June 12, 2006 at 21:36 #2757FlatSeasonLoverMember
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Just a simple question as Electrocutionist is well entered up and hasn’t been seen since winning the (Dubai) World Cup in March.
He has won 8/10 starts and has won over 10f and 12f and also handles turf and dirt equally well (seemingly) (RPR 127). What route would you take with him – would you take the Arc route and go for The Breeders Cup, would you go for the King George and Champion Stakes, would you go for The Coral-Eclipse or would you go for the big American races and The China Cup? (Or a combination).
ELectrocutionist is entered in the Hardwicke and Prince of Wale’s Stakes at Ascot, The Coral-Eclipse Stakes and The Irish Champion Stakes. I think a match between Electrocutionist and Sir Percy would be worth seeing in the Coral-Eclipse.
25/1 for The Arc certainly tempts me though a lot would depend on the ground.June 12, 2006 at 21:44 #73143PAULCSMember
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<br>Electrocutionist, Sir Percy & George Washington in the Eclipse would do me just fine thank you.June 12, 2006 at 21:56 #73144
I’ll be honest with you, if I was SBS I would take him straight to the Breeders Cup Classic, it seems a very weak race now with the sad loss of Barbaro and I beleive he would take a lot of beating, proven on a dirtish surface and without doubt has more class in his left foot than the Preakness or Belmont winner.June 12, 2006 at 22:03 #73145
George Washington will turn out to be the best horse at 6f-1m for many a year but will not stay 10f. I do not mean to be blunt but as I have said before Sir Percy will be virtually unbeatable at 10f, I have ben saying that since he was a 2yo and nothing much has changed apart from a Derby win.;)June 12, 2006 at 22:10 #73146PAULCSMember
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I would be confident that GW would get 10f on some decent ground. Although he was never getting there in the Irish 2000, he was hardly stopping at the end either on such desperate ground.
The Eclipse will probably come too soon for him in any case so I imagine they’ll go for the Sussex next. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â <br>
(Edited by PAULCS at 11:11 pm on June 12, 2006)June 12, 2006 at 22:10 #73147
All said though I agree with PaulCS that if (I hope) the three equine superstars were to meet I reckon without getting over excited it probably in my opinion would be the best race I have seen since I began to watch racing in 1995.June 12, 2006 at 22:18 #73148
Prince of Wales, Eclipse, King George, Irish Champion, Arc, BC Classic.
But that’s just me being greedy :biggrin:June 12, 2006 at 22:20 #73149
without doubt has more class in his left foot than the Preakness
There’s plenty who believe that Barbaro would have had serious difficulty coping with Bernardini in the Preakness had he not been injured.<br>June 12, 2006 at 22:27 #73150
A completely different subject for a completely different time, I respect your opinion though, sadly nobody will ever know who would have won the Preakness. Are you from Wales Gareth.June 12, 2006 at 22:51 #73151
Agreed – though hopefully Bernardini will be able to do himself justice over the summer and somewhat make up for the loss of Barbaro.
(I’m Irish btw).June 12, 2006 at 22:55 #73152
Wasn’t sure with that surname, I’m from Wales, I look forward to hearing your views in the future.June 13, 2006 at 00:07 #73153LibrettistMember
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Quote: from trackside528 on 11:21 pm on June 12, 2006[br]Personally, I think Electrocutionist is best over 12 furlongs on turf.
Would have to agree with that Trackside.June 13, 2006 at 00:27 #73154FlatSeasonLoverMember
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Bearing in mind the fact that Godolphin have Shawanda (best filly in the world IMO)
I agree with that as well for what its worth.June 13, 2006 at 07:59 #73155davidjohnsonMember
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Past tense on Shawanda please. She was… Just like Proclamation was the best miler. Both will have to prove it conisdering their interrupted preps for this year.
I couldn’t entertain backing Shawanda in an all-aged Group 1 this year until she has made the track. I would be making her first major target the Nassau if I was her owner.
(Edited by davidjohnson at 9:00 am on June 13, 2006)June 13, 2006 at 08:05 #73156Irish StampMember
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Shawanda is IMO likely to prove the biggest threat to Hurricane Run this year, i’ll be against Proclamation until he proves he’s still as good as last year and look forward to seeing Takeover Target over here.
In regard Electrocutionist I’d go for the Prince of Wales, Pacific Classic, BC Classic if he were mine – but the Godolphin "team" also have Discreet Cat, Bernardini and Jazil for the last race (Bernardini, Henny Hughes and Jazil being owned seperately to the Godolphin horses)
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