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KY Derby Futures   Triple Crown

Started 1/21/22 by Wintertrian; 6406 views.
DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Apr-29

All..

Perhaps Saffie doesn't have enough backup peeps to keep the business going and leave Gulfstream with colt and stay at Church. Or no one at Church to watch the store 

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Apr-29

Definitely like the comparison to poker!  And you're right, so many dimensions.....are they "hiding"?  Have they noticed something about the horse, whereby they want to avoid the new surroundings, and bring the requisite fitness to him in a familiar environment and track?

We'll never be told real reasons during predictable interviews....though I was impressed by Chad's interview regarding Early Voting recently, saying that they will wait until the last minute to see in fact who is entered.  And if specific speed is entered, he is going to wait until the Preakness.  I liked his candor, and the reasoning made sense.

twoshots

From: twoshots

Apr-29

Sounds even less likely that Early Voting will go, now that Classic Causeway is in. Too bad, I would like to see him in the Derby, but gotta respect Brown’s decision.

princeofdoc

From: princeofdoc

Apr-29

It seems certain that Early Voting will not be entered.....sure, if Classic scratches, it's a possibility, but unlikely

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

May-2

princeofdoc said...

Have they noticed something about the horse, whereby they want to avoid the new surroundings, and bring the requisite fitness to him in a familiar environment and track?

We'll never be told real reasons during predictable interviews....though I was impressed by Chad's interview regarding Early Voting recently, saying that they will wait until the last minute to see in fact who is entered

One needn't be "told" these things if we are familiar with a horse's pedigree and abilities, and what it is that the trainer is trying to "put" into their horses, and why they choose certain prep races.   Some tracks are fast, some are slow.  If you had a stamina horse that needed speed, would you barn  him at AQ or Tampa?  Of course not.

As for Brown waiting, I don't respect that at all.   If he doesn't know by now who will be entered then he is asleep at the wheel.  All it does is keep others out of the gate as well as keep them "off-balance" .......poker yes, honesty/transparency, no.   If the connections themselves have no confidence in their horse to compete then why should I?  

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