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I hear you. I tend to lose nuance when it comes to labor issues, though. Like you said, at one point you could get your hands cut off and get nothing. Labor demanded more, and received workers comp. We got shorter work days and weeks, better pay so out kids didn't have to work. Then salaries didn't keep up, and wives had to go to work, whether they wanted to or not. When that didn't help us keep up, we began to incur large debt.
Now out kids are experiencing some difficult times. At the same time we are not teaching them to how deal with crises. They have these great expectations, while lacking the resources or the mental toughness to deal with great obstacles. I know I am hard on them, but only because I care so much. I hate when I see some of those kids I coached, drop out of our program, because I know that a significant percentage of them will end up in jail or dead. I deal with inner city and poor children quite a bit, and I feel invested in their futures.
Emmanuel has had everything his way thus far. Being my More Than Ready who is at the latter part of his stud career, I would love nothing better than for him to produce a winner of a TC race. I am afraid of getting too high on this horse, only to be disappointed. He is in pretty good hands, but I need to see him run a little harder having started so late. He will probably have two more starts before a possible Derby start. I hope as he will probably head to the stakes ranks, he is able to get the kind of preparation he will need for that 10f grind.
Emannuel is playing catchup and that has many positives in my view between now
and May as long as he can stay healthy and no setbacks.
I agree with you ,running 1/16 mile in that race and he used less energy
and we don't have Dr. Romans data measuring energy used and I found that useful
in the preps ,but like you it's in our head and I make notes of it ,my memory isn't like it was.
I know you know others have shown low energy efforts and energy used is important
to gauge in the 9f races as the group matures and at that time its isn't just the ones today
that use less energy it can be any of them stretching out as they get older and race by race
in April and late March 9f and 9 3/16 f. Battle tested and going in the right direction.
Oh Winter you are so Woke and its contagious coming from you !
This race will be Important to see if Tiz The Bomb belongs on dirt
I haven't seen the entries, this has been reported and I'm excited if these 3
are part of the field..
Meanwhile, the first Kentucky Derby qualifier of the Gulfstream championship meet is set for Saturday, with Mo Donegal, Giant Game, and Tiz the Bomb the top contenders in the Grade 3, $250,000 Holy Bull. About eight 3-year-olds are expected to enter.
edit results. winner In Due time beat Americon Icon by 5 lengths, after that one tired after 6f urlongs,
Iron Works 3rd. Graphic Details scratched, probable for Swale Stks 2/5/22.
In Due time awarded E 100 for the win ,American Icon 90,
2/4/22 Race 9 Gulfstream Park allowance op Claiming $75,000 3 yr old's 8f dirt
Check and see how they do. Or this might be helpful to make a bet.
#3 American Icon 7/5 Saez/ Pletcher is on our Elite List to Stretch out
#1 Graphic Detail 9/2 Castellano / Mott might be best at this distance and ? for 2 turns
#6 Iron Works 7/2 I Ortiz /Pletcher is scored as a Sprinter type who could win at this distance 8f
edit Graphic Details is cross entered in Race 5 Swale Stakes 7f dirt 6 entrants on 7/5/22
Elite Projected 3 Year olds for 2022.> updated 1/24/22 page 1 from post 459 update 2/2/22
name, distance, stam. Chefs,Prince.,LaTroienne, L. Heart, (top Families) Trainer, Tff, Reines Mares
Corniche yes,2 stam,,P,L, 0 LH,(10 1x, 12-13c,6 16c,4 9c,) x Bob Baffert 1x, 12r
Jack Christopher yes 0 stam,P,L,1 LH,(6 1x,5 1e,4 9b,4 16a,9b,) x Chad Brown 1e,8r
Smile Happy yes 5 stam,L,3 LH, ( 10 1x,6 6d,5 4k,4 3o, rf) x Ken McPeek 6d,11r
Emmanuel yes,1 stam,P,L,1 LH, (10 1x,6 4m,5 2d,4 16h,4 16g,) x Pletcher 4m,16r
Giant Game yes 1 stam L,1 Lh,(11 1x,7 12c,6 19c,5 8c,4 2d,) rf x Dale Romans19c,11r
Octane yes,1 stam, P,L,4 LH,(6 1x,6 4m, 6 8f,5 13c,4 9f,) rf Carlos David 4m,18r
|Newgrange ? 2 stam, L, 1 Lh,(6 2o,5 13c,5 9b,5 1g,4 6d,4 8h)||Bob Baffert 2o, 7r|
|Tang yes 3 stam P, L, 6 LH,( 9 13c,8 4m,6 1s,4 3l,)||2 rf||Chris Clement 1s,12r|
Armagnac yes,3 stam,P,L,5 LH, (15 13c,6 a4,4 3l)
|Bob Baffert a4,14r|
|1x||EP 4Constitutionlawyer (KY) 7-2||3/C||E 91 9f mud||J Lezcano||118||R Handal|
|2||EP 6 Grantham (KY) 10-1||3/C||E87 8.5f|