I think she looks like her sire, generally, and I do not see parrot-mouth at all.
cocoa, I have always respected you and think you're very knowledgeable, especially given your age. I just disagree with some of what you are saying about this filly's appearance. Here's an enlarged (I hope) photo of her. https://twitter.com/StonestreetFarm/status/347465510172123137/photo/1
cocoa, I know what presence is and that fillies do not stand at stud. I do not understand your litany of criticisms "listed" as they are relative to Stonestreet's apparent evaluation of her.
I think she looks like Afleet Alex; silly me. cocoa, What does "she is a filly, doesn't have presence" even mean?
Everything was done properly to insure the well-being and a positive outcome for this horse. A non-displaced pelvic fracture can heal with rest and a good standard of care, but one that is missed or further traumatized (by running) can be catastrophic. Kudos to the connections for seeing that thorough diagnostics were undertaken, and not enough can be said about Mike Smith's good sense and forethought in pulling Itsmyluckyday up when he did! I'm linking accounts of the consequences that can occur if this type of fracture becomes displaced. http://www.hbpa.org/HorsemensJournalDisplay.asp?section=3&key1=9846
That is a strange situation, I agree.
Thanks, Floridaf, I thought the scan was this P.M.; was wondering why we hadn't heard the results.
Here's the linked article. http://blogs.courier-journal.com/racing/2013/04/08/baffert-flashback-out-of-derby-with-small-knee-chip/
As cedar says above, Motion's stated reasons for using Velazquez are 1) that he knows the horse very well; 2) that he has ridden and won at Ascot; 3) that he has specifically won at Ascot on the "straightaway". http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/77802/velazquez-to-ride-animal-kingdom-at-ascot
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