Tuley's Takes: Mo's win hurts for us early backers

June 14, 2022 11:08 PM

We’re past horse racing’s Triple Crown, which really puts us in “summer vacation season” in the Tuley’s Takes home office (well, that and the temperatures hitting 100 degrees here in Vegas).

We still have the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final to wrap up to officially put a bow on those seasons, so I’ll lay out my betting strategies below. I’ll be taking next week off from this Point Spread Weekly column as I’ll be in San Francisco with my wife and oldest child while the younger kids are at summer camp at Yosemite (note to thieves: I have a housesitter and two chihuahua guard dogs, so don’t get any ideas!).

For those interested, I will continue with “Tuley’s Takes Today,” the daily version of this column at VSiN.com (275 straight days without a day off as of this writing) each morning until the Stanley Cup is awarded.

So, let’s clean out my reporter’s notebook.

Tuley’s Take on Belmont/Triple Crown

Mo Donegal won the Belmont after going off as the 5-2 favorite, so you know I didn’t bet him. From an objective standpoint. I had mixed emotions as I have a friend who was part of owner Mike Repole’s 70-plus group in the winner’s circle, but I had a bitter taste in my mouth because me and another friend, John Lauro from my “Team Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes” column, had Mo Donegal at 100-1 in the Kentucky Derby futures, and I kept wishing he had put in that performance five weeks earlier.

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