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05-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles View Post
IMO, Bodemeister, like Shackleford last year, had his best chance in the Preakness; however, he didn't deliver and much was because of the way I'll Have Another has run. The distance of the Belmont probably plays into Baffert's decision. If Bode skipped the Preakness, but sent to New York, perhaps we'd see a Funny Cide/Empire Maker redux but all-in-all I think Baffert make the correct choice(s) with Bode.
Agreed. One thing people forget is the BLISTERING pace the Derby was run in this year. I wanna say the time was only 3 seconds off the track record. Bodemeister clearly faltered down the stretch at Churchill. It wasn't as apparant at Pimlico simply because I'll Have Another kicked at the same time, caught him at the same time, just had less room to pull away.

I'm looking more at a Smarty Jones/Birdstone scenario, with Union Rags being Birdstone.

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