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We all know Bayern is best when he is loose on the lead. That won't happen in the Met Mile, Private Zone is the speed of the speed in there and would make Bayern work hard and he still may not catch him. A mile and eighth in the Stephen Foster is well within Bayern's reach and the fractions won't be anywhere near as demanding. This Met Mile even without Palice Malice in there has come up exceedingly tough. Of the two races, the S F is a much softer landing place for Bayern. I think what Baffert is saying here is "If Private Zone scratches out, we will run in the Met Mile."
Sweet Whiskey worked 4f today, May 27th, in 48:09 (b). It was the fastest of 20 works at that distance.
Beholder worked 6f today, May 27th, in 1:11:20 (h). It was the fastest of 10 works at that distance.
Winning Prize worked 4f today, May 27th, in 48:40 (h). It was fifteenth fastest of 41 works at that distance.
East Hall draws number 4 and My Point Exactly Draws number 9. Good draw, Love the odds..
Catch a Flight worked 4f today, May 27th, in 49:80 (h). It was the twenty-ninth fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Keen Pauline worked 4f today, May 27th, in 49:40 (b). It was the fifteenth fastest of 36 works at that distance.
La Verdad worked 5f today, May 27th, in 1:00:40 (b). It was the fastest of 5 works at that distance.
Mubtaahij worked 3f today, May 27th, in 38:05 (b). It was the fifth fastest of 7 works at that distance.
Dads Cap worked 5f today, May 27th, in 1:01:21 (b). It was the fastest of 8 works at that distance.
Rumored to be the most expensive 3YO in Aidan O'Brien's yard at Ballydoyle in Ireland, Sir Isaac Newton(bought at auction for $3.6 Million Guineas) breaks his maiden on the 3rd time of asking today at Gowran Park in Ireland. He was a 1-6 beaten favorite when finishing 2nd last month in a maiden stakes at Chester in the UK during the Chester Oaks/Chester Vase meeting. Sir Isaac Newton is currently 1 of 18 still entered in Sunday's G1 Prix Du Jockey Cub at Chantilly, but whether O'Brien actually still intends to run him in the French Derby coming out of a 7f Gowran maiden race is anyone's guess?
Wesley Ward tells DRF's Marcus Hersh that barring late defections, he plans to send 13 horses for eight Ascot stakes, easily the largest group he's sent for the races there, and he'll be in action four of the five days of the Royal meet. Some of the horses are based at Arlington, others at Keeneland, but all of them will converge on Indianapolis on June 10 to fly directly to England. The 13 horses in order and race day are the following: Tuesday, June 10: Finnegan - Coventry Stakes; Acapulco & Ruby Notion- Windsor Castle Stakes Wednesday: Luck of the Kitten - Jersey Stakes; Storied Tale & Bruised Orange - Queen Mary Stakes Friday: Hootenanny - Commonwealth Stakes; Back at the Ranch & Laxfield Road- Albany Stakes Saturday: Undrafted & Big Macher - Diamond Jubilee Stakes; Love the Kitten & Smarty Kitten - Chesham Stakes Hersh also reports Miss Temple City, winner of the Hilltop stakes on Preakness day at Pimlico, is also likely to run in the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Graham Motion. According to DRF
BREAKING NEWS: Bob Baffert tells DRF's Marty McGee that he is now considering the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap for the next start for Bayern, Baffert says that the Met Mile is still a possible, so now it's 50/50 as which of these two races will be his next start. According to DRF
  • Easy Goer via Disqus · I know the met mile is coming up tough but I don't think he should go to churchill and at the shorter distance can help his chances. I assume the concern is private zone but Bayern is much better i think · 2 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · He should be in the Met Mile. I know he has won (sort of with a DQ) at Churchill, but I believe there is much more for him to gain running in the Met Mile instead of the Stephen Foster. If he loses the Met Mile there are more excuses I think than if he loses the Stephen Foster. It will be interesting to see what Kaleem Shah decides to do. So far, he has seemed to point his horses to the toughest races. The field in the Stephen Foster is not weak, but there are 4 other G1 winners in the Met Mile not including Honor Code vs. what 1 in the Stephen Foster? And heck, he is going to be there anyway with American Pharoah so why not? · 2 hours ago
Moreno should romp in this!
  • Sullivan · Might be able to make a play if the pace turns up whacky · 1 day ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Should. I also like Hard Aces & Big Cazanova · 2 hours ago
He's up against it here with Work All Week, but I love Nate. He'll get my cheer.
Well naturally, anyone who knows me, knows that I'll be screaming for Frac Daddy here.
Multiple Grade 1 winner Palace Malice has been declared out of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 6 at Belmont Park, according to trainer Todd Pletcher's assistant, Byron Hughes.Read More
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Have a feeling we've seen the last of him, again. The Met Mile was always the goal. Why squeeze in a prep race and then use the excuse the Met came up quick and he needs more time. · 11 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · As long as Cot Campbell always has a goal in mind with this horse like now it's the Whitney, then that's good enough for me. · 2 hours ago
Best bet on the board...Materiality to win....After this race there will be no wondering who the 2 best 3 year olds are....It will be AP and Materiality...Dortmund and Firing Line won't even be in the discussion. Rutherford, your sources...Watch the race goon! Good post, Good break, Good Trip, Materiality wins the Derby.
In that order....no speed...AP will have lone lead....Materiality will coast along in 2nd and move past in stretch. Your Super-Materiality-AP-Keen Ice-Frosted Simple as that.
Mr. Rutherford, This race is Materiality-AP...nothing else...good luck to you.

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Which competitor is the biggest danger to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont?

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