Wrong, he was not running either CC or IHA down, he ran the final 5/8's of mile and the final 1/8 of a mile slower than both CC and IHA. That was his 2nd race though with only a 5.5 f romp underneath him at that point. In his recent allowance race he seemed to be toying with the field the entire race and if he had run in the Belmont I feel he would have been right there with IHA and Bode. The only thing that concerns me about the Belmont is he will most likely be the pace or very near it and we all already know IHA loves to go get those type of runners. He will be a very scary horse on June 9th at a good price and I'm thinking he will have a lot to say about the outcome.
How bout Frankel gets Black Caviar Pregnant in a few years.
zxswordxz - Good point w/ the length's gained by WTDW and UR but remember that was on Bode not IHA, UR gained 3 lengths on IHA in the last 1/4 and WTDW gained 6 lengths but then proceeded to get beat by 31 in the Preakness. Derby Last Quarter Miles - WTDW 25.11, UR 25.62, Dul 25.87, IHA 26.1 - Those were the top 4. It will be up to Dul and UR to catch IHA and Paynter on June 9th, I can't wait and it is still over 2 weeks out.
UR and WTDW should have finished well in the derby because they were hardly running compared to Dullahan and IHA for the first mile, WTDW showed what type of horse he really is in the Preakness, when the pace slowed down he wasn't in the same ballpark as IHA and Bode, come June 9th we will see what type of horse UR really is but in my opinion the only horse that can beat IHA is Dullahan and with a slower pace again in the Belmont that probably won't happen, IHA is the best horse of his generation.
Copyright © 2013 Immerse!, LLC
other passionate horse racing fans!