Running Mate has only run at 6f so far. This distance is far from his optimum. He demolished by both fields running far shorter than he wants to go. He will run one more 6f race and then we can judge his Lecomte performance.
Love seeing a stamina colt rip up the track going short. It doesn't get much better than that!
This little guy is a star in the making. If you're thinking about placing a Derby Future's bet this weekend...
I agree. Back then, if Honor Code Code and Shared Belief didn't have that bad luck in timing with being side-lined at the precise time when colts their age are coming into their own, I believe the entire course of their turn at the Triple Crown would have turned out completely different. Those two were just about as special as they come.
Although they both ran to their own beat, Honor Code with his sharp style and Shared Belief with his unrelenting heart, they both shared superior class. Even though both of these talented guys hold a special place in my heart, I must say that as far as the TC races are concerned, in my eyes, it would be a healthy Shared Belief that would have had the greatest chance at conquering all three distances with ease. He was simply beyond all who stepped onto the track with him during his short and memorable time. I miss them both terribly.
Don't flatter yourself.
Well Laurie, this shall be a quick response because in all fairness, I can only respond to your first paragraph as it is the only one I read. To date, I have read 2 of your articles. This one due to boredom at work and of course, you know exactly which one was the first. That one where you cast the first arrow. Yes, that one. Don't care for your work? I'm not so sure that would be the correct terminology. But look on the bright side, your little article here actually got some action, just like that first one. You even got Travel Vic out here with the same exact paragraphs I stumble on from time to time here. I tend to make things happen in that regard. Enjoy.
Thank you very much Frank. I appreciate it very much. Although I have spent a good part of the last 16 years studying dosage I am always willing, eager and hungry to learn more and more. You can never get enough of a good thing! I will absolutely stop on by. Thank you again.
"The fact that B-I-C-S-P are “Dosage terms” is a straw man. I pointed out that using those categories in order to express the basic stamina influences of C-d-R sires is perfectly reasonable, and that it is very different from talking about Dosage Profiles. You have offered nothing to challenge that distinction, nor can you."
Yes I can "Man". And I will because it is the people like yourself who need to be spoon fed through their running mouth.
B-I-C-S-P is NOT a basic stamina influence as you call it. Not even close. These are the 5 remaining categories of the Dosage Diagram from the 10 that were originally attributed to Dr. Franco Varalo's methodology to determine the evidence of distribution. These included the Balanced Pattern, the Wing Pattern, the Stout Pattern, The Void Pattern. Individual horses are positioned at discrete points along the speed-stamina continuum. These points determine their type and affect the full range of inherited performance capabilities. For simplicity, you have the 5 remaining APTITUDINAL GROUPS which were modified by Hewitt. He also modified the Varola list of mainly European Chef-de-Race in order to make DOSAGE more applicable to American pedigrees. It proceeds to a definitive Dosage Diagram. When you see the term "Brilliant" or "Solid" or "Classic", this depicts the exact CATEGORY that said sire will influence the recipient by way of proven past offspring performances. It is the category with which affects the offspring.
A chef is assigned one and in some cases 2 categories and is then considered a Brilliant Sire, a Solid Sire, etc. These words have one function and that is to allocate points into the proper category within the Diagram Model of the recipient. Those words are far from a reference to stamina influences and are in direct relation to the inheritance potential of the offspring.
If one is going to refer to a sire's aptitudinal category then it would be appropriate to distinguish the distance allocation that it refers to in terms of the recipient as opposed to just using a pretty word with no distinction and as it was intended. And that would be in its proper context withing the DOSAGE METHODOLOGY. When one uses those terms as a "basic stamina influence" term they show the gross negligence of what that term signifies. Not to mention that the words also signify speed influence which in your made up definition is glaringly missing.
To dumb it down for the kindergarten group, if you are to be so short-sided in your definition, those 5 groups, besides the true definition outlined above, run SPEED influence to STAMINA influence. Not only do you not understand the terms but you destroyed even your own made up definition. B-I-C-S-P are categories of aptitudes that Chefs have proven to pass down through their line. They are used as such with those who actually know what they are talking about and not used as made up stamina influences with no reference what-so-ever as to their true intention.
And you, king of the hill, addressed not a thing. Again, "the family is greater than the individual". That is all our dear readers need to know.
And I would say that as your argument stands, you have offered me nothing. I stand by assessment of this pathetic analysis, of which, quite frankly, is a boring colt after all is said and done. And to this end, being a full champion of the incredible findings that dosage provides, be it chefs, mares or reines, I simply have no excitement in it. At all.
Additionally, I am not afraid to say that at times I have done pages and pages of analysis on a single colt, only to be shattered by how wrong I was with regards to the distance limitation. In those cases, I will admit to my lack of analysis with regards to the mares. It was there, staring me in the face and still made no difference.
No matter what you may or may not think about me Tinky, my tolerance and impatience for those who are so closed minded with their tunnel vision and their aversion to anything that they truly and simply just don't understand makes me react. I deal in common sense. And if you think that dosage is just a bunch of hot-air, then I know, without a shadow of a doubt, you do not understand it all.
And now that my reaction to that junk is over, I just smile my friend because to tell you the truth, I simply really dont care after all. You all can knock yourselves out with your first and second generation analysis. You can forget the families, the reines, the mares, the european stamina influences, etc. Makes no difference to me.
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