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Who was the most impressive 3 year old today between Eskendereya in the Fountain of Youth, Discreetly Mine in the Risen Star, Conveyance
in the Southwest, and Connemara in the El Camino Real Derby? My vote goes to Eskendereya at Gulfstream Park. What a super day for Todd
Pletcher winning 3 stakes for 3 year olds.
I thought Eskenderaya was the most impressive because of the way he drew off in the stretch. I thought Discreetly Mine was the least impressive, as imho the jockeys who had early speed horses obviously didnt want to engage in an early speed battle & they let Discreetly Mine cruise alone on the lead. Ever since they increased the distance of the FOY to 9 furs it has been a much more important indicator of true distance capability & Eskenderaya proved that 9 furs or even 10 furs will be no problem in future races.
I wish there was a way to tell the difference between Tapeta surface & dirt, but the winner of the GG prep Comnerrara (spelling) looked likes he might like 10 furlongs. If he takes to dirt the way he's taking to synthetic then he might be dangerous.
Conveyance obviously is a Miler who is much like his sire, if you leave him alone on the front end he can go a little farher than a Mile. If he gets early pace pressure like he will in the Ky-Derby then he will fade. Baffert will use him to ensure an honest pace for LookinatLucky in the Ky-Derby & maybe the Preakness.
Castellano rode a nice race in the Risen Star -- 48 and change for 4 panels and then an even slower 1:13 and change for 6. At that point the race was over. Thought Stay Put ran a decent race trying to close on impossibly slow fractions. Race looked to have more speed in it -- wonder what kind Tempted to Tapit is? Maybe just a big mud victory on the AQU inner and nothing more?
Eskendereya looked very good in the FOY. Everything you'd want to see from a potential Derby horse. By far the performance of the weekend for the 3 year old preps.
Seems every year its the same story:Pletcher wins every prep wire to wire,but when the derby comes,they cant be found at the finish without gps. Looks the same this year. Both his prep wins were aided by snail like paces.Not the horses fault,but until Pletcher learns how to train horses to rate,he is never gonna win a Derby.....
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 10USA7.pdf
Posse Power at GGF on Saturday in the El Camino Real Derby (Grade 3) made me think of the trip that Dollar Bill got with Pat Day at FG a number of years back.
blocked stretch twice
Posse Power settled off the pace to the half mile pole, bid two wide on the second turn, was blocked leaving the bend into the stretch and waited, eased out then was blocked again leaving the furlong grounds, checked and shifted out then finished well once clear.
Pletcher doesn't know how to train horses to rate ? LMAO .That's why he has won trainer of the year multiple times. I'm sure Frankel was a hack trainer because he didnt win a derby ? Allen Jerkens, maybe 20-30 HOF trainers NEVER won a Ky Derby.
Pletcher doesn't know how to train horses to rate ? LMAO .That's why he has won trainer of the year multiple times. I'm sure Frankel was a hack trainer because he didnt win a derby ? Allen Jerkens, maybe 20-30 HOF trainers NEVER won a Ky Derby.[/quote]
The question was about Derby Preps,and in that reguard,he DOESNT know how to train. Just about every horse he has goes to to front and that hasnt been awinning formula for a man being obsessed with winning a Derby.And as for Pletchers training abilities,everyone here in New York knows he we be NOTHING without his vetenerian Dr. Steven Allday .......shoot em up,and theyll runn all day!!!
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