Imperial Hint, Shancelot and Doug O’Neill…Simply Sensational!!!
This past weekend presented two of the most amazing exhibitions of raw speed in equine history, when Imperial Hint cruised to victory setting a new track record for 6 furlong of 107 4/5. And that record was promptly broken the next day, when the lightly race cold, Shancelot ran 6 1/2 furlong, first passing the internal 6 furlong time in 107 4/5 and then breaking the 6 1/2 furlong record of 1:14. They were both just such super performances… that I have one phrase that was last use to describe Seattle Slew’s amazing 57.0 breezing workout back in 1978 prior to his electic performance in the Marlboro Cup… Simply Sensational!And then the humans decided to take some of the glory back from the equine athlete, when Doug O’Neill won 5 races on Del Mars paltry 7 race card! Let me repeat, he won 5 of the 7 races carded! Have you ever seen something like that in your life!
By the way, one of his 5 winners, was a STAR horse on the JJPP and it went off at 12/1, so he was not lining up chalk! And in the finale, my TOP CONTENDER and TOP RATED horse was his Ocean Fury… just thought I would mention a 12/1 STAR horse – why not. That’s pretty good too…
As for Imperial Hint, we know he is going to the BC Sprint and he will be the favorite, interestingly he paid $13.60 which is an astounding price for this horse. As for Shancelot, I am not sure… I wonder if he will try the Travers. If he does try the Travers, I will be betting on him. I figure he will be a million miles in front with a quarter of a mile to go… I’ll be glad to take my chances from there… but we will have to wait and see…
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