HRISK – SHIRK
SSALH – SLASH
WHERDS – SHREWD
DOLNOE – NOODLE
TO CASH IN HIS WINNING BELMONT STAKES “TRIFECTA” TICKET, HE’D NEED TO – – –
SHI LSH SHRE OOD = HOLD HIS HORSES
Good Morning, Everyone! 🐎 HORSE…(DOLLARS &) SENSE 🐎
🎶 I got the HORSE right here, the name is Paul Revere, and here’s a guy that says if all the weather’s clear…Can do, can do…this guy says the HORSE can do…If he says the HORSE can do…Can do, can do… 🎶 “Fugue for Tinhorns” – (L-R) “Rusty Charlie” played by Danny Dayton, “Nicely-Nicely” played by Stubby Kaye, and “Benny Southstreet” played by Johnny Silver…From the Movie Musical, “Guys and Dolls” 1955 (Includes the Overture)...
🐎 Today we run the Belmont Stakes…and NY folks go wild,
We love our race, we love our track..It’s all a NY Child…
We SHIRK responsibility to make it to the track,
We SLASH cash from our budgets…and a NOODLE we may rack…
We think we’re very SHREWD at this…we handicap amok,
But trust me…there’s more times than not..we’re mostly out of luck.
So you’ll see us parlay today, and hope we don’t have losses…
And we’ll be praying we don’t see a jockey HOLD HIS HORSES! 🐎
So, this morning I’m not sure where to START…Let’s try SHIRK. Definitely in the RUNNING to be another new word. Am I sure? Well, I’m not too sure I’d BET MY money on it, but since it’s not showing up in the Archives..it is a GOOD HUNCH. But again, it just seems like a word that we should have seen before…We’ve seen SLASH a few times, but today the anagram is new. Now…it gets a little ODD…NOODLE‘s appeared many times, in fact 3 times just last year alone, and practically NECK AND NECK besides...08/12 and 08/18. And it goes way into the BACK STRETCH – 11/22/15 to be EXACTA…And guess what? It showed up as DOLNOE, just as it does today. Suffice to say Folks, this NOODLE is WELL DONE!...And that leaves us with SHREWD…definitely the FRONT RUNNER today. FIRST, It’s our newest ENTRY, with a last SHOW date of 01/16/2019. SECOND, I found it 13 times going back to 2009. And THIRD..it’s been anagrammed as WHERDS…7 times counting today! Folks, we got ourselves a TRIFECTA here! What’re the ODDS?..No, really, I’m asking you…What’re the ODDS? (You know I never GOT AHEAD in Math)…All I know is..if I were a BETTING woman I’d definitely PUT MY MONEY on SHREWD…Oh, wait. I am a BETTING woman! Well then…I’ll take SHREWD ACROSS THE BOARD!!!…Oh, and none of today’s words were a STRETCH…The Early Birds RAN WIRE-TO-WIRE..Ok, Let’s get back on TRACK, and take a RUN at our cartoon…
Today we’re finding ourselves at a BETTING Window of beautiful BELMONT PARK, located at Elmont, NY, the beginning of Long Island. Attending the BELMONT STAKES, the third leg of the TRIPLE CROWN, we meet up with ecstatic MAX FURLONG, and his encouraging pal, STRETCH IRONS. (I was tempted to name him Max GELDING, but I’m just not that type of girl). Max has managed to pull off an amazing FEET. He CAUGHT A TRIFECTA, which means he’s got some serious HORSE SENSE. To win a Trifecta, one has to pick the first three horses in a race, in order. And glancing up the board, we see that the Belmont ran: The 6 Horse to Win, (1st Place), the 3 Horse to PLACE, (2nd Place), and the 1 Horse to SHOW, (3rd Place). Lucky Max! But as always with any Horse Race, nothing is paid until the Race is OFFICIAL…Which is why we hear our Clerk telling Max “One Minute…”…HOLD YOUR HORSES! Good one, David! You’ve PICKED another WINNER!
Ok, eye candy…There’s a few ways to PLAY this…Our guys are dressed pretty casually…Stretch (saying WHOA), in a White T-Shirt, Black shorts, and a Blue NY METS Cap, ❤️ and our MAIN man, Max, in checkered Green pants, a Golden-Brown shirt, and a checkered Khaki-colored, seen better days Fedora. The checkered pattern forms little BOXES. Up in the left hand corner, we see our CHAMP, The 6 Horse, slowing down his PACE, and probably HEADed for the WINNER’S CIRCLE, or maybe it’s his Winning photo. A little hard to tell, since it’s shaded all in green. We can see the word “UNOFFICIAL” written at the bottom of the Board, under the results, and those letters and numbers are all in gold….And strewn across the floor are numerous torn, ripped and crumbled losing tickets. But look real closely…Can you see the numbers 631 written on the ticket in Max’s hand? And do you see that it’s a $100 Ticket? WHOA is right! Really lucky Max! Nice detail, Jeff. But the best part of doing this POST today? 631 is the Area Code for most of Long Island, NY. Now how’s that for a little BIT of Jeff’s whimsy, and a real PHOTO FINISH? So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And..”Here’s 🍷 to the 🎶WINNERS”🎶 – Frank Sinatra 1973 🐎🙋🏻