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Started May-11 by pianot; 10219 views.
Gerh

From: Gerh

May-12

Rich Strike will skip the Preakness per Bloodhorse 

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sovereign1

From: sovereign1

May-12

I wish he skipped the Derby instead.

Gerh

From: Gerh

May-12

I would have been happy if he had finished 2nd in the derby.At least I would have been up a few hundy 

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sovereign1

From: sovereign1

May-12

Isn't this a slap to the face for the TC series?

Gerh

From: Gerh

May-12

These horses can’t race as much as they used to.Pretty sad when you think about it.

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sovereign1

From: sovereign1

May-12

It feels like a completely different breed from 30 years ago.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

May-12

I don't care how often they do it, if a horse wins the Derby fair and square, I think he should be the favorite. Everyone in the field was being asked to do something they never did before, so their past performances are not the primary issue. Besides, three year olds in May are still prone to make huge leaps forward. Rich Strike's Equibase numbers have been steadily climbing. Epicenter also ran a career best, and everything went his way, but still was bested. Taking all that into consideration, and adding that RS ran farther, I think the winner would be a deserving favorite, not for HOY, but for the Preakness. It's moot anyway because he's not running, which is a whole other matter..

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RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

May-12

Well unfortunately, he’s not going in the Preakness. I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with the political stuff that come up.

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

May-12

Yes. And the colt is skipping 2nd leg so the stat mention bumps up a notch..

I mentioned didn't think the colt's physiology was ready for a 2 week U turn.

I'm being kind when Dogs says the regular NYRA jockeys have a leg up on the Belmont mile and a half oval.

Kent Desormoux said the horses and the jockeys get lost out there 

I really don't think Rich Strike's closing needs - speed suicide up front suit him in the 2 turner...not even Tina Turner.

Grind it out slowly like D-Tara did.

And WADR..the first time winning rider in a Derby @ stupendous odds and on the lowest point draw in and has ridden colt in all races is.....at a disadvantage in what is his 2nd attempt to win a career graded race 

Not saying they are ducking the Preak..but highly unusual if the colt is sound. The biting could have been the colt found his MOJO and had more kill in the tank. Or distressed. His normal behavior and next day video leans to MOJO not distress.

?Why not go All In ?

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

May-12

on the fair and square the owners kinda proved the early odds in that they say the colt is Not More than Ready 

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