I think the Frontrunner should be renamed after him. He ran there and that race is what sealed up his 2yo Eclipse.
Nice mare, looks better and better with each passing race.
Looking forward to seeing her step up and go for a G1 in the Santa Margarita next month.
Gotta love this guy. May have been overshadowed by other foes throughout his career but he's one of the hardest triers I've seen. Always gives it a good, honest effort and from the looks of things he's still going quite well at age 6. Was quite pleased to see him win today's San Antonio.
Man, will I miss him.
Far from a travesty. They had the same stats that year, 4 G1 wins. So Beholder took an extra month off, big deal. It's not as though Princess of Sylmar had do to anything extraordinary to beat those fields she faced in the CCA Oaks & Alabama in that one month. Add to that, Royal Delta was clearly on a downward form spiral by the time that Beldame came around, herself facing weak fields in well-established events that year. Beholder's BC Distaff win couldn't simply just be ignored, no could her overall record that year.
Princess didn't have the solo-dominance Songbird had this year with Beholder & even Close Hatches being multiple G1 winners that year.
Great win in the Santa Monica today. Definitely keep her sprinting where she is at her strongest.
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.
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