2019 Met Mile

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Mylute
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Mon May 20, 2019 2:43 pm

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
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Mon May 20, 2019 2:50 pm

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
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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.
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Mon May 20, 2019 6:12 pm

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
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Mon May 20, 2019 6:16 pm

May they all stay sound.
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Tue May 21, 2019 9:29 am

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?
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Tue May 21, 2019 9:39 am

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.
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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.
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Tue May 21, 2019 10:13 am

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.
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Tue May 21, 2019 10:26 am

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.
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Tue May 21, 2019 10:33 am

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.
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Tue May 21, 2019 2:22 pm

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.
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Tue May 21, 2019 8:21 pm

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..
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Mon May 27, 2019 4:21 pm

Pavel has joined the fray.
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Tue May 28, 2019 7:48 am

Mylute wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Pavel has joined the fray.
Somebody has to finish fifth.
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