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It’s On

Well, we are officially on the Triple Crown Trail; the Fountain of Youth must qualify as the most exciting race so far this year. I’m still not entirely convinced by Scat Daddy despite his win (the 1 1/8 looked about as far as he wanted to run), but Stormello showed a lot of heart and Adore the Gold was a bit unlucky. Nobiz Like Shobiz still looks the part, it just seems he needs to get his head in the game. He reminds me a bit of Rock Hard Ten in that regard — plenty of talent, but still big and goofy at this point in the year.

Great Hunter’s impressive move in the Robert B. Lewis further convinced me he’s my current Derby favorite – he certainly ran like a Derby horse needs to run, and it looked like he was doing it easily. And hey, the local press finally noticed him!

Even taking Lava Man’s Big ‘Cap triumph as read, it was a productive weekend for the older guys all around – Silver Tree and Evening Attire both made welcome returns to the winner’s circle. It’s great to see them still competing and winning.

Gorella was retired with an ankle chip but hopefully we have many more interesting turf races to see Wait a While compete in in her stead — she’s certainly started the year off well.

Only 61 days until Derby Day!

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1 comment to It’s On

  • Nellie

    Great minds think alike(?) … my first thought upon reading about Gorella was a lament that we wouldn’t see her and Wait a While go at it.

    Also, I like to comparison of Nobiz to Rock Hard Ten – I really liked him when he was running, and am interested to see how he does at stud.

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