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Category Archives: the Belmont Stakes
June 9, 2007, 11:10 pm
1. Todd Pletcher would not have run her if he didn’t think she could win.
2. She’s a *big* girl.
3. She has a reputation for taking no guff from the colts.
4. Curlin had to be tired after that effort in the Preakness.
Thus spaketh the Radical. And Rags to Riches, brother to Belmont winner Jazil, daughter of Belmont winner A.P. Indy, becomes the first filly since Tanya (1905) to win the Belmont stakes. You can read about the terrific race she ran against Curlin and the other colts at the Daily Racing Form.
Right on. This is one special thoroughbred.
My next predicition: this will turn the three-year old season on its head. Buy your Breeder’s Cup tickets now.
Future blog post: why handicapping horses draws on the same skills required of a professional historian, and how the Radical ended up as a handicapper in the first place.