Then there was Eclipse award winning sprinter Chinook Pass (who held the world's record for 5 furlongs) that Pincay repeatedly described as the "fastest horse he ever rode."
It is highly IMPROBABLE if not impossible, to compare "pressed" segmental velocity times to "alone on the lead" times. Many a horse, all by itself, run like tigers only to falter when battling through those first 4 furlongs. Before you can support a horse that is a front runner (like Affirmed for example or Lady's Secret) is to watch and compare the fractions the animal OVERCAME to get that lead. Once they show that (i.e. War Emblem was an example who needed to be alone on the lead or he faltered) adaptability, you can project, but the need to lead animals have a large Achilles Heel.
Coming into the Kentucky Derby, THIS good one was more consistent than any other entrant and a gift at the mutuels. GOOD OWNER too, supports the game at many venues around North America. Too bad we did not see more of his excellent efforts.
What do you do on Breeder;s Cup day, parimutuelly that is? Find a corollary track to wager upon, and WATCH the closely competitive and/or UNKNOWN performances that are thrown together in those contests....UNLESS you have an enormous bankroll and can cover the multitude of combinations and permutations that will make up the winning combinations. LUCK has more to do with this day than almost any other day of races in the calendar year due to top to bottom competitiveness. Save yourself a major drop in your bankroll and watch the majority of the races.
How does ANYONE know which 2 year olds will show up, which Euro can handle the short stretch there at Anita over that very fast hard surface? (my guess is not many).
Looking at races from a parimutuel standpoint, MOST races have over 50% of the entrants as non-contenders (or only able to arrive UNDER in exotics) but here many contests have upward of 70% that you can make a logical case for. DUMB luck plays a hand........I prefer logic over dumb luck.
Contenders: 3 Air Turbulence 1 Party Boat
6 Chastise 7 Feels Like Spring best 2 ever 2 3 4 1 so could be a confusing result. 4 should be out ON or near the lead for a good bit.
Fastest EVER? Fager was, is and will be considered the KING for many a year. None like him....
contenders: 4 Kelly Tough 8 Red Dragon Tattoo 6 Johnny U 11 Late Breaking News 12 Sierra Ancha
Same sort of "he walks on water" after Arazi. and to lesser extents the same phony hoopla with Uncle Mo, Johannesburg, Favorite Trick,
Gilded Time, Capote JUST to name a few....
One race, a career does not make. THIS one won't be around long enough to be tested the way REAL CHAMPIONS have in the past. A passing fancy, unproven.
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