The biggest difference between Keen Ice and American Pharoah's campaign that could explain the loss? Shipping.
American Pharoah should have never shipped back to California. The Zayats ought to have left him there at Monmouth to make a decision, or forgone any racing in New York.
Paid off! Frosted over Pharoah over Texas Red? I feel like a chalk board.
The real question: will he win the Vosburgh?
airedale, I meant to say 20 furlongs, Kelso himself never tried 20. While I do patronize Kelso's versatility, I still hold that Dr. Fager was quicker and thus would've put him to shame more times than the reverse.
I contend that you'll no longer hold that position Saturday evening.
No, I do my boxing with words ((haha))
In my mind, if we took all the racehorses that have ever run and put them at their best, than proceeded to run them at every distance from 5f to 20f on all kinds of varying turf, dirt, synthetic, and off tracks, Dr. Fager would win the majority of those races. If you look closely at the pattern of the good doctor's races, he was not tried going longer until later into his career. The horse needed time to learn how to settle before going long. I think that had the Woodward come a year later, Damascus would've been toast. That is not to mention that Dr. Fager tried turf, hated it and was sliding around, yet still won, beating the former turf champion Fort Marcy in the process!
There's more to works than time
God bless B Wayne Hughes
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