Best trainer in america? With anything other than 2 yos hes average. He can't keep his horses running. They are always getting hurt and always retiring a lot earlier than they should.
The only thing I'd argue with is where you said he's trained by the right trainer. Pletcher destroys horses. How did he not have a single 3 yo or older horse in the breeders cup with the amount of horses he gets every year? This horse will probably make it to about April-May and then you will probably never hear of him again.
Like Palace, still think he is the best sprinter. Rich Tapestry was impressive in his last start also. Huge Bomb shot would be bourbon courage.
Im looking at Seek Again. Has ran well all year. He got blocked badly on the rail in the Shadwell Turf Mile when he was coming. The problem is he likes being on the rail. He will need some luck to get it done.
tv...you can't be serious. Did you even watch the race?
Maybe once they moved in the far turn but Tonalist was last going down the back stretch.
That spill wasn't his fault. Alvarado cut him off while trying to make a move. Theres a reason Moreno was DQ'd
Track bias didn't seem to matter for Tonalist and Zivo who both came from same spot that VE Day was. No excuse him.
Im not trying to be gloom and doom Im just going off of recent trends in the last few years. 2011 was different but look at the other recent years. Orb and Oxbow ran a combine total of 3 times after the triple crown...bodemeister, I'll Have another, Creative Cause, Union Rags never ran again. Even this year. Danza, Medal Count, Intense Holiday. These are all talented horses that ended their career because of the triple crown. The horses that become the really good ones down the lines are the ones that usually did not go through this rigorous schedule. Im not saying it is always the case, of course there are exceptions, but there are enough examples in the past few years that it can be concluded that the Triple Crown may not be the best thing for the race horse itself.
The Triple Crown kills these horses. They are not built for it anymore. There are a very few number of them that go through all the triple crown races and can still run at a very high level afterward. Chrome might be done for, and it was a blessing in disguise for shared belief to miss the triple crown, and the same goes for Bayern. I think Shared Belief will be on top at the end of the year.
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