Mendelssohn

Re: Mendelssohn

Postby Treve » Tue May 15, 2018 12:26 pm

stark wrote:
Treve wrote:He mentioned two, sooner after the Derby, initially, unless they plan to run him on grass a bit in Europe to keep him in racing shape? But I'm not sure how beneficial that would be to him.

Coolmore hasn't announced anything for him, but since they own him entirely it doesn't seem to be rare for them to run their future studs as older males for at least one season. I guess that will largely depend on his performances this year and what he does or doesn't win.



Wouldn't a return trip to Dubai be a more logical goal than the BreedersCupChurchillClassic?


The long term goal for this horse has always been the Classic, I suspect. I mean they wanted him to be a Derby horse of course and have stated as much but the Classic...
It's the one Dirt race Coolmore hasn't won (whether as individual owners or as a partnership) that they want badly. It's the Dirt race they seem to respect the most in terms of prestige, stud value etc. etc. More than the Dubai World Cup (though that could also have something to do with the DWC's timing). I don't think they've even bothered to send their c-string horses to it in a while (at least not in recent renewals).
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby Flanders » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:53 pm

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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby luvsgeldings » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:18 pm

so excited that Mendy is coming back - love this colt - that Derby was just a bad experience for him - looking forward to seeing him run well - AOB sure has the confidence in him - that's a wonderful thing.
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:23 pm

The original RacingPost article:
https://www.racingpost.com/news/o-brien ... ash/334916

I find it interesting that both Mendelssohn and Gronkowski showed a boost in performance when they finally got to run on dirt.
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby stark » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:37 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I find it interesting that both Mendelssohn and Gronkowski showed a boost in performance when they finally got to run on dirt.


On lasix?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby BigDonOKC » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm

stark wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I find it interesting that both Mendelssohn and Gronkowski showed a boost in performance when they finally got to run on dirt.


On lasix?


Come on Stark with the ability to see that in two horses you should be on the the committee :roll:
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Lasix was no factor in Mendelssohn's extraordinary UAE Derby blowout, since race-day meds are not allowed in Dubai. :roll:
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby stark » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Lasix was no factor in Mendelssohn's extraordinary UAE Derby blowout, since race-day meds are not allowed in Dubai. :roll:

right , thanks! (confused with his DelMar race, forgot it was on turf lol!

But Gronk was, no?
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby Treve » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 pm

Yes Gronk got lasix.

The Dwyer is an interesting return for Mendelssohn, not what I would have expected or imagined, but I like it. I would have thought perhaps the Jim Dandy. But this should be a good easy spot for him to stretch his legs and regain his confidence/give him another positive association to the dirt. I also like that progressive build up - 8f, 9f to 10f
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Re: Mendelssohn

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 pm

Mendelssohn is back on American soil. He arrived today, along with several other Coolmore horses targeting this weekend's Belmont Stars & Stripes card.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... -saturday/
It's interesting that the filly Athena is running in the G1 Belmont Oaks; she just ran 3rd in the Pretty Polly stakes on Sunday. So, she's coming back in six days, with a cross-The-Pond ship in the middle of those six days. :shock:
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