Race #1) 3-6-1-4 2-6-4 Not a Winner
Race #2) 2-3-7-4 7-4-2 "Yes!" W $3.90 Ex $13.00 Tri $82.90
Race #3) 3-7-4-8 2-1-3 Not a Winner
Race #4) 11-7-6-4 10-8-4 Not a Winner
Race #5) 1-3-2-4 6-1-2 Not a Winner
Race #6) 3-2-4-8 8-7-3 "Yes!" W $10.30
Race #7) 8-14-2-9 9-14-10 "Yes!" W $12.80 Ex $406.20
Race #8) 6-8-1-7 8-6-5 "Yes! W $5.60 Ex $32.80 DD $48.00
Race #9) 4-3-1-7 7-4-1 "Yes!" W $5.40 Ex $26.90 Tri $ 96.80 DD $12.80 P3 $83.45
Race #10) 12-14-2-4 4-2-8 "Yes!" W $67.50 DD $248.40 $ P3 $869.20
After a slow start, the Quickgaps woke up in Race 6.
For Friday's Race 10 at Santa Anita our Quickgaps are 8-13-3-2.
With their strong performances in the late races on Thursday, who am I to
try and out handicap them?
I will say though that this is not a Breeders' Cup match, but some
very strong runners are entered in this nightcap Allowance race.
I'm concerned about #8 Toledo Eddie 8-1. He's been freshened
but how he handles this new surface after faring well on turf makes me wonder
why Craig Dollase has spotted him for this race.
Personally, I don't envision #3 Got Even 12-1 able to go with the
early pace of this field. So for me, he's a toss out.
The next highest Quickgap after that one is #1 Apollo Ten 12-1
who should love the stretch out in distance.
Of course these runners have to catch Baffert's #2 Day of Fury 6-1 and
lightly raced #7 Jimmy Bouncer 9/2 who is rising in class for a hot barn.
Others of interest?
#11 Whine for Wine 8-1 has a great late kick and should profit from a strong
#9 Demonic 8-1 is lightly raced and had to need that last outing after a layoff.
With thirteen runners in this field I'm fishing with a wide net:
Exacta 2-11-13/1-2-7-9-11-13. All the best with your selections.