Charlie Buttrey

September 6, 2020

Loyal readers of this blog were (finally) rewarded if they read yesterday’s blog post and invested their hard-earned cash accordingly. You see, for the first time in a very long time, I actually had the Kentucky Derby winner.

Going into the race, Tiz the Law, one of the heaviest Derby favorites in recent memory, looked — on paper — to be almost unbeatable.

But races aren’t run on paper.

I said in yesterday’s post that the only way to beat Tiz the Law is to get in front of him, since you’ll never run him down. Hall of Fame Jockey John Velasquez did just that, hustling Authentic out of the furthest-outside gate to nab the lead as the field entered the clubhouse turn. Authentic was still in the lead at the top of the stretch, when Tiz the Law made his move. As he drew up alongside Authentic, it appeared that Tiz the Law had the upper hand (hoof?), but Authentic had something in reserve, and pulled away to win in a very fast time after a very entertaining stretch drive. It was a heck of a race.

Authentic returned a generous $18.80 on a $2 win bet.

Aren’t you glad you read this blog?

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