2012's Comeback Kids: Older Horses You Want To Follow Next Year?
This thread is a shameless rip-off of a blog post on BH, but I was interested in the responses of the resident COTH racing forum folk:
Which older horses in either the U.S. or Europe are you looking forward to watching during their 2012 campaigns?
Frankel, of course, is a given.
I'll start the ball rolling by noting that earlier in the year I was unabashedly thrilled by Dialed In. Was really happy to see this article in today's DRF about his recovery from surgery and current training schedule:
*Speaking of DIALED IN, the Nick Zito-trained colt breezed three furlongs in 36.12 on Tuesday morning at Palm Meadows. It was Dialed In's first published workout since undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his right knee.
*Also on the worktab was Todd Pletcher's AWESOME MARIA, unraced since winning the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont in June. Awesome Maria is attempting a comeback after suffering a non-displaced condylar fracture to her left foreleg that required surgery.
*Some of our posters were wondering what happened to MACLEAN'S MUSIC, the Distorted Humor colt that earned a 114 Beyer Speed Figure in his career debut in at Santa Anita on March 11. In an e-mail correspondance, a gracious source at Stonestreet Stable informed me that the three-year-old is "on his way to Santa Anita, still just battling little stuff here and there...nothing that would require any type of surgery..." Maclean's Music, the first starter out of Grade 2 sprint winner Forest Music, is trained by Steve Asmussen.