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I haven't updated the Cmp's yet: this is from pedigree query site for Rombauer..
Conduit Mare Profile = 4-3-6-8-8 Speed = 7 Stamina = 16 Index = 0.57 Triads = 13-17-22
No doubt he has stamina. His running style may or may not undo that part though.
Oldbettowin said...I think it just hit me one day that just because there aren’t a lot of chef’s in a pedigree doesn’t necessarily make it sub-par; it might just mean that the stallions there throw runners good at all distances and not just one or two.
That's a great observation, esp. with Giant's Causeways.
Oldbettowin said...Yeah it’s always good to look at the bottom, and sometimes you have to if there’s no clear aptitudinal (hope I’m using that right lol) direction on the sire’s side.
And there is bottom of pedigree as opposed to "horse has bottom" meaning that which was instilled by trainer by works and races to obtain a fit horse who is distance-capable.. i.e. starting them out at 6F and slowly increasing their distances, over time, and putting hearty gallops and works into them. This is the problem I have with RYW....and some of the Pletchers (but he somehow manages to pull it off with sub-par training) and of course, the problem I have with the complete black-out of digital info on the horses who are already on the ground at BEL race track......and so many of these are not even prepping there. I just cannot imagine prepping at another racetrack since BEL is such a different track than most. Who is getting over the track there real well, anyone working bullets, how do their feet look sinking into that big sandy.......which may be "groomed' into a fast track for BEL day by the track maintenance crews anyway?
I suggest if you love elite Horseracing for 3 year olds in May carrying 126 pounds
watch the replay of the Japanese Derby 12f on Turf from Last Night 5/30/21 with
a field of 17 with outstanding Historical pedigrees drug free with the 12f winning time in
2:22 and change ,I can say its the best 3 yr. old grade 1 race 3 yr olds carrying 126 in
May in my memory. Last place (17th) 3 yr old time was 2:24 and change.
What are these 3 yr olds going to look like in the fall ?
2021 Japanese Derby video..
The closing camera angle is superb..
That was fantastic.What the hell are we doing watching US dirt racing?
Action packed.Great finish
Got to admit. In a large field like this and holding a Tri ticket; watching the closing unfold and having the right horses underneath and the time and distance to the wire narrowing...
Like the hokie pokie.. That's what it's all about!
You couldn’t tell who was going to be in the tri with 50 feet to go.Nail biting stuff
Like we said yesterday, that was a very strong race, overall & a scintillating finish for the top 5 who finished within a long length of one another. Best 3 year old race of the year for the entire planet by a whole lot, IMO.
I was rooting hard for Satono Reinas (#16) the filly, to beat those boys. She came really close after racing up near the pace, wide for the entire race. What an effort!
Spectacular racing is the norm in Japan. The race horses come first, last & always. The fan base is incredible over there, as well.