Mark, I agree she should take a shot, but it seems you have only 1 tier 1 horse on dirt, Chrome. Not sure they are all tier 2 horses, but even the tier ones would be behind chrome this year. Found has a tough choice Chrome or Flintshire. Id say slightly better odds to beat Flintshire but slightly less money and prestige.
If Chrome chokes, frosted has as good a chance as any horse.
well if what you say is true there is more prestige in winning the dirt mile than taking 3rd in the classic. he cant beat Chrome unless Chrome mis-fires, then he would have to beat the rest, which im not sure he can in California. I hope he goes to the classic and think he will, but you never know.
plenty of time to try a mile or 9f after the BC sprint. To prep for the Pegasus. They could always sell the spot.
why is everyone so hell bent to put Runhappy in the dirt mile. The BC Sprint is easier, more his distance and pays more. seems like a no brainer to me.
I think a lot of these horse are going to wait and see. Remember 3rd place in the classic pays as much as winning the Dirt Mile (600K.) So beholder, Frosted,, Dortmound, Hooportunity, will all wait and see who challenges Chrome.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. That 2009 BBC was UNBELIEVABLE!!! What a truly remarkable animal. I also watched the 2010 when Blame beat her, great run by Blame, but Z won that race in the hearts of the fans. wasnt her fault she was asked a second too late to go and had the trip from hell. I lost one of my best friends this week to diabetes, he got me into this sport and we always loved "Z" the best, so for those 2 things I thank you buddy! I hope that your smiling down on all the horses now.
I think shes beyond ducking the challengers. She already tried the boys and lost so no ducking there, and you cant really say any horse is ducking thats running in the Classic. Im just thinking if she were to win he classic that would be a nice resume.
If I were Mandela and the connections for Beholders. I would go into the BCC. Sure Chrome is better as of now, but so maybe Songbird. She already showed that she can compete at that level. Even taking 2nd place of a 5 million dollar purse is a million bucks, winning the distaff is 1.2 million. and she could beat Chrome if she fires a perfect race. In a field of 14 anything can happen.
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