@marylandgq------You must have mental telepathy, because I was thinking the EXACT same thoughts at 6:25 P.M. this past Saturday. If Rosario had gone 6 wide from the break or the 1/2 mile mark, I'm quite sure Orb would have mowed down Oxbow and every other horse in his path. In case nobody noticed, he was sitting in 17th position at the 3/4 mark in The Derby------and with only 1/2 mile to go, he made one of the most impressive stalking moves of all time (and in 3 inches of slop to boot!!). I'm sure "Shug" is crying over those replays------because my eyes were soaked with tears knowing that the animal didn't lose the race, his jockey did. I think Shug should replace Rosario with Rosie------as she really has the skill and guts to make Orb fire on all cylinders. Her rides at Churchill and Pimlico were brilliant------and I'd love to see her on Orb at Belmont.
@zxswordxz------My throat is still sore, and my brain is fried from wondering "WHY" he didn't go outside immediately!!!!! Please see my comment above to annmatt.
@annmatt------Excellent analysis and I couldn't agree more. It hurts me to say it, but I'm guessing "Shug" must share your sentiment------and he has probably watched the replay at least 100 times wondering why Rosario didn't go outside from the break, or at the 1/2 mile mark.
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