Regardless of how she fares, I respect the owner's decision to test her now versus later. 2 champions facing other........can't argue with that either
@pick6sam:disqus Nailed It, Nice Pick 3.
Nailed it! Nice Picks
With KyOaks qualification already in hand would hurt her chances to see if she is good enough? Plus, from an Owners view the purse difference has to be tempting ($750k vs. $150k). Good enough to finish runner-up will pay the owner lots more than winning the Honeybee.
@CauseForConcern:disqus: Great question because you're right, the Louisiana Derby is historically the worst producer of KyDerby winners (Major Preps). But, some connections feel that if there horse is destined for roses, it doesn't matter where they prep.
Love the switch back to dirt - Will be key in producing a better KyDerby finish for a UAE Derby winner. 6 of 15 winners have tried it & the best finish was the first one, China Visit in 2000 (6th). Most recent: Lines of Battle 7th, Daddy Long Legs DNF, Regal Ransom 8th.
Thanks for pointing out your question about Leave the Light On. A brief update on his recent works and next race was added.
Anxious for the return of Texas Red following his remarkable BC Juvenile win - G2 San Vicente 2/1. Won't need another dominating performance to be convinced his derby chances are strong as the long layoff may earn him a hall pass if he doesn't fire.
Agree. Frosted is likely to debut in the Holy Bull 1/24, Texas Red looks ready to prep next in the San Vicente on 2/1, Dortmund to the Robert B. Lewis on 2/7. Meanwhile, we should start hearing more about training / next race decisions for others like Blofeld, Ocho, Carpe, Daredevil sometime soon.
Buckpasser - Good points. I just like the Champagne stats a bit more. Generally a slightly smaller field size vs. BC Juvenile, the Champagne has seen these KyDerby starters over the last 4 years: Super Saver, Discreetly Mine, Dublin, Homeboykris, Union Rags, Alpha, Goldencents, Ride on Curlin and Intense Holiday.
Copyright © 2010 -
other passionate horse racing fans!