the fact that moreno broke a step slow for him, kind of shows he wasn't going to be a factor in this race. moreno hasn't been right. for a few weeks. all of the the clockers kept noting it. and if moreno had broken like he normally does, he would have been clear and not have gotten bumped. i dont know about this "if everyone had the opportunity to run to the best of their abilities" nonsense. there has never been such a race, nor will there ever be. something will always happen to someone. always. back to moreno, the thought was he and bayern would hook up and burn each other out, letting, insert- your -favorite -horse-here profit from the two of them taking each other out, which is not allowing either to run to the best of their abilities. its letting them pull a dr. fager and self implode. i don't even care who won tbh, just the amount of sturm und drang over this is incedible.
i agree about the suspension, that just crazy. but i am just going on what I've read here. haven't seen any mentioning that the reason they dislike the race result was because of the suspension (funny since they asked mike smith about it after the race and he said there wasn't anything martin could do when bayern broke the way he did). what i see is a LOT of people who wanted a different outcome and are convinced that but for bayern, shared belief would have won. but shared belief was sitting just off chrome's hip when they went into the far turn, and he was left. might he have finished better? maybe. would he gave beaten bayern? maybe. but not by much. no way shared belief would have run a sub 1.59. no way in hell. and that's what he would have had to do to beat bayern today. and setting aside the overall crappiness of arguing that bayern took out moreno, so shared belief did not have the benefit of having moreno and bayern burn each other out for his benefit like that was owed to him (if one believe's a horse is a superhorse, then why does one also think that horse is owed a softened up competition to close into? just saying), moreno was never going to be a factor today. he'd looked like horse poop in the weeks before the race and he looked poopy today too. the reason moreno even got bumped at all was because he didn't break sharply. if he had broken like he does when he's right, he'd have beaten bayern to the jump. no bump.
good luck with that. when you're there, would you let them know that I'm pretty sure that I've been cheated out of hundreds of dollars because the power ball keeps giving me crap numbers. the fix is in!
this way? the horse won in 1.59.8, he wasnt losing today, at least not by any more than he won by. he earned the win fair and square, pressed by toast and chrome through out. he, toast, and chrome basically finished the same order they ran the entire race. shared belief did too for that matter. he was tracking chrome until he got left on the turn for home. and tbh, even if bayern had won without little lord fontleroi's feathers getting ruffled again, he wouldn't have been voted hoy. i have a feeling that shared belief's own camp withdrew the the challenge when they realized that to dq bayern would mean you'd have to dq toast, which means chrome wins the bc, and you've just lost the pity party votes for hoy (it would be too hard to not choose the ky derby/preakness/bc winner over the IT horse, but this way the IT horse can still win without looking really really rigged). shared belief will get hoy and prob 3yo male too, which will be a slap in the face once again to the most important and difficult race in n america and the horses who lay their bodies down from jan. to june. its really a good thing shared belief wasn't in the derby or the whole field would have been subject to disqualification if he had lost , given the first quarter of the derby is estentially bumper cars.
great job by toast. 2nd year in a row a euro has been in a 3 way photo for the bc win. kind of funny that all the people screaming about intereference at the break didnt mind shared belief taking toast out in the final furlong og th passific classic.
sullivan, does cozmic one look like he's going to be big like zenyatta and eblouissant? how many hands would you guess he is?
cozmic one is a homebred. zenyatta's owners, ann and jerry moss, bred her to bernardini. i don't remember what bernardini's stub fee was 3 years ago but its 85k now. so 85k can be used as a proxy purchase price. pretty cheap =) all he'll have to do is break his maiden and win one more race to recoup the stud fee.
the link to nerud's interview where he said he deliberately kept horses out of the ky derby and off the tc trail is included in my post above =)
looks like no cozmic one in the ky derby or on the TC trail. sheriffs says debut most likely at end of belmont meet 2015 or saratoga 2015.
good choice if you plan to race a horse past 3 yo and keep him sound. john nerud refused to put horses in the ky derby because it was a gristmill that chewed horses up and spit them out
connections may also want to keep pressure off the need for zenyatta's first foal to be a world beater or bust. they won't know what they've got for awhile.
saw anne moss and the lanes end folks talking about zenyatta's tapit colt for the 2016 derby...tapits do mature quicker than most.
for those who think he looks like bernadini, google vertigineax and kris s. dead ringer. also dead ringer for z at 2 in profile.
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