Paseana for starters. Bayakoa. Candy Ride, Gentlemen, Asiatic Boy. Kayak (II). Forli.
That's just the ones famous enough to have their own Wikipedia pages though.
Ah, of course! That makes a lot more sense, my mistake.
Who the hell had enough money to breed a mare to Tapit but didn't want to nominate the foal to the BC?
I would bet on Dortmund over Runhappy here. Home track advantage, and nobody can train them to the minute for a race like this better than Bob. Runhappy is a freak and his trainer has a terrible record with every other horse she's ever had, which doesn't give me confidence in him trying to come back and beat this very good field at their own game (new to him) off only one race in a year. Dortmund will be tight as a drum off those gut wrenchers with Chrome.
I expect Cupid to run big in PA, and if he does you can bet he will be in the Classic (surely he'll be Coolmore's PWC horse).
It's hard to figure out how they think Melatonin is supposed to be competitive with Chrome and everyone else in the BCC off a 4 month layoff...
Cathryn Sophia is brilliant but past 7F Songbird should and will dust her. Songbird is a magnificent filly and can only face who will run against her, but I won't be convinced she's on the level of a horse like Rachel until she faces and beats Beholder and/or Stellar Wind (which may happen).
Ok, so you would chuck all the champion sprinters and fillies and mares who never beat or even faced the boys out of the Hall? Unbelievable.
You can't be serious. Beholder has won three Eclipse awards, 10 G1 races, delivered the most impressive victory (or second if you prefer Rachel's Haskell) over males on dirt of the century, and is the only horse in history to have won G1 races in 5 consecutive years. She was a guaranteed Hall of Famer as soon as she crossed the wire in last year's Pacific Classic and everything else is gravy.
You can keep an eye on this filly and add her to Undefeated Watch after a very impressive win in her U.S. debut in the Osunitas S. She is a dual G1 winner in South America and now 5 for 5!
In most years I agree but it has two champions, one a future hall of famer, in it this year. That's one more than the Haskell - I don't know what more you want.
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