One word describes Drosselmeyer: SLOW. Gonna have to do a heck of a lot better than a mile & 1/4 in 2:06 against a tiring rival, and whatever ridiculously slow time he ran the Belmont Stakes in, to win against REAL older horses.
I like this horse. He's consistently in the money (except for the Holy Bull), & not as lightly raced as so many of the proposed "stars" of this crop, most of which haven't lived up to their billing thus far in the season.
Aside the ordering of the 2 Big reds, I am not a bit diappointed in the top 5. But Zenyatta ahead of John Henry?! Surely you jest.
Yep, blame it on the Zenyatta fans. They are a mean lot of people. They are still attacking people on FB & blogs everywhere, even though their horse won HOTY, They are never satisfied. Reminds me so much of Obama fans.
If being close at the end of a G1 race is the criteria for judging who the best horse is, then First Dude should unanimously be selected most outstanding 3-year-old male. Just sayin'.
It's a shame that any time a trainer other than Baffert and Pletcher succeeds in training a good horse with potential, the owners slap that trainer in the face, and give the horse to Baffert and Pletcher.
So cool that I was actually present at the tracks for 8 of these 10 events!
Put it somewhere warm! It's hard to enjoy 2 days of races when you have frostbite and hypothermia...
I just don't get the Z fans. You act like she made up 18-20 lengths on BLAME to barely lose. No, sorry, folks, Blame was near the back of the pack just like her. She was only a few lengths behind Blame going down the backstretch. They both closed; he closed better and as Mike Smith said himself, didn't cave at all like most horses she has raced. That said, I respect her now (I didn't before - she was unproven). But Blame won, fair and square. If she was so far back at the beginning, it was her fault, not Blame's. HE didn't put her back there - she put herself back there. And if Blame is mediocre as someone here has said, then all we know is that Z beat a mediocre horse. Give the guy some credit already for a great race.
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