Sep 28, 2017 -- 3:55PM, impossible123 wrote:
I beg to disagree. Rhododendron will not be seen running over 12f in a Gp 1 race in the future hence her entry in the Fillies and Mare Turf (10.5f) in the Breeders Cup at Del Mar. Enable beat nothing of significance in the Oaks except Rhododendron; the 3rd, 4th and 5th ie Alluringly, Horseplay and Coronet had done nothing and well beaten since. Ulysses was going as well as Enable 2f out in the King George (good to soft) but was comprehensively outstayed by Enable, but ran away from Churchill and Barney Roy in the Juddmonte (12f, good to soft again); he led but outstayed by Highland Reel in the PoW and just held on in a Gp 3 race.
A big statement about Rhododendron that totally ignores the fact that she also holds an entry in the Fillies and Mares Stakes over 12f on Champions Day.Depending on the events of the weekend I would n't discount her running in that either if she runs well in the Opera and the outcome of the Arc means it's likely Enable and Winter swerve that race on Champions Day.
One of the attractions of the Breeders Cup race for Rhododendron is presumably that they can run her on medication given that she bled the last time she went to France.
Do you actually look at the entries or do you just regurgitate what you've read in the media?