Best news for Keen Ice since August!
Silly guy! You're brave to interject anything extra on this thread! I don't know about JF; his continuing behavioral choices are very disappointing to those of us with ties to A&M. :( Yes, Lani making the Derby via Japan and Dubai would be a story for the ages....
Hi, Maryse, I mentioned CS's BSF because at this time of year the speed figures for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks prep races are usually noted after each given race. AndyScoggin/Matt Shifman, one of the editors here at HRN, often posts these. He posted a figure this weekend for Mohaymen, but I didn't see one for CS's Forward Gal, so.... Anyway, Beyer Speed Figures are based on a formula devised by Andrew Beyer, and are supposed to be a representation of final time and "inherent speed" over the track upon which the particular race was run. Some people use them as a handicapping tool; others think they are useless. I'll link the DRF explanation of Beyer figures. http://www1.drf.com/products/beyers/beyers.html
Ron Turcotte himself confirms his initiation of that Preakness move in his official biography, "The Will to Win". (I met him briefly at a book-signing in '97 or '98.) After giving his description of the manner of the Preakness win, he then says, "That is the proudest move in my racing career. I did what I thought should be done at the time. If I'd lost because of that...." :)
Cathryn Sophia received a 91 Beyer for her Forward Gal effort. (per DRF)
Nice time as well--1:42.07. (per TVG2)
She looks exceptional. I'm trying to remember if Cash Is King has had a filly or colt that appeared so promising since Afleet Alex?
Thanks, Jb. She'll be at Gulfstream Park, race 2. ;) EDIT: Sorry, I see you posted that info previously.
Jason, Thanks and much appreciation for sharing the story of your very special connection to Barbaro. So touching that he was able to help you persevere after the loss of your parents. Many good wishes to you going forward.
Another A+ Truenicks mating, as well as KK being a daughter of Malibu Moon as is Stellar Wind. :)
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