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2019 Met Mile

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:43 pm
by Mylute
Thunder Snow Added to a Strong Met Mile Mix
https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... le_mix_123

Probables on HRN:

Thunder Snow
Mitole
Promises Fulfilled
McKinzie
Firenze Fire
Coal Front

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:50 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
The Met is always a fun race, and this year may give us a match-up between sprinters like Mitole and middle-distance runners like Thunder Snow. Cool. :D

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
by luvsgeldings
wowie now this is going to be a fun race to watch - looking forward to it greatly!! I love the Belmont day undercard. just the best.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:12 pm
by barbaro111
luvsgeldings wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
wowie now this is going to be a fun race to watch - looking forward to it greatly!! I love the Belmont day undercard. just the best.
It is the best

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:16 pm
by Somnambulist
May they all stay sound.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:29 am
by Horsebagger
Somnambulist wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:16 pm
May they all stay sound.
Amen.

The undercard races will be the highlight of the day beyond the Belmont Stakes, imo, which threatens to be an afterthought. I might even have to consider beating the traffic and bailing a little early unless i'm alive in some multi race wagers......….who's the evening entertainment this year, post race?

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:39 am
by Somnambulist
Flo Rida, which everyone except myself is unhappy about.

I don't think the traffic will be that bad because I don't see that many people going. Although when we bought tickets there really weren't that many left.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
by Mylute
Looks like the Belmont might be War of Will vs. Tacitus for the most part.

We haven't had a Preakness/Belmont double in a while, so I'm excited to see if we get one (2006 I think?). They're both bred for it, but Tacitus is rested, War of Will is on relatively short rest, and we'll get to find out how much will WOW really has deep down.

The Met will be the best race on the card no doubt but the Belmont is a close second, in my view. No afterthought here.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:13 am
by pointgivenfan
Mylute wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
Looks like the Belmont might be War of Will vs. Tacitus for the most part.

We haven't had a Preakness/Belmont double in a while, so I'm excited to see if we get one (2006 I think?). They're both bred for it, but Tacitus is rested, War of Will is on relatively short rest, and we'll get to find out how much will WOW really has deep down.

The Met will be the best race on the card no doubt but the Belmont is a close second, in my view. No afterthought here.
Close, 2005.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:26 am
by Spahny
The field isn't set yet but Game Winner and Global Campaign are both good enough to win it. I think the Belmont could be a very interesting race. Even without the mighty Country House.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:33 am
by Tessablue
As it stands right now, I think the Belmont field is excellent. Game Winner, Tacitus, and War of Will alone would make it an intriguing race, but horses like Owendale, Global Campaign, Tax, and even Master Fencer really give it some depth. Certainly ahead of some of the brutal fields from around a decade ago.

That being said, the Met Mile looks absolutely amazing.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:22 pm
by agrussel
Sounds like Global Campaign is bypassing the Belmont.

He seems likely to aim for a summer campaign of state level Derbies and maybe back into the deep end in the Haskell or Travers.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:21 pm
by Somnambulist
Tessablue wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:33 am
Certainly ahead of some of the brutal fields from around a decade ago.
Amen. I am remembering many Kittens..

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:21 pm
by Mylute
Pavel has joined the fray.

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:48 am
by pointgivenfan
Mylute wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Pavel has joined the fray.
Somebody has to finish fifth.