Ooops. Sorry Ashley. I forgot that you said that first. Go Red!
WCR is all heart. I hope he does well.
I watched her refuse to load also. I thought "I hope the vet is going to look at her". Body language is all they have, and she was screaming at them. Tragic event that might have been avoided. An appalling oversight. Seem like Del Mar needs to step back and take a hard look at policy.
They allow: "Bandage: Leg wraps used for support or protection against injury during a race. Bar shoe: A horseshoe closed at the back to help support the heel of the hoof. Often worn by horses with quarter cracks or bruised feet." http://tinyurl.com/p8z79jc Why'n the hell would they not allow something as innocus as a breathing strip? I think this issue will go away.
You know, I was thinking way back that he could only win the first two legs. But the way he runs, so effortlessly, responding whenever asked, ears pricked, not even breaking a sweat...I've changed my mind. He's got plenty of help in his pedigree, and they are all showing up for this. I read somewhere that Baffert said, "CC is making his own pedigree." Amen.
Oops. Repeat post accidental
The Derby looked like a workout, and workouts are generally slower than an actual race, right? Chrome has turned in far faster times while on a much faster pace. A fast pace, after all, precedes a fast finish. It's a momentum thing. So you're right, a faster pace levels the playing field, making foe exciting finishes where FRs are trying to last and CLs are storming home. But I'm still in Chrome's camp. He doesn't have to be a super horse. He just has to beat his competition, something I believe he will do again.
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