Blue Vinyl ready to outperform its rivals | Sports

BLUE VINYL couldn’t have worked better for Sunday’s 2000 Guineas at a mile, galloping the distance out of the chute in 1:43.4, the last seven in 1:30.2, signaling it’s ready to go. surpass his peers, who are all suspects on the trip.

Although sitting at 126 pounds with the Guineas field after winning May 8 in Kingston at seven and a half furlongs, carrying 115 pounds, BLUE VINYL really has nothing to be ashamed of, considering PERFECT BREW runner-up and third horse, who died since SUPREME SONG, also weighed 115 pounds each.

EMPEROROFTHECATS, who finished fourth with the highest weight of 126 pounds in Kingston, had their endurance limits exposed on the longer trip, after hanging on to BLUE VINYL’s slow start in the seven Prince Consort Stakes. of April.

All things being equal, which they pretty much seem to be, BLUE VINYL, a full brother to Anthony Nunes’ BERN NOTICE, should be the horse to beat following his two-and-three-quarter victory over PERFECT BREW in Kingston. . .

What was particularly impressive about BLUE VINYL was that he abruptly broke away to contest the lead with EMPEROROFTHECATS and KP CHOICE until the half-mile marker, before Raddesh Roman took his precaution before the turn, backing his mount to avoid potential problems along the rail.

When asked to make a bid approaching the tripolar, BLUE VINYL quickly rushed to go after EMPEROROFTHECATS and NOMOREDEALS, blocking them in the bend, while BRINKS straightened up and PERFECT BREW cut the corner to issue a one-and-a-half-yard challenge. out.

From there, BLUE VINYL was simply the best horse up the lane, edging out PERFECT BREW, who held off late-closing SUPREME SONG, by a head. The cast didn’t change much except for RUMPUNCHER, YELLOWSTONE, UNRULY DUDE and MORIMOTO, all winners last time out, who joined the fray.

Nunes’ MORIMOTO is on a hat-trick, having won his last two starts in three outings. He appears to be one to stay, having put the NOMORDEALS at seven furlongs two Sundays ago. Robert Halledeen appeared to be playing in the lead before waking up the Casual Trick-Luckybegood colt in the final furrow, stopping the clock in 1:27.4, still a far cry from the 1:27.0 in which EMPEROROFTHECATS won April’s Prince Consort.

BLUE VINYL’s class should prevail, but it should be noted that he lost the Sir Howard Stakes at a top weight of 126lbs and tends to be a bit finicky when loaded in the gate which helped to his slow estrangement and the loss of the Prince Consort. It wouldn’t hurt to stick MORIMOTO on these exotic bets as a backup.

Jack L. Goldstein