I think him missing the juvenile was the best thing that could have happened to him. I was saying he had a great chance to win the Tc after he won the rebel- because he has so much rest up until that race. I wonder if trainers will try to use the same tactic and skip the juvenile- I think the stats that show almost all juvenile winners don't do well in the derby is plenty enough to warrant them trying it!
I think taking him to the pa derby is the worst idea ever. No one will show up- it's a grade two, and why not share him with California? They even said he runs best with little space in between races- and the Haskell was basically a normal workout- he acted like he didn't even break a sweat. Three weeks is fine if he keeps training the same up until then. He is already in California too so won't have to re ship which can take a toll on horses. I think he should avoid pa at all costs- look what happened to chrome there. Personally I think he should keep sweeping grade ones. And since zayat has complete say in his racing decisions- we still could see him next year. They never said 100%- they said most likely retiring this year. Didn't close the door completely
And why race at Saratoga twice? He has already smashed everyone who will be in the travers. It's a waste in my opinion. I'd rather he be shared in California where he is based out of
Beating beholder, who is probably one of the top fillies in recent memory (I'd say she is up there with Zenyatta, Rachel, havre, and blind luck) is hardly beating nobodies
Nbc kept calling the triple crown + breeders cup classic s grand slam yesterday
I don't think mr Jordan should have been in he Haskell. He is too erratic and I was worried he would move into AP if ap wasn't able to stay on his inside. Luckily he was able to and mr Jordan didn't impede him at all but you never know in a horse race what can happen!
Ummmm not sure where you've been but Chrome and Shared Belief will not be in the breeders cup. Bayern has not done anything this year to warrant him going to the BCC. Depending on how Honor Code runs in the Whitney- he may go to the dirt like if he proves to be better at one turn miles. It's actually shaping up to be a pretty weak classic compared to the promise we had at the start of the year. There is no one left to challenge AP with Chrome and SB on the shelf until next year. Just makes me wish more and more that they keep him around to challenge them both next year in California. Now that would be a race to see!
With how hard Victor pulled up to save AP, they should seriously consider the Pacific Classic. Then they should go to the JCGC then the Bc. AP has already beaten Red and Frosted- no need to keep embarrassing these three year olds that are not in the same league. It would be neat to see Beholder against AP. I really hope they avoid the Pa Derby at all costs. A waste of a trip- this horse should not ever see a grade 2 ever again. That race would just be a paid workout. He needs to stick to the pacific classic, awesome again or JCGC and the bcc. With how good he is if I owned him I would bring him back next year for the big cap or Dubai. A horse of this caliber deserves to show what he can do at four. The breeding shed can wait and more wins will only earn a higher stud fee- so it's in everyone's best interests! I pray to god they don't retire this year
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