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8th place Kentucky Derby finisher Mubtaahij came out of the race in good shape. Trevor Brown, assistant to trainer Michael de Kock, tell's DRF's Marcus Hersh that Mubtaahij will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes June 6th. Brown says that Mubtaahij will remain at Churchill Downs for one week before he ships up to Belmont Park. After talks of sending Mubtaahij to England, De Kock believes that the colt deserves another chance in a triple crown race, and he believes that he has as a better chance of staying the 12 furlongs of the Belmont than most American horses, and he probably did not run his best race Saturday. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Fans of the horse don't want to believe the horse ran slow, so the easiest thing to do is blame the track. They were running perfectly legit fractions for the first mile of the race and then things started slowing considerably. The horses slowed down, plain and simple.
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  • travel_vic · Big difference from the "pretty horsey" crew and those who wager on horses is OBJECTIVITY: emotionless evaluations based upon fact and experience. If you work hard, study in depth, you may, ONE DAY, understand that. · 53 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · RL, To whom is your post really addressed? I'm asking this so as to possibly save myself time, but not amusement. · 9 minutes ago
No one hates any horse.Some of us have enough experience and insight gleaned over 45 years in the game to point out that this one (2015 Derby) was none too impressive and that running style exhibited will be very hard to duplicate over another 2 furlongs without getting nailed late..A front runner is not always early ..Affirmed for example was a stone cold sustained/presser War Emblem ran his Illinois Derby ON the lead as a late runner so that told many of us that he could easily go in the Derby.... Pace is the yardstick to compare all the colts as they reached their 3 year old month of May, and this group was slow...
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  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · AD NAUSEUM??? I don't see you pick any horse. I just looked at all your posts over the last 2 weeks. Alot of referencing historical fact and conjecture. The closest you came to analyzing the Kentucky Derby was 2 days ago. Here is a quote from YOU " American Pharoah :great potential BUT this one has never been challenged enough early in any of his contest to show us how he would react. At this point in his career he is much like Groovy was before he was exposed. We just don't know" that tells us NOTHING. You build him up..knock him down and then say we don't know. You say Firing Line late energy going backwards and that the Sunland Derby was a joke and a fluke..That dosn't sound like any positive pre race predictions to me..I am giving you a chance right now to give me 3 horses you like moving forward. Not monday morning quarterbacking the day after. Anyone that can read can compare times after the fact. What are you going to do with those times going into the Preakness. Come on Vic make a stand · 11 hours ago
  • travel_vic · The Dunning–Kruger effect was put forward in 1999 by Justin Kruger and David Dunning. Dunning and Kruger quote Charles Darwin ("Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge") and Bertrand Russell ("One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"). Unable to know what they don't know allows one's supposed mastery of that tiny bit of knowledge within the whole spectrum to fulfill what they believe is mastery of the entire subject, when it is far from it.... It takes a lifetime to become master of almost anything and the wise understand this never closing the doors of education. · 10 minutes ago
Skipped running in yesterday's G1 English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Ran instead today against older fillies & mares at the Curragh in Ireland in the G3 Athasi Stakes and was beaten 2 lengths by 25-1 shot Iveagh Gardens.
Front runner in a medium route does NOT translate to front runner survivor in the marathon called the Belmont. Only Sustained animals can go that long and this IS NOT one of them by a long shot.....presser at best..If sound he could be competitive in Baltimore. Only special animals can stretch out to 12f at three that is why it is the one race in the Triple Crown that is often lost......Keep this limited talent baby at 8.5f.
does anyone know how pimlico has been playing in distance races??? Speed, closers, Fair, Biases????
  • travel_vic · Pimlico is the epitome of the speed biased track. Beware of local sprinters there stretching out and creating fast paces of race. LOTS o wire jobs. · 1 hour ago
Monday's 5th race (2:43pm ET) from Parx is a Starter Allowance event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the main track.  #4 Little Miss Perfect (4-1) exits a nice win as the even money favorite at Tampa Bay and the show finisher returned to score. The fresh filly was nabbed out of her ...Read More
Can American Pharoah move one step closer to Triple Crown glory 13 days from now in Baltimore? Let's take an early look at what the field for the 2015 Preakness could look like.Read More
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  • geldedridgling · Todd Pletcher doesn't like to run horses on short rest so Competitive edge or any of his other Derby horses probably aren't running in the Preakness. If the pace is as soft as it was in the Derby then Standford has a great chance to finish in the money and International Star has a great chance to win. The Derby wasn't a tour de force of any sort, and a soft, non contentious pace helped the California speed run/draft 1-2-3. BTW you never see that happen in the Kentucky Derby on a dry track. The Derby winner has lost 9 of the last 15 times in the Preakness so I'd take a stab at one one of the "new shooters" that were supposed to run in the Derby. · 2 hours ago
  • John Furgele via Disqus · Where is Whiskey Ticket------why not give the Preakness a shot after winning the Illinois Derby · 1 hour ago
While Bayern never looked like a winner, Private Zone pulled away from his competition down the lane to an impressive 4 1/4- length victory in the seven furlong, Derby Day affair.Read More
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  • VEGASJIM1952 · Bayern helped me get a $7.40 payoff on one of the best sprinters in the country. Private Zone always puts up a fight something Bayern never does. Those "bullet Bob" works had the public think he could blow this field away but he has no heart when challenged in a race and Private Zone does. Thanks Bob · 11 hours ago
  • Incitatus4Consul via Disqus · Bayern.. This horse either fires a rocket or explodes to pieces.. Was really surprised on his gate break. Bayern is one of the best gate horses Ive seen and always seems to fire out like a bullet *(Straight or not straight, meh..). This time he didn't break like a shot and he lost the race in the first 30 feet. Pissed me off.. Had him in my TRI.. My first two picks came in 1,2 and well.. Grrrrr!!! · 1 hour ago
It was ideal weather for the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as a record 170,513 fans, the highest attendance in Derby history, watched American Pharoah take home the garland of roses in the final stretch. Prior attendance record of 165,307 was set in 2012 whe...Read More
  • Incitatus4Consul via Disqus · All time record in handle and attendance! Great news for this sport! Glad people knew that this field was one the best fields ever! plus, the undercard had some great races with great horses! · 1 hour ago
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wow mott says this guy is doing GOOD very rare for him to say that. Im betting alot on him in the Stephen Foster Cant wait. Hes really thriving At Keeneland(loves the Bluegrass) LOL
im looking forward to betting this guy in the Preakness. With bafferts horses taking most of the wagering i might get 8-1(or up) on this guy. LOL
Frosted is unbeatable in Belmont based on that run ......hope they skip the preakness...it was a massive run considering the sectionals
  • amdaman via Disqus · That come-from-last tactic won't work in the Belmont. Materiality would have a better chance with his running style. · 4 hours ago
Frosted unbeatable in Belmont based on his massive run and secectionals
  • amdaman via Disqus · The Belmont is rarely won from far back. That didn't use to be Frosted's style, but someone seems to have forgotten to tell Rosario. That come-from-last tactic won't work in the Belmont. Materiality would have a better chance with his running style. · 4 hours ago
The first weekend of May is widely known for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby as well as the respective undercards at Churchill Downs, but it was business as usual in Arcadia, California this weekend despite the focus being in Louisville. Read More
Sweeping to the lead off the far turn, American Pharoah repelled a game Firing Line to capture Zayat Stables' first Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • flint.lalli · Remember the days when breeding mattered? American Pharoah is a brilliant 9 furlong horse who's so physically superior to this crop of 3 yo's that he can crawl the last quarter in 25 and change and make winning look easy. How can this happen? Because nothing that ran behind him is bred to run 10 furlongs either. A bunch of short bred "closers" who couldn't close off such soft early fractions. What happened to the female lines developed by the Phipps family.....or all the stamina they bred at Darby Dan? It all just disappeared. Any relevance that breeding had as a factor in handicapping the derby has all but evaporated. That being said, American Pharoah passes the eye test as well as any horse in recent memory. Very impressive. · 17 hours ago
  • gipper12 · Frosted was a massive run considering the sectionals........unbeatable in Belmont. · 6 hours ago
Full Results chart of the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Read More
  • greatest via Disqus · I cash the tri,where is all the winning analyst · 23 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Update : From the Kentucky Derby South Point Casino & Spa ( Seminar ) Hosted By ( John Kelly ) Top Pro California Hanicapper ( Patrick Mcquiggan ) Southern California Clocker ( Toby Turell ) . . . I was informed that the news about FIRING LINE came from ( Toby Turrell ) the Clocker from Southern California : Toby mentioned about the breaking news of Firing Line to the public and to Patrick while doing their Seminar . . . This was where the Info came from . just to clear the air : From the May 1st 6pm Kentucky Derby Seminar from Las Vegas Nv at the SOUTH POINT CASINO & SPA that was hosted by John Kelly · 7 hours ago
This is the first time Dortmund ran this distance and he's on the rail no less yet he's not just beaten by AP but by Firing Line who he beat 2x already and another furlong Frosted would've gotten him. What else but the distance? You guys are too smart for your own good. lol
  • Brian Shaw via Disqus · I don't think we can say that for sure. It was one race and the track appeared to be very strange. Mubtaahij is a horse who looked like he could run 2 miles, based on his previous races and his pedigree and he had no run in the stretch. You had good horses like Carpe Diem and Upstart finish far behind. My personal opinion after watching the race over and over is that the track was very slow and the rail was dead. Dortmund and Mubtaahij ran along the rail the whole way and did not make up any ground in the stretch. Also, if you watch closely, Dortmund, Firing Line, American Pharoah and Carpe Diem were being prodded early in the race to keep up. And this was despite what appeared to be soft fractions that Dortmund was putting up. Those fractions should have been a walk in the park for those horses. American Pharoah was being prodded as soon as they entered the back stretch. It was just a strange race. · 8 hours ago
Classy filly, only getting better every time. Was very happy to see her take the Humana Distaff.
Had Dortmund shipped early and trained equally for the distance as did American Pharoah. I would personally have felt better about the outcome even with the loss. American Pharoah won the Derby with class and much conditioning over the track. I know trainers don't train all horses the same. The exception here is, this is not just any race, it's the Kentucky Derby. A further insult to Kaleem Shah racing was the jockey assigned to his colt is exercising the future winner while Dortmund is in California. A.P, galloped 1.5 miles 6 times in 7 days and then posted a bullet on day 8 with another gallop 2 days later. I tip my hat to American Pharoah for his conditioning and heart in winning Kentucky Derby 141. Imo!

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