I'm sure I sound like a broken records, but his accomplishments are still less than those of CC. By saying this I don't want to take anything away from Shared Belief who ran so well yesterday and deserves all of the respect he is receiving, but he will need to win the classic to beat chrome's resume. Though in my opinion, we have no reason to believe that he can't win that race. No doubt that Sb is the "hot" horse right now.
Just curious, but was she not already the top older mare before this race? Even prior to this her accomplishments this year vastly overshadowed those of beholder and princess of sylmar.
Pointed to the spinster at keeneland next
Let me just say that I am not a "chromie." Liked him a lot on the TC trail and he's had a great season but I definitely don't consider him an all time great nor expect him to win the classic with these accomplishments alone. I honestly can't remember the names of everyone who keeps touting tonalist (who I think is a fine horse) over CC for the awards, but I think it's a bit short sided now that were in August to suddenly think there are more important races for a 3yo to win the the Derby considering the rest of cc's resume.
I'm really struggling right now with the number of people who think winning the belmont (a race often won by one hit wonders) and the travers suddenly trumps a widely popular and successful winner of Derby and Preakness, not to mention SA Derby, San Felipe, and another stakes. IF he wins the Travers he would still have to win BC or some combo of G1s against elders to beat him for year end honors. 2 huge ifs for a horse who's greatest accomplishments came at Belmont, a very different track from SA.
Hm I hadn't seen anything anywhere talking about putting him in the clark or that they had even discussed a "final race of his career." Not that I don't believe you, just surprised I hadn't seen anything about that
Lopresti basically confirmed him for the Bernard Baruch. Would have been a historic woodward with him, but I'm happier that they're opting for the turf for the comeback race.
I've been wondering for a while how the Ramsey's would continue their 'kitten dynasty.' Between this one and Big Blue Kitten I think they have a couple of solid horses with nice resumes to move forward with. It will be interesting to see if he also finds success as a sire of sires or broodmare sire.
Ramsey has mentioned that he intends on retiring Real Solution after this season to stand at Ramsey Farm. Will be interesting to see his fee and the mares he will get given that the clearly established and successful Kitten will be a few stalls down. I bet they could ask 15k for him (depending on the rest of his season) and could be seen as the 'bargain' alternative to Kitten's Joy. I'm sure Ramsey will send some of their good mares to him as well.
out of curiosity, why did you pick Real Solution in the top spot? I'm personally rooting for him, but you would certainly know more about the other European contenders than I would to make more informed picks.
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