This is one of the dumbest posts I've seen. The goal for most owners in horse racing is TO MAKE MONEY. To call Firing Line's going to the Sunland Derby a 'chicken sh$$' move is classless on your part. I would call it genius...I wish I could have a horse that dominant to win that type of race and make the KD. I'm sure they didn't want to harm their 'dignity' to stay at SA.
This horse has blown up EVERY horse racing board and website I visit. I love it, haha.
Mallios, I'm impressed. Outside of American Pharaoh, we have agreed on Derby horses pretty much spot on. There are so many positives about this horse, not to mention the guaranteed 10/1 (or better) odds on Derby day. To me, his biggest hurdle is surviving the ship over, quarantine, and adapting to Churchill. In Dubai, Mott did say (when talking about Lea) that Dubai's new dirt surface most closely resembled Churchill Down's dirt, so Mubtaahij has that going for him as well.
He said he was planning on shipping him 2 weeks after the UAE Derby, assuming all goes well.
Received a 118 timeform speed figure for his win in the UAE Derby.
It's a real shame. It looks like greed and money are starting to unravel California Chrome's team. I think they need to be realistic with California Chrome. He's a very good horse, and could've quite easily picked and chosen good spots for races in the US that would've gotten money and not been too taxing for him. I don't think he's good enough to beat top turf horses in Europe, but who knows.
Thank you Lemon Drop. I cant tell you how many people I've seen post this type of nonsense on different horse racing forums over the last day. The intelligence of some people just boggles my mind. Do some actual research into how races are run over there and not just say, "OMG this horse is 5 seconds slower than American horses!"
That makes things really interesting. More than likely will have the highest Beyer going into the Derby, and will probably be overlooked somewhat with all the giants in CA.
With Stanford running so well in the LA Derby, I'm going to go all-in with Materiality here.
I also arrived on him as my derby horse after my first two (Texas Red, Khozan) went down to injury. The Withers was a very impressive race numbers-wise for FFO, considering he spotted them 6 lengths at the start and was still very green in certain aspects. My top two right now are Dortmund and Far from Over, obviously we'll see how good he really is in the Wood.
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