Friday, July 22, 2011

The Greatest 2YO Qualifier I've Ever Seen

Last week several two year olds qualified at the Meadowlands, as is usual this time of the year. However, what was unusual, was a qualifier by a son of Lis Mara, named Mel Mara. Off a 1:01 half, the colt hit the three quarters in a leisurely 29.1. Then the fun happened. He stormed home in 25 flat.

True it was his third qualifier, and his previous two were good efforts that showed he was already-brilliant, but a 55.1 mile off a 1:01 half with that kind of shake-up speed is astonishing. If they bring him along correctly, there is no telling what we are looking at. If someone said right now he could be the fastest horse ever, I would not be able to argue with him. He just might end up being that.

One things for sure, a great many folks would not buy a foal sired by a horse who's dad is Cambest. So much for that; it seems Lis Mara is going to do just fine.

He makes his debut Saturday at the Meadowlands. I hope he sits, stalks and storms home under a stranglehold. There are too many important dances in this colt's future to blow the wad Saturday.

H/t to Bob Marks for this tidbit - Saturday also sports what might be the chalkiest double in harness racing history. Big Jim and Krispy Apples. Unless the latter decides to grab a snow cone in the grandstand at the head of the lane like last time.

Enjoy your Friday everyone.

1 comment:

Brett Coffey said...

Could be an absolute amazing year for 2yo's!