Link to the video here-http://www.ntra.com/video.aspx?id=39773
What a race! I thought Dunkirk had it untill I saw Summer Bird come up on the outside and go by him and Mine that Bird effortlessly. I wasn't surprised with this win as I had kept my eye on him but not so much as to pick him to win. I thought he would at least place fourth or fifth but not win. The other Bird won't be called the other Bird now I'm guessing.
It's too bad about Dunkirk though. Yesterday they found he had a non-displaced condylar fracture. Makes you think if maybe he hadn't hurt himself during the race maybe he could have fought Summer Bird off and won. Probably by the skin of his teeth though because Summer Bird was flying. Congrats to Tim Ice on his birthday Belmont win!
I also wasn't surprised Mine that Bird didn't do so well. It wasn't only Calvin Borel moving too early on him though. It was him being so wound up come race day. He was prancing and bucking and full of it coming to the paddock. Meanwhile at the Derby walkover he was as calm as a cucumber. I knew from that moment he wasn't going to turn in his best race.
Now that the Triple Crown has closed it's time to look ahead to the Breeders' Cup. I'll probably take a couple weeks off then start the Road to the Breeders' Cup blogginng! Have a great evening and start to a great summer!