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"And i pictured you as a Richard Mandella type of trainer!"
More like Nelson Mandela.
You're killing me Dogs!!!!!
Nice that they have brought the Crown Prince over in time to train at CD, but if he doesn’t learn the change his lead I think he’s sunk.
Have to accept the change leads (in this case) as, it is what it is, and it works for the colt. Especially as a long ball runner.
Watched trainer video: my take is calm and collected. Especially when asked about pressure of Kdy. Paraphrase and how Dogs would feel + say: Hey my colt's in Kdy, think he's the best, here to win. That's a good thing. That's good pressure.
Not the only horse I ever saw not change on demand.
Hey two, what's going on?
All things considered, the big question for Masa was whether or not Crown Pride would accept the Churchill main track surface. The connections were encouraged by how he handled the Meydan surface. That surface had been modeled to approach the composition of the Church main, according to reports when the dirt went back in Dubai. Still, it is deeper and sandier than CD.
The colt seems to like the CD surface which pleases his handlers immensely. If he was balky on the surface, then I would say he's sunk.
As you know, the Derby is a different kind of cat. To win or factor, everything has to go right, including racing luck and your day can be over if one or two things go wrong.
Have a good one.