Channel Maker and Firense Fire - And Let's Drop the Preakness (598 Views)
Posted by: Silver Charm
Date: May 12, 2019 10:24AM
Very surprised at how fast Beyer had the Man O'War. A 106 and there were 4 horses within a 1.5 length at the wire. Including the rapid pacesetter. Fast or too fast Rosario rode a great race. We are quick to criticize rides but here was one where he moved hard earlier than he normally might and he needed to. Remember how O'Brien beat Flintshire is the BC a few years back? Same thing going on yesterday. Horse was a head case at GP and Mott did a good job of settling him down and I got a little of my Derby Day money back.
Firenze Fire connections are being quoted as 6 or 7 furlongs might be his best distance. Since he has TWO giants runs at Belmont going a Mile, is wheeling back in the Met Mile and these guys are Big Gamblers...I believe them.
Sounds like all these runners are coming back Belmont Day in the Manhatten and Met. No Triple Crown on the line. I seriously think it's time to do away with the 2 week wheel back and the Preakness. Make the Belmont Leg 2. The place is dump. No one wants to run back in 2 weeks. The race adds ZERO real valuable Stallion value. The Old Triple Crown has been achieved. Modernize it
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