I'll be heading to the Lockinge this year; hoping to see a top notch field. Hopefully Solow will be healthy by then. And if Tepin wants a European prep for the Queen Anne, this would be the perfect spot.
As a teenage blogger and handicapper myself it's great to hear about more young people getting interested in the sport we all love. Once again another great interview of someone who will eventually be part of the future of horse racing.
This year's Breeders' Cup could be one of the best in ages. Really like Ivan Fallunovalot in the BC Sprint and Swipe in the BC Juvenile.
Get all of my analysis on the Breeders' Cup on my blog at: horseracingstation.wordpress.com.
Drew the 8 post in Saturday's Sanford Stakes. Really like this spot for him in the 11 horse field. Facing off against Paynes Prairie once again, as well as Bashford Manor winner He's Comin In Hot. Another horse to watch in that race is John Q Public for D. Wayne Lukas. He is an Ellis Park shipper who won his maiden while in trouble. Very nice race for this son of Colonel John and expect him to make it 3 for 3 Saturday.
I would love to see a Triple Crown, but as I said before the Derby, Mubtaahij can win the Preakness and the Belmont, the challenge is the Derby. He didn't run in the Preakness but I still love him in the Belmont. I think it will be tough to beat American Pharoah, but Mubtaahij will improve as the races get longer. I like him here.
Love Love Love this horse! Hate to make a Derby 2016 pick this early, but I am very impressed with this horse and am all in right now on him. Also, he is a descendant of Godolphin Arabian, a sire line that hasn't won the Derby since War Admiral. Maybe he can end the drought.
The top three finishers in the Derby all received the top 3 figures of the field in their last race. While my speed figures may have been flawed, they worked better than anyone could have expected.
2- Firing Line
3- American Pharoah
That is not what PED means. PEDs are used to improve performance. PEDs do not give anyone the ability to do something, just improve upon it. A person using PEDs who never played baseball before won't automatically gain the ability to hit home runs. It is the same thing in horse racing. Lasix does not (at least scientifically) make a horse automatically run better. Some horses do better on Lasix, that is true, but not all horses will run better with Lasix. Saying Lasix is a PED is completely false.
Lasix has long been believed to be a PED, to the point that the best trainer in the world, Aiden O'Brien, has sent many of his horses to the States and raced them on Lasix (not all, but some, even if they aren't bleeders, just to avoid any disadvatage he may have for not using Lasix). However, there is no science that points to them being PEDs. Mike de Kock is making a smart move on letting Mubtaahij run without Lasix. If he isn't bleeding, then he doesn't need it. Lasix should be used against bleeding, not just to satisfy a norm. US trainers just seem to not understand the point of medications. It is like giving a person Advil every time they run so that they don't get a headache, even though they might not get a headache to start. Good move by Mubtaahij's connections. He is a spectacular horse and while everyone is worried that he doesn't change leads, that isn't something that is cared about in the international community... I'm not worried. He is not only my Derby pick, but also my Triple Crown pick.
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