Will be interesting to see how the pace experts rate this one. Winner was visually impressive but the closing half and quarter splits were unusually slow off such a reasonable early pace. Not sure but Frosted might be the only one who was running late.
Haven't heard this much buzz since Easy Goer.
Insignificant fact of the day. Since Count Fleet in 1943, only one winner of the Kentucky Derby (Animal Kingdom - 8 points) had a single digit dosage profile. He was by a Brazilian stud out of a German mare, so no horse with an "American pedigree" with less than 10 total dosage points has won the derby in over 70 years. Guess how many points American Pharoah has in his dosage profile?
You're confusing me with one of the pinheads you berate here on a regular basis. The facts are 1) neither you nor I have first hand knowledge about what happened, so, in effect, you don't know whether the horse was hurt in any way or not. He may have just broke poorly and Smith might have given up on him when the horse failed to respond at any time during the race. 2) I never said that the CT track surface was horrid nor did I say SB slipped, so your reference to the the start having anything to do with the track configuration is irrelevant to my statement. I was merely pointing out possibilities (other than physical injury) that could have caused Smith to pull him up. No one is retro-fitting anything.
Yep....and he also cooled out sound and even jogged sound post race. I'm not saying the horse wasn't hurt (perhaps even worse than initially thought), but anything is possible.
I was about to say that "pulled up" would have been a better choice of words. Point is that time could tell exactly what went down yesterday.
Maybe just a matter of semantics. According to DRF.................EASED- Chart caller's assessment of a horse that is being deliberately slowed by the jockey to prevent injury or harm to the horse.
Or.....SB broke poorly and settled into a position farther back than he had ever been in his career.........possibly didn't care for the track configuration, the surface or both........subsequently had no response when Smith asked him to pick it up........so he was eased. If the horse doesn't get some time off, I'd be likely to think he was eased because it just wasn't his day. JMO
Insignificant fact of the day. Horses with Storm Cat in their pedigree are 0-44 in the derby.
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