Maybe it is just me. But to this point in the Racing Season,a very poor crop of Babies.What part of Jekyl & Hyde will your boys show on Sunday. Guess Howie son team,just blow with the wind.
Why the write up. Who is she?
In my opinion,and when i bet it is the only one that matters. Beholder is a very nice horse. But she is nowhere near the status of American Pharoah. Irrelevant to me where she is on the track. She cannot and will not beat Pharoah. In her most impressive race in the Pacific Classic. She needed the strong pace,ala your guy . She needed that to look dominant.
You guys can't be serious. He stopped running you are saying. Try looking at a replay,this time pay attention to Brodys Cause in the middle of the Racetrack. He was a Runaway Freak on this date. The problem is that for whatever the reason,you are both overating Exxagerator at this stage. You are commenting as though he lost at 2/5 and actually did something wrong. Tell me Busta,was Kent the right Jock for the horse when he made that amazing move at the top of the stretch when he split 2 horses running at full speed. The ground he saved probably got him a placing he might not of gotten. Junior Alvarado wins a race against 2nd rate horses,and you think that he rode him great.
Please tell me Buds that you are not serious with that comment. Forget the results of this past weekend for a second. H.C. was coming off of 2 G1 victories. He had an excellent chance to win his 3rd G1 in a row. For a horse that is being pointed to a Stallion career,more than likely next year. Look at the opportunity they passed up ,to run in ,as you call it"a prep race". In the JCGC he would of gone off at odds of under even money. In the BC Classic(and i stress,if he runs)he will go off at around 5-1 odds. When you bypass the opportunity to accomplish what he did,you do it thinking that the next race is close to a slam dunk as possible. Believe me,this race is not a slam dunk for A.P. or Beholder,even Liams Map. Those are 3 horses that are above Honor Code in the pecking order. HC is on par with about 3 to 4 other horses in the race. Maybe Shug thought that his horse was not right to enter him in the JCGC,but i laugh at the notion that he passed all that up for a prep.
If i am Baffert and Zayat,i am chomping at the bit as to the prjected field tat is lining up for this years Classic.Look at the field closely and you will see one glaring thing. There are only 2 legitimate pace horses in the projected field. That would be A.P. and Liam's Map. For some unknown reason to me,fans of Honor Code are all excited in that he will get a pace to run at. Neither of these 2 horses is a runawaway freak. Both have run very fast in the early stages of their prior races. But they have also been relaxed when doing so. Long as you can get a horse to relax,there is no reason for them to get away from the jock. One can never say never,but in most cases , more than 2 horses are needed to establish a suicidal speed duel in a top caliber race like this one. Liam and A.P are quality racehorse,they go fast early because they are fast horses. By that i mean ,they have the ability to run a full race and can maintain speed throughout. More than likely Liam will be setting the fractions. He will probably go in 23 and have a length lead on A.P.. Unless some jock is auditioning for the lead role in an upcoming "Ben Hur" movie. He will probably back it down to .47 ,with minimal pressure. This should be music to Bafferts ears. Not because he does not think that Liam is not a horse of quality,or that he can't get the distance. But because he knows how good his horse is,and under that scenerio. There isn't a horse in the World that will run him down. So all of those that are looking for a pace meltdown. Try watching the BC Sprint.
I would be shocked if liam did not go in the classic.personally id rather have smith than javi.when javi rode him,the field was bad.no potential pace pressure.that is why he went slower
Smitty will not go 45 in cup
Anne Javier will not pass up a chance for Liam. I doubt it will even come down to a decision. As i stated before,i would be very surprised if HC shows up. We roughly 24 days away from the race. Things can be said in the media all day long,many just like to hear themselves talk. How can a Jockey commit to any horse,when they have no idea if the horses will be entered and in what race.
10,000,000 percent on the money. Most talented race horse i have seen in my lifetime. There will never be another one like her. To mention any other Filly/Mare in the same Class with her, is just wishful thinking.
Please for once in my lifetime. Read and comprehend what many are saying,before you opine with jibberish. All i have heard was that he had no pace to run at,some even said it was the wet fast surface. So let me be direct in what i meant prior to the race. By Shug opting for the Kelso instead of the JCGC,he was telling all that this was not the horse he thought he had. They can spin it anyway they want,but you do not pass up Grade 1's for a G2 . Especially when you would be the overwhelming favorite in a race. Like i said hundreds of times. Never listen to Owners,Jockeys and Trainers when the spot light is on. They just want you to hear what they want to say. Go by their actions. By them ducking the JCGC,they told me at least. All that i needed to know .
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