Question for those who like Irish War Cry- any concern that he will have only one work prior to the Derby, and that it won't be at Churchill? Animal Kingdom was a very different horse, but I do recall that his brilliant CD work put him on a lot of radars prior to the Derby.
Tessablue wrote:Question for those who like Irish War Cry- any concern that he will have only one work prior to the Derby, and that it won't be at Churchill?
Kennedy wrote:Then the wheels came off a bit and he had the physical setback.
MySaladDays wrote:Kennedy wrote:Then the wheels came off a bit and he had the physical setback.
ANY interruption in a horse's training, for something like the KY Derby, is concerning to most people. I think that is pretty normal. It is concerning to the trainers, too, I'm sure.
OTOH, Big Brown was running on a hoof that was practically not there, held together with wires and plastics, etc.
The question will always be "is the horse a good enough CHAMPION to overcome just about anything?" Some get a tummy ache and can't compete. Others are like my labrador retriever, the "hardest" dog I've ever owned, you couldn't make him wince if you tried (not that I would try). He is just hard as nails.....he split his leg open from ankle to groin on a barbed wire fence, 200 staples in surgery, and acted like nothing was wrong the whole time. My other one was a wimp....you could barely cut his toenails, the least bit of anything he would practically melt down ).
And everyone will have differing opinions about that.
Big Ten wrote:I don't usually agree with Kennedy's top pick. I wasn't around when Orb won it. I haven't agreed with his top pick since 2005 with High Fly.
Kennedy wrote:But the question from a Derby perspective is not "are they a champion" but rather "how good are they going to be TODAY?"
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