If that's his problem why are you making it yours?
It takes two to fight, Mike. People who can't leave negative comments alone only make themselves part of the problem.
He reminds me of another hard luck, hard knocking horse who was never quite good enough, Perfect Drift. He ran in four BC Classics with eleven 1st's, fourteen 2nd's. and seven 3rd's from fifty starts! Hope he says around that long!...
I don't know about 'living' proof, I thought you understood my last post to you. But even though I have no desire to rehash those 'dead' hater discussions with you again. Let me just clarify what I said, what I have
come to know, and what the 'others' you refer to have yet to understand. You are first and foremost a horse player. Your perception is not that of a horse lover or a casual racing fan. When you talk critically about horse racing, all they hear is negativity, and so you are labeled a 'hater' and being negative is all that word means and has nothing to do with physically hating a horse. I know you don't hate the horses, and you know it. So if as you say, your experience - and I assume your opinion - is all that matters to you, why bother with what others think? And if it does bother you, then just change the way you express yourself.
But getting back on topic, haven't looked at CB's numbers. So they are showing improvement, huh?
As for Shared Belief, what I've seen from so far is that his race doesn't start until he has a target and his rider says GO! His tenacity is proving to be a greater asset than high fig, open lengths victories. We'll see how far that takes him. He may be coming off a major effort,
but again, looking for that X factor that will make him one of the few!...
I think the problem would be if he didn't know it, don't you!..:)
Funny, Ed and I are usually on the same page. I have no problem with him. I think arrogance is sometimes a false perception by those with less knowledge and humility. He admits when he makes mistakes, and even tried to make amends with the newbie. I actually was surprised and thought that was pretty big of him. But you have to admit, her comment about Chrome's work being 2 secs faster than Shared Belief was begging for sarcasm. And as mild and humorous as our comments were, we never expected that she would fly of the handle at us and get all bent out of shape!...
Yeah, I guess.
Shared Belief's former jockey, huh!
Ought to be interesting!...:)
The race of his lifetime is what we're looking for here, Tom. Never thought for a minute this would be a walk in the park for him. Funny thing about Candy Boy, 99% of references made to him always had to do with the insignificant nag that Chrome and Shared Belief has beaten up on. But he always runs a good race, just never good enough. Would love to see him get him get a piece of the pie and some long due respect. He's built and looks more like Candy Ride than Shared Belief does, and I'm wondering if Stevens will get back on him in the Classic. With a little more experience behind him now, this mile and a quarter will be right up his alley!...
I'm way behind on my 'Pursuits' this year! :)
But with the day drawing closer, it's the same old anxiety. Starting to dread going to the racing sites and finding out who is injured and out. Being at the top of my list, he's my primary concern!!...
You think so?...
Might just be the video.
Hey Mike, doing good.
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