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"My gut says he needs longer races/more distance, so maybe he can learn to relax more while galloping along."
Perhaps colt has already done a lot of relaxing in priors
Doppelgänger and Newgrange will target the Pat Day Mile
From Gulfstream/Welsch this morning: Simplification had another monster gallop out today in the mud. From Churchill: Rosie (whose opinion I value) seemed bowled over by Zandon & Crown Pride's workouts (although mostly for Crown's dressage skills). It will be interesting to see who she picks. I think she'll go with Epicenter, who she feels is a deserving favorite. I tend to agree!
Hope everybody is well!!
Long time. Bet the ranch you are the babe out there...Chicago?
I hope Rosie stays away from those 3; in my top 5. My other 2 are Mo D and Mike Smith with Santa Anita Derby winner. Like the paired jocks to horses.
Were caught up:)
I agree wholeheartedly! I think Simplification's work was excellent, as was Zandon and Crown.....I'm with Dog's this time; it's taken me years to finally agree with him!
princeofdoc said...I do think Doppelganger may be better than 3rd string,
I 'm just not sure that perhaps I upgrade Doppelganger to 2nd string though. I'm just looking at baffert history lately, his horses go off at low odds then don't do much of anything:
---Forbidden Kingdom didn't just beat him but beat him by almost 6 lengths, then he was 4th in Arkie Derby, a generally agreed upon terrible field of mostly allowance horses and 2 who had won lesser graded stakes.
---Newgrange - 6th in the Rebel Stakes; race was 2/26 and Newgrange dind't start working again til 4/03... Guess that 6th place took a lot out of him.
---Armagnac finished 2nd to last, beaten by 27 lengths yet went off at 3rd Fav under JV
---Pinehurst dead last in the UAE derby
--- Blackadder - went to Brisset, then sold at KEEN auction over the weekend
Baffert horses are often low odds, so I am careful with them. Seems to me that Bafteen may be on the receiving end of damaged goods. Guess we'll see during the "quote-90-day-on-paper-suspension".
I thought Tawny Port was the "looker" out of the workouts. (Of course, last time I fell for a looker was Mr. Hot Stuff, and he did awful.) Also I love Simplification. 2 horses who may be on my ticket somewhere.
DogsUpWired said...He's run on multiple surfaces so if it comes up wet or molten lava, we're ready
(praises owner and adds owner's wife's or husband's name, cat and dog)
Too funny! But pretty much so true, so true.
I posted earlier in the winter that Baffert horses were going off at continued low prices and faring poorly. Way more so than in previous years, so your point well-taken. Makes one wonder how Messier and Taiba will do....though he does seem to get at least a couple of excellent ones too, so they may perform well.
Doppelganger will most likely go off in the Pat Day Mile, along with Newgrange, so we'll see how they've matured. I expect Doppel to hit the board, perhaps win, though Jack Christopher will most likely go off favored....looking forward to seeing his return.