Another idiotic post. You seriously thought Orb lost today because the jock moved too early? Amazing!
Why does anyone bother?
Icy, the horse did not relish the off going in the KD, what could Krigger have done? Also, he smartly took care of the horse when he realized that he was not sitting on the winner. Smart not to leave him out today. :)
Cocoa, my point is, we have seen many jocks ride the "best" horses and still do not win at the stunning pace that this guy is winning races. Therefore, the rider should be credited. Using your logic, a guy winning races on good horses cannot be the best jockey. How do you think he ended up being put on those good horses? He had to cut his teeth riding lesser talented ones.
LOL! Couldn't agree more.
This is an unfounded comment. The guy has won several times on the horse in different ways -- setting the pace (Delta Jackpot) as well as sitting just off the pace (Santa Anita Derby). So easy to bash up and coming riders -- please note that even the best riders of the day were up and coming at the outset of their careers. Without guys like Doug O'Neill, many would never have made it.
Such a disservice to suggest that the guy is winning at the pace he is because "he's getting good mounts." Lots of other "top" jockeys are also getting good mounts but not accomplishing the results that JR is. At some point, the credit has to go to the rider -- he's making all the right decisions at the moment. Kaitlin is spot on: definitely the best jockey right now (by far).
While I like DOJ, I can't understand why people aren't crediting the winner. POS ran a great race and got a hall of fame ride despite also getting squeezed at the start. POS was positioned behind DOJ and Mike had to work out a trip. He did that better than Johnny -- that's all. DOJ is still a good filly that was hard pressed to live up to her last outing.
More like a damn crazy horse.
Is it me or has the Pletcher barn "frozen out" Javier since "the decision"? Definitely noticed he hasn't been on a Pletcher horse since -- suspect with Johnny's absence, he may have been 1st call on Overanalyze.
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