He was very valiant in defeat, and he lost no respect from me. I think the foot irritated him a lot in the race, but a mile and a half is probably what did it. Hopefully he rebounds at the Breeder's Cup.
Really think he's sitting on a big one.
I like this guy an awful lot, saw on Twitter his goal right now is the Blue Grass and he's been working steadily.
I think really highly of this guy; if he gets to the Derby, he'll be making some noise. He'll love that long stretch there, and he's got a tremendous kick.
Very eager to see him perform tomorrow. With Wildcat Red in the race, I think the pace will be quick enough for him to close into without running out of ground, given the large field. Just pray he doesn't run into traffic or drops into another county! Heard Shug mention they might use him up the backside. Does anyone know if Rafi will be attending?
He's entered on Saturday in race 4 at Gulfstream. I'm excited! Hopefully he wins this time and can get himself on the Derby trail.
Your guess is definitely possible. Even then, it took what, 7 points to get into the Derby last year? :P I'm looking foward to this spring. I'm also looking forward to the pictures you said you would share with us, not many good photos of him out there right now! Thanks again for the info.
Yea, it concerns me that he may not get in, but like you said, Shug knows more than we do and he knows what is best. If what you said is true about him thinking he's better than Honor Code, I'm sure Shug will find a way in. Even if he ran in an alw again, he could still make the Louisiana Derby, Bluegrass, and maybe even the Tampa Bay Derby.
Rafi, I thought Shug said he would like stay in Alw company? Glad to hear he didn't come out of the race cut up, this boy is going to be special.
Thanks so much for sharing this information. I'm a big fan of TB and it shocks me that Shug thinks he's better than Honor Code. I imagine this guy has a big future. Was very impressed today. Thanks for sharing!
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