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Nyquist has a DI 7 and CD 1.0. Both well above average for endurance and speed. If he gets his trip and runs his race it's his to lose. But if he doesn't win then who? I see it wide open. Save your money on the pick six and bet pick 4. Hit ALL in the Derby leg. It is a 20 horse stampede of freshmen. Note to that Outwork has a higher DI and CD than Nyquist.
Gonna watch for Massaat, Marcel, Buratino and Herald The Dawn here. Also curious of Zonderland (I wish there were more Dutch Arts running around). As usual, I really could care less about Air Force Blue.
1) Sunny Ridge 2) Nyquist 3) Hint of Roses 4) Whitmore
Horse racing fans of America and around the World. THIS is "Air Force Blue". He's already a superstar, and will be making his 2016 debut on Saturday by winning the G1 2000 Guineas. You will see and hear a lot more about this horse this year, I'm sure he will go unbeaten all year, and knowing Aiden 'O' Brien, he will aim him at one of the races at the Breeders Cup. Probably the Breeders Cup Mile, BUT it's not totally out of the question that he could go for the BC Classic. Depending on how impressive he wins his races this year, the BC Classic is a definite possibility, he could turn out to be an unstoppable force this year. :-)
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Don't think you'll ever see this horse come stateside to race on conventional dirt or on turf, and I'll be surprised if he ever races beyond a mile on turf in Europe. Aidan O'Brien has already likened him to Excelebration, saying he thinks Air Force Blue has the potential to become that level of turf miler. I think he'll roll through the usual list of top European mile and/or 7f races, I.E., English 2000 Guineas, Irish 2000 Guineas, & St James's Palace Stakes to begin. Then provided he comes out of those 3 races in good order possibly on to the Sussex Stakes or Prix Jacques le Marois, followed by an October run in either the Prix de la Foret over 7f or more likely in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, hopefully by then in a showdown against Solow. But this is just my personal opinion. · 5 hours ago
Air Force Blue takes the best 2YO form for many years into the English 2000 Guineas on Saturday. The stable have a great record in the race, plus he's a May foal so he should be even better as a 3YO. He has arguably one of the very best turf jockeys in the world riding him (Ryan Moore), and the ground will be soft enough to beat him. Add to that, none of his rivals have exhibited anything close to the kind of star quality he has so far in their careers. If Air Force Blue doesn't win the G1 English 2000 Guineas by 4 or 5 lengths on the bridal tomorrow..... that's racing!
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!!!
Feeling sad today- 13 years ago the brilliant and beautiful Barbaro was foaled. On Kentucky Derby day May 7 it will be ten years since his 2006 KD win, one of the best and my favorite Kentucky Derby editions due to his sheer dominance, his humble trainer, and the fact that he came and left undefeated. May you forever rest in peace Barbaro, and when it is my turn to be called home- I'll be looking for you in heaven. https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyDerby/videos/10154189721522472/ http://youtu.be/ienAR6vgVLo
I do like Nyquist, I really do, I think he's a really good horse, BUT I know he's getting beat in the Kentucky Derby, his "0" is gonna "GO", I can 100% promise you that. Enjoy your unbeaten reign while it lasts Nyquist, because after the race on May 7th, you will be unbeaten no more!!! and that my friends, is the truth. :-)
This is Nyquist this morning walking around Barn 24 before going to work out
A client tried to talk to me about horse racing today. She said 'I think I'm going to go with that good horse NyQuil' My face............. -_-
My picks: 1st-Air Force Blue 2nd-Stormy Antarctic 3rd-Galileo Gold 4th-Marcel.
The only guaranteed winner of this year's DERBY will be... THE FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, I really do not believe he is getting the attention he deserves. He is the Golden Soul of 2013 and Commanding Curve of 2014. Very big chance for on the board finish and more if a few others do not run their race or encounters trouble.
My picks: 1st-Minding 2nd-Lumiere 3rd-Nathra 4th-Ballydoyle or Alice Springs.
At Kentucky Derby, the playing of 'My Old Kentucky Home' almost can upstage the race The Kentucky Derby is the "greatest two minutes in sports." The playing of My Old Kentucky Home is the mushiest. At Kentucky Derby, the playing of 'My Old Kentucky Home' almost can upstage the race photo The pomp and song are almost more important than the race... almost. Whether you're a devoted horse fan or one whose knowledge of horses barely extends beyond The Godfather, chances are you're not only aware that the song is performed just before the world's most prestigious horse race, but odds are you've gotten choked up over it, for reasons difficult to explain. Other sporting events have songs. The Indy 500 has Back Home Again in Indiana and New York Yankees games have Frank Sinatra's theme from New York, New York. But do either shine as bright as My Old Kentucky Home? "That two or three minutes is always the signature thing that happens prior to the race itself and almost upstages the race, frankly," says trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time winner. Tom Hammond once again will serve as host for NBC's telecast, which most certainly will include the playing of the song. As a Kentuckian, Hammond is grateful for one thing: "Luckily, I don't have to say anything at that time, because it might a little rough." The rendition of the song by the University of Louisville band will take precisely 1 minute, 40 seconds. That time is so mesmerizing that even bettors forget their priorities. "You want to know what a great moment it is?" says John Asher, Churchill Downs' vice president of racing communications. "If you don't feel like you have to enjoy every second of it, walk back to the mutuel lines. See how many people are standing in line. There's nobody." Suggests Mike Pegram, owner of Saturday's favorite, Lookin At Lucky: "Hey, there ain't nobody in the restroom when they play it." Nobody is certain how long this has been going on (the playing of the song at the Derby, not the suspension of restroom activity). It is believed to trace back to 1921, the 47th Derby. Since 1936, with few exceptions, the University of Louisville band has done the honors. A few renditions stand out: 1996: The late Dixie Carter sang, and though she did well, Asher says, "You're not looking for somebody to lead you in the song." Circa 2005: An equipment malfunction KOs portions of the track's sound system. In the paddock, Asher says, "We all looked around. I heard people saying, 'Where's the song?!' " The original rendition: Stephen M. Foster, who died a pauper at age 37 in 1864, wrote the song in the 1850s. Portions of the original lyrics, particularly the final verse, which isn't played at the Derby, deal with slavery and contain references considered racist today. (portion deleted by poster) Saturday's rendition promises to be memorable. Patrick Henry Hughes, a senior trumpet player in Louisville's band, will perform the song for the final time. Hughes was born without eyes or the ability to fully straighten his arms or legs, confining him to a wheelchair. Yet he became an honor student who has received only six Bs in his life. He also has appeared on Oprah, toured the world as a motivational speaker and written a book, I Am Potential. It's a trying time for jockeys. Hammond relates a story from his colleague, ex-jockey Gary Stevens: "He said the first time he was coming down the escalator from the jockeys' room to ride in his first Derby, Bill Shoemaker is behind him, put his hand on his shoulder and said, 'Kid, you're about to get a tear in your eye.' " Says Garrett Gomez, who will ride Lookin At Lucky: "Vibes go down your spine." Pegram, who won the '98 Derby with Real Quiet, offers a challenge. "Tell them one year to skip it," he says. "They'd get slaughtered. The people would want their money back. There will be people who will forget who won the race, but they won't forget if they don't play My Old Kentucky Home." Why? It's the mo
From today's Racing Post web-site: Bow Creek, who represents Godolphin's Australian division as 1 of 2 runners for the operation in Sunday's G1 Champions Mile, will fly from Hong Kong back to the UK the following day along with the Charlie Appleby trained Safety Check, but is expected to bypass an entry in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal-Ascot in June. Henry Plumptre, who manages Godolpin's Australian interest said "Bow Creek will spend the summer in Newmarket and may have 1 or 2 races before he returns to trainer John O'Shea in Australia in September, but Royal-Ascot is not on the schedule at the moment."
Has a filly out of Ghostzapper
Finally TCL finally has a colt again! War Front is the sire
From today's Racing Post web-site: Originally intended to race on this season as a 4YO, multiple G1 winning filly, Legatissimo, has been retired after suffering a setback according to her trainer David Wachman. As yet, no official explanation was given as to what the career ending setback was?
Hard to realistically classify this one against the rest of the Derby field until the pace numbers at the 9 furlong plateau are available. May be competitive, who knows as of yet?

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