Reader Forum: Are we still awaiting Baffert's best 3-year-old?

Reader Forum: Are we still awaiting Baffert's best 3-year-old?
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Charlatan put in a tremendous debut performance, garnering a 105 Beyer Speed Figure in his 5 3/4-length victory Sunday going six furlongs on the Santa Anita main track for trainer Bob Baffert.

The 3-year-old colt immediately stamped himself as a 2020 Kentucky Derby contender. HRN readers were duly impressed.

As impressive as Charlatan's debut may have been, other HRN readers were quick to note this Speightstown colt may not be the best late blooming 3-year old colt in the Baffert barn.

Remember Cezanne?

Purchased for $3.6 million, Cezanne suffered a setback last fall after his initial series of works. But Baffert is on record as saying he expects "huge things" from the son of Curlin.

What's in a name?

Mr. Monomoy likely punched his Kentucky Derby ticket by winning the first division of Saturday's Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds.

A few HRN readers wish he was named something a little more reminiscent of his older, more accomplished sibling, the champion filly Monomoy Girl

Country House retires

It was announced Friday evening that the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner by disqualification, Country House, has retired following his battle with laminitis. One HRN reader felt a co-owner of the colt summed up his courage with a simple but poignant statement. Many agreed.

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