It would nice to see Jimmy have a champion in the year the greatest trainer in my lifetime, IMO, his father H.Allen Jerkens passed away.
Off only 7 starts? Finished out of the money at Saratoga.
Sorry, no way top 100. Won't be in the Hall Of Fame off 7 starts. Your love of that horse is admirable. But not totally rational.
Never set a track record. And was in trouble when challenged on the lead. The BC Classic would have been a much different race has Liam's Map and Beholder were in the field. When AP is the lone speed, the race is over.
MAYBE top ten, more logical top 15 or so.
Top ten yes, number #2, no way.
You're kidding, right?
Noor, along with Exceller, are the only two horse I know of who beat TWO Triple Crown winners. (Assault & Citation; Affirmed and Seattle Slew)
Me too. Some rated way too high. Any horse in the top 100 or so should be Hall Of Famers unless recently retired.
Haven't seen a closing like that in a long time. A "Silky Sullivan" finish. For those of you too young to know about him, put his name in search on Youtube then watch and be amazed.
If you look over Keen Ice's past performances, you can see he has improved each start, each time getting closer to Pharoah. The Travers was no fluke. Ice will be a formidable foe the rest of the year and in the BC Classic. He's a closer who likes a fast pace, and he'll surely get it in the Classic. If Pharoah bounces back to win the Classic, he will go down as one of the best ever. Another loss will drop him down on that list. And just as a side note, the older horses like Honor Code should not be overlooked, as they have turned in faster Beyers than the 3 yr. olds this year.
Keen Ice will be a real tough horse to beat the rest of the year. Just keeps getting better each start. big shot in the BC Classic. Should be rated second here.
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