I'm STILL reluctant to say he could be a possible TC hopeful.... But I WILL say that so far, he's ringing all the right bells and whistles. The thing that struck me the most was how calm and collected he was before the race.... He looked like he was just going out for a breeze! And when he was pulling away from the other horses; his ears were pricked, his head was held high, and he was barely breaking a sweat. He really impressed me. But I will not go so far YET as to say he will win the derby, because he just faced 8 horses in the SA derby.... He'll be facing 19 in the Kentucky Derby. And also, to let everyone know; Cali Chrome's female line traces back to Princess Matoaka.... Who is a daughter of Princequillo. As we all know... Princequillo carries the "X gene" -- the gene responsible for Secretariat's unusually large heart. Now this gene can only be passed on through his daughters. And Cali Chrome's dam, Love And Chase, is a direct female descendant of Princess Matoaka. So it's quite possible she carries the "X gene".
Anyone else thinking beyond the Derby? I'm thinking, finally an outstanding horse has come along and bolstered all my hopes for a TC Winner.Also, thought CC deserved his own thread as the Derby favorite.