Izvestia wrote:Hard angle to see, but Songbird looks a lot bigger than Beholder. I also loved the hand riding.
She's not. They looked to me to be about the same height, and Beholder is heftier while Songbird is lean.
It was a heck of a race. I almost posted here the night before last, saying thanks but mostly how I want all to come home safe. We'd been in 3 BC races, and in the two we finished best (Round Pond win and Hard Spun second), a horse died. I felt like I was jinxing so erased my post. Unfortunately, we again finish second and a horse died in the race. It casts such a pall on the good efforts.
Proud of Songbird. She needed to step up and she did. There's no shame in it taking a 4-time champion to beat her (and by only an inch at that).
I'm a long-time fan of Beholder so it's nice that she went out with a win.