Re: Allday should be very proud. (807 Views)
Posted by: TGJB
Date: April 05, 2013 01:41PM
The question would be turf sprinters-- many dirt sprinters have much better figures but that's apples/oranges. I would have to run a list, but there are a lot of complicating factors-- location, lasix, distance (5f is not 6 1/2 at SA). But a couple of points worth noting-- first. even giving her an extra length (tops) at Ascot for the kid misjudging the wire, there were still a lot of horses close to her at the finish. Second, they have run the BC Turf Sprint a few times now and it's not like foreigners are doing real well. You would think for that kind of money anyone with a chance would come (not necessarily from down under, better sprint purses there).
But bottom line, speed is our game here. More on dirt than grass, but that's what we've been breeding for, for a long time.
I will say this-- they take drugs more seriously down there, so there's no reason to believe she's getting any help, which many fast horses here are.