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Breeders' Cup Buzz Horse: #9 My Conquestadory


From now until the Breeders’ Cup, we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders’ Cup Buzz Horses – horses we’re excited to watch run at Santa Anita this November 1-2. 


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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Horse #9 - My Conquestadory
Breeders' Cup Division: Juvenile Fillies Turf (first preference)
Juvenile Fillies (second preference)
My Conquestadory
Breeding: Artie Schiller - Golden Artemis (Malibu Moon)
Two-year-old Filly
Trainer: Mark Casse
Owner: Conquest Stables, LLC
Breeder:  Paul Tackett
*Timeform Master Rating: 109p
Most Impressive Prep Race: Grade 1 Alcibiades, Keeneland, Oct. 4 2013
**TimeformUS Speed Figure earned: 83
Analysis of key prep (Grade 1 Alcibiades): Installed as the 6/5 post time favorite while making only her second career start, My Conquestadory settled in 11th position in a bunched-up field through the early stages. Jockey Eurico Da Silva patiently restrained her down the backstretch, as she was pent up and eager but without any running room. When a seam finally emerged, My Conquestadory brilliantly knifed through the breach off of the far turn and drew clear through the stretch to win by almost two lengths. Even though the margin of victory wasn't much, all eleven of her rivals lost ground from the stretch call to the finish, proving that My Conquestadory finished best of all on her way to winning her second Graded Stakes from as many career starts. 
 - Analysis by TimeformUS Analyst Doug Salvatore 
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*Timeform Master Ratings are adjusted for age, so that equal ratings mean horses of equal merit. Another way of looking at it is to see the universal rating handicap as four handicaps side by side: one for two-year-olds, one for three-year -olds, one for four-year-olds and one for older horses.
**In TimeformUS past performances, neither the Timeform Performance Ratings nor the TimeformUS Speed Figures are adjusted for age.   


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Actually,in the NYRA feed.The only person i listen to is Maggie ,when she comes on.I have come to notice that she has the keenest eye in spotting horses from a physical perspective. She has been around horses for a while.She is very good at it.I like you,do listen for the Andy trashing.Almost like clockwork,you know they will be there at the end.If you are playing today at Belmont.In the 2nd race .The #1 horse Buddys Smart,was told about him a few months back.Nice horse,in his first time out . He fell back and ran when the trck was a highway and speed was carrying huge.The 2 &3 ran fast in their debuts.Buddy will be a Million to one here> might be worth a peek.
Hey Rafi. I haven’t been around much myself lately. Basketball is all set to start and I’m guessing you’ll be up for that. I would like to see the Raptors do something for a change. My comment about the three graded races in about seven weeks was made more as a concern about what My Conquestadory will be like next year if they ask her to do too much in so short a period of time and at such a young age this year. Actually, I think that if she would have had several short sprints through the summer to build her up she would be a lot better off and would handle these three stakes races much easier than simply jumping right into them. I think that she’ll be at the top of her game come BC day though, but after that race, and if it’s particularly tough, I’m wondering about next year. How many two year old BC stars ever amount to much at three? Surprisingly few going back to Arazi. I’m glad that some of the top colts are bypassing the BC like Honor Code and Schoolofhardrocks, etc. It should make for an exciting buildup to the Derby as there are a lot of good two year olds this year.
Actually Tom, when most of the TV experts come on I mute the sound. I've gone off too many winners because of comments made by them. In fairness, I've also picked up a few winners because of them too..
Tom, the six was on the inside, but from the trackus on TV I honestly didn't think he got up. It looked like the horse in the middle (I think it was the seven) just beat him out. As for Andy, nothing against him, but sometimes I think that some people should just keep quiet. The horse won a G1 and when turning into the stretch she looked like she had a lot left but wasn’t going to get the room. He should just give the jock and the connections their 15 minutes of fame (maybe more in the BC). Why demean it although I think that he was just trying to give his opinion? Anyway, I trust Erico’s judgment as a jockey. He’s very emotional and seems to wear his heart on his sleeve. Reading into it a bit, the way he fist pumped when they hit the line tells me that it wasn’t just winning the race that he was so excited about, it was the feeling that this is a lot of horse and she will be really tough on BC Day.
I happen to know him.You are right though,has a bit of that smugness to him that can be described as a jinx. One thing though ,to his credit.Of all the hosts i see on Tv ,he is very prepared and knowledgable.The smugness issue is te problem.I like the girl who does the Woodbine feed.She is smart and has an edge to her. I still can't believe Rudy got up for 2nd.I was looking at the wrong horse,then when you said he was coming on the inside,i was shocked.
Tom, is that the same Andy who will tell you emphatically that a horse definitely (you can bet the house on it) has no chance to win and then it goes out and romps?
Laz,are you stirring trouble again,going after poor ANDY(lol)
EP, are you going to the International on Sunday?
Laz, good to hear from you. I haven't emailed you in a while (sorry about that, I've been awfully busy!), hope you're doing okay. LAZ, in regards to her last race, it is important to note how bad of a trip she got. My Conquestadory was basically stymied and stopped down the backstretch. The jockey (that irrelevent monkey thrown on the horse's back) gave a beautiful ride. He remained calm, he knew the monster he was on top of, and he patiently weaved the young filly through traffic. As you mentioned, My Conquestadory has a strong closing kick; yet again emphasizing her preference of the grass or synthetics. I think you raise a terrific point about her schedule. Three graded stakes races in less than seven weeks seems like a bit much. Not that I agree or disagree with your point, but it certainly got my attention, and I'll think about it. I don't give a crap what Andy Serling has to say. Quite frankly, I don't care what anyone has to say. I have become confident enough as a wagerer/handicapper to form my original opinion and stick by it; regardless of what other people think. I honestly believe My COnquestadory, if handled properly, could turn into something special. I think Mr. Casse has known it from the beginning, hence the debut in the G2 Summer Stakes, and I think the jockey in her last race really knew it, too. This filly reeks of class, talent and potential. I'll certainly be rooting for her in the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Well said about Serling Laz.
Nice analogy Rafi. If I didn’t think she was strictly a turf/synthetics filly before, after reading your post, I surely would now. Andy Serling can keep his comments to himself. If Rosario was riding her at Keeneland he would be chomping at the bit and saying “what a ride”. What I like is the way she bided her time and then made one big run. That is a classic turf style employed by so many great turf finishers. Just watch Goldi and Sea the Stars and watch how patent their jockeys were before letting their horse loose. My Conquestadory definitely ran the shortest way around the track, but I think she had a lot left, sufficient to overcome any ground loss if she hadn’t gotten that rail trip. The tip off about her potential and obvious class was her first ever race against a nice group of 2 year old males in the G2 Summer Stakes. That is a tough thing to ask an unraced maiden colt to do, never mind a filly. In that race she ran a final quarter in 23.92. In the Alcibiades she ran a final quarter in 24.12, excellent for a two year old filly, especially in only her second career start. If I owned her, however, she would be passing this race and would be put in the barn until Gulfstream. Three distance races for an unraced two year old filly in less than 7 weeks is too much IMO. As good as former Arc winner Zarkava was, she only raced twice at two and both against fillies and at a mile. Goldikova likewise only had two races at two and both against fillies, and current Arc winner and latest wonder filly Treve, only raced once at two.
I have followed this filly since before her maiden win and I have cashed on both of her first two races. Sosotricksy (who I sent an email to) can vouch, if I have any of those *haters* like travel_vic. The reality of the situation is; My Conquestadory is a turf/syntehtics filly, and it is obvious due to a variety of reasons. First of all, just look at her pedigree. My Conquestadory is by Artie Schiller (turf miler, turf/synthetics sire) and his damsire is Malibu Moon (sire of all surfaces). Of course, Artie Schiller is from the Sadler's Well line, through El Prado. Quite frankly, every single Sadler's Well line, on the dam side or sire side, is a turf pedigree. The only one from the line that ran on/produces dirt is Medaglia d'Oro, when he is not producing phenomenal grass animals. Next, look at Casse's confidence. If she was a so called dirt filly, or if she was best on the dirt, why would Casse (and owners) enter her in a GRADED STAKES turf event first out??? Look at her workouts, since before she debuted. Casse kept her local, on All-Weather track (woodbine). Look at her conformation. She is built like a grass animal. Look at her style, her style benefits the grass/synthetics. Every single attribute a competitive grass animal has, she possesses. Why anyone on earth would enter her in the Fillies (dirt) Juvenile is beyond me. There has not been a more obvious distinction of preference than this filly. If they were going to take a shot on the dirt, rather than the grass or synthetics, why do it now? They should at least let her finish out the year on her preference, the grass or synthetics. I honestly believe the lawn is her number one liking, but she would settle for synthetics. Another thing, is, if you would enter her on the dirt, why the hell, on G-d's green Earth, would you experiment at SANTA ANITA???? With this horses attributes (most important: running style), the Santa Anita main track would be an accident waiting to happen, a disaster, an automatic loss, and/or possibly a confidence ruiner. This filly is on a role, I just can't see why anyone would make the surface change in this particular moment. Perhaps later, but not now. In regards to the upcoming race, it will not be some walkover, as many quality Euro fillies are coming, and she also must adapt to the highway grass course of Santa Anita. These are just my observations, for what it is worth.
Me personally. I would never run her on dirt. JFT is the right spot I think.
I hope she runs in the juvenile fillies instead of the turf
nice run, how will she do on dirt?
can't wait for her to run ext week!
I thought Eurico gave her a tremendous ride, as many other posters have mentioned.
Andy Serling didn't think very highly of her win at Keeneland. He went as far as to say that the race caller made more dramatic then it was....
I've liked her when I bet her in her maiden race... Rooting for her, no doubt, probably no wager since she is a favorite of mine.
Although she was tight down the backstretch,Da Silvas masterful ride put her in an excellent position half way on the far turn.She encountered absolutely no ground loss whatsoever.I think the trade off was well worth it.As someone who uses speed sheets as a tool of handicapping,i noticed one thing when looking at that race today. M.C's race did not come up all that fast.As a matter of fact,taking ground loss into consideration.The 2nd place finisher Rosalind ran 3 lengths better tan M.C that day. One will argue that the lack of so called running room cost M.C. lengths. I would agree,but not 3 lengths,maybe 1 at the most.

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