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Started Apr-30 by zambito; 1442 views.
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Apr-30

Those three shouldn't have to work to hard to get the lead, whereas Omaha Beach may not be able to get over so easily. Rajiv is on a closer, and shouldn't be an obstacle to him, but who knows? Baffert can't be happy. Even though those speed horses are next to each other, I don't expect a sprint early. I think they will quickly position themselves on the lead and realize they can get there while preserving energy.

EDIT: WoW's trainer says he will have to go with that post. So he will have to gun to avoid getting shuffled back on the first turn.

  • Edited April 30, 2019 3:02 pm  by  RAESFAN
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Apr-30

Well, now Casse confirms what looked pretty obvious on paper.   There is no choice.

Gerh

From: Gerh

Apr-30

“My top is on the bad side of the helicopter “

I laughed so hard that there are tears streaming down my face.Maybe they should put the blinkers back on

  • Edited April 30, 2019 3:52 pm  by  Gerh
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smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Apr-30

it was better before you edit it.

Gerh

From: Gerh

Apr-30

Honestly Rob,I should have waited until my vision cleared up before I posted

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zambito

From: zambito

Apr-30

Would love to know who are all the horses in the last 30 years to come out of gate 17.  It could just be that no one of a good caliber drew that gate. In the other hand last year Bob broke the Apollo curse so why not break this one. 

PISTOL9

From: PISTOL9

Apr-30

PP 20 was 0fer till a good one was posted there, same with 19.

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smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Apr-30

I make typos like that all day long with my vision clear, that was a good one, ROTFLMAOWCG

with or without the blinkers.

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Apr-30

cubs.fan said...

WWW may only have to worry about Spinoff sideswiping him, but if he walks out of the gate, it might not matter.

W3 does his running in the stretch.  MTB didn't need to be anywhere when he made his run.....he was going to fly by anyone in front of him at the end there.   Not saying W3 is MTB, just that when you have a closer with a kick and if they have stamina and some sprint speed to begin with
(Zenyatta had AMAZING sprint speed, that was obvious to anyone who watched her early races at 6F, 6.5F, etc.)  so she was able to just "turn that on" and motor by anybody she wanted to when Mike pushed the button.

I guess I have a deep ingrained love for closers, even though they are not great for certain kinds of races.  

Long stretch runs, you can have a grinder who just outlasts everyone else moving along at same sustained pace, or you can have a stamina horse with some natural "sprinting ability". 

cubs.fan

From: cubs.fan

Apr-30

I'd say 6 legit contenders broke from post 17 since 2000: 19: 0-1-0-1-1

Solomini

Irish War Cry

Mor Spirit

Mr. Z

Commanding Curve (2nd)

Will Take Charge

Done Talking

Soldat

Dublin

Summer Bird

Cowboy Cal

Stormello 

Lawyer Ron

Don't Get Mad (4th)

Pollard's Vision

Scrimshaw

Danthebluegrassman

Point Given (favorite-5th)

Exchange Rate (#13, Post 17)

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