There's a new angle for me: Don't bet horses I can't paint. Mylute and Itsmyluckyday would qualify. Mylute is a gorgeous charcoal colt, but beyond looks and a good jock there isn't too much to love. He ran well in Louisiana but that race was marred and he just happened to be in the right place. Which isn't without merit, but he also should have gotten by Revolutionary. He's not likely to have another chance like that. When I started painting Mylute I saw a lot of upside, but the more I looked at what he's done, his breeding, etc. the less I liked. He is a looker though and I like his trainer.
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Horses that pass through inappreciable woodland,/ Leaves in their manes tangled, mist, autumn green,/ Lord, why not give these bright brutes--your good land--/ Turf for their feet always, years for their mien./ See how each peer lifts his head, others follow,/ Mate paired with mate, flanks coming full they crowd,/ Reared in your sun, Lord, escaping each hollow/ Where life-struck we stand, utter their praise aloud.