Condolences. Little too much Chad Brown and though he didn't line anyone's pockets Cox had a rewarding day.
Essential Quality ran a determined race. Took it outside and is going to score the best figure again. Can't help believe that despite that he's gonna have trouble with Hot Rod Charlie in say a Whitney, a Travers or a Jockey Club Gold Cup. Had Hot Rod been able to throttle back at all in the early stages, its likely a different result.
Anyone noticing that Left Foreleg "Casting" that Essential Quality has going? The more that horses head turns to the right, the more that left foreleg casts to the left. He's a stout looking animal, but not getting breeding vibes, which means he's gonna be the greatest sire of all time!!!
Rationally there was no money to be made in the Belmont, but the rematches are gonna be worth discussing.
Harkening back, the horse that convinced some we couldn't cope with Bad Test Bob unless racing coped with him, was Justify. And in the New Era of Clean with testing procedures capable of keeping Bad Test Bob's hands out of the pies, heres that promised nostaglia regarding what they let him get away with then.
A "Body" that cares
Will "They" now?