Note the poor performances were >9 furlongs, while the superb at or below that distance. The PA Derby is right in his wheelhouse.
So they plan to be an annex of the Hall of Fame?
He saw the Haskell and got a case of the vapors.
And if Untapable continues to run as well as she has already done, she will blow the colts off the track, and another HOY filly, so 3yo colt a big yawn.
"Solid sophomores"? If you are using "solid" as in states of matter. These horses were neither liquid nor gas, but talent-wise "mediocre" would be generous.
Nothing indicates she would better on turf. Other than wishful thinking. California turf courses are not forgiving. Even turf specialists train better on dirt, and run better against the modest fields she has faced. It is being optimistic to call her an allowance quality mare, as she only has ever beaten maidens and optional claimers.
Something is just not right with this mare. She has proven twice she is distanced by stakes class, and minor stakes class at that, fillies. Her works this year have been uninspired. She started her career hot, but has shown nothing this year to warrant keeping her in training.
His main base is in California, currently at Santa Anita
Mr Coburn is a sore loser and his comments demonstrated that he has no business in the sport. EVERY Triple Crown winner has faced and beaten fresh horses. His couldn't. This does not mean the rules need changing. Nit means the sport needs to return to drug-free racing. The UK has had longer Triple Crown drought, yet no one suggests shortening the races nor spacing them further. Breed horses to run further, drug free.
Impressive win today at Newmarket in the Lloyds Bank Commercial Maiden Stakes over a field of 8 colts and geldings including the much ballyhooed Hydrogen (top priced yearling a couple years ago). She carried 126 lbs over the 12 furlongs. She is certainly one to watch.
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