Bayern.? One race too many. You always have to respect a Jerkins horse in any major stakes race. The Jerkins family do not enter a horse unless they think they can win.
Rabbits or Deer, the best horse will win. Bayern is a naturally fast horse, that can be rated comfortably, and the distance is not a problem. Hopefully, he will be sound and healthy, and prove to the racing world, he is the best.
Great story, and I have to echo every thing you said about this great track. As a former owner, and fan, who have since the fifties, spent many summers at Lake George, and eventually to the Spa. What's not to like.? Great weather, and great restaurants, Chez Pierre immediately comes to mind, and the entire area comes alive. with excitement, and anxiety.
That is your exacta box.
The connections for this colt, should look to other options then the derby. His pedigree does not suggest the derby distance, so why subject this talented and improving horse to that the mile and a quarter.?? Please pass on the derby.
Love CC, but have to agree with the writer of the piece. I am a peigree guy and former owner, who believes in bloodlines, and talent. CC, may possibly get a small piece of the derby, but not the roses.
wiked Strong has a lot of distance in his pedigree. Looks like the 2014 derby will have a lot of front end runners, and a few with distance porblems. a horse that is comfortable coming off the pace, should have a distinct advantage. laying off the pace should have
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