Posted by Alan B on October 07, 1999 at 13:57:08:
In Reply to: Re: Silverbulletday posted by HP on October 07, 1999 at 12:28:10:
: : Despite this filly's tremendous performances month in and month out, there are lots of people who still doubt her abilities. In the upcoming Beldame, do you see any older fillies that can challenge her? It seems to me that only Catinca could do it, but I think 1 1/8 is too far for her by 1/16. Then there's Beautiful Pleasure who beat Banshee Breeze, but she was carrying a feather (113)to BB's 124. She's going to have to carry 10 more lbs. in the Beldame, plus spot Bullet 4 lbs.
: : I guess my question for all of you is, how good do you think Silverbulletday is? She looks amazing to me. I just can't figure out why on so many other forums, lots of people feel she's overrated. Is there any merit to that? I think not, but I'm no expert.
: : Thanks.
: I don't think I've ever seen a faster 3yo filly. Maybe Serena's Song? Experts? I think the only issue in the Beldame is whether these amazing races are wearing her out a little at this point. If she wins the Breeders Cup, she looks like a pretty strong contender for Horse Of The Year Eclipse. People who think she is overrated may have a problem with Baffert. HP.
TG--In the race of the week 9/11/99, the Gazelle Handicap, which you can pull down from the ROTW archive, I said she was a rare 3yo filly, a great athelete. Yet, in that race, I thought she was vulnerable, beatable, off the huge Alabama effort. She did bounce but still won. We at TG have nothing but respect and awe for this horse. Overrated, she isn't. Mortal she is. TGAB