At this point anyone rooting against I'll Have Another is an idiot. I don't mean that in a playful, or even smartassed comment kind of way. I mean it in a hateful, go inform yourself before you do something and say something stupid kind of way. This is no longer about which colt you think is better. I keep reading statements like this "Union Rags is I'll Have Anothers worst nightmare" or "Dullahan is going to beat I'll Have Another easily". I'll Have Another was not my favorite horse this year either, but he's proven that he's the better horse. He beat Dullahan at a mile and a quarter, He beat Rags that race as well. He has beaten a mosnter of a horse Bodemeister (who by the way is 2x the horse Union Rags is) twice now. It's been 34 years since there has been a champion in the sport of thoroughbred horse racing. Any other sport that goes 34 years without a champion spirals into this thing called irrelevancy. Which is exactly what horse racing has done. In case you haven't been to the track lately, I suggest you go and take a look around, the crowds are growing smaller, and tracks without a casino attached are slashing purses. There is less and less and less interest because there hasn't been a champion in years. I kind of laugh because they call Hansen a 2 year old champion... The Breeders Cup is NOT the championship, the Triple Crown is. Hansen is no champ. I hope I'll Have Another is. And if you want some other horse to win the Belmont you are oblivious to what the implications of a Triple Crown winner would mean to the whole sport. Which makes you an idiot. And not the good kind.
Yes, one more please.
There are at least 3 horses in this no chance list that do indeed have the chance, and have proven they can go the distance. If the author of this article plans on only picking a winner he won't make much, as the money comes from the exotics. I especially disagree with his analysis of Reveron. When pushed that horse pushed back, if you watch after the race, he was not tired. Union Rags would have needed a lot more ground to pass him.
That depends If Union Rags picks up a slot from about 6-13 Union Rags will be in a good post position. If he draws the inside or the far outside he's probably in for a bad trip. Union Rags isn't what I would call a closing horse, he likes to be up front and if he's coming from the far outside he'll spend too much energy too early.
Dullahan is a tricky horse. The fact that he's a closer in a field of front runners makes him extremely dangerous. He's already proven he has the kick to get past a speed horse like Hansen. If this guys draws an outside post in Derby I'll be keying him up top in my super.
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