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Yes yes the humans have egos and wallet thoughts and visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Pre and Derby Day.
All. Today if had to bet 15 days out
A .Essential Q Win
B. Keys 2nd under:
Hot Rod C.
then. And. A/C/B
Sainthood? What do you see there out of curiosity?
Sainthood was at top of my 9 horse derby list I posted the other day though they weren't in order. I only really like 9 horses right now.
What DON'T you see there, so play the devils advocate from the other side if you will. :wink: I'd be interested to know why you don't like him.
I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why they like Midnight Bourbon.....I really want/need to know. :) Is Mike riding? What's the deal?
Go to my comments and even a video of Saint in Ruby stakes. Post # 70
Sainthood can get out front early, then rate (let others pass) weave and bob through 19 other runners. Run late.
Moves from tapeta surface in last to my old Kentucky loam May 1.
I knew his final F was very good watching that race. He's never run out of the money either.
And his dosage profile says stamina-laden. Not sure I would use him if it rains though
My early list of 9 was based on a fast dry track. He won on Tapeta but he's won a route on dirt, too.
That is one of the reasons I like him.
Oh I did see that but it didn’t explain why you would key him in second or third lol.
What I like: he’s in his sire’s first crop. What I don’t like: he’s ND-RAN-RAN-T2. The RAN-RAN in the middle bothers me. He’s and E/P type and runs pretty evenly, which is good, but I’m leaning toward a couple of the underneath horses being late runners this year and there are plenty of pressers I like more running late than him.
But I don’t really have anything against him, just curious.
For reasons mentioned S-hood will not be keyed naked Rock Hard Ten exclusively
Thank you, and that is a logical point.
I watched Pletcher horses work today. Dynamic One was definitely faster than Bourbonic.
Sainthood and Known Agenda worked together and looked about the same to me.
I am not good at discerning works, but just like to see they are getting over the track okay.
Tomorrow, (Sat) Essential Quality, Mandaloun and Soup and Sandwich work early morn.
These guys who bring their horses to Churchill early are the smart ones IMHO. In case anyone needs that list here it is:
Obesos (first one to arrive at CDX in late march)
EQ, Soup, Helium, Sainthood, Dynamic One, Bourbonic, Known Agenda, Super Stock, Concert Tour April 6-April 14.
As for "faces" Dynamic One and Sainthood are both kinda *adorable* looking to me!