If you watch the replay I get the feeling this horse may do well with more ground. He has a very long stride which should serve him well through the TC season. He appears to have some tactical speed so it may well come down to his ability to navigate through the cluster that tends to build at the top of the Derby stretch. Definitely one I'll be watching.
Apologies, before you start attacking my grammar understand that I'm on a mobile device and I feel the point is more important then grammatical accuracy in this conversation.
Apoligies. After reading my last comment I came off a little strong. I just feel like we're anointing a great horse before she's proven her talent against truly worthy competition. Frankel, in my opinion, is the best horse in the world, and I'm American so there is no bias. All I say is that I need to see more before we start grasping for historical comparisons. I asked the same of Zenyatta even though I, like many others, had a strong affection for her.
Fine mare. Let me say it, fine mare. However, comparing this lady that has never gone over 6 furlongs and never left Australia ( by all means a 2nd tear horse racing nation) to Frankel. Wow. And on top of it you put it ahead of all the great races in the last 11 years. lonhro you have single-handedly made me think I might have to find another website to frequent.
Complete agreement ZF. This could have been one of the greatest Breeders' Cups in history with the great battles already set in the dirt mile, Classic, and then this. I personally believe Frankel would have spnaked Goldikova silly just like he has every other horse he has faced. That's no slight on Goldikova. She is the best turf miler I have ever seen in my short horse racing experience. Its because I believe if Frankel can keep his form he will be one of the best horses of our generation.
Congrats Scoggy. I'm from Minnesota and I took the first trip of my life to Aqueduct in April to watch Mo in the Wood. That horse was my life through the spring. Needless to say it was hard watching him lose his first career race. I still loved seeing him and the fact that dominant Mo is back after all he went through is a testament to the will of this horse. He may not end up being amongst the greatest horses of all time but he definitely has a chance to be one of the most courageous.
I'm not a real big fan of MMM but I do have to concede that he did show some grit in challenging down the stretch after throwing a shoe early. However, I just don't feel that any horse coming out of that race will be a real threat in the Derby. The only horse I've seen at FG this spring that I think could be a fact or is Santiva.
I don't disagree with either of the last two comments. To start to wonder if other horses are catching up with Mo.... its entirely logical. How could the field do anything but catch up to him following his two year old campaign. He won the Eclipse award and they may as well have skipped nominating anyone else. And yes it will be a poor value on Mo in the Derby. Its rarely a good play to go chalky in the Derby. There's so many factors that are new/foreign for these horses. Its one of the greatest betting races in the world. However, strictly as a fan, how can you not be excited about this horse? When national handicappers are saying this is the best colt theyheaded into the TC season since Spectacular big
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