He always has quite a few running, but this year's group seems to have a lot of quality. I question Malagacy's and One Liner's ability to be effective at 10f, but I have more confidence in the former due to how well he finished in the Rebel.
Tapwrit seems to have the talent and pedigree to go 10f. Oddly enough, Tampa Bay, which normally has the weaker group of 3yr olds, may end up having the best this year.
I believe she was a couple times actually. However, being asked could just as easily be a reason to look at her competition. Feb/Mar of 2016, the best Songbird faced was Land Over Sea, who never really made an impact that year, with her biggest victory coming in a weak edition of the Fair Grounds Oaks. After that she never won again.
Unique Bella has faced the champion on this crop and Abel Tasman, who was riding a three race winning streak into the Santa Ysabel, her last race being the Grade one Starlet.
It would be very fun to watch. At this point, neither had been let out completely, and I think we'd see a good stretch duel if you could take Songbird of Feb/Mar 2016 and put her against the Unique Bella of now.
Would it be an insult if this filly went on to do exactly what people think she will? It isn't an insult at all to speculate about this filly's level of talent.
I'd agree she showed her true stuff in the Distaff. It was a heck of a race. Unique Bella, despite needing to get livened up, pretty easily. When looking at how slow Mike had her going in that fourth quarter I'm not surprised she needed to be woken up, especially against a kick like Abel Tasman's.
Bella, like Songbird at this point, has been winning easily. If both of these ladies line up and both have continued to progress, the race should be quite a show.
In 2016, Songbird also didn't see a grade one winner until late July. So, was it all due to her talent, or did the lack of competition have something to do with that too?
is ANYONE on this site going to even acknowledge the winners bad trip? shaman ghost..he comes flying in the stretch only to get shut off by frosted on the outside, and has to alter shift and swing all the way to the inside between horses and still win closing fastest of all. the fact of this race is that if shaman ghost does not get shut off during his stretch run he just goes rightttt on by
i think its time you watch the replay closely..Frosted was nowhere nearrrrr breaking lucky until all 4 horses basically approached the wire. at that point all 4 horses were in trouble. with frosted having the OBVIOUS advantage of being on the outside..so that makes even a worse case for frosted..having a clear advantage of being on the outside and still not being able to get by. Frosted is the one who did the interfering with the horses inside of him by veering in..so that again gives the inside horses another disadvantage. hope you realize that everything you typed was to the advantage of frosted and to the disadvantage of the inside horses. but i guess during your point of trying to excuse frosted you didnt even notice
you think its easy to control a horse? especially one running at that high speed? go watch a race from sky view..every single race the horses are moving in and out through the stretch. you know why you dont notice it a lot from the regular view we get on tv? cause you cant really see them swerving unless another horse is next to them and they bump and you see the other horses reaction.
and im not saying frosted had some perfect trip either. most horses in a horse race dont get perfect trips. you have any idea how many winning horses in a race overcome obstacles? happens every other race on any given day. im just completely shocked that people refuse to acknowledge the actual winners bad trip.
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