You said it perfectly, T_V.
Hoping that when he makes his return he continues his success from early this year. Lot of promise on the dirt!
Have there been any horses in the past who have been as closely documented as Zenyatta's babies?
I think he is one of the better "second tier" 3 yos. I don't see him winning the big grade 1s against the top colts, but, like Departing last year, I definitely see him making noise in ungraded stakes and g3s. Please don't take this as me knocking the horse, racing takes all kinds and I've always found the relatively consistent lower level stakes winners (like Caixa Eletronic and Ben's Cat) to be some of the most fun to follow.
Looking forward to the 8th at saratoga. 7f $100k featuring toasting, grace hall, my miss Aurelia, and better lucky. Not the easiest spot for mma's return, but interested to see how she performs. Will go off as the 2/1 ml favorite.
The travers will be the most anticipated of the summer, in my opinion. Assuming everyone stays healthy, it's going to be a stellar field.
Does it look like his back flank has some grey in it?
Don't dishonor this great horse by "not considering him a 2 time HOTY." He is, whether you want to think so or not. Maybe this isn't the same horse as 2012; he's seven now, but he's won two G1s, one off a layoff, and one at a distance that's just over his preferred. No, these don't hold quite the same prestige of the schedule WTC has tackled, but what's the point of putting a horse through that if he can only a muster an inquired win and nothing else? Based off how they've handled their horses, I must say Mr. Campbell has a lot more sense than Mr. Horton, because Palace Malice has looked incredible in every race and is so far undefeated. To me, PM and WTC are about equally talented. But the one who is in the lead for HOTY is the one who has been carefully placed into winnable spots and is now getting cranked up for real big races in the second half of the year. So why not let Dan keep taking on the races he clearly loves to run? It would be incredible to see him take on Europe or dirt, but if turf miles keep him happy and in training, then we will have the honor of seeing the best american turf horse in many years continue to rack up wins in America's best turf races.
Felt the same way, Mary. Fun duel, but not something I care to see from 2yo babies. Hope they both come back to do great things.
I really like this field. Should be a very good race.
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