Thought of War Emblem in Belmont who lost it at start as he could not stand being off lead. This horse has won in all styles. I am impressed, big powerful and fast. Triple Crown races usually make a horse famous as it captures a wider audience, but the last four has won probably have stronger top to bottom competition. Absolutely ranks up there with the GOAT.
with Tapit siring do many stakes winners. Gray colts are going to be more comments n in the future.
Dusty, I have watch the video and I am not quite sure exactly what I being referenced. I very curious. Could you be a bit more specific.
With a pace that was killer for horses questionable at classic distances no less.
He is quick and could set a pace that would be tough for horse that are difficult to rate. You make a good point! While no horse in this race has every gone 10, as is always the case, prior to Kentucky Derby, Danzig Candy can spoil it for another pace setter, but I would not think he can win it with that Santa Anita pace.
If he is that close, he could have a chance. However, 8 wide with this field might be too tough.
Anything is possible. I just cannot put my money on a closer in a big field of 20. With the advent of the point system to get into the Derby. The days of rabbits setting the pace for a closer is not the case anymore. Unless he gets a perfect trip with a pace of 1:10 for 6 furlongs. I cannot see him getting it down. I'll stick with stalkers and perhaps a front runner if pace is slow.
That was an impressive race by Nyquist, got out fast, settled in and kicked home out in the middle away from the slop inside. Mohaymen got caught wide early, made a bid but just did not have enough kick today to sustain the distance. They are both excellent horses. I hope Mohaymen just bounced and will be back for the Derby in good form.
Nice race. It does look the face pace did in the pacesetters. Not easy swing out for a stretch run. Not sure if Shagaf is in the Mohayman/Nyquist category yet, but his pedigree suggest he could very well be.
As a resident of South Florida, We are very aware that an El Niño winter is wetter and warmer than normal. Certainly not a daily wash out, but an off-track on race day is not out of the realm of possibility.
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