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Bob Baffert confirms to DRF's Marty McGee that American Pharoah will arrive at Belmont Park on Tuesday, June 2nd to prepare for the Belmont Stakes. According to DRF
Gleneagles wins the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and becomes the first horse since Henrythenavigator back in 2008 to win both the English 2000 Guineas and the Irish equivalent.
Hail to Reason #229 is represented with the wrong silks. Patrice Jacobs who owned the colt raced him in her own colors in 1960 -salmon pink and emerald green. She later married Wolfson who owned Harbor View Farm (the colors shown.) The raced Affirmed under these colors.
I think AP has a better chance than Chrome did last year. I rooted for Chrome and this year I rooted for Dortmund but to deny what AP has done under the conditions he performed is beyond bias. Give the horse his credit. He's either beaten all of these horses soundly or they're not in his class. I don't believe we've seen the best of AP but we've seen the best of most of the others. Carpe Diem is puzzling to me. Could we all have been so wrong about him? I expect Frosted to have a strong showing. Maybe Materiality. Some people just like to be "anti." I'm not a bandwagon rider but I'd say AP's chances are greater than 50%.
  • cugel the clever · Of course AP has a good chance to win and of course he has been the most impressive colt so far in the campaign. But this doesn't mean that he's a lock on the Belmont or that quality horses like Mubtahijj, Frosted, Materiality, Carpe Diem have "no chance" like so many of the bandwagon riders claim. The Belmont has been the graveyard of many horses who accomplished far more than AP has done to date (Spectacular Bid to name just one). AP has only had one head-to-head race against the horses I named. Granted, he beat them in that one race. But careers are not made on one race. It's a long season ahead of us until the Breeders Cup. If AP loses the Belmont, 3yo honours will be back up for grabs. · 3 days ago
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · Carpe Diem's race was puzzling indeed. He had great credentials, came out of the gate alright, was perfectly positioned, but didn't fire. Strange things happen in the Kentucky Derby, though, even without an excuse, but many come back from mediocre performances in the Derby to win the Belmont. Using the Kentucky Derby result to determine class and superiority is useless. Most of the time, and I do mean most, the Belmont winner hasn't even been in the top three finishers. Colts who skipped the Preakness after losing the Kentucky Derby have a vastly better record at wining the Belmont than Kentucky Derby winners. AP is a deserving favourite, but I wouldn't peg his chances at 50%. I'd peg them closer to 20%. You believe you haven't seen the best of AP, but have of the rest. I believe exactly the opposite. AP has every reason not to fire his best at Belmont, while all those who skipped the Preakness are well rested and ready to give it their best shot. Can Frosted make up 3 lengths in the Belmont? Sure he can. Can Materiality be 8 lengths better? Most likely. Can Mubtaahij improve 10 lengths? Quite possibly. Can Carpe Diem erase an 11-length deficit? No reason why not. These separations can be easily wiped with an additional quarter mile to work with, a better trip, an extra two weeks rest, and a dose of stamina. The thing is that, until they're rounding the far turn, we won't know who are the ones who possess the stamina to go a mile and a half. AP won the Kentucky Derby with nothing to spare. Will he last an extra quarter mile? · 2 hours ago
Betting on Stellar Path
8,9,6,7
Blinkers off for the Tiznow Stakes at SA; first time since he was a baby.
Boy the conversation is deep here, I got to get my say in God bless all you horse player and my the best horse Win on June-6-2015 peace to all and have a awesome Belmont day.
Most of my sources have told me not to really put too much into the Derby trip by Carpe Diem . Yes , of course he got a dream trip from the get go : But for what its worth - Baffert during Fri - Sat had 7 starters go post , and did not win a single one - as even Bayern ran last . Then in the Derby , American Pharoah / Dortmund ran 1st and 3rd . Pletcher on the other hand had 10 go to the post while winning 5 of those races , to only finish bad in the Derby ! So many of the horseman will say that that Derby - the track condition was not too pleasing - yet someone had to win : After the race - many of the horseman was impressed how AP over came it all to win from traveling so far out - yet still getting the job done on a track that was like quick sand in some places : So my point : Carpe Diem not that he ran a bad race - he just didn't like the footing thru parts of the race - as in a lot of them . Yet , for many of the starters in the early going - MR Z didn't make matters easy on those that was trying to go to the front - which cost a lot of positions early on for some : Making No Excuses for any of them - im just saying : Carpe Diem actually came out of the Derby in good condition . So , as well as this colt ran from the impossible 2 post thru the early stages - just not liking the footing thru out - this colt from my sources gets a complete make-over as Pletcher ( Main Force ) in the Belmont from his stable
When all was said and done and the Epsom Derby field was cut to 17 horses today, neither John F Kennedy or Ol' Man River, who both tanked badly recently in the G2 Dante Stakes at York, were left in the mix for trainer Aidan O'Brien. Ballydoyle have 4 horses left entered for Epsom at present which are Lingfield Derby Trial winner Kilimanjaro, Chester Vase winner Hans Holbein, Giovanni Canaletto who trials on Sunday in the G3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh on the Irish 1000 Guineas & Tattersalls Gold Cup under-card, and English 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles, who O'Brien already said post- English Guineas was more likely to stay at a mile for the Irish 2000 Guineas and/or the St James's Palace Stakes.
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I like that they are lining up to make Pharoah earn it. This is a group that should all have the distance in them. Rested and ready. It will take an epic performance to thwart him.
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · have you not been paying attention about his races : there is not a good enough 3 yr old at this time that can even rate up with him - without AP making it look well too easy : baffert has been saying we have not yet seen the best of this colt : not even from the derby or Preakness : he says there is plenty left in the tank . . . this group that he will be facing are not even in the same ZIP-CODE as AP . . . The Belmont Stakes it will finally sink in to you : but then it will be too late - as this race just might be his LAST BUT BEST RACE OF ALL · 8 hours ago
I know a lot of you folks are big Curlin fans. Usually I'm not, however I think this guy is developing at the right time. He'll be one everyone scratches there head and says I didn't think he was that classy or that could get the distance. If Materiality and others can soften up AP then this guy will be coming late. I'm not a big Mark Casse fan either but he seems to be improving this season. Conquest Curlinate should get a good price on Belmont day, as AP will be way over bet.
Caracortado, the old stakes winner is still around. “He’s still has the same old quarter crack BS (on his right front foot),” trainer Mike Machowsky said of the California-bred son of Cat Dreams, now eight. “I hope to get him back to the races at some point, but I have to do right by him. No time table. You know how horses are.” Caracortado last raced on Aug. 13, 2014, finishing fifth in the Green Flash at Del Mar. In 20 career starts, he has seven wins including the Robert B Lewis Stakes in 2013 when it was a Grade II race, and the Grade II Del Mar Handicap in 2011.
O.P.M. Other People's Money. Why worry about anything other the joy you get from racing. I don't like or dislike sports teams because of the owners or coaches. I like the players. Love the horses and let it be.

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