I was surprised to see Toronado the favourite over Kingman after Kingman's flashy win at Ascot. He took awhile to get organised today when Doyle pressed the button but once he did he blew by them like they were standing still and kept on rolling past the finish. I wonder if a step up in distance may be considered after this. Also thought that Darwin ran a blinder considering the class horses he was up against, he didn't really get collared till the end
Do we even know if Normandy Invasion was that good to begin with? It seemed that Fox Hill was generating most of the hype around NI - Brown didn't try to make him out into something he wasn't
Scott Blasi is back working for Steve Asmussen - https://twitter.com/Txfleming/status/494081021345013760/photo/1
Agreed. Many of the horse's previous problems also seemed to stem from the fact that Sanchez appeared to have no idea what he was doing, and Azpurua didn't seem to provide much guidance. Publicly announcing the numerous million dollar sales in the works for SI, watching them prepare the horse for classic distance races with 3f and 4f works, announcing their decisions, then changing their minds, then waiting on one more work from the gate, yadayadayada… SI moving won't stop Sanchez from talking to any reporter that will listen, but hopefully Brown can at least prepare the horse and place him in some suitable races. (Not that he didn't belong in the Woodward, Preakness, etc., but I could see a drop in class being the next suitable spot for him)
His last published work was July 23rd at Winstar so that sounds like a likely story.
Praise the lord!
1 1/8 miles on Dirt
Entered in R3 (MSW) at Saratoga on Friday
Apologies, didn't see it
I'm all about Kingman in this one, but it looks like it will be a thrilling race! Interesting to see War Command in here but hopefully he can get back to his 2 year old form and hit the board
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