I said before that I wouldn't have minded Arrogate getting the outside post because I wanted to see him overcome the adversity. And even if he barely lost with a monster effort I'd be content with it. Because the best horse would not necessarily have won the race. If Chrome has to do the same here and still makes this a close, the same goes for him as well.
No, I misunderstood you. But all Arrogate has done so far are things he's never done or isn't supposed to do.
Never thought we'd be on the same page, Tom.
But barring incident I say it's a done deal as well.
Absolutely. It's been a 2-horse race forever, and still is. The Baffert critics who said he was the only one making excuses and whining about the outside post must be loving Chrome's draw. I think he takes another step forward with another huge number. But he still has to make it into the gate. Should be arriving at Gulfstream soon!
What's even more amazing is that the few rabid fans who attack everyone else for making a negative, however truthful, statement isn't all over him like fire ants for saying it.
That goes without saying. Racing luck is key to every horse in the race, not just Arrogate. People seem to think that because Chrome is a good gate horse it's a given that he will break well, or can't get into any trouble. That's just wishful thinking. Smith on his back is a big part of the equation here. He will be as aggressive as he needs to be with him because he has full confidence that Arrogate can handle it. If all goes well and he has the lead into the 1st turn the race is over. Chrome at his very best has never run down this caliber of horse. One that will just keep accelerating away from him. Arrogate gave him almost a 2 length head start in the stretch of the Classic after a relatively soft pace and he still couldn't hold him off.
Taylor who was totally disappointed, saying they were 'done'.
But Sherman was a little more 'upbeat' from what Zoe Cadman said.
Love the post...he's gonna fly!!
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