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I saw 2 monsters this weekend at DM.....Corniche, and Flightline
I watched the Corniche replay..
At 2:50in the video..he is the fastest horse I ever saw...
In Slo Mo.. He flies across the screen.
If was my runner...he would be on the turf..
Well, they've decided to enter him in the American Pharoah this Friday at Santa Anita.....he's worked out great, and the conservative trainer believes he has a shot. There are 17 nominated, nearly 1/2 are from Baffert's barn. There's a Mandella colt also nominated that I really like, Forbidden Kingdom.
My friend thinks there may only be 7 that actually enter, and if he draws well, they want to see what he can do. If the experiment fails, they can train up to the remaining Cal-bred races at Los Al, but this way, they can find out if they have a colt that can compete in the BC....they don't have a large bankroll, so they can never get one of those high-priced Baffert colts.
The main argument he put forth is an interesting one....Joker Boy has won both his races at Del Mar, the BC is at Del Mar, and that gives him an advantage. Add to that there are no travel costs/complications, and it does make sense to take a shot!
What do you think?
Sounds Good to me . Has he ran further than 6F ?