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Order Of St George back in the winners circle for the first time in 5 starts with a 2-1/4 length victory over Godolphin's Twilight Payment in the listed Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown in Ireland. Next up for him will be another trip back to Royal-Ascot to defend his G1 Ascot Gold Cup title from a year ago. Fingers crossed that Alain De Royer Dupre decides to send over the Aga Khan's Vazirabad from France for this year's Ascot Gold Cup renewal, because that's the best possible head to head match-up in the stayers division at the moment that hasn't happened yet that I'm pretty certain a lot of people would love to see, myself included!
I no Lure of Travers as for these connections especially. But man if they go pegusus/Haskell both Monmouth then either Penn derby or jockey club gold cup then breeder s cup he will win atleast 3 Y.o title. No matter what he will always be 2017 Kentucky Derby champ
Great move guys. Now rest up and go get that Haskell
Did anyone see his debut win at Belmont?
I really like this move by trainer Kenneth McPeek taking Daddys Lil Darling across the pond for a shot at the G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom on turf. Especially after having ran awfully good races on dirt in the G1 Ashland Stakes and in the G1 Kentucky Oaks. This is a move that most American trainers frankly wouldn't have even considered after the results she's already posted on conventional dirt. The Racing Post web-site reported earlier today that jockey Olivier Peslier came over from France to work the filly and McPeek was delighted with what he saw after Peslier gave Daddys Lil Darling a spin around the unique cambers of Epsom Racecourse earlier today. McPeek told the Racing Post, "It went fantastic. Olivier gave her a little bit of a gallop. She was fresher than I expected, but it couldn't have gone any better. She's really doing well." A gutsy move on the part of the connections of Daddys Lil Darling bypassing upcoming targets in the states on a surface she's already proven on to take a crack at what is arguably one of the biggest races in the world for middle distance 3YO fillies on turf, and she's in great hands too if jockey Olivier Peslier intends to keep the mount on Oaks day, IMO.
Huge blow for the yard. This filly was going to run everyone over this year.
So glad he is doing well - Here is his half brother that I own, Elusive Ghost, also from Adina Springs. He wasn't a great runner, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db6440f2bdbc1f3c97cbcb7e192fadf2feb3541e4c7774011036f2e820258bb3.jpg but is doing very well under saddle on my farm in Ottawa Canada.
Who would challenge him,with the thought they could beat him ? The answer is ...No one.
Where's your update for the 26th.
Pletcher makes official what had been pretty well assumed. Always Dreaming will skip Belmont. Haskell or Jim Dandy likely next spot.
Before final field and post positions my top 5 in order : Tapwrit/Senior Investment/IWC/CE/Epicharis
Wonder what they will name him... http://ctba.com/rare-colored-lucky-pulpit-foal-delivered/ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f92f03df9d2f3cd85c113b5d3b159eb7b14d9370aa4f2a8f2894a2f3d769b124.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d536d84c90aeb90dc96b455f4de04caeb867616a7b3774fc92b64b9dfc5e12cb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3093022b43f28f4da85545544be3b817d2a2266dcd277da5a502f445ad7b6c2a.jpg
Excited to be able to see her on the 10th. Hope to get up there for a pre-race gallop too.
Heard they are considering running him in the Belmont. Would love this move, especially with how versatile he is, and should do ok on dirt.
If the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic was run on a dry track, he could have beaten Spectacular Bid's mile and a quarter record.
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Star filly Minding has met with a setback and will be out of action until the autumn. Speaking on Friday morning, her trainer Aidan O'Brien said, "Unfortunately, Minding has had a setback and won't be running in the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup on Sunday. She will also miss Royal-Ascot and won't be running again for a few months. We're now looking at an autumn campaign for her." Shocking news on the heels of O'Brien's announcement just earlier this week that his other star older filly, Seventh Heaven, had also met with a setback and would also not run again until the autumn.
Wow! Lost only by a nose--the little Lady!!! Very Very good though all things considered--you all know what I'm talkin' about. Losing to the 'royalty'? -Queen's Trust. Not bad!!~
So-what do you all think? Gonna put him in to Show? Place? Exotics? I think he might do pretty well.
said Hollendorfer. "It's also a bigger purse." Ominus words. That's all he cares about.
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · There is a bigger purse. Fact. I guess your other comment makes sense to you. Does it? · 15 hours ago
IWC's daddy-Curlin-was a beast and lost the Belmont by a head. IWC can handle the distance and he will be fresher than any other horse in the field. Your 2017 Belmont Winner-Book it Dano!

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