Best turf miler? Wise Dan probably. Overall, Gio Ponti and English were better. Gio Ponti was good from 8 - 12 furlongs in his prime. Wise Dan's been campaigned conservatively so we don't know much beyond 8 furlongs on grass.
^That was as of December 11, 2012.
Excellent points below. For reference, Orb was 125-1, Golden Soul was 225-1, and Revolutionary was 75-1. So you do like Honor Code that much?
With all due respect, at least to my eye, this was one of the more inconclusive Remsen Stakes of the past few years. It’s hard to make sense of or determine the real ability of any horse who runs into a 1:41.13 mile. I can’t say the track was playing slow based on the fractions set by Private Zone, even considering that was over a shorter distance and by older horses. Regardless, the jury is still out IMO.
Emollient was game in the Filly & Mare turf, but she's simply not good enough to compete with the type of horses that run in the Dubai World Cup. Point of Entry is probably America's best hope in this race next year, but it's highly doubtly that Shug would ship him. Turf horses win the Dubai Classic.
Interesting list. Your #14 horse is my #1. After being taken too far back early in the BJC he still did his best running near the wire, and I believe would have won had the race been 9 furlongs. I think in the next couple of weeks a couple of your top horses might get shuffled around based on the Delta Jackpot, Kentucky Jockey Club, and Remsen results.
Will all due respect, the fallacy in touting your system after 2 pretty formful breeders cup days is that it ignores the cost of the 10s of other plays your system suggests, to arrive at a net profit. Further I'd like to see if you actually placed this wager. That would be a better sales pitch IMO.
Personally I'm more interested in Cairo Prince. Both have pretty good route pedigrees, but I was a bit disappointed that Honor Code couldn’t get by a tiring Havana. We’ll see how it plays out.
I hear your point, but stats can be very deceptive, like no horse ever winning the Derby from post 19 or 20. It wasn't that those posts were "cursed", it simply hadn't been done yet. Further, This year's breeders' cup winner ran 2nd in the 2010 Remsen and 3rd in the 2011 Derby. The Remsen itself isn’t cursed; it’s just that winning the Derby depends on many actors beyond which horse in the race is the best.
Agreed. Plus, Ever Rider and Calidoscopio are vastly difference horses: different running styles, different pedigree, and different levels of competition back in Argentina. Heck, he was 1 jump away from being run down at 12.5 furlongs.He will be a huge underlay.
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