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Essential Quality looked like he could go around again. They should re-name him Relentless, cuz he was.
Props to Highly Motivated for running such a good race . I should have put him in and I would have had the super high five. Oaklawn is paying better today so......
Loved HM's race.....I look for the same exacta on May 1st, but the other way around :)
for anyone interested, BSFs from Keenland for the big races today: Adn based on trainer comments looks like Weyburn and Crowded Trade won't run in KY Derby. I was hoping Weyburn would get it, talk about a bet against, I had him dead last. .
graded stakes today, all from Mr. Beyer himself: Blue Grass, 97 Madison, 87 Ashland, 89 Shakertown, 105 Commonwealth, 94 Appalachian, 87
Weyburn sounds like a handful. Jerkens says he's not good at adapting to new environments so he's "high maintenance" that way. They might go in the Belmont though.
Right now ,I will take Rombauer to beat both of them.Very impressed with his effort today
I had HM ATB, but I don't think he wants an inch more ground.
Don't know about that, Raes.....he finished quite quickly, about 7 lengths faster than the Wood winner, and by even more compared to the SA winner. 2nd race off the layoff, 1st time around 2 turns, never on Lasix, always with Castellano/Brown.
I had both EQ and HM finishing in 36 and 2.....not only very respectable, but excellent in this crop. We'll see how Concert Tour fares next week, but I like these two right back.
Roman Centurian and Caddo River can qualify if they either beat Concert Tour, or come in 2nd next week....they also have to beat Hozier too :)
Rombauer may qualify for the gate, depending upon next week. If somehow Concert Tour is defeated, then the top 2 could displace him, leaving him outside looking in. As I think Concert Tour will romp next week, I would probably bet that Rombauer makes it in. And I would love for him to upset the cart, as I have a futures ticket on him at 150-1. I do think he has a little chance to make it into the exotics, certainly, but it seems like EQ/HM/CT will be tough to beat.
I like Hot Rod Charlie to bring higher odds into the tri....though Greatest Honour could also make amends.
Should be a competitive race, looking forward!
They weren’t running on the same track. The Aqueduct surface is quite anomalous right now. It’s virtually impossible to compare performances.