I do have to admit, i dont know where jeff is coming from. look at there stats. California Chrome. 6 grade 1 starts. . four wins, one third, and one forth. bayern 5 grade 1s two wins, one third, one 9th ,and one tenth. . The stats tell the story . Except for the penn. derby chrome showed up every time. and that one was excusable if you know anything about racing. Bayern is an all or nothing type. He either shows up or he doesnt. with no excuses in the ones where he doesnt. .Its a no brainer. And theres not a doubt in my mind chrome will win hoy. Its better than any lock ive ever had in racing. As i have been told many times , bet the farm on this one.
I read all of these articles with people saying chrome shouldnt be in the discussion for horse of the year. Are you kidding me. Im an east coast guy. It takes alot for me to go with the west coast horses. I know thats crazy, but im far from alone in that way of thinking. But that being said, Chrome should win hoy hands down. Hell he came within less than 2 lengths of a triple crown and immortality, and did it with a gash in the back of his hoof. where was bayern on belmont day. Licking his wounds from his preakness debacle.Chrome took on all comers all year long. The only break he took was after the grueling triple crown which is expected. I dont think anyone was suprised to see a dull effort in his 1st start back. Art sherman said before the breeders cup that he felt chrome was a race away from his best. And i think he showed that in the hollywood derby handride he had. i know it wasnt the deepest of fields. But to do it as easily as he did was very impressive. Not only was he the best horse this year start to finish, he filled the stands with spectators like no other horse. I dont know anyone who took a road trip to go see bayern. I myself traveled from louisville, ky to new york with the sole purpose of seeing chrome go for the triple crown. Many have won the 1st 2 legs, but this was the 1st time it ever entered my mind to travel to see them. He had that kind star appeal. Bayern fans should just thank the stewards at the breeders cup for there winning tickets and give horse of the year to the horse who stands head and shoulders above the rest of them.
yep, chrome will romp. several of the big boys couldnt beat moonshine mullins, chrome will crush them
i hear alot of people talking about how slow the race was run. well there was a 30 mph that they had to run against coming down the stretch. i wouldnt have come close to the fastest derby by no stretch of the imagination. but if that kind of wind slows down sprint cup cars dont think it doesnt affect a racehorse.
candy boy and hoppertunity have had to fight where he has just been cruising. i think if asked he will respond in a big way.
i look for california chrome to win easily. i think his last win was very impressive. candy boy andhoppertunity
107 beyer for the san felipe. very impressive
I would send him to Churchill as soon as possible and train him up to the Kentucky Derby . Let him get acclimated to the surroundings. Most horses dont get there until the week before the Derby. I think that would be a huge advantage. Plus you would have a fresher horse for the grueling Triple Crown Races.
sorry, i have a lucky pulpit weanling filly out of a ghostzapper mare. gotta love that race. very impressive
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