Carnival Court is a HALF sister to Royal Delta. Using the un-modified term "sister" indicated full sibling.
I don't believe BC's connections will ship her to Ascot. Like the Mosses & Zenyatta, I think they care more about her record than having her face the best. If they wanted to prove she's the best in the world, she'd have left Oz to run in Dubai or last year's Breeders Cup. She'll stay in California, oops, Australia, and proclaim she's the best ever. A great horse, but one whose connections feared facing the best.
After Blame maybe.
Probably Zenyatta crowd who refuse to accept she wasn't the best.
Because overall he was a better race horse.
You should not list her as coming in 2nd. She did not. She officially DNF since she never crossed the finish line.
He got beat badly (7 lengths) in a $16,000 optional claiming race. Explains his showing in the Arkansas Derby - he's not graded stakes quality.
He was a great 2yo, but many top 2yo are great then because they've matured faster than their classmates. Think of what appear to be tall Jr High School boys. Often passed in High School by the later maturing, and often then are shown to be good but far from great. Mo is looking more like Arazi than the 2nd coming of Secretariat.
Mo fell that far because other than Toby's Corner, the field was just a bunch of allowance horses, not graded stakes proven like the others have beaten. He hasn't beaten a graded stakes winner this year. He also didn't run particularly fast fractions, so his inability to carry even that pace past a mile bodes badly for him. His "cruising speed" doesn't match The Factor's, either. He wasn't "a little short", he was dropping back badly. With less than a month to the KY Derby, he's got little time to create the "bottom" he needs.
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