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Kentucky Derby 2020 DogsUp Diary   Triple Crown

Started 2/3/20 by DogsUp; 23597 views.
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

3/1/20

I have him penciled in for the top spot in the Preakness!

His Trainer said today the horse will tell him if he is Ready to run in the Derby

after one good race , if not preakness is the target.He reported that the surgery

hasn't bothered the Horse so far.

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/1/20

Hey Rae + Smarty thanks..and good news @ 4 FL as they opened him up. His previous 2 at 3 FL and 4 FL were slow and unpretentious.  Trouble is he's already on the Winter Book low odds, up Derby points, pundits' picks.And if he gobbles up the/a field in his Seattle Slew style..oh..oh

  • Edited March 1, 2020 5:20 pm  by  DogsUp
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

3/1/20

I can't see him getting more than one prep before the Derby. I don't like that for a young horse coming off an injury.

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/1/20

Perhaps? Colt is on schedule

In reply toRe: msg 40
DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/1/20

Maxfield has had 60 days R&R as predicted and needed after his surgery.

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/2/20

"Nov. 18 removed a mildly displaced chip from an ankle, according to owner Godolphin." Three days before his Brd Cup. Then estimated 60 days R&R. On target.

Honestly, I'm hoping he gets a second place 50 pointer Derby points and was closing a ton and at longer, Derby Distance is based on the trip. Today he remains the Delta horse. Can't fall in love with the Delta because then one can't get off in the couple of weeks before Rose recital.

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/2/20

Chip remove 18th Nov. Scratched 3 days before his (Maxfield) Brd Cup race. R&R following surgery estimated 60 days. On target. As the Delta colt today, the one who is used to compare all Derby point comers; up and down and sideways, let's hope he is at least five deep..if he makes it to the Rose recital.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

3/2/20

I don't know. Preparing for a race like the Derby is different from other races. The race is usually roughly run. Horses generally come out of the race banged up. That's a tall order for a horse with three races in his career; only one since getting hurt. I'm not as concerned about his performance as his health.

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/2/20

If a horse does fracture something, connections would settle for a chip fracture. Results for chip removal are very good to excellent in most cases. And with the continued development of surgical techniques, such as "standing!" chip removals and the use of progressively smaller endoscopic cameras,  these optimistic outcomes might become even more successful and complication-free.

  • Edited March 2, 2020 2:10 pm  by  DogsUp
In reply toRe: msg 45
DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/2/20

Memo to Diary.

Any colt that ran in Fountain of Youth and predictably if in Derby; no hit the boardski.

Winner also did not have a  jock who rode him prior up in irons as his potential Derby colt 

  • Edited March 2, 2020 5:27 pm  by  DogsUp
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