Two things here ...
The writer was actually equating Zenyatta's winning the Classic with Arcangues???
That alone discredits his take. Arcangues was a 99 to 1 shot wasn't he??? Essentially a 1 race wonder. A fluke!
This guy equates Zenyatta with a 1 race wonder fluke horse to help state his case??? That's REALLY reaching there!
Arcangues didn't win horse of the year because the ONE race WAS his year!! In fact, it was his CAREER!
That's NOT the case with Zenyatta ... Zenyatta was also a FEMALE beating the boys and a darn good group of ones too!! With the exception of Rail Trip(whi was hurt) ... She beat the BEST older males in this country!! Rachel hasn't faced their likes and with good reason ... Jackson wouldn't have even attempted it ... on dirt or on the moon. He knew Rachel wasn't ready. Zenyatta was.
Also, as mentioned, Zenyatta EASILY defeated a Ladie's Classic champion in Life Is Sweet who VERY easily beat the other best girls in the country who bothered to show!!
Zenyatta is more than one race this year and Zenyatta has beaten infinitely better horses than Rachel this year.
And as this goofball writer suggested ... Zenyatta is NO Arcanges!! What a STUPID comparison to make. If he's still alive, Zenyatta wouldn't priviledge Arcangues in the breeding shed because he's beneath her.
Although the Arcangues win is one of my favorites ever!!
Also ... Unfortunately ... There is NO WAY that if Zenyatta stays in training and challenges Rachel to a showdown in the Donn that Jackson would send Rachel to face her ... I think we all know that ...
And that's a darn shame because I'd sure like to see that go down ...
That would support my stance I'm quite sure. But alas it will never happen because Jackson would never allow it.