Oct 6, 2018 -- 2:24PM, Can't Catch Me wrote:
I must admit to being confused with this one. I must be the only person who thinks the horse will actually be better off on soft ground. The dam hasn’t had many top class horses but the other couple rated above 100 have excellent form on soft. STS wasn’t ground dependant and some of his best progeny have absolutely excelled on soft ground. Harzand being a prime example. The extra emphasis on stamina will surely help too? Of course she may well not be good enough, but I just can’t understand why she was backed in as low as 3/1, but now some rain is forecast, she’s out to 13/2? Unless of course it’s something else and she just hasn’t travelled over particularly well?
You're not the only one- would add that the damsire Hernando's stats are at least as good with soft and heavy in the description as they are on good and good to firm - his progeny include the likes of Cape Tribulation and Taws so on that basis Sea of Class should n't be found wanting on softer ground or for the stronger test of stamina which ensues due to a more testing surface.
The idea that she does n't want soft ground is a function of her trainer's comments and the fact that he withdrew her before The Oaks due to soft ground (though I think there may have been an element of expediency involved in that because of his reservations about her lack of experience).
However, it's a bit like when you disagree with the manager about the selection of players for the football team you support - he is usually privy to information you don't have because he's sees them in training every day. Haggas ran Reverend Jacobs in the Mallard recently and expressed reservations about whether he would stay beforehand - my pedigree analysis led me to believe that he probably would stay and I backed him - he finished 9th and shaped like a non stayer
Would n't knock you for having the courage of your convictions and ignoring the rhetoric about the ground though - won't be backing her myself as I think there is better value elsewhere at the prices.
Oct 5, 2018 -- 10:30AM, roadrunner46 wrote:
the way seas of class finished that race at the curragh, was amazing the way it dipped its head on the line,manner of that win was something you dont see very often in top class races like that, with the WFA allowanceentitled to run a very big race, just hope it can battle enable all the way to the line.the horse has a goodchance its still improving. will findout on sunday
like i said that win at the curragh was something very special, that you dont see very often in top class races