Is it reasonable that all these track records are being broken at Gulfstream? Additionally, there have been several instances where times have been revised. Finally, some respected clockers have timed a few of these races retroactively and in some instances aren't coming up with these records? Do we suddenly have a glut of "super" horses or is something unique happening at Gulfstream?
You're right, Cot did make that suggestion of going to the New Orleans with PM.
There have been lots of records recently as well as lots of revised times -- makes you wonder how many of these times are legit. Also, Andy Beyer made a godd point recently that many of these races are being run at varying distances to create space to run to the first turn and to trip when the timer starts. Leaves a lot of room for all sorts of errors.
WTC is more of a grinder that can run all day -- it seems to me that he does not have great turn of foot to make up huge ground with a big closing kick.
Nice work Tom.
Like it or not -- you have to give it to this horse. On his best days, he's one tough GOD.
As we all know, the price paid for a horse is irrelevant in determining a horse's ability. Ask the connections of The Green Monkey, Lava Man, Mine That Bird, Blind Luck, to name a few.
The track was fast but it was also very fair. Ask the connections of Sahara Sky?
As much as I was not in love with Mike's ride on Shakin it Up in the San Carlos -- in true Hall of Fame fashion, he comes right back and puts a masterful ride on the Dude in the Big Cap.
He's sure to see a resurgent and freshened Palace Malice at Oaklawn.
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