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YES!!! THANK YOU! Confirmed today by the Mosses, Zenyatta will be bred to Medaglia D'Oro for a 2017 foal.
Every year at this time I sort of laugh at the evaluation processes used in differentiating the colts for the Derby when countless pundits are using PAST DERBY CHARTS to predict who might be the winner??? Dumb, you NEVER have the chart of the K Derby pre-race, you need to look at their PREPS and find the correlates that THESE CONTESTS suggest will translate to succes the first Saturday in May, NOT the after the fact race chart! The word for the day is ultracrepidarian ..thick as fleas this time of year.
Bred Zenyatta today. via zenyatta.com
Was hoping to have a discussion with some of the "core posters" on HRN about this horse. Right now I genuinely think this horse can and just might win the Derby. What I'm hoping to hear are the legitimate reasons that people don't think he will. I really loved his Florida Derby. Yes he was drifting a bit at the end, but he was coming off a sprint and a layoff so that race looked like a great fitness builder to me. I'm not more concerned about him getting the 10F as I am any other horse going 10F in this day and age. Weather/surface doesn't seem to be an issue either. How many of you are feeling this way about him? The horse has guts and he's just been faster than pretty much anyone. For those on the fence will it come down to post position? Unless he gets caught up in some terrible speed duel (and I think he's versatile enough to avoid that) I just have to think he'll get the right trip. Obviously for those trying to make money you'll look elsewhere, but I would love to hear some truly thoughtful opinions on him.
Based on the profiles of the previous 5 Kentucky Derby winners, they all can be classified as "good gallopers", meaning they can tick 24 and low change or slightly sub 24 every quarter mile for 8-10 furlongs. Without knowing their PPs for the 2016 Kentucky Derby, my top 2 picks are Destin and Gun Runner.
Kentucky Oaks Past Performances: http://bit.ly/1WD1HkS
Just an heads-up, there is a thing in handicapping call horse for courses...And base on Destin performance he may just be that kind of horse. In addition, base on Destin previous performance, handicapping observation is saying he takes awhile to get back on form after winning and coming back from long lay off...just my view base on factual observation.....
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Destin broke his maiden at Belmont Park and defeated a decent field for a maiden win with the runner up in the Florida Derby coming in 3rd. I do not think he is a horse for the course. · 4 hours ago
I like this guy Uncle Mo on top and Empire Maker on the bottom. I think this is the Uncle Mo with real Derby potential. Only a 93 BSF, but we know he ran a 100-101 in the Tampa Bay Derby and this was on a muddy track.
  • amino998 · When this guy's get drop, they can all rejoice in having 'My Grandmother' as their grandmother :) · 2 hours ago
Ahhhhh man, that was really great to watch!!! Broke slowly and right at the back, looked like he had no chance, he was so far back and then had to go out wide and in the middle of the track, he disappears from the screen for most of the race, and then we see him right near the end, flying home for the win! Awesome beast. What a shame he's not coming over to Royal Ascot, that sucks! :-(
Outwork and Destin Turn In Final Derby Breezes http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/211200/outwork-destin-turn-in-final-derby-breezes
Lani does not play nice.. he hollers at everything that walks by him.....just a weirdo....and just the kinda horse that will see 15 others in front of him at the top of the stretch and 'freak' by to the wire....this guy is dangerous
Is Nyquist Another Gift From Santa Claus for Handicappers? https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/handicapping-derby-nyquist-another-gift-santa-claus
I wonder what races she will go for later in the year?? I would of course like to see her finish off the year by racing at the Breeders Cup, maybe she will take the same route as last years 1000 Guineas Winner "Found", and go for the Breeders Cup Turf. But anyway, wherever she goes, she will be hard to beat, she looks really really good. :-)
Happy Birthday baby Mo
Breeders Cup Turf winner, Found, back in the winners circle with a victory in the G3 Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. Next up for her will most likely be the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup later in the month.
Wonder what kind of odds the bookies would've given that the exact same trio of Ballydoyle fillies that ran 1-2-3 in the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland back in September would repeat that exact same order of finish just over 8 months later at Newmarket in the G1 English 1000 Guineas?
I'm looking forward to seeing more of this promising colt this year, he could be really special, unbeaten and the form of his last win is looking stronger now with 3rd placed Galileo Gold winning the English 2000 Guineas in comfortable style.
For all Nyquist believers, all you have to do is go back and look at the replay of the 1998 Ky Derby to see what happens when you are not bred to handle the 1 1/4 distance. His grand sire Indian Charlie was 4 for 4, won SA Derby in a very fast time, was favorite for the derby and trained by Bob Baffert but hit that imaginary brick wall half way down stretch and was all out to hang on to third and was retired after the derby. Is it deja vu all over again????? Just a thought to ponder!!!
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  • BeastBob via Disqus · Scott Hodges • 6 hours ago "For all Nyquist believers, all you have to do is go back and look at the replay of the 1998 Ky Derby to see what happens when you are not bred to handle the 1 1/4 distance." All you have to do is go back and look at the replays of the 2014 and 2015 Kentucky Derbies to see what happened when the winners were not bred to handle the 1 1/4 mile distance. · 2 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · What about his sire's dam sire, Arch? After all, a pedigree is made up of more than one side of the equation, but is instead the sum of all parts. :-) · 6 hours ago
From the Racing Post web-site: Trainers Michael, Wayne, & John Hawkes have announced that Chautauqua, considered by many to be the best sprinter in the world right now, will not travel to Royal-Ascot to run in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes after his brilliant win on Sunday at Sha Tin in the G1 Chairman's Sprint Prize.
What do you think I'll get on this guy when he wins in May? 30-1?
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  • Pebbles via Disqus · Maybe at the Preakness. Not the Derby. :-) · 2 days ago
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · I think it's a trick question. I say nothing, because he has no chance of winning. · 7 hours ago

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