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Oh gosh, I haven't gotten through all the comments, but I had a good laugh. Thanks.
I am a big on superstition!! I have picked several winners over the years based upon numbers, names, birthdays, coincidences, jockeys, and trainers. I am really sad that Calvin Borel has retired, he was a true winner!! I picked American Pharoah based upon the jockey, my love of America, the fact that my uncle spent many years in Egypt, and the gate number as my birth day! It just so happened he was the pick to win. I still have to look closely, but I feel I am already leaning toward Exaggerator, since Curlin is the sire. Uncle Mo has four offspring in the race, that could be an interesting twist.
Wishing all 21 runners sired by Curlin e best of luck and a monster weekend from all
I've backed this horse since seeing him run prior to last year's Juvenile and I must say, this is the first time I truly have doubts about him. Can he win? Absolutely. Honestly, if my idea of the race plays out like I think it will, he will win. However, Mohaymen will be right on his flank and this race is INSANELY deep... at least on the surface. There will be stalkers from all directions all flying at the end. If Nyquist enjoys the distance, it should be his... but many question marks remain
Good version of this grade 2 turf mile for fillies and mares. Worth watching the replay. Winner, 3 Nancy From Nairobi, survived a foul claim. Nancy From Nairobi win, Faufiler(IRE) place, Fanticola show.
Nobody can truly predict how this race will play out, but this is how I see it: Danzig Candy & Outwork head to the front. Just behind them will be Gun Runner, Nyquist, Mohaymen, Destin, Exaggerator (and others) Then the closers of Brody's Cause, SBN, Mo Tom & My Man Sam will be deep. I think Candy/Outwork wear each other out and Nyquist makes his move, Mohaymen right on his flank. Exaggerator also begins to move and Gun Runner tries to take aim as well. The closers begin to run but at the end and assuming he likes the distance, I think it's Nyquist/Exaggerator/Mohaymen at the wire (no particular order), with Mor Spirit, Mo Tom and a bevvy of others closely behind. I don't see this as being an incredibly fast pace at all. That said, if Danzig Candy gets the lead all to his lonesome, he can easily steal this race. But as of now I'm going with some sort of combination of 4,11,13,14,17
I have a feeling this guy may be Baffert's best horse in the long run. I think he will smash the Pat Day Mile.
Field of 14. Going outside and inside. 14,13, 2,1.
1.Mo Tom 2.Nyquist 3.Mohaymen 4.Mor Spirit I also believe the time between races will benefit Mo Tom he came back and won from his last race last year with similar time between races and it also gave him time to recover from those last two brutal races he had physically. Really looking forward to saturday. Good Luck
Anybody else on the Mo Tom train, What's your thoughts on him?
Can't wait to see him back on turf. Love this colt
I initially shrugged this horse off. But after reading through the PP's and later watching his last two races, he seems like a legitimate closing threat. At 20-1 I like him even more and will have him in all my exotics.. maybe even a few bucks to win
In all of Lani's races as a 2 year old, he went around right hand turns. Breaks his maiden in 3rd race then comes right back 6 days later and wins allowance. Is done for the year. Comes back in just under 3 months as a 3 year old in a stakes race against pretty good company, and ...(it is the first time around a left hand turn) ... makes a 6 wide strong winning move, but ... DOES NOT CHANGE LEADS. Winning time is 1:35 & 2 and without changing leads is only 2 3/4 off the win ... if he changes leads he wins. Comes back in a month and wins UAE Derby. (I am not convinced he was fully cranked for Dubai race either - just wanted to finish in top 2 to qualify for Derby). I am probably wrong, but I think this horse is sitting on a big race.
  • Astragalas · I am all-in on Lani, When you actually watch the races he has been in, you get to see him do things that are VERY rare. His running style is great for the Derby... He breaks slow, does most of his work down the backstretch passing horses, then grinds out the stretch with his class. I predict he will be16th after a quarter mile and 4th at the top of the stretch, ahead of the closers that will not get there and ready to pounce on the speed. There is only one question I need to answer... does he pass Nyquist for the win? · 2 hours ago
Mo Tom's dad was a miler. I am not sure he is gonna have it in deep stretch. Not sure he wants to go this far.
Hm, I don't like this horse, but didn't like Chrome too. But the truth is that they are a very good horses and Nyquist has a very real chance to win the triple crown. We will see.
Good Luck to Baffert and Company ending the drought of winning out of 17!
So yesterday I dreamed that Swipe passed Exaggerator right at the wire to win the Derby. The big question now is: how on earth did Swipe earn enough points to participate in the KD in my dream? xD
Tom Durkin was drunk again in the Wood calling races, wrong horses called all the way up to the finish. Thank goodness he is gone from NBC.
Pace wise, Nyquist is an outlier much akin to the way Barbaro was in his Derby: consistently doing JUST ENOUGH to win as his pace numbers have not matched well to the field he has beaten several times in his recently history. Cant throw him out but he looks vulnerable. Very consistent overall, but his early pace ha risen as the distances increased at the expense of his late moves.
WOW a maiden is gonna run in the Kentucky Derby. I give him props for his effort in the Wood but i don't think anyone from the Wood is gonna make an impact in the KY Derby.
  • kaitlinefree1 · i think this is a fine colt. i really like him, despite being a maiden. hes got a champion sire & dam & a pedigree that suits the Derby distance. plus we know if theres slop, he'll be fine. we'll see. hes my longshot if he goes. · 24 days ago
  • travel_vic · many maidens have won the race Broker's Tip. Sir Barton, Buchanan. Nationalore ran as a maiden in the 98 version to finish 7th · 6 hours ago

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