sweettalk wrote:...? it's funny that i double checked that she indeed has not been worse than 3rd (save a single start) before i stated as such? fact-checking is a thing - i'm sure most of us here do it, no one here has every horse's entire career dedicated to memory.
also, vale's in open company. she's done this in multiple countries. how you made the leap from a horse being groomed for top-end graded stakes to a NM-breds-only race horse is what's funny. a globe trotter who basically always hits the board, at this point, needs to prove she isn't exciting, and she hasn't done that. except to you apparently. not that your opinion is terribly worthwhile as you presented nothing to bolster it, whereas i went out of my way to support mine.
unless your supporting statement is "well she hasn't beaten anyone" which can be said of many graded stakes horses, but after going from argentina to dubai to the states, i see she bounced back pretty well, and she's been steadily proving that she deserves to have chances taken with her. her last 2 have been wins by 5 1/2 lengths, her race prior was a. AOC where she demolished them, as she was expected to, by 10. a 3rd in the zenyatta doesn't tell us much as the field was small and no one was catching the top 2, but she did manage to beat out tara's tango who was having a fairly decent year. i guess we'll know more when the big guns start dusting off their racing shoes after their winter holidays.
i present you with facts; multiple countries, graded stakes placed/winner in all of them, moving up steadily since settling in here. you go ahead and attack my fact checking, attack that i used it in a counter to you, but as a serious fan, having my facts in order to present said counter is important to me, more than just grumpily saying when i do and do not think a horse deserves praise. the 'why' tends to be a pretty driving force on discussion boards, and if you want to go through PPs the next time you want to make a counter to someone, i'm pretty sure no one here will judge you. they exist for a reason.
This is a lot of typing for you to say, in a nutshell, that your sense of humor is as robust as your analysis of horses.