Appreciate that you know Keen Ice is out with a distal cannon bone fracture. Others commenting on various sites seem to think he has disappeared without reason. I certainly want to see how he does after the trainer change (to Pletcher) as well as after the treatment/rehab. :)
Too funny! He probably is poised for yet another foray at HRN, if not during BC time, then surely next spring for the TC....
So glad to see you back; several of us were hoping you'd return! I was going to post a comment here saying that firefly1's astute, mature thought process and presentation are very much appreciated; then see that it's "you". Welcome back!
Good luck to Scholar Athlete (I do love his name!) and Graham Motion in the Queen's Plate! I liked Einstein very much, and always appreciate the progeny of the late Spend A Buck.
You mean who is riding Hopp? Supposed to be Mike Smith unless something has changed since the entries were taken.
DRF has just posted that Hoppertunity will run. He galloped this A.M. and Baffert was "impressed". Baffert is quoted as saying, "We'll run. He'll run well." http://live.drf.com/nuggets/29908
That's what I'm seeing per DRF Andersen within the past ~40 minutes! Baffert is apparently saying he may scratch the horse; will make a final decision in the A.M. (Fri.) http://live.drf.com/nuggets/29899
ato, He's being entered in a sprint distance race as his initial start back since having had the throat surgery, but it is tentatively a prep for the Dwyer. A complete story with comments by assistant trainer Julie Clark is at BH. :)
Nyquist probably will be 3 y/o champion. However, beginning with your "we will see who is laughing..." paragraph, and "of non-Triple Crown winning horses...to do 'that' ", I'm not sure about the meaning of "that". Curlin did not win the Haskell or the Travers after having won only one leg of the Triple Crown, but he did win both the JCGC and the BCC. He secured both the 3 y/o championship and HOY honors at the end of his 3 y/o campaign.
Hoppertunity has been entered in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. He has drawn post position #6, Race 9. Mike Smith is scheduled to ride. I haven't seen ML odds yet. Here is the remainder of the field. http://challenge.breederscup.com/race/gold-cup
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