Beckron wrote:Don't think she beats Gozzip Girl by 20 lengths.
Azeri faced the males and she ran fifth. ho-hum Personal Ensign faced the boys, and what did she face two of them? Personal Ensign's greatest race was against fillies. I'm not sure why anyone thinks the males this year make some strong statement of either of their ability. The boys can't string two stakes wins together for the life of them. I would much rather see her race RA and Seattle Smooth (for you Sluggo) than to see her face the males.
What a filly/mare can do against males is a form of measuring their "greatness". Males are stonger/faster and a female who can defeat them in top competition speaks volumes. RA defeating Seattle Smooth wouldn't be as significant as defeating another classic winner in Summer Bird.
The three-year old male crop isn't too shabby, despite all the colts currently on the sidelines.