22 Feb 2008 20:28:27
happens every year

About this time every year, since I have followed the trek toward the
Derby, we get the top ten list.

All of these precocious speed types are touted each year: Silent Screen,
Favorite Trick, Bellamy Road, Snow Chief...the list goes on and
on......... It is really interesting that most are telling you that 10
furlongs is out of range by their running style as they are maxed out
speed types (not surprising given the breeder's penchant to get their
clients a fast turn around for their investment).

Yet these continue to eat up the headlines....Until they are ALL tested
at 9 furlongs, it is almost pure guess work as to finding who can
apportion themselves over the projected distance.

Tim Yatcak