Riding with the correct weight, The Big Cap, San Felipe and Tampa Bay Derby

March 5, 2021

On this episode of Past the Wire TV Jeff Metz and Jonathan Stettin talk about the recent suspension of Eclipse Award winning apprentice rider Alexander Crispin who was caught riding with less than the assigned weight on his horse or possibly horses. They also touch base on not only the performance of Known Agenda back in the allowance ranks who they had their eyes on, but also the skirmish between Irad Ortiz and Paco Lopez outside the jockeys’ room following the race.

Our hosts also talk the Santa Anita Handicap or Big Cap as it is called. They also delve into two of the Kentucky Derby prep races of this weekend, The San Felipe and the Tampa Bay Derby. Jon has one he likes a lot going forward even if he doesn’t win on Saturday as the race might be a tad shorter than he prefers. The San Felipe features Life is Good who has to be on the radar of just about everyone for The Kentucky Derby. Maxfield, a budding star puts his undefeated streak on the line in the Big Cap. Check out what our guys have to say about them.

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Jeff Metz

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