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Thank you for posting that link Dogs.That looks like some good weekend viewing.
Colt has 5× Derby winning trainer Baff Man. Notice the seat Van Dyke has in combination with his colt. If maintained in the Derby could account for 3 seconds saved as jockey's contribution. More??And shortening final time. Colt's stretch run says Mr. Bob should roll out ear plugs and shades in the next due to the erratic stretch run. Perhaps crowd held up hand made signs reading:'Free Hay". Horse galloped out.
I don’t know what he beat in there but there is definitely room for improvement.
The colt, Authentic, has a lot of homework and seasoning to bone up on with Baffert. Yet, he's his own man (colt) taking it all in with sight seeing the crowd and dancing 'the slide'.
BTW..The Ruffian movie, knowing a true story and the match race ending had the Dogs teary eyed. Watched it twice. (d)
Dogs, long time no hear! If the Derby were running this weekend i think my super would consist of Thousand Words
Tiz the Law
Three Technique and
Sol Volante........Might need tweeking down the road. Scabbard burned enough of my funeros, done betting him a change of scenery might help.
Can't watch Ruffian, ending bothers me....hate seeing that!!!
Dogs, i'll keep in touch throughout the prep season with you. Right now i'm pretty bummed about Taraz going down. I really thought if she made the derby field she had more than a punters chance to win it. Godspeed and Rest in Peace Taraz.
Maxfield worked a breeze 3 fl on Feb 17 @ Palm Meadows. His first in several months off.
Recent turf writers' vanity ranking has Tee Tee Law and Baffert's babies atop the scoring. Dogs Delta pick - Maxfield - they claim maybyish, but has spent too much time snoring. Yet the Delta is always used to just keep the potential of future 2020 Derby scoring.
That is, come the first Saturday in May; who's going to be roaring. And those that may have fell in love with the suppose to dos..a can't lose winner and picked it in February..find their losing ticket quite boring. Causing them to seek a bridge; instead of a mooring. Or grabbing a scotch and keep on a pouring. It takes months til Derb's Eve to execute ticket construction adoring.
Til down the stretch they come..and have one's ticket and colts are soaring.
Til final 1/8 and colts are faltering..
Out of the clouds comes the dark horse circling..
The crowd grows quiet..everybody wondering..
Who is THAT horse?..The one still running..
He swoops on the leaders and they can't do nothing..too much horse and jockey pumping.
Just in time..with his nose on the line.
U look at your ticket..
Is it a Pick of thine...