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Met Mile   General Discussions

Started Jun-8 by SameSteve G; 908 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Jun-8

An historically great race and only 5 entrants could be scared up?  I know Flightline is tough but I went back to 1998, just for fun, and this is the shortest Met Mile field in that date range.  I'm quite sure if I kept going back, this year's edition would still be the shortest field.

I mean, even the supersonically fast Ghostzapper had a field of 6.

sovereign1

From: sovereign1

Jun-8

Aloha West maybe?

Flightline could be due for a letdown. I mean when a contender looks invincible, strange things are known to happen. That's why they run the races.

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Jun-8

Of course, anyone might win.  That wasn't my point.  It's an anemic edition of a storied race.  

TexSquared

From: TexSquared

Jun-9

It used to be special, run on its own on Memorial Day.  Now it's just lost/ignored, buried in the Belmont Stakes undercard... Just saw this tweet from Jay Privman which explains why this race (and the Belmont Stakes too) have short fields:

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Jun-9

I rarely agree with Privman but in this instance, he nails it.  Graded Stakes Comm. would rather have their fingernails pulled out than to put together a worthwhile program.

At one time, they used to breed to race.  Now, they race to breed.  Leads to what you pointed out:  The Met Mile is no longer treated as the great race it once was.  The Met Mile should not be an undercard race.

That's why I get most of my racing kicks from the European and Asian/Australian sport.   They are far more careful with what they do and do not do.

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Pedigreestar

From: Pedigreestar

Jun-9

looks to be Favorite to win Flightline should win Informative can place

Ravi Gowande

Pedigreestar

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DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Jun-10

5 paychecks = 5 runners.

  Like the economy (and the meager number of PPs for distance) this race could collapse 

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Jun-11

I’m afraid we still don’t know how good Flightline is!

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Jun-11

Check Those Nostrils they are huge ! Looks Like binoculars on the end of his face

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Jun-11

Flightline is the new monster horse.

Used him as the one single cold in Pick 5. RACE 10 I heavied  up for a long horse. And Prat was due.

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