The Oceanside generally draws a nice field. Unfortunately, I think I'll have to be chalky and go with Papacoolpapacool this year.
Oddly enough, though the pace initially started out much quicker this year than when TPM set the pace last year, his final time for this year's edition ended up being slower than last year's final time.
What a horrid week for racing fans! Prayers going out to Lady Eli and all involved in her care.
The Zayats will continue to race American Pharoah through the rest of the year with the main goal being the BC Classic. With that in mind, it makes much more sense for Shug to point Honor Code toward the Dirt Mile. You want to take on the best to prove you're the best, but you also want to have a chance to win. If AP continues to work and race like he's been doing all year, then I honestly cannot think of a horse in training that stands a chance against him.
March is turning into a good one. Certainly is doing Blame proud.
Wedding Toast sure looked the part. Untapable looked good but didn't show her usual fire. I suspect she'll be given some time off and that we won't see her again until late summer/early fall.
Darn that Amelia's Wild Ride! Ben's Cat had it until that last couple of strides.
Some horses only run well at California tracks, and then you have Moreno. They should probably stick to the East Coast, but I love that Guillot doesn't stick to just one area with his star.
I'd like Betty more if there was more pace for her to run at.
I always knew Twilight Eclipse had it in him! I was ecstatic to see him get this victory, and a hard fought victory at that.
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