i strongly disagree.
jay cronley is one of us horse bettors who plays the regularly and has strong opinions.i always read his columns and have exchanged multiple emails with him.
i also think he is the author of let it ride which was made into a movie starring richard dreyfus.
I don't mind him as a writer, but this article is ridiculous, which is why I'm thinking he's trying to get fired. How can you tell people how dumb they are for letting Oxbow go off at 15-1, and bashing them for picking Orb? HE PICKED ORB! 'Orb's numbers were inflated by the mud' What numbers? This horse didnt have beyers that towered over his competition. The derby setup for this horse nicely and the Preakness looked like it would be the same. How Oxbow got away with :48 and 1:13 I'll never know... Then he goes off on some useless history he's had at Belmont Park. The article in itself is one of the worst things ever put on ESPN, and that's saying something.