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I'm looking forward to following Nelson during next year's campaign
the distaff winner will win or place in the pegasus
You know, people get so taken with the horses that win the first two legs of the TC and lose the third (understandably), that they overlook the fact that the list of horses that lost the first leg of the TC then won the Preakness and Belmont is actually a more impressive list: Native Dancer Damascus Nashua Bimelech Capot Point Given Risen Star Hansel Afleet Alex and the one really mediocre one: LIttle Current.
I seriously don't know why Aidan O'Brien is considering this horse for the Kentucky Derby, he's got NO CHANCE, and he won't even like the dirt!!! This horse is a 1 miler (on turf), he won a very weak Juvenile Turf at the Breeder's Cup, and the time before that, he got EASILY beaten by "US Navy Flag", yep that's right folks, the SAME "US Navy Flag" who got beat by about 30 lengths in the BC Juvenile!!! Aidan O'Brien has made some 'idiotic' decisions as a trainer in the past (for example when he decided to run the ultra talented "George Washington" in the Breeder's Cup Classic on a terrible muddy track, the conditions were awful and it cost the horse his life). I'm sure Aidan has got MANY 2 yr olds in his barn who are FAR more talented than this one!
He's got a good chance to win the Clark Handicap. It's between him and "Diversify" I think, and the super consistent "Hoppertunity" should again hit the board.
Yeah well guess what I talmasic and $60 to win and had $20 the the DD with gun runner. Now as far as the Pegasus , the handicap division has been chit for a few years now. This thing won't last unless they move it to turf, don't care how much money they throw at it.
Talented colt but an injury forced him to retire quickly just like Mastery and Danzig and hoist the flag
This colt.. stumbled out the gate in the Belmont Stakes but I think even if he didn’t he wouldn’t have got the distance and still would have ran out of gas
last of the "free picks" was Jul 22nd?? Won't matter much anyway as the cold is messing up logic these days there.
2yo RAMESES BARROWS by CURLIN breaks his maiden in JAPAN 11/14/2017 A $350,000 OBS purchase, RAMESES BARROWS broke his maiden in Tokyo, He was bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and is owned by Hirotsugu Ino and trained by T.Kimura. He was second first out won his second start. "The dirt should suit him," said pilot Christophe Lemaire. "He broke quickly and found a good position. He also has staying power and showed an impressive late kick." https://youtu.be/js0qmOT-fOc
Kitten's Roar worked 4f, Nov 18th, in 49.80 (b), finishing 10/23
J Boys Echo worked 5f, Nov 18th, in 1:02.00(b) finishing 14/37.
Senior Investment worked 5f,Nov 18th, in 1:02.55 (B) finishing 2/6.
Practical Joke worked 4f, Nov 18th, in 48.07 (b) finishing 1/55.
New Money Honey worked 4f, Nov 18th, in 49.02 (b) finishing 9/55.
Elysea's World worked 4f, Nov 18th, in 49.45 (b) finishing 16/55.
Celestine worked 4f, Nov 18th, in 51.12 (b) finishing 50/55.
Green Gratto worked 4f, Nov 18th, in 50.01 (b) finishing 4/13
Triple Crowns and why some can be overrated..Today we talk about American Pharoah..Very good horse?..sure..Overrated?..yes..Lets start by his competition..Who did he beat during his TC run?.."Firing Line/Tale of verve/Frosted"..These 3 horses were exactly "10 for 43" combined..These 3 horses were just inferior horses..Add the 2:03 and 1:58 finals times for the Derby and Preakness..The Belmont was fast...Very fast..But it was a complete walk in the park on the lead for him..insert a horse like Afleet Alex during Pharoahs TC bid for example..Pharoah would not be a TC winner..And also most likely would have lost the Derby.. and lost the Preakness by a "pole"...Pharoah never had a legit "foe" to deal with like the Easy Goers/Sunday Silences/Afiirmeds/Alydars etc..The Classic (Another easy walk in the park on the lead at SA) who did he beat?.."Effinex"?..These are Pharoahs victims during his career..Far Right/Firing Line/Tale of the verve/Frosted/Effinex...Pharoah just came around during the right time..is it his fault? no..But.to rank him as high as some do is ridiculous...He was a very good horse..But was he overrated?..Absolutely!!
Someone on this site also has to add his Lexington Stakes win against another good horse, Forty Niner on his record.

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