I suppose it's too much too hope for - dare I say it? - Martin G. instead.
You are right. Also, Victor did seem to fumble around for the whip in mid-stretch, finally getting it to his right hand, but too late. Not sure it would have changed anything. All credit to SB and Mike Smith (who should be made to gain about 10 pounds!) :-)
...and don't get me going on Mr. Smith. He's ridiculous. Should be made to put on weight. 10 pounds or so.
Let's put all the rich owners and top trainers out of their misery right now: Work All Week for HOY! 10 for 10 on dirt, and now Sprint Champ!
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.
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