Beldame Inv. (G1)

Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby racehorsewriter » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:47 pm

That was absolutely wonderful to watch. Didn't expect it, but wonderful all the same. Princess has bloomed into quite a racehorse. Will be interesting to see if she goes to the Distaff...
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby Rick1323 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:57 pm

Curious if Princess will run in the Classic. Race seems perfect for her......
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby ElPrado2 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:58 pm

I wonder how many times her owner has said that he will not ship her to California.
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby Flanders » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:06 pm

"I don't think that's a question we can answer right now," Pletcher said in reference to the Distaff. "We need two or three more weeks to sort that out."


http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/80944/princess-of-sylmar-defeats-delta-in-beldame
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby second_glance » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:27 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:I wonder how many times her owner has said that he will not ship her to California.


He backed off that a bit today. Said he'd let Pletcher decide.
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby Ioya Two » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:28 pm

I hope she does go, it would make a loaded Distaff all that much more exciting. I understand why they wouldn't, she's already sewn up 3yo filly champion. But at the same time, why not?
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby mimi6920 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:32 pm

Strategically, it may be a good move to not run in the Distaff. If Princess runs in the Distaff and Beholder beats her, Beholder could very well claim the eclipse for three year old filly. At this point, Princess has the championship sewn up, but a clear loss to Beholder may throw the division up in the air.
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby BlindLucky » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:42 pm

There's also the fact that she's not BC nominated, so it's a pretty penny to enter her even though she won a win and you're in. She'd have to supplement for about $180k, and who knows if they want to do that on top of not really wanting to ship in the first place.
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby Flanders » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:07 pm

BlindLucky wrote:There's also the fact that she's not BC nominated, so it's a pretty penny to enter her even though she won a win and you're in. She'd have to supplement for about $180k, and who knows if they want to do that on top of not really wanting to ship in the first place.

They changed how supplements work. It would be $100k, which is still a lot of money but would be nominated forever.
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Re: Beldame Inv. (G1)

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:14 pm

She's had a fairly long campaign already this year (6 or 7 races? Not sure), so it may come down to how she recovers from this race. If her connections choose to rest her now and bring her back next year, fresh and not wrung out, I could support that decision.
We've seen what happens when a filly puts out a top effort in one race too many (RA, anyone), so I'd rather see them err on the side of caution, if they are planning to bring her back as a four-year-old.
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