So much to share/say… First – congrats to Bob Baffert for the outstanding training job on Bayern — who may well be getting good enough to be one of the best of this generation… This is turning out to be a heck of a 3 year old crop with CC, Shared Belief, Wicked Strong, Tonalist and a few other very nice runners from this crop.
Secondly, has it ever occurred to anyone that the trainer is responsible for how fit the horse is and not the jockey. I simply can’t believe that Art Sherman — in his disappointment — starts to point a finger at Espinoza because he took a tuck and sat the pocket instead of getting out and battling head to head with Bayern. Whether or not — if California Chrome doesn’t love to be sitting in the catbird seat — when the running came, HE HAD NO RUN! That is the fault or the plan of the trainer. If Art Sherman — who was a jockey — thinks his comments were fair — I DO NOT AGREED… I think they were UNFAIR! But one thing that Art Sherman did do, was vindicate CC’s ride in the Belmont — in that one, he gave up his pristine position on the rail to take an outside trip that failed to work! Which is it!!!!!
I assume CC was untrained and will be a bit more lively in the BC….
Thirdly — Untapable is unmatched in the filly division right now…