Hopefully, as a gelding, we can see Shared Belief at next year''s Classic even if he misses this one.
Madefromlucky is the grinder type, so I guess his connections feel he won't need speed to pick up a few pieces of it at the end.
I still feel like we haven't seen the best from Honor Code yet... Hopefully he'll run well in the Met Mile (he's one of my favorites).
One of the coolest things about racing is seeing the offspring of some of your favorites hit the track. As a very young horse racing fan (I'm fifteen) I'm just starting to get that benefit. Lookin at Lucky was the hottest three-year-old around when I started following racing, and seeing his offspring and the offspring of many of his contemporaries is awesome! Just another reason to love racing!
In my opinion, Shared Belief is such a strong runner that he could have made a move that propelled him into contention for the win, even with the poor start. Who knows how he would have been doing after the race, though? Luckily, Mike Smith put Shared Belief's needs first, and he'll be okay to race another day.
How much did he win by?
Can we just switch the G1 and G2 around in the San Antonio and Santa Anita Handicap this year? As far as quality of field goes, there's a pretty big difference there.
It takes a champion to battle back the way Game on Dude did in the 2011 Big Cap.
Maybe instead of griping about the exact quality of the race, fans can appreciate that two champions actually got together in the same race. That doesn't happen very often. Everyone should be HAPPY, not complaining.
Shared Belief needs to get outside of California first before he can think about going halfway around the world to Dubai. I'd say it's very unlikely.
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