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2012 West Virginia Derby (G2)

Date/Track:
8/4/2012, Mountaineer
Post Time:
5:45 PM ET
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:49.98
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Older Comments about the 2012 West Virginia Derby (G2)...

I feel partly to blame for Hansen's loss. Perhaps we should it made it more clear to Mike Smith that Hansen was trained to rate and could have tucked in behind Hero of Order. I think he may have gone more off the racing form and thought we needed the lead which I don't think is true. I knew the only way we get beat is in a speed dual, but I was not in the paddock to talk to Mike as I was stuck doing a prerace interview for FOX/HRTV.
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  • jmac500 · he's not real, the guy is fake. · 1577 days ago
  • Dressage3295 · Show evidence of this jmac. Honestly, your negativity and lack of proof to back bold statements has become dreadfully boring. · 1577 days ago
please sell the horse, u are a dingdong
Hansen needs to race 7or 6 furlong races only or return to tracks like Turfway, Ellis Park or even River Downs. As far as the owner, you are truely not a horseman, just a joke to this sport.
  • papillon · really glad your advice wasn't taken for the following horse: G O D was 7th in his 1st attempt at 9f , he didn't try again till 4; ron the greek was 6th in his 1st and 2nd attempts, and has only won in 2 out of 9 attempts at 9f; flat out was 6th in his 1st attempt at 9f, didn't try again till 4, and has only finished 1st 2 of 8 attempts at the distance · 2 seconds ago · 1581 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Did they lose the lead or were they coming from behind when they lost? Hansen has lost the lead in three of four losses this year, which included two 9f attempts. In the 1 mile Holy Bull, one can give him legitimate excuses, and in the Derby, he never had the lead, but he at 9f, he hasn't been able to hang on to the lead. That's so far, this year. Someone else mentioned betting him in a longer route. I wouldn't at this point. He'll have to shock me. · 1581 days ago
Choices for this race? I have 10 and 7
Penn's Grant could be the one to catch Hansen, watch out!
Go with the closers in this one.
Are these the post positions with macho at 1 and Hansen at 9?
Blueskiesnrainbows will win this one, you can just tell. Paynter, Nonios. and Liaisons performances show this one will be the one to beat.
Hansen will run in the WV Derby on my Birthday.

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