Other than AP, none of these other horses are even ranked. This should be a walkover, if AP is healthy, and gets a safe trip. This is basically a sprint compared to the last 3 races he came off of. He'll need a classic distance race against older horses, i.e., the Pacific Classic, in order to prep for the BC Classic at Keeneland on Halloween.
jeff, you obviously didn't watch the same race the rest of us watched!
Well rested after the grueling triple crown run.
it is definitely the super bowl of no. American horse racing, and the connections know, even if the horse doesn't. you won't find the amount of graded stakes winners in other races that you will find in this race.
since i live in the west, del mar, in a wonderful setting with spanish architecture, and old bay meadows where t'breds, harness, and quarters ran in the same year.
at man o' war's funeral, there were upwards of a million people in attendance. he was a national hero. he should have set the record for consecutive wins had he not had a starting snafu.
bloodhorse has rated 1) man o' war 2) secretariat 3) citation. i would put citation at second since noor, who beat him a few times, set records himself, so citation's competition was keener than sec's, and sec lost to inferior horses, though he set records in the triple crown.
man o war would have been undefeated had he not been turning around, facing in the opposite direction during that start against upset.
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