I missed the effortless win that almost always defines a dominating, much the best performance. What I didn't miss is how wide Firing Line also ran. Which part of my post did you not get or agree with?
If you think so.
I'll wait for the proof.
Wouldn't be surprised if some of these questions came from some of the other jocks or connections.
I don't know about that, J.
I guess it depends on what matters most to you.
He rode Pharoah like a hungry apprentice.
Was hard to believe this had gone unnoticed. Stevens held to the 1-2-3 wait/switch rule despite there being none at Churchill.
Lot's of folks seem to be hung up on Pharoah's ground loss. What's funny about the one-sided 'wide trip' argument is that no one is considering Firing Line's ground loss. Yes, if you move Pharoah in 2 paths to FL's path, you come up with an easy 3 1/2 - 4 length score for Pharoah. But what happens when you ALSO move Firing Line in 2 paths. When the "what-if's" are applied equally, nothing changes. Pharoah may have been the best horse on Saturday, but not by much. He better be ready for another fight in 2 weeks, especially if FL decides to run on his right lead. Stevens figured out how to beat Dortmund, and won't make the same mistake again in the Preakness.
I've seen others post 29 as well. Like I said, who knows for sure.
I would say so. He would no doubt have done it as easily as his previous races - if indeed the wide trip converted to lengths was the only factor involved. So it remains speculative. I've gotten kind of used to 'wide trip - if only's' with Chrome's last few races. Just doesn't work that way unless it applies to all the adversities faced by all the horses in a particular race.
I saw 26 in other places. But if Trakus is as inaccurate as t_v says, who knows.
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