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NBC Racing Analyst Randy Moss Joins Writers’ Room

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Up to date: April 28, 2021 at 8:50 pm

In the event you’ve tuned into a serious nationwide racing broadcast prior to now 20 years, there is a good likelihood you noticed and heard Randy Moss. The longtime ESPN horse racing analyst joined NBC in 2011 and has been offering the educated racetracker’s perspective for vast audiences in the course of the community’s extremely acclaimed protection ever since. Wednesday, Moss joined the TDN Writers’ Room offered by Keeneland to supply his ideas and opinions on this week’s GI Kentucky Derby. Calling in by way of Zoom dwell from the Churchill backstretch because the Inexperienced Group Visitor of the Week, Moss, creator of the revolutionary Moss Tempo Figures additionally mentioned the way forward for knowledge for horseplayers in addition to his broadcasting strategy.

“I respect Important High quality due to his versatility and since no matter circumstance–quick tempo, sluggish tempo, inside, outdoors, sloppy monitor, quick monitor–he nearly all the time brings his ‘A’ sport,” Moss stated of the Derby favourite. “The vulnerability there, I feel, is that his ‘A’ sport is barely about common and possibly even somewhat under common traditionally for a Kentucky Derby favourite. Taking a look at the remainder of the sector, all we’ve to go on is what we have seen prior to now, which is restricted. However going again to 1906, which is way back to the stats go, this Derby area has the bottom variety of begins per horse at 5.3. There’s in all probability quite a lot of enchancment that is baked into these horses as a result of they’re so lightly-raced. If any of them soar up and shock us by working an above-average Derby, they will in all probability win and Important High quality will get beat.”

Requested in regards to the proliferation and class of information for horseplayers and what nonetheless must be completed in that realm, Moss stated, “Hopefully, we’re on the very starting of what I feel may very well be a mini-revolution in knowledge in Thoroughbred racing. The Gmax GPS monitoring know-how has clearly had its issues, however hopefully that may proceed to enhance technologically to the place we are able to actually depend on it. Then if Trakus can take the subsequent step ahead as effectively, we are able to get to the purpose the place we are able to very precisely say Horse ‘A’ ran ‘X’ variety of ft in the course of the working of the race. That may make a world of distinction for all the assorted pace determine and tempo determine computations. That is step one to attending to that subsequent degree, and I feel it is on its manner.”

Elsewhere on the present, Joe Bianca, Invoice Finley and Jon Inexperienced broke down the 20-horse Derby area, the GI Kentucky Oaks and what to search for from Friday and Saturday’s loaded undercards within the West Level Thoroughbreds information section. Then, within the Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Mission story of the week, they contemplated the way forward for potential famous person 3-year-old Flightline (Tapit). Click on right here to look at the podcast; click on right here for the audio-only model.

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