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by Kennedy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

peeptoad wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:18 am
Imperial Hint is prob the closest thing to a "lock" this year, if there is one
I think it's early because preps do change things but Oscar Performance in the Mile is my lock or Marley's Freedom in the FM Sprint.
by Kennedy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

stark wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:39 am
Where's Kennedy?
Really busy with a million things :)

I am really looking forward to the BC though but now the Distaff has really retreated in terms of the quality of the event. Potentially it's one for the 3yo's to dominate? Or maybe it's just wide open.
by Kennedy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

For Breeders Cup purposes I'm just going to ignore Accelerate, because although the horse is very cool Sadler is just terrible in the BC. And I think it's best not to sleep on Gunnevera. I actually had the same thought and really took a pause before just placing him a top my list but at the end of ...
by Kennedy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

That's a shame......
by Kennedy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

I like the question and I agree that Elate is the one I'd target if I were looking to push to the Classic. I feel like she, more than perhaps the others, still has such a big scope for improvement. It feels as though she is still building towards a peak that has not been achieved yet and that she is...
by Kennedy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

It's kind of after the fact because things have changed since the 1st of August but these were BC rankings as of August. Classic Accelerate Hofburg Seeking the Soul Diversify Thunder Snow Turf Crystal Ocean Capri Roaring Lion Sadler's Joy Hawkbill Mile Oscar Performance Alpha Centauri Analyze It Rho...
by Kennedy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Where is the Classic division?
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Where is the Classic division?

Yeah, the 10 furlong division has been hit hard this year, with top horses like Audible, Justify and West Coast sidelined with various issues. Mendelssohn hasn't looked like he's going to repeat his Dubai performance. Diversify was tremendous in his last race, but is he just a Belmont horse? Has Ar...
by Kennedy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Where is the Classic division?
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Where is the Classic division?

In the last few years we've been pretty lucky not just to have good Breeders Cup Classic winners but also, on paper, those races had some really strong and logical contenders. We may look at a list of the past 3 winners which contains American Pharoah, Arrogate and Gun Runner and even forget that Ph...
by Kennedy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

I was close to putting Catholic Boy in the mix for the Turf but I really don't see him as one who would be capable of competing in the Mile. The Mile is about speed a good turn of foot and often favors agile horses. Catholic Boy just isn't the type in my mind and would struggle at the distance. Reme...
by Kennedy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Elate Much the Best in Delaware Handicap
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Elate Much the Best in Delaware Handicap

I was really impressed with the way she looked. As it stands it looks like the Distaff could be a better race than the Classic!
by Kennedy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

I'm a bit late for the start of July but I finally got a chance to sit down and think this through a bit. We're in a bit of a rough spot where so many potential contenders are on the bench and if they're healthy they'll be major contenders but they could just as easily disappear. Tough to make the c...
by Kennedy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

Mind Your Biscuits ran so well in the one-turn Met Mile, I wonder if he'll end up in the Dirt Mile instead of the Sprint? He might, it's a long season and things can twist and turn but I think the allure of the prestige and money (double) of the Sprint will make it more appealing. The Sprint carrie...
by Kennedy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Re: Breeders' Cup Top 5

Baffert has Ax Man, too. Because the Dirt Mile is a one turn event I don't know if I see a good spot for Ax Man in the Breeders Cup this year. I don't think he can compete with Justify and West Coast at 10f and he's not a one turn horse. Baffert also has Dr. Dorr and possibly even Collected (can't ...
by Kennedy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Top 5
Replies: 53
Views: 2809

Breeders' Cup Top 5

As soon as the Triple crown ends I always start to shift my gaze to the Breeders' Cup and for me there is no better way to follow along than to create lists of who I think the top contenders are in each race. I try to make lists each month and of course it would be fun if many people had some lists ...
by Kennedy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Early Belmont race prediction.
Replies: 64
Views: 4203

Re: Early Belmont race prediction.

I think I'm mostly in agreement with the majority of the opinions I see here in that I do think that Justify is the best horse but I also think that there would be value in opposing him if you were inclined to have a tilt at this race. The option I've settled on is Noble Indy. He definitely has some...
by Kennedy
Wed May 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 16629

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Audible and Vino Rosso are both working this Friday. Waiting three weeks to work between the Derby and Belmont is pretty standard for Pletcher, who is outstanding at preparing horses for this race. But he can't get a horse to go the distance my friend. Really? He's won the Belmont 3 times in the la...
by Kennedy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 328
Views: 16193

Re: 2018 Preakness Stakes

In terms of interesting angles this has to be one of the worst Classics in recent memory. I know it's racing and I know strange things can happen but I think to find something interesting here you have to get pretty imaginative because no natural lines of intrigue exist. Justify is the best horse in...
by Kennedy
Fri May 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Point Races 2018
Replies: 692
Views: 36424

Re: Derby Point Races 2018

stark wrote:Will there be a spreadsheet analysis for the Preakness Stakes?
I'm not sure exactly what that refers to but if the question is "do people have as many stats, systems and detailed analysis about the Preakness as they do about the Derby?" then the answer is no :)
by Kennedy
Fri May 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 7122

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

I am still bewildered by the Juvenile Turf Sprint.....but I love the idea to move all the juvenile races to Friday. I think it makes a nice logical grouping and gives the day a logical (and better) focus.

It may remove the ALL button from a few multi-race wagers on BC Saturday.
by Kennedy
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 8240

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

Apparently there may have been an issue with Trakus during the race. I am suffering . Some musings and assorted numbers from the chart (yes I know the track was a mess, please don't shoot the messenger, this is just for fun): -Justify's opening quarter and opening half were the fastest by a Derby w...