The perceived speed bias of the track at SA last year isn't fully at fault for her poor showing. I remember reading that they were not pointing her there, then had a change of heart. Seeing her in the paddock and walking ring before the Distaff, it showed that she was rushed there. She was rather gaunt looking, especially in her hind end, and looked nothing like the strong filly who dominated the summer 3YO filly classics. She looked easily intimidated before the race and I wasn't surprised to see her run so poorly after seeing her pre-race.
Ogden Phipps will be a great race. Princess, and now Beholder, prepping in softer spots to begin their way there. Close Hatches has already won a G2 and G1 this year. I'll definitely be there Sunday to see Beholder, my favorite.
Can't wait to see where she goes from here. I remember Nashoba's Key, she was one of my favorites too, and looks like her half-sister here is pick up right where Key unfortunately left off prematurely.
Quickly becoming one of my favorite horses. Loved her race yesterday.
Wasn't sure if she'd run as well on synthetic than she does on turf, but did that bump on the first turn perhaps hamper her a bit yesterday?
Would love to see how her campaign this year unfolds. I love her, but I thought her 2013 "campaign" was awfully underwhelming with just three starts. She's a runner, I'm hoping to see more of her on the track this year.
According to this article it seems so, http://www.drf.com/news/hollywood-park-liaison-comma-top-enjoy-big-kentucky-derby-day
Yes!! My heart sings seeing him back in top form and looking better than ever. I've always loved this horse. Loved seeing his win today. Can't wait to see him for the rest of the year.
Bummer! :( Very unfortunate. Was looking forward to seeing more of her races. All the best to her. Thanks very much for the update.
Any news on Qaraaba?? Watchmaker over at DRF took her off his Watchmaker Watch list, she had been ranked #2 on the turf females list. I haven't seen anything regarding her running in the Santa Barbara Handicap which was reported to be the plan after she won the Frankel. Any news on how she's doing?
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