Heading to Saratoga this weekend and am so excited to get to see the Diana again, especially with Stephanie's Kitten running this year. Anyone have any horses to watch that are running this weekend?
Yikes. According to a Bloodhorse article, TCB will make her comeback in the G1 Test at 7F. If successful, she will be pointed at the G1 Travers later in August. Obviously Lukas has had remarkable success with putting fillies in high profile races against the boys, but it hardly seems fair to have such lofty expectations for this filly who has been injured for the better part of this year.
Poor horse never got the chance to prove himself this year. Too bad, would have been fun to have a couple Derby winners in the BC Classic... might not have been an Alysheba/Ferdinand tight finish, but fun none the less.
So say we took Curlin out of the breeding shed and entered him in some allowance race. Because he would be active again would he suddenly be top older dirt male according to this list? He would most certainly be the most accomplished horse "running" despite not having accomplished enough in 2015. (Not trying to be smart with you at all, just trying to figure it out)
Has anyone looked at this week's Divisional Rankings over at DRF? Everything seems reasonable until you get to the Turf Males division. The top 5 in order are: Main Sequence, Wise Dan, California Chrome, Big Blue Kitten, Slumber. Maybe someone else can reason through this, but in what world are a horse that has only won a G2 (and out of the money in his other starts), a champ who hasn't even put in a work this year, and a horse who has yet to run on turf this year but happens to be pointing to a turf race rank above horses who have actually won G1 races? Maybe I'm not understanding the criteria of this ranking because I wont argue that those top three don't deserve respect. But if we are trying to rank the best turf horses of 2015, none of those three would be above Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Finnegan's wake, etc who have all won a G1 this year among other strong performances. Maybe those "top 3" will prove themselves worthy of those spots later in the year... but they just haven't done it yet.
There isn't a single horse I've liked more than Dan. Lopresti has him looking fantastic.
YES!!! Way to go BBK. Shining Copper held on way longer than I thought he could, and what happened to Main Sequence?
Finished in 1:59.27, the boys in the Belmont Derby went the same 10f in 2:01.16. Glad I was able to see this girl when she was down at Keeneland, it's always nice when you get to see these really good ones in person.
Won the 8th at Belmont by a head https://twitter.com/HRTV/status/614565544633577472/photo/1
I really like this horse. Happy for Peter Eurton having this success with him!
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