He's impeccably bred.
His trainer, as people from my small hometown used to say, "is good people".
He runs a hole in the wind, looks sound as a dollar bill, and is magnificent.
He looks like he can go the distance with Hidalgo, in a storied sport which seems to be breeding fewer and fewer 10 furlong horses.
His works might have to be renamed "ohh and awww" affairs.
And he's pretty darn fast.
This feels like the one.
Having noted the above, I read the following piece by Bill Shanklin, and it looks like not everyone has thrown in the towel and finally hopped on the Orb coronation. And (if you don't follow owners in this game) who hasn't should surprise you.
- ..... instead of rooting for Orb to complete the Triple Crown, Mr. Hancock is going to try to beat him in the Preakness with a gelding he co-owns named Departing (Adele Dilschneider is the other owner).