Before we all settle on him as our Derby horse, we ought to notice that the horses he has been beating have not been coming back all that well...
How is there nothing to suggest a colossal improvement in Chrome from 4 to 5? He bettered his efforts on all accounts -- look at the Dubai World Cup. With a tougher field on his second go, he beat them more handily... Pop those big numbers? Chrome only faced Arrogate once, what about all the other big numbers throughout the year? Not to mention speed figures can't be compared from year to year reliably...
I doubt it -- he was nice horse, but did not have the spark to keep up with Arrogate down the lane and it's not fair to assume he would've progressed into this year as Chrome did
What ever happened to it? This mare should have been a G1 winner several times.
Testament to his fear of Chrome and Arrogate if he entered a grinder into as fast a mile as this year's was
No muscle, beautiful pasterns, back legs a bit iffy, very balanced overall.
Looks so much like his dad
Buck and Laz, if you're out there -- just read online that Mr. Sanford passed away, owner of Take Charge Indy. Was he any relation to the Sanford this stakes was named after? I can't remember anything about the family but it would make sense if they were counterparts of the Whitneys, Woodwards,..
I disagree, at Churchill you have to go pretty damn slow not get caught
As evidenced by the recent success of Remsen winners in the Derby. They can ALL get 9f, just some faster than others.
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