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Well-bred colts contested the 1st at SAR today, and Pletcher has a good one in Major General.....looked like he was passed, and he came back to win first out easily. Well prepared, well ridden Constitution colt should continue to impress.
On the other hand, Asmussen's million $$ colt, Raymond, ran like s**t. Broke well, contested the lead, and faded to the back without much left.
Thanks, 6.5 f race
Major General grabbed the lead , lead at all calls no more than a length lead
and every call a different entrant in 2nd place and 2nd place finisher Bourbon Heist
already on our list loses by a neck after a real bad trip, bumped hard at the start
could make a case by some best in the race to stretch out, long way to go from
6.5 f. saying that both are on the list.
MTR continues to enjoy success in these juvy turf sprints, especially with his fillies. At Monmouth today, a filly named Koala Princess, out of a Lonhro mare, won her debut by 8, not easy to do at such a short distance. Hopefully, he’ll have a chance to expand his impressive success as a sire of BC champions!
More trainers are pointing their fillies to turf and there might be less
off the turf races this year, our filly turf list is twice as big as dirt races.
MTR and Elusive Quality are 2 Sires in the BMSire window of time and both
didn't get high class mares when they started, IMO I think both will be better
BMSIRES than Sires and one could say their early mates might produce better
than first imaginable with the time given to learn more about both.
In fact If it was up to me I would mate up to those 2 sires every day.
Pletcher has an even better one in My Prankster, won easily, this one I bet, as he outworked stable mate who won earlier......again, Asmussen's colt bet down, went to lead, and had nothing in stretch. I think Pletcher is much better having a 1st timer ready than Asmussen
Saez was on both.....assuming that Pletcher is well-advised to be looking at the books for a couple of two turn races to try them in 4-5 weeks, if they come back well and continue to train. Here again is the place for Game Theory Optimal we talked about for poker......perhaps send one to CD, the other to Keeneland?
1st at Del Mar brought two colts for watching......D'amato's Ain't Easy was masterfully ridden by Joel and won easily, but Mandella's Infinite Empire ran on strong for 2nd after going quite wide under Prat
Mandella has another nice one called Forbidden Kingdom....won a tough one vs. 2 highly regarded Baffert colts, but got a good price at 4-1. Fast time, showed determination.....I think Mandella will be showcasing a few this fall!
Was the best horse I saw run today...till the last at Saratoga...wow
Best horse I saw today wasn't a 2 year old, it was a $50 winner that Shirreffs had in the Stakes race. Astronaut.
Its was mind boggling that nobody bet on the horse, who has run ITM 1st or 2nd in 9 races......but what's more is the stakes race was at 1-3/8 miles and it was a Quality Road with Acatenengo BMS, I mean, THE GERMAN LEGEND.....We are talking 3x HOY and 4 years Champion Sire who won everything under the sun at 2400m
So True Nicks gives Astronaut an A++ rating and nobody bets on him despite his great race record.
I was happy for Shirreffs.