Well to bring this forum back to its purpose, to be about racing (LOTS of ID and OTTB talk here lately), I was wondering about everyone's opinions on this years 3 y/o crop.
I just got an e-mail about ST-Publishings Take Ten! which is a fantasty stable for 3 y/o's on the TC track. In reading, I realized, I really don't know many 3 y/o's this year! I knew a lot last year, and most every year previous.
So who are you favorites, and who do you think will be on the TC track come May??
So, were there any 3 y/o's that made a splash as 2 y/o's in your mind Glimmer?
The thread "Your Picks for 2008 Derby?" (or something like that) sheds some light on would be contenders to date. I'm sure a horse like War Pass - short of an injury - will be breaking from a post at Churchill come May 3rd.
It really does get tough weeding out the contenders from pretenders so soon. It's been a long time since I've seen a credible runner at Saratoga (at 2) being the powerhouse going into the Derby.
If Bob Baffert had sent out Maimonides in the San Rafael,at Santa Anita we would've known if he was still a possible star or not. Btw what ever happened to the Zaya/Baffert impressive 2-yr old J Be K?
Pyro is consistently on a lot of lists top 10 lists although I'm not seeing it. Broke his maiden at Churchill, finished 3rd in an allowance at Spa, 2nd in the Champagne at Spa, then over a wretched Jersey track he took a distant 2nd in the BC Jv. Yep a consistent runner but not exactly wowing me.
Pick 10 3-year-olds, two trainers and two jockeys for your stable.
With trainers if someone didn't put in Bill Mott they'd obviously be out of the loop as to TB racing. If the volume of scores he had with 2-yr old talent carries through into the spring then he'll have more starters then Todd Pletcher or even Nick Zito.
Folks should just take a shot and create their fantasy stable Obviously those horses who are going to be lightly raced before the Derby will have less chances to earn points ...
Last edited by Glimmerglass; Jan. 14, 2008 at 09:19 PM.
Reason: typo - doh!
Oh fabulous! Thanks for sharing. This will certainly make me do some studying. Picking 10 will be hard at this point...I'll check out the site tomorrow, but to be clear, you can't change them once you pick them?
I posted mine too and used my COTH name-- which is also my user name for a lot of things-- this will be fun to watch and participate in!! We can have a little for COTHers only contest amongst ourselves
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