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I think it was race riding instructions from Baffert, pressure him to get rank like
last time it backfired, Baffert's horse was rank this time ! imo
Lol! Serves them right if so.
For the record, any horse out of the AR Derby this year is far down on my ticket, if on there at all.
Caddo River can't rate, and pretty sure Concert Tour can't, either...they are not natural stalkers, and unless you think either one can go gate to wire, I just don't think either would have enough left over for that extra distance in the Derby.
Super Stock isn't "super" enough in anything, but I'm willing to see how he progresses.
Looking elsewhere for a KY Derby winner. Of course Baffert has between now and then to give majick/contamination so who knows what kind of *peak* CT will achieve in the next few weeks, eh?
I just wanted Caddo River to redeem himself, that was all. I still think he should skip it and go in the Preakness.
I think Super Stock is improving. Third off the layoff in the Derby might put him right there.
& All.. When one hears a drummer play 4 or 5 tunes or looks at 6 to 10 pieces of an artist's works. Is what it is. And like evaluating a colt's body of work visual,PPs, chart and other info read.
If the colt is an ordinary of the 20 KDyers, got to go longer than how he got/gets to 9 fl.
Their next work/performance they are not likely to come out swinging like Buddy Rich or looking like a Picasso.
Winter, I'm like you,
I think the first 3 in the Arkansas Derby are distance challenged
The 2 speedballs were rank and finished 2nd and 3rd,
The winner gave the Illusion that he was closing and the splits suggest the 2 speedballs were backing up
and this was on a fast track. final time 1:50.92. Caddo and Concert came home in over 40 seconds ,last 3 furlongs.
Super Stock last Q was 26.22,... last I heard Both front Runners are on hold for the Derby.
Gary West is leaving it up to Baffert to decide. Baffert might take him to CD to see his works on that track.
Slowest Arkansas Derby since Overanalyze won in 2013. I was fooled by Concert Tour's Rebel Stakes, visually, it was a carbon copy of American Pharoah's run.