Risen Star wrote:He doesn't need mud, he needs a steady jockey. Win, lose, or draw, he deserves his own jockey not Calvin for this race, Mike for that race, then Calvin again, then Mike again, and always having to play second string to some other horse. I'm not blaming these riders, but I hate these circumstances.
At least when MTB goes into the Travers, he'll have the rare privilege of being under the same rider for two races in a row. Wow!
His breeding indictes he will be exceptional in the mud and he was. I did win on him in the Derby and picked him strictly because of the mud. I'm not just throwing that out, I believe it. MTB had every chance to win that race yesterday and he didn't do it, the winner came from off the pace. The pace was hot. We'll see what he does next but at some point excuses need to stop being made and jockeys blamed, he's on a three race skid now.
Very talented horses don't need same jockeys look at Candy Ride in the PC and Sunday Silence in the BC as the greatest of these examples. Each had tremendous foes to beat with new pilots. Heck look at the winner of the race yesterday, he picked up the mount yesterday.