Posted: 4/18/2012 12:55:24 PM
Originally Posted by Johnnyg7
Hard to believe Beyer thinks both he and I'll Have Another regressed in the SA Derby, I'll be interested to see the sheets and TG figures for that race. I personally believe Beyer just hates West Coast Racing and refuses to respect it.
The race visually was very impressive, the final time was fast, and I'll Have Another was fresh while CC was making his 3rd start off the bench. Bodemeister come out of the San Felipe beaten by CC and romps the Arkansas Derby by 9 lengths with a 108. Yet we are supposed to believe the SA Derby was slower than the plodding we saw in the Wood? OK Andy...
"Losses penalize handicappers who depend too heavily on numerical speed ratings or speed figures, neglecting other factors"
Tom Ainslie, 1986
Chapter 12, "The Speed Factor" , page 211