PODCAST: Triple Clowns Make for Hilarious Episode

Horse Racing Radar
Rich Bieglmeier
Rich Bieglmeier is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, March 5, 2021
What a fun show, Sara from The Triple Clowns was an absolute great guest. We covered a lot of ground from an idiot trainer to who has the best dance moves. Apparently, Terry should go by twinkle-toes from now on. Of course, we get down to business to make our late Pick 4 selections for the San Felipe Stakes card.

If you don't laugh during this show, check your pulse.

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Terry's Analysis and Pick 4



#7 Exaulted – Mike Smith returns to ride after winning easily last race out. Exaulted is very competitive and even though he is going up in class I think he will surprise in this race.


#6 Brickyard Ride has won three out of his four last races. In the one he did not win he had a very rough trip and lost all chance.


#9 Tigre Di Slugo has been in the money five out of six times in his career and has been working consistently for his return from a short rest.




#1 Smooth Like Strait races against older for the first time after winning 6 of 11 turf starts against his age group including five stakes. He likes the track and the distance and has won 50% of his career starts.


#3 Social Paranoia is three for three at today's distance. He ran out of gas last time out going a mile & sixteen and is back in the distance today that he relishes.


#9 Ride a Comet is going for a 5th win in a row. He has finished 100% of the time in the money on the turf winning 5 of those starts.


#6 Flavius is trained by Chad Brown. The past five years, excluding Breeders' Cup races, Brown is 11-for-33 in California G1s on the turf. Based on speed figures, FLAVIUS is among the fastest in the field. 




#2 Maxfield has 5 wins from 5 career starts, winning on three different tracks. He has won a G1 and two G3 races and has an average of more money won than anyone entered in the race.


#6 Idol is 1 for 1 at today's distance He gets Rosario in the irons and will be closing late. After having traffic trouble in his last race the added distance today will only benefit him.


#1 Independence Hall has won four races out eight races that he has entered. He bobbled in his last race and still ran a good 3rd. He can use his speed while saving ground to run well in this race.




#4 Mr. Impossible stumbled and was bumped in his last race and still ran a decent 3rd against tough competition. He is a sibling to graded stakes winner Harvest Moon and should do well in this wide-open affair.


#10 Following Sea is trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Velazquez a winning combination. He has consistence and very fast workouts for the launch of his career.


#11 Defunded was fractious in the gate, not quick from the rail, shuffled slightly on the turn. He has outworked stakes winners Concert Tour and Kalypso in morning works. This winter he outworked graded stakes runner-up Dessman in a five-furlong gate work Feb. 17. This is his first race since being guided.


#3 Patron d'Oro is trained by Brian Koriner who has won with two of his last three first time starters at this meet. He has been working consistently toward his first race.


#8 – 7-6-9

#9 – 1-3-6-9

#10 – 2

#11 – 3-4-6-8-9-10-11-12


If I have to choose a single it would be #2 Maxfield in the 10th Race


Shawn's  Pick 4 and race commentary

$1 PICK 4 TICKET (RACES 8-11) 1, 6, 7, 9/ 1, 9/,2, 7 / 3, 4, 5, 6 , 11, 12 COST $96



#6 Brickyard Ride- Will be the speed of the race. The question is can he go an extra furlong?

Loves racing at Santa Anita winning 4 of his 5 races there. The one he lost he had bumped

another horse coming out of the gate and that hurt his chances from the beginning as he went

too fast to get the lead and ended up finishing 3rd. That was also on a good track not a fast track.


#7 Exaulted- Should be close to the pace just sitting off. Taking a jump in class here. 7 furlongs

seems to be the perfect distance for this horse. Seems to keep getting better and I would expect a big race here with Mike Smith aboard.


#1 Storm the Court- Will get back to the dirt for the first time since the Kentucky Derby. He is the most battle tested horse in this field as this horse has been in the toughest races.


#9 Tigre Di Slugo – Will be closing and is always there at the end. The question will be how quick does the #6 Brickyard Ride go and does anybody apply pressure to him for the #9 to run down.



#1 Smooth Like Straight- Is usually right off the leader or sometimes on the lead. This race I

think he gets the lead from the rail with not too much pressure. The horse does really good on

the turf winning 6 of 11 starts. Also does well at Santa Anita and the distance winning 3 of 5 at

this distance. One of the leading jockeys Umberto Rispoli chose the #1 over the #2 Hit the Road

who Rispoli was on and won with the last 3 races.


#9 Ride a Comet – Has won 4 in a row and 6 of his last 7 races. Won 5 of 6 races lifetime on the

turf and 3 for 3 at the distance. Just had a 101 beyer last race which was only beat by the #10

Flying Scotsman who had a 102. #9 Ride a Comet has improved his beyer from the race before in 7 consecutive races. If he does it again, he will be tough to beat.



#2 Maxfield – Is a perfect 5 for 5 in his career. Has had a slow break or bumped start in 4 of

those. Really needs to work on that before that costs him a victory. Jockey Florent Geroux rides

him for the 3rd  straight race and the slow starts seem to be getting better with him aboard.

Horse has gotten better every start and has posted a better beyer each race.


#7 Tizamagician- If there was going to be a horse that could steal this race from the front end it's this one. Jockey Drayden Van Dyke gets aboard him for 5th  time in the other four has finished first or second.



#4 Mr. Impossible - One of the more experienced runners in here. This will be his 3rd race and

already has a 2nd and 3rd finish. Last race had a stumble out of the gate and got bumped from

both sides. Should be close to the lead from the beginning.


#11 Defunded- Has 1 start and that was a 3rd place finish but that was all the way back in

August. In that race he was fractious hoping he had more schooling and is ready to go. Has

been working out really well.


#3 Patron d'Oro- 1st time starter working out really well and has Prat up. Trainer hits at 12%

with 1st timers and has won with 2 out of his last 3 starts with 1st timers.


#6 Vantage Point- 1st time starter with good workouts. The trainer does really good debut

starters hitting 3 out of 9 for 33 %.


#5 Sal N Louie- Workouts are really good and the jockey Jessica Pyfer likes to take her horses to

the front. If he gets out to the front you never know ,and he will be a big price.


#12 Chaos Reigns- 2nd career race and has been working out well in between races.


Tom's thoughts, tips and Pick 4 Ticket


Race#8 – #6 Brickyard Ride – very nice race last out against state-breds. Took the lead and didn't look back. There is speed in this race so making the lead and holding on will be the key. First time at 7 furlongs so I have questions about that but the workout on February 6th of 1:10.4 is what sold me he's in very good shape. The 2-maintenance works after the 6 furlong work were good too.


#4 – Manhattan Up toss out last race show little interest in running on the turf. He has run at the distance 4 times and won once but verse grade 2 horses he finished up track but both of those races, the field was much better than this grade 2.

#8 – Loud Mouth overall good races laying off the pace. Should get up in time for a placing in this race.


Race#9 - #5 Spirit Animal – last race vs some of the same horse. On the turn, a horse was steady in front of him and at the 1/8th pole, he lacked room and was moving forward in the 2 path. It was an awful trip. Time between races seems normal pattern and he has tried the 1 mile turf 3 times and won 2 and placed in the other race vs. lesser. His last 2 workouts were on the turf at 5 furlongs and were good. Chad Brown with Joel Rosario up, this appears to be ready to go forward just stay out of trouble.


#3 – Social Paranoia has won all of his turf mile races. He was back in one race and was closer to the pace in the other two races. Ran well last time out but distance is questionable. The 7 ½ or 1 mile distance appears to be best.

#9 – Ride a Comet is the hot horse winning his last four races. He is 3 for 3 on the turf at 1 mile. Will be near the pace and close at the end.


Race#10 - #2 Maxfield is undefeated in his 5 starts. Was on the Derby trail but got hurt. Maxfield can come from far back, like in the last race and win or be close to the pace. This is step up but has won at the grade 1 level before. He has generally been a slow starter, so he will be out of the gate a step or 2 behind.


#5 – Express Train ran a great race last time out He will be just behind the pace setter.

#7 – Tizamagician appears to be the lone speed in this race. If he holds it together, he should get placing in this race.


Rqce#11 - #10 Following Sea a first-time starter for Bob Baffert who has a 35% win rate. Is this possible a Derby horse? I doubt it based on the breeding because the mare was a stakes winner (who won at sprint distances only) and her 2 foals that raced have both won as 2 years at first asking in sprints. So, this might be the right place to get started in his racing career. Impressive workout of 1:11.4 from the starting gate.


#11 – Defunded another Baffert horse who was not on his best behavior for his first start. He finished 3rd, been away since August has been gelded since.

#3 – Patron d'Oro has work well for debut.


If it's not one of these to win then expect a big price winner!


Pick 4 – Cost $90.


Race# 8 – 3-4-5-6-8-9

Race# 9 – 3-5-7-9-10

Race#10 – 2

Race#11 – 2-3-4-8-10-11


Rich's Pick 4 – listen to the podcast to know why.


Race 8: 5,6,9
Race 9: 1,2,6,8
Race 10: 1,2
Race 11: 3,8,10,11


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