that kind of sounds like, a "heh. soon, yeah, that's the ticket. heh," kind of response. laughing a little before relaying information is usually nervous laughter in my experience. YMMV.
poor horse. hope z's tapit 2 YRIT is as precocious as most tapits and lives up the promise lane's end saw in him when they were naming him as a derby horse like proud parents...that way, coz can delay till after his little brother ensures z's brood mare rep. and people will sort of forget about him...
Worked 5f in company on Friday, 3/20--1:01.20, 36/59, average time at distance for all runners: 1:00.9.
Looks like work was with his normal work partner, unraced 3yo Captain Tim and then either Mr. Commons or Shazara, probably Shazara since Mr. C worked 1:00.20.
Besides a pedestrian time that was yet again on the bottom half of times, he was running on a loose reins between horses with his ears pinned, both ridden on tight reins. Clocker's Corner twitter feed has the pic.
hearing from who? the same person who told you he was starting in a MSW 10 days ago? also are you implying he's going to start in the san felipe? that's the only 3 yo stake at santa anita in march. an unraced maiden with standardbred work times, who can't change leads properly, and whose pasterns, hoof size, and knee action suggest grass might be better fit, is going to start in the san felipe? good god, i hope you're just FOS.
he is a dead ringer for his grandsire Kris S, even his star. Kris S has really stamped his daughter, vertigeneux's line--you see it in all three generations--her, her daughters, and her grandchildren. here's a side by sideof coz and kris s from when coz was younger: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img855/3667/exc6.jpg , here's two head shots, one coz, one kris s: http://www.nyra.com/assets/5/19/GalleryMainDimensionId/Cozmic_One_8225.jpg , https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9RZSeLSJB8zyLPeD0w0Z-WYLk8GtjcP8U7AYk17iWWD4sdDkyiA i also think he looks a lot like his dam, but smaller. he's 16.2 hands, she's 17.2 hands. bernadini is 16.1 hands, secretariat, mentioned in your post, was 16.2. coz is pretty much standard height. as for whether smaller horses are better--smaller is almost always a disadvantage, one that is often mentioned when a horse has overcome being small--like kelso, ta wee, and even mine that bird.
based on? there are only two long (two turn) MSWs in the current condition book that goes through march 5. one dirt, one turf. both are this sat. the 28th. the only other MSWs in the book are on march 6 & 7, one dirt, one turf, both are short (one turn). Sherriffs has been pretty consistent in saying Cozmic One will start at two turns--which seems wise tbh. based on his works, he doesn't appear to have any early speed, even if it turns out he can close like his dam. also, zenyatta.com hasn't made an announcement--given this is the biggest news for team z since she foaled him, you'd think they'd be eager to share. one last thought--his work on the 19th, was the first after a two week hiatus and he had been working once a week like clock work since early dec. not saying your wrong, but would be nice to know the source.
honest question: if cozmic one were just some random bernadini, starting anywhere but saratoga (bernies have a bizarrely consistent affinity for that track), based on his works would you even take someone seriously for considering him as a derby prospect? take it a little farther: based on his works, if he was a random bernadini starting as an unraced colt in a MSW, would you play him?
if he can belt out 13's all day long, he's got a shot in the belmont...
i say all this rooting for the guy, i'd love nothing more than for him to be the second coming of slew...he's already got the sure-win...maybe if it was orange...
this is certainly true in general, mine that bird and all, but i think it would be a surprise on the magnitude of the parting of the red sea for slow horses to start beating fast horses...after all, slow horses not winning races been has been a pretty consistent trend over the last few thousand years...but i admit, those 100/1 odds are always enticing...kind of like fools gold glittering in the sunshine...
that they should move him to grass
well...he ran 1:14, was 12/17, the average work was 1:13, and his workmate was given 1:13.80...he doesn't have to post bullet works, but you'd like to see him start belting out at least a few works with 12's. 12 second splits aren't that hard to maintain for 5-6 furlongs...6 furlongs in 1:10 or less, now that's a horse of different color.
as i said, secretariat is in none of cozmic one's sire lines--sire lines run sire to sire to sire, damsires in the sire line don't count.
your posts are so odd, that i can't decide if you're trying to be funny or smoking crack or suffering from a stroke.
zozmiz zonez? wtf?
beldame 2013 photo? woosh
ps: i get that you thought it was funny to post how to properly shoot yourself in the head, but it's really just very poor taste, and given recent well publicized accidents like that lady who got shot in the head by her kid, really tone deaf. but kudos for thinking that such insensitive crap is the same as posting that you're sick of hearing empty posts about secretariat being the greatest horse ever and for voicing your opinion that he's actually not the greatest horse ever. cheers
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