To the best of my knowledge, Time Line isn't even being considered to run in the Belmont. Pretty sure what I heard was the connections didn't feel he was suited to run a mile and a half.
It's all about the track at derby day and the way the collision affected so many horses. The new shooters aren't too shabby, at least a few, so that's going to impact the race. I'm not going to believe it if he wins and you wont believe it if he doesn't.Quote: JyBrd0403
Probably should start another thread, but since this one's still going I'll put this here.
I like Always Dreaming, haven't seen anything that would make the Preakness less favorable for him.
Classic Empire should improve but I don't think he will have enough to beat AD. I actually think CE and AD are equally matched, but I have to give the edge to Velazquez over Leparoux.
1. Always Dreaming
2. Classic Empire
4. Conquest Mo Money
That's my Superfecta, with Hence and CMM being boxed. GLTA.
Don't feel constrained by the title I gave the thread. I was too specific, and probably should have called it something broader like "2017 KY Derby & Triple Crown contenders." Since in the past these threads started out with some speculation in the Derby futures, through the preps and the race at Churchill, and naturally continued as far as the Belmont, with other racing chatter along the way usually also including some talk about the Oaks and the filly series, before conking out as the potential Breeders' Cup fields became a new topic for people with an interest in the sport.Quote: JyBrd0403
Probably should start another thread, but since this one's still going I'll put this here. ...<SNIP>...