There were actually 4 TCs in the 40s, 3 the 30s.
Another less-analytic yet fact-based way of saying it is the following: of the 6 opponents Verrazano faced in the Haskell, 2 of them were G1 winners, another had finished 2nd in a G1, and another had finished 3rd in a G1. Of the 8 opponents Palace Malice faced in the Jim Dandy, 1 single opponent had finished 3rd in a G1.
Since, by definition, horseplayers are in competition with other horseplayers, I DO hope that he DOES handicap all his races based on that theory.
Since most of the "experts" with a vote have ranked Oxbow above Orb as the leading 3yo, I look forward to seeing Oxbow try his hand again vs Verrazano.
Y'guys are funny. Enough entertainment for the day, though. G'night all.
@goblin: SURE IS; Flashback's a nice colt but the impact is nothing like, say, Eskendereya
@dipak1: you've gotta be kiddin'!!!
@dipak1: surprisingly 44 points is almost assured to get you in. I estimate that Java's War will qualify even with no more points (22 currently)
And I thought this forum was about horses, not people. The truth is: Verrazano scored an impressive win and Normandy Invasion ran a very nice second.
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