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If Sigiloso comes in the money within first 4 and within 4 lenths to the winner then pedigree may be active and should be watched for future will improve for sure.
I am going with Spielberg for the win. I agree with whoever said he doesn't care for SA surface. If you look as his dry dirt form everywhere else, he is actually a nice runner. Soup and Sandwich is my live longshot. I will box those two with the favorite.
Here are the Bris Pars For the Florida Derby
Greatest Honour 2 back, nobody else comes close to the pars.
doesn't mean its a one horse race
All NYRA colony jocks on the board.
This crop is limited.
Known Agenda ruined my exacta. I really didn’t like him here.
Wintertrian said...I was wavering between Collaborate and Known Agenda for the win..... decided to go with KA, I am not ready to put $$ on Collaborate with only 2 maidens under his belt
Nice to be right once in a while. :) right Chief?
I had looked over past races and horses that won the races that the favorite won didn't win the FL Derby. I figured he was due to lose one. That's why I said "he doesn't HAVE to win this." I needed the win for a contest pick, so that's really only reason I looked at the race. other race was the jeff ruby, everyone pretty much had Tarrantino......boy he sure didn't do well at all. Dead last. I didn't get that one right either though.
Did you see the Interview with Ortiz before the Race ?
Last race when he stopped he was taking Dirt in his face and didn't like it
and he moved Honour to the outside in the clear and he took off running.
Today I'm taking a good break and moving to the rail where he will take dirt
to help him run thru it. In a 20 horse field you never know where you will draw
and he needs to run thru dirt. Only thing he was flat this time when he ran in the clear.
I'm nuetral if that helped him or not. Might be gun shy.
As I have already noted, I am not wagering the KY Derby.
I will keep saying it as long as I have to, Baffert has essentially ruined racing with his clones that all run the same, and I suspect that is what steve roman started to see when the sire and mare profiles no longer made sense.
Did you guys see that Merneith tested + for Dextrophen in July and the excuse this time was the mother of all excuses, that the groom was fighting covid-19 at the time and was treating his persistent coughing with cough meds that had that in them."
Nobody grooms horses while coughing their heads off from covid-19, and if they ARE working with that kind of illness, then there REALLY IS SOMETHING WRONG with Baffert's barn anyway. I'd like to know more about "the working conditions" there but I'm sure he'll just get a pass on that, too.
But how many f'ing contamination stories are we going to have to listen to? This should be an outrage at this point, yet racing fans are just cluck, cluck, clucking. What, did the horse lick the groom's lips after he took Daquil? Give me a break. Least of which people are not even supposed to be working with covid-19......they are supposed to be QUARANTINED. Apparently, you don't get a day off even with Covid at the Baffert barn??? Why wasn't the health department there?
Life is Good, Concert Tour, fill in the blank........does it really even matter? This trainer will take any well-bred horse from ANY sire and they will run wire-to-wire. They all look the same, they all run the same. As a friend of mine has noted, this trainer has destroyed the purity of the sport.
Oooh and ahhh all ya want over his horses. It's not their fault. He's souping them up. Everyone knows this and nobody wants to put the brakes on. Rich owners. And Baffert gets a % of the breeding rights. What's not to like?