Reid the News was the pick in today’s 7th at Delaware. A 2-year old son of Mass Media, out of a El Corredor mare, he dominated the field, paid 7-1, and keyed some huge multi-race exotics (with a 40-1 shot in the 6th). Entering the race, Mass Media, who stands now for only $1,500, was winning with over 20% of his 2-year old starters over 167 starts, with an ROI for $2.59 (for $2.00) His first-time starters hit significantly less at around 10% from 79 starts. But they still manage to return $2.44 on $2.00. These numbers will only raise with today’s result.
Mass Media currently stands at Red River Farms in Louisiana. He won the Grade I Forego at Belmont in 2005, the Grade III Sport Page at Aqueduct, and he placed in several other sprint stakes. He won on debut by almost twelve lengths at Louisiana Downs (although he is Kentucky-bred.) Worth watching his offspring everywhere for good value, but especially in future 2 year old Louisiana-bred races.
Correction: Fixed error in 2-year old starters stat. The 20% stat was misidentified as Mass Media’s FTS statistic.