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Belmont Park: Pletcher fillies possible for Belmont Stakes
Trainer Todd Pletcher won the 2007 Belmont Stakes with the filly Rags to Riches. He may try to do it again with Unlimited Budget and/or Dreaming of Julia, the third- and fourth-place finishers in last Friday’s Kentucky Oaks.
“They’re both intriguing fillies at the distance; both ownership groups mentioned the possibility of keeping an eye on it,” Pletcher said Sunday at Churchill Downs. “We’ll see how they ship and how they train and such.”
Both Dreaming of Julia and Unlimited Budget arrived back at Belmont on Sunday.
Dreaming of Julia is owned by Stonestreet Stables. It was the Stonestreet-owned Curlin who was beaten a head by the Pletcher-trained Rags to Riches in the 2007 Belmont.
Ah, DOJ peaked at GP, if you can call it that. Maybe more like aired on the runway. ORB will destroy her just like he did the 18 others last Saturday. And to save any of you fools the embarrassment, I've been on this horse since the FOY, and crushed him at the window last Saturday. And I mean CRUSHED
rags to riches was ruined by running in the belmont, she was never the same after the race.so todd go ahead and ruin two more fillies
Whatever you people have to say. One minute after Oaks was over, I was sure DOJ is going to Belmont. Has any of you looked at her ? Physically, she looks better than most of the colts that ran KD. She's bred to run all day. I'm not saying she is surely going to win. But she definitely deserves to be in it, provided she goes in healthy. Now lets see what type of a monster Orb turns out to be. Its all his to lose right now. And please stop this Pletcher criticism. He was still the most successful trainer leading up to the KD weekend.
I don' t think Unlmtd. Budget wanted any part of 9 panels, let alone 12???? Whatever...
I think J Velazques was not ready and hurting . When they got bumped at the start,in the Oaks, it couldn't have helped.Poor ride from a hurting jock. Let's see how long it takes to get riding regularly at Belmont for him. Rocky PS. cracked ribs are VERY tender and a bad wrist just added to the misery.
Why put that much stress on these two very good fillies? Why make them run that hard? Does it make them produce better foals? This is much harder on them and because of the stress, a better chance for injury. I don't care if it has been done in the past, don't like it and can't make sense of it. Unless its to give Pletcher and the owners more prestige. That makes sense, BS.
Why? Because he wins . Point blank case closed . Make as much money for the already rich owner. It's the name of the game . Does anyone look at the winners Todd has put out just in 2023. Did you follow the gulf meet? Is it jealousy talking? I don't see what the knock is. He has even made John Velazquez a rich man.
I think that Pletcher is overrated as a trainer. His teacher and mentor, and former boss was Lucas, who in my humble opinion drives horses to an assembly line, disposes of many to justify success of a few. Despicable approach.
I fail to understand the logic behind it. No chance, whatsoever. Most mares are still on estrogen overload this time of year. Is Regumet allowed in racing?
These girls will be spanked so badly if they run. No shot.
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