The Met Mile

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Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:21 am

Due to a light weight assignment, Florent Geroux will ride Bolt d’Oro in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, owner/trainer Mick Ruis said Sunday.

Ruis had planned to reunite Bolt d’Oro with Corey Nakatani in the Met Mile but Nakatani would not be able to make the 114 pounds Bolt d’Oro was assigned to carry in the prestigious race.

“Corey can only do 120 so we’d be giving up those six pounds,” said Ruis, who added that Geroux “makes [114] without cutting weight.”

Others pointing to the race with their weight assignments, and expected riders, are:
Bee Jersey (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118),
Good Samaritan (Jose Ortiz, 118),
McCraken (Brian Hernandez Jr, 118),
Awesome Slew (John Velazquez, 117),
Ransom the Moon (Flavien Prat, 117),
Warrior’s Club (Luis Saez, 116).

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42895-gerou ... t-expected
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:33 am

sounds like Bolt is doing really well at Keeneland as he prepares for the Met Mile - and now with Florent (love him) up, it will be even more fun to root for him in the race - I have always liked this colt - would be really happy for him if he could win the thing.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:39 am

Mind Your Biscuits and McCraken could be tough. McCraken looked pretty darn good in his comeback race.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:18 pm

oh yes its a really tough race for Bolt, that is for certain - but it sure will be a good one to watch - the undercard on Belmont race day is always great - just a fun day of racing to look forward to this coming Saturday.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:14 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote:Mind Your Biscuits and McCraken could be tough. McCraken looked pretty darn good in his comeback race.
McCraken has honestly never done anything to deserve the hype around him.

It's very tough (in my humble opinion) that sprinters stay "on" for very long and Biscuits has a tendency to trail off. I wonder where he is right now. At the light weight assignment I am coming around to this spot for Bolt. I admit this might be a case of cognitive dissonance.

Honestly I find this field one of the weakest in my memory, if not the weakest.. but I moved this past weekend and don't have the energy to do a 20 year look-back and am fairly fried.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:33 pm

Patch is also pointing here correct? He won that allowance race, but I’m not sure where he is at talent level.
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Charlie wrote:Patch is also pointing here correct? He won that allowance race, but I’m not sure where he is at talent level.
I saw some photo the other day of him galloping (I guess it Friday, it happened during that biblical pour we had) about him being a possible contender.

The Pletcher sleepers in the Met have been doing ok as of late.
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Is Mind Your Biscuits carrying anything reasonable? Because all the weights listed above seem awfully light for a G1 like the Met Mile.
I can't remember a jock having to take off a stakes mount because he was six pounds over the assigned weight...at least, not in my admittedly-faulty memory. :P :lol:
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:45 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: I can't remember a jock having to take off a stakes mount because he was six pounds over the assigned weight...at least, not in my admittedly-faulty memory. :P :lol:
Can you imagine really weighing that? It's inhumane.

I'm do something intensively physical 1.5-2 hours a day 5 days a week. My caloric needs are nowhere near what a jock needs and I'm 5'8 and 165lbs. I eat constantly and need to do so to prevent myself from looking too thin. I cannot even imagine what these guys go through, even if I was 6 inches shorter.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:50 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is Mind Your Biscuits carrying anything reasonable? Because all the weights listed above seem awfully light for a G1 like the Met Mile.
I can't remember a jock having to take off a stakes mount because he was six pounds over the assigned weight...at least, not in my admittedly-faulty memory. :P :lol:

MYB is in for 122 lbs, high weight.


I've seen one reference to Patch in the Mile, everything else has pointed to him going in the Stephen Foster.
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:42 pm

Thanks, I remember seeing some facebook posts about him being considered but couldn’t remember if they ever committed (plus I never actually read any of the attached articles lol)
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:42 pm

Victor a little salty about losing the mount? From his FB page;
Bolt D’Oro showed signs of colic on Thursday, then was rode hard on Friday before Kentucky Derby, he should not of ran in the race, I did not find out till a week later @HR_Nation @DRFInsidepos TVG @DRF
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:59 am

The Met Mile field keeps growing.

Limousine Liberal, entered in Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, was cross-entered Tuesday for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, trainer Ben Colebrook said. That brings the prospective field to 11.

Colebrook said a decision on whether to run in the Met Mile will be made after Tuesday’s post draw, but he sounded as if he was leaning toward running in that race. Javier Castellano will be named to ride as Jose Ortiz, who would have ridden him in the True North, is committed to ride Good Samaritan in the Metropolitan.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42936-add-l ... mile-field
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:26 pm

Life At Zen wrote:Victor a little salty about losing the mount? From his FB page;
Bolt D’Oro showed signs of colic on Thursday, then was rode hard on Friday before Kentucky Derby, he should not of ran in the race, I did not find out till a week later @HR_Nation @DRFInsidepos TVG @DRF
You know it’s been so long since the Preston Burch book came out.....I keep waiting to hear when Mick Ruis is coming out with his.
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:49 pm

Victor a little salty about losing the mount?

I think so many riders have lost the mount on Bolt that they could probably form a basketball team. :lol:
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:23 pm

stark wrote:The Met Mile field keeps growing.

Limousine Liberal, entered in Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, was cross-entered Tuesday for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, trainer Ben Colebrook said. That brings the prospective field to 11.

Colebrook said a decision on whether to run in the Met Mile will be made after Tuesday’s post draw, but he sounded as if he was leaning toward running in that race. Javier Castellano will be named to ride as Jose Ortiz, who would have ridden him in the True North, is committed to ride Good Samaritan in the Metropolitan.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42936-add-l ... mile-field
In related and unannounced news (except to Ben Colebrook) they must've moved the Met Mile this year to Churchill Downs?
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:12 pm

Does Bolt take back to his earlier style with this post? Or does he take advantage of the fact Mind Your Biscuits tends to do so?
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm

Some "handicap" this is. It's odd that the 126lbs 3yos carry in the classics is the most weight they'll ever carry in their lives.

Who was the last 3yo to run in the Met Mile? Who was the last 3yo to win it? Not trivia questions, I'm actually curious.
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 am

Honor And Glory was the last to win, 22 years ago.
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