Re: Various Tidbits As Spa and Del Mar Approach (314 Views)
Posted by: Molesap
Date: July 03, 2022 07:33PM
Essential Quality also had a four consecutive win streak split between his 2YO and 3YO season. - he won his first 5 starts (MSW, Breeders’ Futurity, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Southwest, Blue Grass). The last four were at 8.5f or better and were graded stakes with two G1 races, a G2 and a G3. His fourth in the Derby interrupted the streak, then he ran off three more (Belmont, Jim Dandy, Travers) only to lose in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
I am SURE I am missing some, but four in a row is a tough feat - especially now when race schedules are carefully curated (see Flightline - what he has two more lifetime races left in the Pacific Classic and Breeders' Cup Classic and that's it? Perhaps a generational talent and we might get six races total if we are lucky?) .