a doubt, Life Is Good ran a quick race to seize the Sham Stakes (G3) for
coach Bob Baffert at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. However it’s too quickly to anoint him as a
superhorse or sure winner of the Kentucky Derby.
Visually, there are considerations over whether or not Life Is Good can carry
deal with longer routes.
For one, Life Is Good strikes extra like a sprinter who’s unable to include his
pace at a route. Though he gained over his stablemate Medina
Spirit, that’s probably a credit score extra to his uncooked expertise than distance
On the replay, watch how Life Is Good opens up by three lengths by the opening
quarter. Jockey Mike Smith steers him in the appropriate course on the primary flip, however
he doesn’t make an aggressive effort to ask Life Is Good.
Life Is Good runs to that time due to his personal pure pace.
From there, Life Is Good will get the primary two fractions in 23.56 and 46.67, that are full of life numbers relative to the slower Santa Anita filth.
His stablemate Medina Spirit chases in second. As he chases, the John Shirreffs-trained Waspirant surprisingly exhibits
tactical pace in third. Parnelli lags at this level in fourth, and Uncle Boogie
trails the sphere.
On the far flip, Life Is Good continues to steer by 4 lengths at one level,
however Medina Spirit begins to choose up momentum in second. In the meantime, Parnelli
passes stablemate Waspirant in third with out trying a risk.
In mid-stretch, Smith makes the error of not driving Life Is Good anymore, as
Medina Spirit responds to urging from Abel Cedillo and cuts into that lead, steadily
at first after which quicker at a later level within the stretch. Medina Spirit offers backers a minor thrill in mid-stretch. Nonetheless, Life Is
Good drifts out barely and blocks the late transfer to safe the win.
Life is Good finishes the one mile in a quick 1:36.63, however his incapacity to
end the race relatively than maintain on towards Medina Spirit leaves the stamina
query in play transferring ahead. Both Life Is Good does wish to go previous one
mile, or he doesn’t perceive the right way to end off the race correctly.
To again up the latter principle, Smith did cease driving Life is Good early within the stretch.
Maybe Life Is Good misplaced focus at that time and thought it was over.
It’s also potential that Life Is Good is a sprinter or miler.
When judging whether or not a horse needs to route at longer distances, it’s not an awesome
signal to see him dissipate his vitality within the first 3/4 of the race and lose the
Horses who open up by three or extra lengths within the opening quarter of a
route give extra resemblance to a run-off sprinter who can not ration his pace. Even Genuine usually saved solely a one-length benefit.
Regardless, Life Is Good is clearly a proficient horse who is aware of the right way to run a
quick time at one mile. The one query is how far he goes.
Medina Spirit ran an awesome race to virtually catch the winner. He offers a greater impression of a colt who can deal with 9 or 10 furlongs. For what it’s price,
his third dam Holy Niner is a half-sister to Excessive Yield, the 2000 Blue Grass
Stakes (G1) winner.
Parnelli was a disappointment, and there was no optimistic spin to his distant
Mutasaabeq profitable in return to filth
To write down in regards to the Mucho Macho Man Stakes outcomes briefly, Mutasaabeq made a profitable return to filth at Gulfstream to choose up an “unofficial” Derby
path race. He didn’t win any factors for the victory.
Regardless, Mutasaabeq is one to look at on the Florida aspect. From a visit standpoint, there may be nothing extraordinary to level out. Mutasaabeq
took up the urgent position because the weblog choose Superior Gerry set the early tempo.
Watch how keen Superior Gerry is out of the gate.
Mutasaabeq settles in an ideal place proper exterior him in second, and proper
behind them is 20-1 lengthy shot Papetu in third.
Superior Gerry leads the sphere by way of a gap quarter in 23.70 and 46.15 half-mile, that are most likely reasonable numbers at Gulfstream.
On the flip, Mutasaabeq features the higher hand on Superior Gerry, whereas Papetu
makes his transfer on the surface to pose a looming risk.
Mutasaabeq is beneath a journey in mid-stretch as Luis Saez asks him to complete off
the race, however the win isn’t in critical doubt. He wins by 1 1/2 lengths over
Papetu, with Superior Gerry only one 1/4 lengths behind Papetu in third. After
Superior Gerry is a wider separation of 8 1/2 lengths to Pickin’ Time in fourth.
From a visible standpoint, Mutasaabeq didn’t impress after needing his greatest to
struggle off a 20-1 lengthy shot and a horse who misplaced at Delta Downs final time. Nonetheless,
there may be loads of time till Might for him to develop additional.
Watch to see whether or not Papetu can transfer ahead too. Proper now, he’s a thriller horse with no ton of sturdy clues in his pedigree.
As for Superior Gerry, it’s disappointing he didn’t struggle Mutasaabeq on the
flip, though he saved up sufficient to lose solely by 2 3/4 lengths.
His pedigree tilts in direction of sprinting, and perhaps that’s the place his
Capo Kane posts delicate upset in Jerome Stakes
Capo Kane gave this weblog a Friday winner within the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct. He
gained at 6-1, which is first rate given the quick discipline.
From a visit standpoint, Capo Kane didn’t face adversity. On the
mud, he went straight to the lead and saved a half-length benefit over Swill.
Watch how easily Capo Kane breaks out of the gate.
When trying to find a Derby horse, ones that break nicely deserve a glance.
Regardless of the nice break, Capo Kane doesn’t run away from the
discipline. Relatively, Capo Kane units fractions of 23.53 and 47.83, that are sluggish numbers on the Aqueduct observe relative to the cardboard. Earlier in
Race 4, $20k maiden claimers went in 23.13 and 47.13 for his or her opening
fractions at one mile.
Capo Kane saved his small benefit into the flip beneath no urging, whilst Eagle
Orb wound up on the surface. However on the high of the stretch, jockey Dylan Davis lastly gave Capo Kane just a few hits and he responded.
On the finish, Capo Kane gained by 6 1/4 lengths over Eagle Orb in second, with Maintain
the Salsa selecting up third by a nostril late over Swill.
From a visible standpoint, Capo Kane is a pleasant colt with
a future. He gained this race by a transparent margin with one thing in reserve. Additionally, his early pace will show helpful transferring ahead, no less than within the New York prep races towards weaker horses.
He nonetheless may develop additional. On the Derby path, Capo Kane is a participant.