Flintshire worked 12f with company over the Saratoga turf today in 2:23 and change. Not sure when he supposed to race competitively again though?
She was given one crack by Smith, I suspect to make sure she didn't lose focus, and then hand ridden across the wire. It didn't appear to me like Smith was looking to bring her home sub-27 seconds. Why did he need to given the distance she had on the rest of the field. And Beholder will more likely end up running against the boys in the Classic than the Distaff as long she doesn't flop in the Pacific Classic later today.
I've read some foolish comments before on this web-site, but this one takes the cake. Winged Pegasus himself couldn't put 10 lengths on this filly in the Classic, much less anything in the older male division.
Heard them say on TVG a couple of hours ago that the two Bill Mott trained horses, Long On Value & Take The Stand are both scratched from tomorrow's G2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico due to expected turf conditions there on Saturday.
@EP Taylor, I think Adelaide will run well, but I also think Gailo Chop's the one to beat. His only loss to date was a 2nd in a conditions race last season which was the first start of his career, and he has since gone unbeaten with 4 straight stakes wins. 2 listed wins and 2 G3 wins.
Either Gailo Chop or Adelaide wins this race. Toast of New York is explosive on synthetics, but it's still unclear if he can show that same explosive turn of foot on turf.
No question that Dettori was a great rider in his day, but he may be a bit past his day. There's better younger riders around now that Wesley Ward could've gotten booked for Undrafted.
A single word can describe this man, Genius!! Sir Henry Cecil is responsible for giving us some of the all-time great thorougbreds. He's trained a bunch of great horses over the years for Juddmonte owner Prince Khalid Abdullah. His passing very much signals the end of an era.
I think you're spot on there ILTR. George Vancouver's only had fast ground 2 times so far and both times he ran excellent races. Beaten only 3/4 lengths by the unbeaten Reckless Abandon in the Prix Morny in Frrance the first time and an impressive winner of the BC Juvenile Turf the second time. I don't get Joseph O'Brien choosing Cristoforo Colombo over George Vancouver at all?
Here's a thought, how about suspending the horses and permanently barring the trainer who gave them the drugs.
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