Thought his start looked off and thought he was farther back than usual. Hope he is ok.
He needs more experience, seeing him lag behind like that backed the stories of him being reluctant to pass horses in his workouts didn't look interested today. Hope he's more forwardly placed next time, not every horse can be a deep closer like Zenyatta. Hopefully this provided a good learning experience for him and he can move forward. Will keep an eye on him in his next race. On the plus side he sure is a good looking horse.
Might need a little more seasoning and experience. I remember reading he had to get used to passing horses in his workouts, that showed today in the way he lagged behind. He starting moving a bit around the turn but it definitely wasn't enough. Great looker tho.
Great win. Has some fight in him, didn't give in when the other horse came back at him. Exciting sprinter.
Nice return today. Ran out of ground but was really rolling late there. Looked like the old Sahara Sky out there. Hope he can move forward nicely from here.
Well, good for Crimson Giant who seems to just keep chugging along, however looking at his record, he's never raced beyond a mile and the majority of his last few races have been sprints, 5f, 6f, 61/2f, that doesn't scream of a horse who's been ready for a race like the Santa Anita Handicap for the past 3 years as the trainer claims, but hey that's me taking the statement at face value, I'm not the one around him.
125 seems actually quite light for Shared Belief, especially against this field. I almost expected to see him carry 129 when I saw the lineup. Good horses in here, but this is a decided step down from last year's renewal which featured Game on Dude, Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man. This is looking like a walk in the park for him, unless race riding like in the Goodwood happens again.
Great 3yo races carded this weekend with these two in Florida, El Kabeir in NY and Dortmund at Santa Anita.
Rooting for Ocean Knight, both starts of his were impressive and he stretched out to two turns like a pro last time. Just hope the announcer can see him and correctly name him this time!
Can't wait. Been on the edge of my seat waiting for his return. Hope he proves he is much more than a precocious 2yo. Immense talent.
Side thought: did Oaklawn decrease the Rebel purse? I thought I remember reading the purse was increased from $600,000 to $750,000 for this year when they announced their stakes schedule.
Disappointing effort today. Really hope she finds her best form soon. Have a feeling if she doesn't they'll likely retire her.
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