Nyquist is Cairo Prince reincarnated.
Gotcha. Honestly, I'm just gonna ignore that person from now on. My tolerance for that nonsense in non-existent! At one point I almost felt sorry for him, then I just got embarrassed for him.
You are so incorrect it is astonishing. Shared Belief didnt truly start his 2014 campaign until almost 6 months into the year. Had a little prep race coming back after his injury and then proceeded to win three Grade 1 and 2 races leading up to the Classic. His trainer absolutely did what was best for the horse, keeping him in California for those several races because of the fact that the Breeders cup was in his backyard. As if there was a better spot for him other than the Pacific Classic and the Awesome Again prior to the Classic at Santa Anita??!! There's no greed there, it was best for the horse.
Then they proceed to ship him with the Charlestown Classic, the Met Mile at Belmont and the Woodward at Saratoga on his roster leading up to Breeders Cup in Keeneland. Here's a little secret...HE GOT INJURED. With the Classic being held at Santa Anita next year, I am sure his connections will do right by the horse and put him where he needs to be. If a plane ride is in the cards, then they will, if its not, then they won't. Wouldn't matter much anyway, the horse will dominate the stretch on either coast he runs.
Oh yes, very.
The #1 Co-Ranked Horse in the WORLD a day before his injury at Charlestown had that title because he was perfect on the track. What moron would expect an elite thoroughbred like that to have his first back since April be a top Class Race?? I actually get more and more embarrassed for you whenever I read one of your posts.
LOL!!! Is this guy for real??!! Maybe they should have released SB from Pegasus a couple of weeks earlier and entered him into the Classic! Maybe that would have satisfied Mr. Rutherford.
Honor Code is a 10f horse, actually he could go further than that. Look at how Tonalist faired going 10f on this track. He is a proven winner at 12f. (My true feeling on that was his previous race in the Jockey Club. No reason in the world to ask any horse to win 2 consecutive 10f Grade One Races - that was suicide and smart of Shug to decline that for Honor Code.)
As a matter of fact, none of the mid pack nor any of the closers had a good performance at all. The simple fact was Pharoah had his perfect set up (along with Effinex) and Honor Code, 15 lengths back, beat the rest of the field on a surface that was not conducive to closers at 10f. Believe me, I wanted that horse to go as early as possible, but seeing what the entire field under him did, proves 2 things to me... Pharoah sat the perfect trip with Effinex riding his coat tails. And Honor Code, who sat the worst trip of the entire group, did an amazing job of passing the rest for his 3rd spot. He's a great horse and unfortunate that he wont be able to redeem himself.
Here we go again. First, I would take to handicapping at Santa Anita any day over Keeneland. A gamblers paradise, IMO. Second, track bias at longer distances was all about Speed horses as opposed to Stamina horses. Has nothing to do with wiring the field.
Jenna, that horse is one of the most gorgeous I have ever seen as well. Looking forward to his pretty boys!!
I am still hoping that he is recognized for his talent and granted an award for his spectacular efforts over the year. He really was something to look at. Thank you for the kind words CFC, I appreciate it very much.
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