It will take some really poor luck to get this colt beat. If he decides to beat SI to the lead, he can go gate to wire.
Only Hoppertunity from this group could win the Derby and he didn't race as 2 yr. old.
If any horse can overcome his pedigree, this is the one.
No Derby winners in this crowd.
We should have been told his performance improved after Gelding.
Schoolofhardrocks has a ton of talent, but California Chrome is no pushover.
It's silly to race this colt at 7 furlongs. He needs 2 turn experience. Let's get serious because this is a serious colt.
Laurie : I think you should consider exploring Indianapolis. He has all the traits of a top colt, great mind, the ability to use tactical speed without pulling, the professionalism to race between horses without getting intimidated and he finishes like like a colt that will improve with distance. I respect your opinion and your take on this colt would be appreciated.
I have rarely seen a green 3 yr. old show as much professionalism as this colt did in his first two starts. He doesn't pull. He doesn't mind racing between horses. He has tactical speed, but also has the ability to come from off the pace. He also is stronger at the end of the race and runs "through" the wire not to the wire. If his two turn performance is what I think it will be. then that added to his outstanding pedigree. should make him a serious contender for the Derby. Of course he has to stay healthy. Baffert has also assigned "Superstar" status to this colt and he rarely does that.
The Derby is his to lose. Let's see how he handles the CD surface in workouts.
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