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I was impressed by that until I found out that the distance has been contested only four times in the history of the track. I was more impressed by his ability to rate than the time. I am also convinced that he can get the distance. Nine and a half furlongs is a bit different than 9f. That last 1/8 can be a beast. He did half of that last part, and still looked strong. He will certainly be on top in some of my wagers.
PR? is that Puerto Rico? That tail is the biggest issue I have with this ones pedigree. along with Phone trick, left banker and MrP in the sweet spot.
Yes and Uraguay, Argentina thru that one line . He's the winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby and some of
the Argentina line are part of their elite line and Mandaloun tail female line 5J Conduit Sire is White Eagle
The Stamina Influence Sire line family that tilts to Stamina the opposite of his Dp Di and Cd numbers.
You are talking about Mandaloun ?
No Taiba, Medina Spirit was 2-n and I think Mandaloun was 5-j. I see a lot talking that one up but I cannot get on that wagon, but glad many others like him. EQ and Mandaloun were my top 2 last year, had no problem with 5-j.
Top 5 turn times
Mo Donegal Wood 9 23.70633
Emmanuel 8 23.90331
Skippylongstocking Wood 9 24.06615
Early Voting Wood 9 24.20418
Smile Happy KYJGC 8.5 24.20581
Emmanuel and SH races both were too slow which aided the TT
Well, that looked a lot better when I entered it.
Edit, just found out Taiba dam is OH bred, one more nail in that coffin.
I was looking at the wrong horse, Sorry, I think you did ignore it, my bad..
Curious about Mandaloun being in your top 2 last year......first time in a long time that a horse who came in 6th in final prep won Derby. I know you liked pedigree, but such a poor showing in last prep is usually a toss for me. But Mandaloun did work tremendously prior.
Relative to the others, I tossed his LaD out as that looked like an outlier, he ran too well in previous races. Looked good on the track and pedigree was decent for ITM finishers.. Often it is relative to the competitions. EQ was my top play, then Mandaloun was used next most and was the only other one played in the top spot, but not nearly as much as EQ. Medina Spirit was only use lightly in 3rd 4th spot. I still consider Medina Spirit as the winner as well as Maximum Security when looking at the traits of past winners. I think EQ ran the farthest of all the horses last year as often happens with my picks.. I expect the horse I have liked this year to get on of the longer rides depending on the post which is why I may be leaning more toward the E speed horse.