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Offline j.r.b.

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O.P. « 2019-Apr-06, 07:25 PM »
Widden.

$24,750.

Leave me out. Just another BD winner who didn't measure up to the best of his generation, and let's face it, TAS excepted, it's not a great colts' generation, and well and truly found out when tried against older horses.

Offline Gintara

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« 2019-Apr-07, 11:09 AM Reply #1 »
I could never understand why they continued to try and hold him up  :what:

He had such a high cruising speed that he'd break most of their hearts while they were trying to chase him.

Just drop the handlebars & let him run I say, not that we'll ever know now  :shrug:

Offline j.r.b.

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« 2019-Apr-07, 05:44 PM Reply #2 »
I could never understand why they continued to try and hold him up  :what:

He had such a high cruising speed that he'd break most of their hearts while they were trying to chase him.

Just drop the handlebars & let him run I say, not that we'll ever know now  :shrug:

That was going to be the tactic at his last start, but the jock said post race that the horse just wasn’t quick enough to lead Sunlight, so he handed up.

She had him off the bit chasing before the turn.

So, in summary, he wasn’t fast enough at the start or the finish.

Offline Brian Mc

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« 2019-Apr-08, 10:52 AM Reply #3 »
He was a fair colt. A horse doesn't win the Blue Diamond without a bit of quality.  However his fourth place in the Coolmore last November was a measure of where he stood in the pecking order of his fellow three-year-old sprinters.

It's a pity he was gelded and raced on for another five years or so.  He would have picked up a few black-listed sprints over the next few yeras.  But we will never know.

Offline nemisis

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« 2019-Apr-08, 10:59 AM Reply #4 »
Written By is a typical example of the Australian thoroughbred  breeding industry........up and running very early and retired probably before he has properly matured.

It is a big ask to do the Blue Diamond and then the Slipper in your first campaign and kick on as an older horse...... it just shows what a great horse Manikato was.

Watching him as a 3 yr old he did seem to get himself cooked up before his races......it's in the breed I think and goes back to his great grand sire Last Tycoon.

Still he retires with a much better record than his sire Written Tycoon who had an 11 start racing career as well and retired early as a 3 yr old.

I hope he goes well at stud.
« Last Edit: 2019-Apr-08, 11:13 AM by nemisis »


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