What we learned: Maximum Security reestablishes himself

Photograph: Courtesy of NYRA

handicapping rule is to view with skepticism a big horse returning
from a layoff in a lower-class race than commonplace, akin to an allowance or Grade 3
contest. Generally, the teacher hasn’t tuned up that horse to be 100%.

However within the Daring Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont Park, Most Safety
gave the impression in a position to head. His ears remained pricked the
complete 25 mins prior to the race as he seemed like a horse desperate to run.

Most Safety did get fortunate with a couple of
scratches when Superb Mild and Knicks Cross, the primary
two tempo fighters, defected. The absence of the ones two made Most Safety
the controlling pace.

In accordance
to NYRA handicapper Andy Serling, the dust route confirmed an within bias
as neatly, giving Most Safety some other think about his desire. That is regardless of instructor Jason Servis insisting the interior positioning would possibly no longer have helped his horse. 

Regardless, Most Safety received like a horse in a special

Watch him put away True Trees at the flip. With a powerful hand experience, Most Safety additionally saved Diamond King and Prince Fortunate at bay. 

Most Safety endured on strongly to win by way of 1 ¾ lengths. Story of Silence took benefit of drained horses to run up the rail and select up 2nd over True Trees, whilst Prince Fortunate and Diamond King flattened out.

For the win, Most
Safety earned an excellent 106 Beyer Velocity Determine. As of this
writing, the overall TimeformUS determine isn’t launched. However in accordance
to TimeformUS’ Craig Milkowski, it’ll finally end up as
125 or 128.

Obviously, Most Safety reestablished himself
as a most sensible 3-year-old dust horse. Pending the result of Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Vintage, he will dimension up as both the department chief or

Believe that during
Most Safety’s eight-race occupation, just one horse has ever
crossed the cord in entrance of him. That got here within the Pegasus Stakes, his first get started after the Kentucky Derby, and in a prep for an eventual Haskell Invitational (G1) ranking. This time, Most Safety did not glance quick off the bench.

Whether or not Most Safety presentations up subsequent within the
Clark Handicap (G1) or Cigar Mile (G1), he must end up tricky to overcome
once more, most probably as the favourite. It is a high quality horse who has again and again confirmed himself.

Did Tom’s d’Etat belong
within the Breeders’ Cup?

Over at Keeneland, Tom’s d’Etat
lived as much as his favoritism within the Fayette Stakes (G2) by way of monitoring the
pacesetter Mr Freeze and overpowering him.

Tom’s d’Etat
drew transparent by way of four ¼ lengths whilst Mr Freeze held 2nd.

For some explanation why, Tom’s d’Etat switched to his incorrect lead past due. However that’s the handiest miscue in an in a different way forged efficiency over the slop.

In spite of everything, was once
opting for the Fayette over the Breeders’ Cup a mistake?

Earlier than the Fayette, Tom’s d’Etat earned TimeformUS Velocity Figures
of 123, 123, 125 and 124. Granted, the ones numbers aren’t exceptional on the Grade 1 degree, particularly after staring at Most Safety’s race.

However on paper, this is likely one of the extra
questionable Breeders’ Cup Vintage fields. It isn’t onerous to believe
a 123 or 124 form of horse contending.

As a
6-year-old horse, it’s not transparent whether or not he’s going to keep in most sensible shape and get some other likelihood on the Breeders’ Cup, and even run some other complete marketing campaign. It is a horse
with a pleasant pedigree and breeding attainable.

However, the Breeders’ Cup stays a
gamble on account of the prime access charges. Tom’s d’Etat simply received a
$200,00Zero race for his connections in spite of everything.

Thousand Phrases
debuts with a win for Baffert

This isn’t a wonder, however
instructor Bob Baffert debuted some other great having a look 2-year-old
the day before today at Santa Anita named Thousand Phrases.

Thousand Phrases
handiest received Race four by way of a half-length over Thunder Code. Then again, he did
end in a quick time of one:16.77 for six ½ furlongs.

Later in Race 8,
older maidens went the similar distance in 1:17.25. The winner, Soldier
Boy, prior to now earned a 100 TimeformUS Velocity Determine. Assuming Soldier Boy repeated or
progressed on his earlier determine, this can be a secure wager Thousand Phrases
earned a triple-digit quantity on TimeformUS.

However relating to
his Kentucky Derby possibilities, Thousand Phrases does no longer rather personal the pedigree. His dam, Pomeroy’s Pistol, ran as a sprinter,
profitable races such because the 2011 Ahead Gal Stakes (G2) and Gallant
Bloom Handicap (G2), prior to operating fourth within the Breeders’ Cup Filly
& Mare Dash. Pioneerof the Nile on most sensible is helping offset the dash backside quite.

In all probability, although, Thousand Phrases will turn out to be a pleasant sprinter or miler as time is going on and could seem at the Kentucky Derby path alongside the best way.

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