Her having the tougher tightener races earlier in the season might have given her the edge over the other two who had easy prep, she has gotten better this year Fantastic race!
Any word on her next race? I presume the Belmont Oaks would be on her itinerary, but was wondering if she'd appear in the American Oaks this weekend. Her and Nashoba's Gold, who will be in the American Oaks, are developing into very nice turf fillies, a showdown with the two of them would be a good race.
Eagerly anticipating his return on Monday. Hope to see him back with the form he had when he left.
Like her in the Gamely. Always liked her, was always hard-knocking but not she seems to finally be hitting her stride.
She's entered in the Grade 1 Gamely at Santa Anita on Memorial Day.
Superb comeback, glad to see her back in action.
Another great run for her today. Looking forward to seeing her again in the American Oaks, then perhaps the Belmont Oaks.
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.
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