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08-05-2012, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
Hansen comes in 4th in West Virginia. On first look, very poor ride by Mike Smith, and I think he'd be the first to admit it. He got into a speed duel with a horse that was 37/1, and 9 furlongs was a bit too far today to hold the closers at bay.

Fort Larned, who ran on the same card as Hansen in Iowa, wins the Whitney in very nice fashion. Bill Mott goes 2-3.
I played a 4-8-9 tri box, Hansen got caught at the end was telling. Mike Smith's ride was somewhat reminiscent of how he rode Unbridled's Song in the '96 Kentucky Derby.

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