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Owner has resources $ to enable the colt to recover. In years past, Godolphin would have shipped horse home to Dubai. Maxi is at Palm Meadows. And eye kept out for 1st workout. Colt was listed as one of top 21 in straight bet in a Derby future pool. We have 89 days to see his Derby point path. And..he is just the roll out Delta horse today. Two years ago..for example, Lookin At Lee was the Delta colt and was in and out then in the 20 colts point cut.
I have never seen him race,but he has a Derby Winner Pedigree. sounds like a closer style, i would like it if hes a mid packer.. Mr P/ Api long nick, TF family 1x.. The Big guns in the right positiions in the first 7 generations. I like to see that trainer working for deep pockets.
The Kentucky Derby is high on Sheikh Mo’s radar.Like you stated,he previously preferred to take the Dubai route.I think Brendan Walsh is a good fit for Maxfield and Godolphin.
I expect to see Calvin on Letmeno when he races again
Always like to view Derby poster...2 yellow silks with number 4. Even if the silk in the back of the field is unrecognizable as14, say one can't see the "1" on the silk.. would not be this color/number combination. There is also a third yellow color silk running in outside front of the field.
A Dog's View of another at present contender:Tiz The Law. Is there such a thing as Voo Doo horse racing? Can it happen? Again? This colt owned by meager risk money owners Sakatoga Stable, who won their very first two legs of the Trip Crown/Kentucky Derby/Preakness with Funny Cide (both of these colts New Yorkers) and trained by Tagg.
Before my answer, I dare say that when I had to weigh what's the chances of jockey Mario Gutierrez winning his 1st and 2nd consecutive mounts in Kentucky Derbys and with same connections...I'll Have Another and Nyquist "the feel" was yes.
Based primarily on the colt. Nyquist.
This time around I don't think,if in, and when they play 'My Old Kentucky Loam' that colt TTL can get the distance nor manage the compression of 19 others. He appears also that he will comport to the field in the stretch. Connections had to geld Funny Cide for reasons and perhaps sure wish they could be now enjoying breeding residuals. Their new star,if he rises to the May occasion, will run intact. And that's a fact. These Upstate New York residents from SAKetts Harbor already blessed with another one are deserving, but the feel for how Tee Tee L already ran on the Derby track. I don't think so Jack.
I don’t know if Franco’s ride on Tiz The Law was very good or very bad.He seemed to put the colt in a pocket when there was no need to.I am sure it was a learning experience but he can’t afford to take chances like that in a 20 horse field.