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He had every right to pack it in after being wide the whole way, up close to a quick pace and showing a lot of grittiness to hold off all comers. To do what he did second off the layoff, against older is pretty awesome.
Beholder, by a length. That girl is ready to beat the boys.
Caught a glimpse of Belmont Insider, Kiaran McLaughlin tells Richard Migliore he was very proud of Ocean Knight today and said he was very pleased to see the gameness in OK. McLaughlin also made it official as long as OK comes out of the race ok, he will officially make his next start in the G3 Discovery Handicap on November 11th. Back to the stakes for Ocean Knight!!!
I will say AP and Beholder in a Photo, 4 lengths back Keen Ice, Tonelist and HC (if he runs) another length back to Frosted, then the rest of the scrubs. I know everyone is excited because of the top 2 entries, but the field looks week after that to me.
Covering several conversations here: 1. I can't believe people are calling the 2009 classic a weak field. I was there as Zenyatta came from far back and won going away against a very accomplished horse,Gio Ponti , who came in 2nd, as well as other highly regarded horses. You must not have seen the race to rip her on that. (Go watch it on Utube) 2. As for Beholder, I think she is the one to beat in the classic. She is tremendous & best filly since Big Z. 3. Saying the 3 year old races have the best horses is just not the case. They are the most hyped, but the older horses are the most accomplished. 4. On another topic, RA had one good year. Big Z had four or five. 5. And, finally, those best able to judge horses' abilities are the jockeys and when Mike Smith (Zenyatta) and Gary Stevens (Beholder) says those two are the best they've ridden, that's far more meaningful than what anyone is writing on this blog. Go Beholder!
YES!!! WOW!!! Very Game!!! All heart!! 22 and 4, 45 flat, up on the pace and gets the job done, he's a fighter!! Awesome!!!
2009 - She Digs Me (GSW) 2010 - Mylute (MGSP) 2011 - Springsteen Road (W) 2012 - Wine Train 2013 - Stageplay (runs tomorrow) 2014 - Unbridled's Song Colt 2015 - Midnight Lute ? 2016 - Candy Ride ?
After seeing Brody's Cause closing the Futurity and the way Keen Ice closing the Travers, maybe Dale Romans had found the magic button with his closers. Expect Keen Ice to be in top form heading into the BCC.
Since Keeneland is this year's host, it might be that several eventual winners might not have any Keeneland experience, since the spring and fall meet are, basically, about a month long. My question to the Horse Racing Nation staff, or readers, is there possibly one Breeders' Cup that stands out, that had the most winners that had no previous experience over the host track? I seem to have recalled, maybe, Santa Anita, that had no California winners? Maybe the year of Arcangues, Mucho Macho Man, or Fort Larned? Anyhow, I thought of this angle, as I try and prepare for the upcoming BC. Wondering if there would be any angle to those that chose not to ever try an out over the host track?
Does anyone know if she'll be in the Juvenile Fillies Turf? I'm looking forward to seeing her race there but she hasn't had a workout since before the Nunthorpe...
I'll be betting on Imflatousweet, Mirage and Optimism and Hope
I like Bully Pulpit and Mighty Moses in here
Going with Perfect Ella and Crumlin Spirit in this one
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will prepare Honor Code in New York for the two-time grade I winner's planned Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) start Oct. 31 at Keeneland. McGaughey will keep Honor Code comfortable at his home base atBelmont Park, and the trainer said he will choose between two or three works there for the 4-year-old from the final crop of A.P. Indy. "We're going to work here and then we'll ship to Keeneland as late as possible," McGaughey said. "We have to be there Wednesday so I'd say we'll get there on Tuesday (Oct. 27) before the race." The Classic will be Honor Code's first career try at 1 1/4 miles. Rather than prepare for the Classic with a start in the 1 1/4-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont, McGaughey opted to prep in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II) there the same day. Although Honor Code finished third in that race, which was his first start in nearly two months dating to his Aug. 8 win in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), McGaughey said Honor Code got what he needed out of the Kelso effort, finishing in a drive in the final three furlongs under Javier Castellano.Honor Code is just the ninth horse in history to win the Met Mile and the Whitney in the same season. He rallied from tenth—14 lengths back—to win the Met Mile, then alleviated concerns about his two-turn prowess by rallying from last of nine—19 1/4 lengths back a half-mile into the 1 1/8-mile Whitney—to edge Liam's Map by a neck. Article on Bloodhorse
Homebred debuts Saturday in Keeneland's 7th
AP.....KI........Frosted.....these horses proved all year long that they are the cream of the crop, and they will finish in that order; AP and VE get their revenge from the Travers, and the Cup, and the glory, just like Gretzky, not like McSorely ;-)
Way to be, Saratoga Smoke!
Good Luck today Ocean Knight, win or lose, I know you will run the best you can. Nice allowance race to get your confidence back up and hopefully back to stakes company next. You rock Ocean Knight!!!!
No one will catch AP this race, and he will win the Grand Slam of horse racing.....mark my words gang :)
Haven't heard much buzz lately about Keen Ice. Creeped up and Improved his last three races on AP. I really like his closing ability at a mile and a quarter. I think it's going to set up for a repeat of Saratoga. Frosted will test AP for the lead for 3/4 of the race then Keen Ice will get a great chance along with Tonalist to nab the wire from AP. I do like how AP did fight back n almost bite the wire even tho he was a bit tired. Being rested up and looking fresh like they say, this breeders cup is looking to be a feast for us horse lovers.

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