Don't believe everything you hear -- people may be trying to drive up the price and are always trying to beat a prohibitive favorite. I remember reports coming out after her last race that she looked terrific! So, if something didn't look right at Keeneland, I'm guessing it was just some travel/jet lag, etc. She reportedly was on the muscle today in her gallop and the rider had his "feet in the dash."
Target is the King's Bishop at Saratoga the end of August.
Thanks! I heard he is improving all the time. Scary! He does everything so perfectly and easily!
No, he sure looks like he will handle route races with that long stride of his, high cruising speed and strong gallop outs.
Jim, have you seen any of his works lately? Was wondering how you know he is working so easily? I agree with you, the sky is the limit if this guy handles 2-turns!
Bal a Bali will run in the American Stakes on May 9th, a one mile turf race at Santa Anita.
Kentuckian going to enter the 7f Barrera Stakes on May 10th at Santa Anita.
But, there would appear to be bigger fish to fry for this big, 2-turn colt. Even in defeat we learned he remains calm before a big race, battles on through adversity and belongs at the elite level of competition.
He is not a sprinter. He is a big, 2-turn colt -- at least according to all his connections. :)
Very poor ride by Bejarano, IMO. It looked like he could have done a John Velasquez move with Union Rags up the rail in the Belmont and coaxed the inexperienced Kentuckian through the small window. And, if not, just rate him behind the horse to his outside (Kentuckian has shown to be rateable) and just wait for the 60-1 shot to fall back. A big horse with a long stride like Kentuckian's, takes several strides to get into full-gear. So, when he does, it is disastrous to completely stop his stride and pull him back. In a sprint it all but ends any chance for the horse. In my mind, he would have gone on to win if the jockey had made the right move at that moment. Split second decisions are asked of these jockeys on a regular bases and the ones that come through most often in the clutch are money riders -- this was NOT one of those rides!
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