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.
Yes, however Beholder still has some fight and energy in her. These haven't been drubbings and she's making Stellar Wind work for the title of her successor.
Just beyond words, walked across the finish line. What a horse.
Good field actually, even outside of the main duo. Tara's Tango and Vale Dori aren't any slouches, though for Vale Dori it's a big step up since she came to the U.S.
I don't think this was a mistake. Remember last year Frosted came out of the Travers, where he took it to Pharoah, and won this race in his eighth start of last year.
His pattern this year is just straight up glaring, romping wins on off tracks, duds on dry tracks, dismal Belmont was in between two off track romps. Also, some 3yos are coming into their own and catching up to them.
Needed the race, he was in it until the final 1/8 mile. If they do go onto the Breeders' Cup, the Dirt Mile looks like a better fit for him at this point, the Classic may be too much too soon coming off that small freshening.
Breathtaking, absolutely breathtaking. Turned what was billed as her toughest test to date into a mockery. The best of her class by an incalculable margin.
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