Pegasus: It’s a shame this 12 million dollar race with two of the best horses of the year, had to be run at Gulfstream Park and not Belmont Park. To start with the first turn, there is no way to compete coming out of the 8th to the 12th post position. The very long back stretch is speed bias. The dirt at GP is like cinders which we know Chrome dislikes dirt in his face to begin with. The stretch is too short for horses to make up for all the problems mentioned. California Chrome never had a chance.
Gulfstream is a good track for stakes races but not for a spectacular history making race like the 12 million races today. Hopefully next year the will limit the field or switch the race to Belmont.
Pa Derby Track 09/24/16
I like #7 Gun Runner he is the best horse but hasn’t learned to change leads (go to fresh legs in stretch). If he does he will win going away.
There will be a lot of early speed in this race.
In the last 10 years only 3 horses have won with Post Positions over#5 and they were two 7s and an 8.
The reason no outside post has won is because the distance from the starting gate to the first turn is only 330 feet (1/2 Furlong). The chance of number 12 Hit it once More (Good pick) are slim. Last year Mr Z went from the 10 Post Position to the lead on the first turn, but tired in the stretch.
I am looking at #4 connect.
With the thunder storms predicted all day The Haskell will be interesting with the addition of Exaggerator (Mud Runner) against Gun Runner and Nyquist. Monmouth is known for its fast track and short stretch (990 feet).Mud Runner will have to stay close to the leaders and make his famous stretch run to catch Gun Runner and Nyquist. It will be Gun Runner and Mud Runner at the wire
I always liked Gun Runner first for his breeding, Candy Ride, Quiet Giant (Giant Causeway) and the Fappiano line in both the Sire and Dam sides. He had trouble changing leads in the past, but in the Matt Winn he broke the track record for that race. The Haskell will be a great race now that Exaggerator (Mud Runner) is entered and thunder storm are predicted all day Sunday. Go Gun Runner
I I agree with you all on Candy Ride, but you have to look further back in his Sire line, he has Cryptoclearance and Fappiano. In his Dam he has Giants Causeway, by Storm Cat, and also Quiet American by again Fappiano (The Sire of Sires). His problem in
Gunner Runner is the best three year old today. His problem in the past was he had problems changing leads. Nyquist is unbelievable and questionable at the same time. Why he didn't run in the Belmont? Was it the NYRA?
Why is nobody interested in the Matt Wynn,with Gun Runner
The sudden odds change at the Preakness when someone placed 80,000.00 on Stradivari, reminds me back when the great Kelso ran, a man with a Black Bag would always bet large a sum of money on Kelso just before the race went off. Is he back??
The sudden odds change at the Preakness when someone placed 80, 00 on Stradivari, reminds me back when the great Kelso ran, a man with a Black Bag would bet large a sum of money on Kelso just before the race went off. Is he back??
A GREAT RACE BY GUN RUNNER. HE DID EVERYTHING, BUT CHANGE LEADS.I AM STICKING WITH HIM. AFTER ALL HE WAS THE YOUNGEST HORSE IN THE RACE. He will learn.
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