Yes!!! Amazing news to wake up to. Congrats to Tepin on her Royal Ascot victory.
18 month layoff? His last race was 7 months ago in Hong Kong in December '15. Impressive that he won off a layoff and so much travel coming to America but he hasn't been off 18 months.
Awesome run in the Manhattan! So glad this horse was brought to America. Followed his every race overseas and was overjoyed to see him at the BC 2 years ago, hope to see him there again this year. Unless he somehow spirals out of form, the Turf Eclipse is as good as his.
Terrific effort! Sometimes a horse's character makes me like him more than others, despite figures and all that. Lani was a blast to keep up with throughout the Crown. I hope he returns to the U.S. again someday.
Perhaps a drop back to state-bred competition is in order. I'm glad they gave him a chance to test his mettle and even if he really isn't good enough for open company, I was a bit surprised to see that this was the magnitude of him not being up to it. Sure I didn't think this would be a California Chrome redux but I really thought he would have acquitted himself nicely.There is a nice Cal-bred filly named Pacific Heat who actually won the Evening Jewel stakes for state-breds after the SA Derby who has shown a similar pattern. Dominant amongst CA breds but can't hold her own against open company, she has comeback after open company defeats to win impressively. Just as Pacific Heat, I sure hope he isn't completely "done"
Glad to see him back in the winner's circle by taking the San Juan today.
Also love that he can ship no problem. He dominates at home but his two biggest wins came on the road so far.
Excellent performance! Continues to answer every question thrown at him with authority.
Dis he have an off step at the break? I haven't seen a head-on but from the pan shot he definitely looked like he broke outward in the San Felipe.
Terrible trip. Looked loaded and ready to blow it open. Hope he can find his momentum next time.
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