Last year was a great example, in terms of brilliant horses missing the british classics – Shamardal was in the form at the time to have won the guineas and hurricane Run (like scorpion) IMO was sent to the wrong derby (if theyd went to epsom a day earlier it would have been some race)
Quote: from newyork on 12:33 am on Oct. 1, 2006[br]zilzal 89 guineas would of left nashwan standing
I agree. Zilzal is still one of the best milers I have ever seen, his winning performance in the 89′ QEII is up there with Mark Of Esteem & George Washington’s victories IMO. Unfortunately, he was retired too soon and therefor doesn’t get mentioned very often when their is talk of great milers. If he had been kept in training I believe he would have carried all before him in 1990.
Polish Precedent who finished second to Zilzal in the QEII never ran in a classic but was a top class three year old as well.
I may be wrong but I don’t believe Selkirk ever ran in a classic and he was a top class miler at three years old.
Like Cormack15 said, Pentire was a top class three year old.
I can’t think of any others off the top of my head but Zilzal is most certainly the best horse that I’ve seen never to run in a classic.
Quote: from newyork on 1:33 pm on Oct. 1, 2006[br]not to forget arazi who imo would of carried all before him if he had not be sent to america for the kentucky derby which like johanasburg the trip finished them off
Dont agree, Johannerg was just too well formed at the time to train on. Arazi was a good two old but his rating for that Breeders cup was much higher then he ever achived at home. I wonder if he just outstayed them in the breeders cup.