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Derby Winners   Triple Crown

Started May-1 by smartyslew; 2076 views.
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

May-1

Congrats to Medina Spirit  2.01.02 Derby win and to his connections.

Congrats to Honneerider, and Chroses from  this  Forum for betting on Medina Spirit

2 of the best cappers to share ideas with. Way to go !!!

Oldbettowin

From: Oldbettowin

May-1

Congrats to those that had the winner!

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

May-1

I posted early that in the past several years, no horse that won the Derby was worse than 3rd at any point in the race. Too bad I couldn't identify who that horse would be this year. RYW got knocked around early, and his day was done. Made it easier on other horses that didn't have to contend with him for the lead.

Essential Quality showed me something today. He had some early trouble also, but came running late. I think he answered some questions in defeat. Midnight Bourbon and Keepmeinmind ran deceptively good races. The former was much farther back than he wants to be, and the latter had perhaps the widest trip throughout.

Oh well, on to the second leg where I won't be surprised if there is a different winner. Crowded Trade!

cubs.fan

From: cubs.fan

May-1

Another tapit finished 4th.

2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021.

GioPonti

From: GioPonti

May-1

Much like the CDC, most of the “experts” were wrong. 
one the KentuckyDerby website, they had maybe a half dozen listing their picks for the Derby, and none of them had the 8 in their top 5.

Most didn’t even have him listed in their top 10!

And yet, he wires the field.
  ( I hope Baffert adequately compensates his equine pharmacist ...)

The works observers highlighted 6-7-9-11, who all performed well.

Can’t recall any glowing comments on the 8.

I read a lot of posts where folks thought the pedigrees and entrants this year were above average, but a 2:01 wire-to-wire by that horse leads me to question all of it.

I did think the 7 would run well, which he did ...

And I thought the 14 was suspect on top, which was confirmed.

The Preakness ought to be “interesting”!

Had the 9 and 14 going in a pick three, which would have put me in the profit column for the day, but no ....
 

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

May-2

GioPonti said...

The works observers highlighted 6-7-9-11

Bruno didn't.  

He noted that Mandaloun had his ears pinned back the last 2 works. 
Didn't see anything about Medina that was really worth noting. 
He did like Hot Rod Charlie, but that horse has a lot of zest and enjoys what he does all the time, whether at CD or elsewhere. 

 

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

May-2

GioPonti said...

Much like the CDC, most of the “experts” were wrong. 

I was not aware of this. 

Wearing masks, washing hands,  and social distancing was mis-information?    Looking at stats from around the world, I'm failing to see how the experts were wrong. 

Maybe I am misunderstanding you, but this would need to go in off-topic. 

Oldbettowin

From: Oldbettowin

May-2

Another first crop sire winner.  3 of the last 4 winners Storm Cat’s, 1st and 2nd this year.  Candy Ride shut out again.

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

May-2

And I thought the 14 was suspect on top, which was confirmed.

I thought the 14 was the best horse in the race given his early trouble. He ran his eyeballs out!

TexSquared

From: TexSquared

May-2

Worth a look. Here are EQ's fractions:

23.55, 47.40, 1:11.74, 1:36.21, 2:01.19

Many years that's fast enough to win the race, and like you said, he had early trouble which cost him that 0.17 seconds difference behind the winning time.
 

05/01/2021 - Churchill Downs Race 12
Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve
Running Time: 2:01.02
1 1/4 Miles Dirt
Distance Travelled
1/4 1/2 3/4 Mile Finish
Field Times

23.09 46.70 1:11.21 1:35.98 2:01.02
1 8
Medina Spirit
23.09[01] 46.70[01] 1:11.21[01] 1:35.98[01] 2:01.02[01]
2 7
Mandaloun
23.29[04] 47.11[03] 1:11.42[02] 1:36.01[02] 2:01.10[02]
3 9
Hot Rod Charlie
23.46[05] 47.33[05] 1:11.70[05] 1:36.17[03] 2:01.18[03]
4 14
Essential Quality
23.55[06] 47.40[06] 1:11.74[06] 1:36.21[04] 2:01.19[04]
5 6
O Besos
23.80[11] 47.97[11] 1:12.10[09]
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