Re: met mile
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Posted by Ned Lockhart on May 29, 2001 at 13:09:04:
In Reply to: met mile posted by kanthanka on May 29, 2001 at 12:35:38:
Well, can't say the breeding influenced me. I liked his first two wins and then the guts to send him to Saratoga for a Grade I on a sloppy track. He finisnished 3rd that day. Not a bad effort for a Canuck. What really impressed me though was coming back to the Spa as a three year old. (Obviously the connections still thought they had a horse.) He didn't fire that trip...but that's horseracin.
After those two big Canandian efforts here they were right back again. But this time, they knew they had a horse in form. There was a subtle change in running style those last two as well. (Perhaps you'll disagree with me...its debatable I suppose.) Husband's more times than not seemed to give the horse a good ride too.
You had to like the couple pounds off, especially in consideration of the zed he ran last. That Fall Highweight kinda indicated the horse had a little stamina too.
There really wasn't an honest to goodness miler in this race as well. So asking Exciting to go that last eighth wasn't as tall an order as it might have been in other years.
Lastly, I don't think Uncle Sammer's have that great of an appreciation for Canadian horses. That horse Exciting was knocking heads with the last two is a gamer and on his best day he'd bring home big balloons here as well.
But sure, his breeding was decent for goo. But then so was Traditionally.
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