Think about this too - Sunday Racing owns both Buena Vista and Gentildonna. Buena Vista finished 2nd in the Sheem and Gentildonna finished 2nd in the Sheema. Buena Vista was ridden by Ryan Moore in the Dubai Cup and Gentildonna's new jockey is Ryan Moore. So I'm thinking the possibility of Gentildonna entering the Dubai Cup is not far fetched.
I'm betting against the BC winners and going for the upset - Capo Bastone.
Wouldn't surprise me if her connections enter Gentildonna in the Dubai World Cup to try to become the first female to win that race. They made this same attempt with Buena Vista but might have a better chance wtih Gentildonna since she seems to have more tactical speed.
You have to respect Japanese connections for routinely running their best horses until they are 5 or 6. It's great for their many fans. But it would not surprise me if they decide to retire Gentildonna by year's end. How could she top this ending??
Yes, I also stayed up late to watch Gentildonna make history. Yet, TVG switches to an info-mercial show immediately after the finish yet before the photo finish results and shows zero coverage of the post-race festivities?! Unbelievable!!! Now I know why TVG's best announcers are jumping to HRTV.
I normally don't like agreeing with Cubs fans, but if the Dude doesn't break well, he's toast. I'm still sticking with the Macho Man, but Gary has got to keep him close to the lead.
Sullivan, can you remind me how far back Beholder was off the lead during the entire race? Was it 1 or 2 lengthes??
Doesn't matter if Beholder does not win the Eclipse. Beholder will always be remembered as the first horse to win the BC Juvenile Filly and BC Distaff.
After watching Beholder's race today, Bob Baffert must have a big smile on his face about the Dude's chances tomorrow. The speed horses definitely have a huge tactical advantage on this track.
The Princess will still win the Eclipse. Thils loss will be dismessed due to Santa Anita's speed bias. But her connections deserve kudos for having the couyrage The majority of Eclipse voters are East Coast and have already cast their votes.
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