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I always like this race. This year's edition looks to be more interesting than usual, though. 2 fillies & an international field including two under the radar (relatively speaking) Japanese entries, American shippers & the local contingent, of course.
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Based on My Pedigreestar System I have shortlisted as under winner can emerge from following.
1) Pink Kameehmeha
2) France Go De Ina
3) El Patriota
4) Rebels Romance
5) New Treasure
6) Fire Group.
My First Choice is New Treasure.
I love Pink Kameehmeha so I hope your list will come true.
Rebel's Romance much the best. Off smartly, dropped back, raced wide & had plenty left in the drive.
SameSteve G said...Rebel's Romance much the best. Off smartly, dropped back, raced wide & had plenty left in the drive.
Thanks, Steve. I would love to see this one come over for The Belmont Stakes. Would be a fierce contender for that distance. Those UAE Derby winners are close to my heart: Thunder Snow, my "ex horse boyfriend" Mubtaahij, Lani, Mendelssohn......always incredible!!! I always fall hard for them.
Or this Japan beauty who just won the Fukuryu Stakes
Good grief look at the pedigree.......he probably doesn't even start moving til 10F......
I love those horses, too. My imagination goes in that direction because I have consistently rooted for an international horse to come & win The Kentucky Derby.
Upset the traditional apple cart. Like when the mighty Black Caviar (who was far from her best form on the day) made the daunting trip to England to win at Ascot in 2012.
I rejoiced. :)
Thinking here is this years Kentucky Derby is a wide affair, at least 10 horse have a legit shot at the win. Rebel's Romance and Essential Quality have a big chance here. I knew nothing about RR until his win in the UAE.
Unlike Essential Quality, who has raced in the US his entire career, Rebel's Romance has only raced overseas & if he does come over for the KD without a stateside prep will be facing the same significant hurdle the other UAE Derby winners who never raced stateside also faced.
He'll only be worth backing at a big price.
On the other hand, if Essential Quality makes a good showing in The Blue Grass, he will be heading to Louisville as one of the KD favorites.
There's no question whatsoever that Godolphin highly covets roses on the 1st Saturday in May.
They also own Prevalence, correct? They won't have a better shot than this year!