Here is my prediction. Firing Line outlasts all of the front runners in the race. longer distance is what he needed. Dortmand will bounce, maybe be in the money but I doubt it, My pick in this years KD is Mubtaahiji. Nothing to explain. Proven distance runner! Oh my sole horse to win last year was California Chrome. And I only used one horse for second and told everyone that he would close and get second all by himself. Commanding Curve! I won a bunch and my posts from last year tell the tail. I am nobody but also had Animal kingdom to win!
I was thinking more in the line of the horse being injured in the race just weeks before the KD. Sure he ran easy and won but there is always the chance of injury!
I agree with some of what you say but how long ago was the last triple crown winner. It's way more competitive now a days.
I think people need to ask a common sense question. Why did horses that already had enough points for entry into the KD run again with less than a month before it starts. If I had a horse and enough points to get in the KD 6 or 7 weeks before it starts I surely would not be racing him again!
He needs to ship ASAP and get here. Has to go through much be ready to run in the U.S. If he is here early enough and his works are good, he is very much a live horse in the KD. He is a route racer for sure and there is much to be said about how he demolished the field in the UAE Derby. Will see when they ship him!
E.K. is a decent horse but has been beat in past races by many horses. Has enough points for the derby but will not stand a chance come derby day. Sorry, good middle distance but pitch for any money finish in may!
Far From Over ran a race that had slow fractions. It is much harder to close on a slow pace than it is to close on a fast pace. Plus the fact the horse stumbled at start and spotted the field seven at the beginning. Would have won by 6 or more lengths if that hadn't of happened. This is a good horse!
Some interesting comments about Commanding Curve. Again my pick to win the Belmont. Closes well to finish sixth. He closed in slow fractions in the KD and finished second. He was obviously better than the other 18 horses in the race. Harder to close in slow fractions than fast fractions. Cal Chrome needs to be pushed in this race. If they let him control the pace the entire race he will win. I would like to see it! But again my pick is Commanding Curve. Well rested and ready to roll!
Well, I posted that this horse would hit the board but not win the KD. Me and my friends crushed the KD. I was telling everyone and anybody to use him. Most all didnt listen. Go back and read my posts long before derby day. Next prediction is CC will easily win the Preakness, But Commanding Curve will win the belmont. Again, you heard it here!
If I remember correctly Candy Boy and Hoppertunity ran on the same fast track as CC. Hoppertunity had a perfect rail trip and was no match for CC. No excuse! Candy Boy I think was to close to the pace, not his running style. But both were beat soundly!
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