MONSTER EFFORT. Not fully crank up.
Oxbow and Paynter are 9/10 related. He ran just like his older 9/10 brother
Pure Fun is dangerous
NOT SO FAST! You can never discount the Breeders Cup Classic winner. He always is in the FINAL TWO. While Wise Dan has been extremely impressive, he has dodge all the Grade 1 top DIRT races this year, that has always been a requirement for HOTY awards . Huge mistake, even when given the opportunity to race in the Breeders Cup classic to settle the matter. This decision alone, puts Wise Dan behind several others ROYAL DELTA - The Breeders Cup Laddies Classic winner, defeated a far more stellar field and pack with significant championship implication then this year Turf miler. She has won at the classic distance and is the DOUBLE Breeders Cup winner, previously voted champion honors. Royal Delta resume is far more worthy of the Horse of the Year award then Wise Dan. Her record was from FEB-NOV. Ill Have Another could even be consider second in the voting over Wise Dan, because of his powerful wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. We were all assured of the Triple Crown if he had stayed healthy. FORT LARNED gets the nod in this category. Twice defeated stellar fields in the BIGGEST day of racing on BOTH coast, and holds the Breeders Cup Classic victory with a TOP 117 speed ratings at 1 1/4 classic distance. Fort Larned also holds four races above 110 speed rating, 117,113,111,110, also winning at 109,106 rather easily which would be included. So Fort Larned could have eclipse 110 in six top competition races. He would not be denied on Breeders Cup Classic day, and I don't see him being denied at HOTY ceremonies. His record was from FEB-NOV Final Commentary: A quick look at the past HOTY voting would say, a miler on DIRT or TURF could never win the voting because of the level of competition, and there have been some greats to perform in times past. This hold true this year as well. Wise Dan was manificient. But, we must evaluate the playing field, just as we do in NCAA Football or Basketball Division I versus Division II competition. The horses in which Wide Dan defeated this year are NOT consider to be significant leaders towards divisional honors. Wise Dan raced record was from APR-NOV FORT LARNED gets the nod because he defeated the best TWICE and on BOTH coasts, with high racing numbers ALL YEAR long.
Lets see, did the CHRB review Gomez doctor release to return and ride. If there was pain on race day, it most certainly was there during medical review. Also, was he not working horses in the morning, prior to receiving clearance
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