Belardo is here for 12500. Same sire as him , similar level of ability ( was in front of Belardo in Irish Guineas ) .Relations seem to have similar level of ability .Raced with credit in four different countries up against the best on occasions , Tepin, Winx, Gleneagles etc , and still racing with enthusiasm as an entire in older years. Balls still in so maybe they kind of hope he gets a gig at stud . Certainly be worse horses at stud would there not .
Were you watching the same race? Watch carefully. From the get go Opie was niggling at TAS. Never on the bit. ED was travelling all the way. At the point of the turn ED was 1 1/2 lengths up on . TAS. ED travelling on the bit, TAS asked the question. Count the flick of the whip on both horses and you'll get the picture. Although rated 118 as a three year old, ED's now 8. Agree with P4P, not good enough to win a good group one in Australia, hence in NZ. Makes my rating of TAS's more compelling. Agree that TAS needs longer distance, as does ED. Just keeps confirming the ratings.
Stick to 100-1. It might help. You don't understand franking of form.
I actually thought the run of the race was Sentimental Miss.
Do you really think a horse of EDs quality would be a candidate for stud duty in NZ ?
A couple of little wins at Naas, a placing in the Irish 2000 Guineas, same in an average Lockinge ( is that even a sire race ?, I can’t think of a decent stallion who’s won it but I’m sure there must be one or two ) then a win in the Apollo beating SFA ....but along the way getting beat up in every decent race he ran in until the Straddie placing....
I’m no breeder but if I was I’d be aiming a bit higher than that sort of form ......although I suppose if you’re looking for positives he has got Green Desert blood there
I cannot see why they would have MB fully screwed down for yesterday's race , she's proven at distance so nothing to prove there , there are group 1s to come in a long season . They surely have left something to work on , likewise TAS and for that matter ED who winning a Group 1 would be plan for securing a decent place/price at stud. Where as HB in theory having a Cup final of sorts , a decent dig at the gun horses while they are building for season .
NZ racing needs to promote The Foxbridge Plate race to a Group One.
Drop one of the other silly events with group One status and 7 horse fields before the international committee swat them .
Interesting comparisons between
Endless Drama and the 2015 winner Addictive Habit and 2012 winner Fleur de Lune.
The Trophy yesterday from Valaci Downs was an amazing work of art.
The owners get to keep it. Fully inscribed with all previous winners since 1950 ( Mainbrace).
Addictive Habit before winning the FB Plate last raced 04 July 2015 at the Sunshine Coast.He was poorly ridden Luke Dittman 3rd ?
No trials but serious hit outs.Then he won the Lisa Chittick Fox Bridge Plate.
Endless Drama trialed very well after running 3rd to Trekking 8th June 19.
Ratings in those two events
15 August 2015 Foxbridge Plate
1st Addictive Habit R 102
2nd Tomorrow Land R93 3rd Whos Your Master R104 next Kawi R 111 Sorriana R102
Av Ratng 102
18 August 2012 Foxbridge Plate
1st Fleur de Lune R 104
2nd Fritzy Boy R102 3rd Xanadu R 104
Average R 103
Pre race thoughts were no Drama for Endless Drama.
17 August 2019 Foxbridge Plate
1st Endless Drama R105
2nd Te Akaua Shark R101
3rd Comeback R 093
4th Melody Belle R 113
Average 103 Rating
In your opinion .....mmmm.......whilst he may have run a length better yesterday he was fit, she certainly wasn’t.....and noting that based on her trials there’s a 50/50 chance she hasn’t come up, however, to suggest she is running to her max but can’t beat a small listed winner is absurd.....if your ratings have any credibility tell us more about them and give us analytical data to substantiate these extraordinary claims please
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