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question....if the field is for 20 horses why is there 22 horses listed
First time through the comparative pace data and ONE thing shows through, and it is not unexpected: there is a BIG loss of stamina in this field. Usually the deceleration rates (3rd fraction velocity divided by 2nd call velocity) hover around 97% and only 2 in this field come close to that. Many regressions over their last 2 starts as well including some of the short priced colts. As far as SINGLE lines, Mohaymen has the top two but regressed significantly last out as has Exaggerator and many other shorter priced entrants. Still too early to make a top 5 prediction but it is in the works.......Some longer priced animals look good.
  • ChessChamp · Vic I think we are in agreement this year. Will be interested to see who you like, as I looked at a lot of similar data. I ended up with Destin and Creator. Even Majesto seems to have some decent statistics to back him up as a super longshot. · 23 hours ago
  • amino998 · Exaggerator regressed significantly last out??? · 47 minutes ago
This one is coming into this race off TWO very impressive and improving efforts that fit the 10 furlong profile at Churchill to a "T."
Runs today 12:45 Chantilly (France) 6 May 2016 De Joinville Stakes (3YO only) Winner €15,750 - 12 declared to run This was an article yesterday http://www.skysports.com/racing/news/12426/10269935/andre-fabre-gives-debut-to-frankels-brother-proconsul-at-chantilly
Good luck to Destin, I like his #9 PP draw. I believe he will win the Kentucky Derby.
  • Pitbull via Disqus · Im with you on this, he set a track record at the tbd. I wish him the best. · 2 hours ago
Gun Runner STINKS!!!! Enough said. PERIOD.
Like lani not more yhsn gunn runner but he is the only horse that has went the distance and he won at it
1 Gunn Runner 2 Outwork 3 creator 4 Destin 5 suddenbreakingnews 6 lani these end my pick four
Can't wait to see him back on turf. Love this colt
  • GPC Misses Turlure via Disqus · Reported by Mike Watchmaker our big gray turned in a bullet on Churchill dirt last week(best out of 67 works!!)Mark Casse said He is real happy right now(Airoforce that is-Mr.Casse is probably kicking himself for not having Leparoux on Airoforce at the Spiral which i think cost Airoforce his shot to make that bullet on dirt a bullet in the derby! But that's just my sour grapes for the day!) From the #1 hole with his tactical speed should get to a good place right away. · 5 hours ago
Good luck Danzing Candy, I know you will run your heart out, and it would be great to see a horse win the Kentucky Derby going gate to wire. But I think Exaggerator and Nyquist will come and get you!!! :-)
numeric order router considerations: 5 Gun Runner, 7 longshot no dirt races Oscar Nominated, 8 Dubai prep winner Lani, 11*(add water?) Exaggerator, 13 Nyquist, I would have preferred another route for him this year, 15 Outwork,no 8.5 win, but he only has 4 lifetime races to go on. Non winner at 9f: 17 Mor Spirit. I'll narrow those down by tomorrow(Friday) night. Personal favorites are Nyquist and Outwork.
Cathryn will either win or get caught in the last stride to finish 2nd. But #Cathrynforthewin #KYOaks2016
Uncle Mo never wanted to run much more than a mile...
The way that this horse worked and raced (on any track) was almost machine-like. I'm picking this long striding colt to finish in the top 3 of the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
  • Scott Hodges via Disqus · There is no way I would leave this horse out. He will be a factor without a doubt in my mind. I think he is a steal at anywhere close to 10-1. The distance nor the pace will be a factor for this horse. I also believe he has improve more as a 3 YO that anyone else in this field and this is what wins the derby year after year. Most stays the same or regress a little from 2 to 3. · 7 hours ago
Ok...this is it!! No more he say, she say, maybe this maybe that...if this then that. State you selection and give some reasoning why you choose that horse. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishers are irrelevant. Nyquist will win the Kentucky Derby...reasoning, most of the horses he have beaten came back to win G1 Stakes or finish in the money in G1 events. On racing observation, when he is challenge, he shows you a new gear. Improving 3yr old and learning as he goes. See you after the wire !!!
  • Elhubbo · 1. Nyquist 2. Exaggerator 3. Mohaymen 4.Brodys cause 5. Gun Runner I can't type my reasons again but I think it's easy to say these are the class of the race. They've won a bunch of money and have faced the best competition. I think Nyq clearly wins by 4 or 5, I think Exaggerator runs down everyone else to place. I expect the show to come from one of the other 3 but will play the exotics with a few others. My multi race tickets will have both Nyq and Ex, I don't see many with a chance to upset Nyquist but Exaggerator may have the kick to surprise him. · 7 hours ago
To all his fans, here are his runners this weekend, ending Sunday night. Enjoy! All times are EST 6-May Churchill 1 Gurlin 7F MSW D 10:30 6-May Churchill 6 Curalina 8.5F La Troienne D 1:26 6-May Churchill 6 Theogony 8.5F La Troienne D 1:26 6-May Churchill 7 Stageplay 7F Eight Belles D 2:08 6-May Laurel 3 Bourbon Commander 8.5F Maiden 40 Claimer T 2:14 6-May Belmont 3 Karate 7F Maiden 40 Claimer T 2:32 6-May Laurel 6 Air Squadron 8F Starter 7500 Allowance T 3:53 6-May Churchill 9 Top Billing 8.5F Alysheba D 4:02 6-May Belmont 7 Always Sarah 8.5F Allowance NX1 T 4:41 6-May Laurel 8 Trensita 9F MSW T 4:54 6-May Churchill 11 Terra Promessa 9F Kentucky Oaks D 5:49 6-May Turf Paradise 6 Jackie K 7.5F Starter Opt Claiming 6250 OR NW4 T 6:47 6-May Santa Anita 6 Little Curlin 8F American T 7:30 7-May Churchill 5 Bold Conquest 8.5F AOC 62.5 NX2 D 12:35 7-May Turf Paradise 1 Jackie K 8F 6250 Claimer T 1:35 7-May Belmont 3 Connect 6.5F MSW D 7-May Parx 6 Waynesborough 1.70 AOC 40 NX3 D 3:10 7-May Fairmount 6 Larrymoeandcurlin 8F NW2 2015-'16 3200 Claimer D 4:00 7-May Great Meadow 6 Lynx 12F Secretariat T 4:00 7-May Laurel 9 To Dare 8.5F Starter Opt 35 NW3 T 4:16 7-May Prairie Meadows 7 Curly Top 1.70M Allowance NX1 D 5:06 7-May Sunray Park 6 Absolute Honor 6.5F NW4 10 Claimer D 5:15 7-May Churchill 12 Exaggerator 10F Kentucky Derby D 6:34 8-May Woodbine 3 Curlin Kisses 6F MSW D 8-May Belterra 3 Wicked Mover 1.70M Maiden 5 Claimer D 2:32 8-May Prairie Meadows 6 Star Canyon 1.70M Allowance NX1 D 4:17 8-May Laurel 9 Iredell 8.5F Allowance NX1 T 8-May Lone Star 4 Curlinator 8F Allowance NX2 OR NW3 D 4:32 8-May Santa Anita 4 Curlin Road 8F MSW T 5:00
Once again as a Nyquist fan, I'm bombarded with people calling Him Vulnerable, limited, over rated. Once again I think I speak for all his followers when I say "Let's get it on". Once again I'll quote Roy Jones Jr. for Nyq and say "y'all must've forgot".
I'm with you BeastBob.
  • Players Klub via Disqus · He has never even won a race has he? Great pick!! · 8 hours ago
Does anyone know where I can look up the DI for the contenders? Thanks! Looking for more ways to confuse myself :D
My top 2 Rachel's Valentina / Go Maggie Go. There are a couple of others I like here too- Royal Obsession, Lewis Bay & Cathryn Sophia any of them could round this out for me.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Rachel's Valentina, Lewis Bay, Go Maggie Go, Royal Obsession. · 8 hours ago

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