I like Tapwrit. He runs fast finishing with interest. He ran well against Derby leader McCracken in the Davis then followed it up nicely in TB Derby. Nothing this year is a blow me away type.
Did anybody feel American Patriot did not get a trip that would produce his best sustained late run. I think he may have had a bit more run but got a Euro cover up trip inside. He is not an explosive type but a grinder needing 2-3F on outside clear to get there. Iprefer the ride Mondaliste got personally. Nice race and kudos to Beach Patrol. Another Chad..... America turf racing is starting to resemble Ireland and O'Brien.
It appears you have five horses included in your Pick 4 with a good mix of short, mid and long prices. The Player is starting to look like a "wise guy" horse. Everyone on every site seems to be on same 6-1 shot. Odds may not hold. Good Luck!
Most impressive in a superior race. I hope the horse continues to progress.
I would love to see Nyquist tackle his elders to avoid the ship east. However, not likely. I am probably in the minority but I have always felt Nyquist never quite gets his due. Whether its the AP hangover effect I don't know. His losing race in the Preakness was very good and before that all he does is beat everyone. Beating Chrome and other olders would elevate his reputation whenever his connections decide to take their shot.
A super nice race mare that gave fans a lot of thrills. It is fun to follow these types also as broodmares. I would lean to Medaglia d' Oro then Mo. I wonder if he Winchell family will use one of their sires though. Whatever the pairing it should be enjoyable seeing them run.
Good list of young sires but nothing really excites me. I guess Uncle Mo sucked all the air out of the room. I have been watching To Honor and Serve a bit as a sleeper. Only a few have ran that I have seen.
My question is how did Mongolian Prince lose in his debut at GP? Must have been one tough MSW group at GP to beat this seasoned horse. :-)
I liked reading this analysis. At first glance seeing Songandaprayer in the mix I immediately think "done by the head of the stretch in Louisville". However the other influences Laura points out say I better look deeper. I am not yet sure what SoCal has this year for the Derby but it will be interesting. I always lean to horses on dirt with high cruising ability. Betting on a deep closer who is weaving an bobbing thru a full Derby field can give a gambler ulcers.
I am not overly enamored with Shagaf for the Roses. Two months out so much can still change. Why does the 2 YO "racing" foundation appear to be so important. You would think a couple months of galloping/training as a 2 YO then three preps as a 3 YO would set them up for a run if the pre-requisite talent is built in. History tells us otherwise. The scoreboard shows History well ahead of DAVIDM9999.
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