Watch the video. At about 1:03, you will see her head dip a bit and she kicks up a bunch of dirt. That is the dip/hole she ran through which Frankie said hindered her acceleration. he said without that, she would have won by 3. Hard to remember she is still a green baby.
He said she wasn't hard-fit, and Frankie said she stepped in a hole (you can see the dust fly in the replay) which slowed her progress. He said she could have won by 3.
She is consistent, and definitely the best 2yo so far.
I don't think the win was all that important to her connections. She was not ridden hard at any point in the race while Stellar Wind is still being iced from the lashing Victor applied.
Prove she's not. She has won more Pacific Classics than either of those two, hasn't she?
Except it happens everywhere else on the planet every day. Only in North America is it a rarity.
Watch the race again. At no point was Beholder asked for full effort The race for her was a prep for the Pacific Classic, leaving a bit in the tank.
Sherman knows Chrome is more valuable on the track than at stud. Martin is going to run him until a leg falls off.
I don't see more ground helping him much, as he will be facing horses who can carry their speed further than the current horses, so still tough for him to keep contact.
They are still used today in many races. Saturday, Postponed had a stablemate as his rabbit in the QEII Coronation Stakes (G1) on The Investec Derby's undercard.
Bullet Train, a 3/4 brother to Frankel, is best known as his rabbit. He was a group winner before this duty.
What exactly would such a race prove? That one is slighly worse a race horse?
The bloom is off these two. I doubt we will ever see Cozmic One run again. More likely shipped to some California farm to stand for $2500 and attracting few mare owners.