Two pletcher horses cost him the Derby and BC
lOOKS LIKE uNBRIDLED'S SONG MAY HAVE 3 IN THE CLASSIC
Noted Bloodstock agent Buzz Chace has passed awy this morning. Buzz was responsible for picking out some of the best horses of the last 20 years. Buzz pick out my namesake champion Artax and also Unbridled's Song and Songandaprayer among many other graded stake winner and future sires.
And Nyra always tries to make the track even on Travers day. They said it was hard to win wire to wire on that track and Cross Traffic did it
He was very close in the Jim Dandy and I believe there will be more pace in the travers to run into. He can lay closer than Orb with a race over the track.
Any one with half a working brain cell would want another Unbridled's Song. The reason you doubters call his offspring unsound is that there are so many great ones who retire early because they were not given the time to mature into their bodies because they show such amazing talent at such an early age. With Graydar and Cross Traffic you are seeing what they can do when given time to mature. Graydar is not unsound he had a small flack in an ankle , which 75% of all race horse have something similar in one joint or the other. They just took it out as an excuse to give him a breather to get ready for the big fall campaign. What other stallion can have 3 legitimate nhorses in the classic if all goes well. ( Graydar, Cross Traffic and Will take Charge)
The dirt Mile is a useless race for Cross Traffic, the field is historically weak and will not improve his stud value. I think he will only race once more before the classic and that will be in the woodward and then Todd will give him the 2 months to the classic. He will have both Graydar and Verrazanno in the Jockey Club . If he somehow gets cooked in the Woodward( which I highly doubt) the best path after that would be the BC Sprint and then the Cigar Mile
Don't know about the class of the 3 yo. But his running style may set him up for the Travers and it could give him a big shot in the classic
They bought the piece after the Donn victory. They just announced it. I would look into buying into Cross Traffic, he acts more like his daddy.
No one can run with him on the lead. Game on Dude is a great horse but he has router speed Fort Larned can never ever run with Cross Traffic. Cross Traffic is that very rare animal who has sprinter speed and can carry it a long way. The best part of him is he will battle and wont quit, Johnny said he will wait on the lead. In the classic he will have someone near him and all times and he will just battle them to death.
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