Sunday, March 15, 2009


MR. FANTASY, who could not quicken in his first class test while giving away much experience, tired late and was edged for second by IMPERIAL COUNCIL. Keep in mind that MR. FANTASY ran the distance in approximately 1:44 2/5, a time fast enough to win the past two Gothams and four lengths quicker than his allowance win that netted a 93 Beyer. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said they would have won by five if I WANT REVENGE didn't show up. He's probably right. The inexperienced prodigy remains a future star candidate, though he cast a serious cloud about any chance to be a 1 1/4 miles horse with only one more prep race. His light resume also showed when he was hot in the paddock, trickled some kidney sweat in the post parade and looked wet on the neck going into the starting gate. The Illinois Derby, dominated by speed horses historically, would be a positive building block next.


  1. If he runs in Chicago are you going to attend?

  2. Yes we wil be there? will you travel out there too?

    hoping to be at Turfway sat see Phosy run and get a look at the field in the Lanes End

  3. I may go. I'll atleast look into flights etc., as that is my weekend off (I work every other). That looks like the more likely spot for him to go I think. Not to say you couldn't steal away the Wood too. I am going to KY tomorrow but will be back before Saturday, that last work was impressive. Good Luck

  4. Will update when good further news


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