It does seem as though they could meet in the Santa Margarita, since that's the big G1 for filles and mares at Santa Anita and Baffert did state they're after a G1 and he didn't outright oppose having to face Songbird or Stellar Wind. Hope they don't skip the Santa Maria in between with Vale Dori.
For me, this was the tough beat today. Was my personal longshot pick of the day. Despite losing, was very impressed with her effort in the F&M Turf. Blitzed right out with quick fractions and damn near ran them off their feet. When she turned for home I really thought she had it. She has really come into her own in the last part of this year and I hope to see her have a successful year next year.
For not having run in 4+ months and having dealt with a couple setbacks while away, I thought he did just fine. Sure, he didn't have a say in the end but he was up in the race for the majority of it. He's definitely for real and I hope next year goes more smoothly for him.
My heart aches that such an epic race has such a sad epilogue. Rest in peace Corona Del Inca. You will be missed.
Epic is an understatement. What a race and what a finish to a legendary career. Congratulations Beholder and thank you for all the thrills and memories!
Overjoyed to see him win the Jockey Club! He's always been overshadowed by Chrome but he's always been a fighter and consistent with placings in big races. Happy to see him get a win in one. West Coast horses look to have a strangle hold on two big BC races this year, Classic & Distaff.
Game filly. Highly anticipate seeing her at the BC if they bring her.
So pleased to see her come into her own this year. Have been a fan since I first saw her in the Santa Anita Oaks. She's earning her claim to the throne of the Distaff division.
She may be abdicating the throne for Stellar Wind, but she sure is ensuring Stellar Wind is worthy of it. Brave as ever in a situation she doesn't really prefer, on the lead. Hope to still see her in the BC, with a stalking trip.
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