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      May 8, 2020 10:33 PM MDT
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    导出博客文章It says much about Songbird that the words brilliant and dominant havent been able to do her real justice for quite some time if you want to accurately describe her qualities as a race horse, and her position vis a vis her contemporaries. Khyri Thomas Jersey . For Songbird, those words just seem so weak now.Sensational still works, though, and Songbird was every bit of that winning Saturdays Cotillion Stakes at Parx.The Cotillion was supposed to be a test for Songbird, I mean, in a relative sense for a 1-5 shot. She made another cross-country trip after the two most demanding outings of her career in the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama at Saratoga to compete on a new surface that is deeper than what she is generally accustomed to, against an opponent in Cathryn Sophia who might have been the best she had yet faced, and who had home court advantage.Test? Ha. What a joke.Songbird walked away from the Cotillion with her 11th blowout victory from as many career starts, her 10th graded stakes win, and her seventh Grade 1 stakes score. Oh yeah, Songbird also negated any scenario there might have been in regard to her claim on the 3-year-old filly championship. Another divisional title is hers. It doesnt matter what happens in the Breeders Cup when it comes to that.Cathryn Sophia, as fine a filly as the Kentucky Oaks winner is, isnt in the same league as Songbird. She had perfect early striking position, but had no answer when asked on the far turn, and wound up third, beaten a staggering 12-1/2 lengths.I feel bad for Cotillion runner-up Carina Mia because in almost any other year, she would be a prime candidate for a divisional championship. But for 3-year-old fillies, this is not any other year. Anyway, Carina Mia set the pace Saturday, just as she did in the CCA Oaks, and was as game as you could want a horse to be. But Carina Mia, who was beaten by 5-1/4 lengths in her first try against Songbird, finished 5-3/4 lengths away from her this time.As noted, Songbird had to work hard in her two victories at Saratoga, even if she won those races by lopsided margins. Her Cotillion, however, was anything but demanding. Songbird never appeared to draw a deep breath. That makes her a scary proposition going forward, as does the fact that this one-time front-runner has become so adept at rating kindly just off the early lead.Songbird now sets her sights on the Breeders Cup Distaff, and a meeting with three-time champion Beholder, and last years Eclipse Award winning 3-year-old filly Stellar Wind. The Distaff will be a classic autumn battle between a very special 3-year-old and truly top-class older opponent. It will be, in a word, sensational.Pennsylvania Derby result flatters ArrogateSaturdays other big race was the Pennsylvania Derby, also at Parx, and the big winner out of that event was Arrogate. And Arrogate didnt even run in the Pennsylvania Derby.Arrogate, the explosive winner of the Travers, had his path to the 3-year-old male championship cleared somewhat by the losing performances in the Pennsylvania Derby from Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, and Preakness and Haskell winner Exaggerator.Yes, Arrogate now has a clearer path to a divisional title even if the Travers was his first and only start in a stakes race. Before Saturday, Arrogate probably would have had to have also won the Breeders Cup Classic to be champion 3-year-old male, and a Classic win could well make him Horse of the Year, too, depending on how California Chrome performs. But now, after the repeated failures of Nyquist and Exaggerator, maybe Arrogate only has to run well in the Classic, and not necessarily win, to take his divisions title.The other reason why Arrogate was the symbolic winner of the Pennsylvania Derby is four of the 12 starters in the race came out of his Travers, and three of them finished first, second, and fourth, beaten just a neck for third.I dont want to give short shrift to Pennsylvania Derby winner Connect and runner-up Gun Runner, who finished that way thanks to the significant edge in ground saved by Connect (yes, unlike the other 11-1/2 months of the year, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the rail at Parx on Saturday). But the Arrogate influence, and the losses by Nyquist and Exaggerator were, in this instance, of equal import.Nyquist finished sixth Saturday, beaten five lengths, without any excuse whatsoever. He worked out the most perfect stalking trip that you could have drawn up for him, looked like a potential winner nearing the stretch, only to run out of gas late. He seems far removed from the impressive form he showed winning the Kentucky Derby, and though he might remain a divisional title contender despite three straight losses, he has become an unpalatable one.Exaggerator was dismal yet again on a dry track Saturday, finishing seventh, seven lengths behind Nyquist. And despite his wins in the Preakness, Haskell, and Santa Anita Derby, all achieved in the slop, its difficult, for me, taking Exaggerator as a serious Eclipse Award contender. Not when he has been so heavily reliant on wet tracks plus golden pace setups, and not with losses in the Belmont Stakes, Travers, and now Pennsylvania Derby that were just plain dreadful.Finally, since we talked about Arrogate flattery, lets also mention that Drefongs Kings Bishop victory got a boost with the result of the Gallant Bob Stakes on the Cotillion undercard.The two starters of 11 in the Gallant Bob who came out of the Kings Bishop -- Noholdingback Bear and Mind Your Biscuits -- ran first and second. Noholdingback Bear was clearly best in victory, and is an intriguing sprint prospect on any surface. Mohamed Bamba Jersey . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. Robert Williams Jersey . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. LOS ANGELES -- Last season, Chimezie Metu got a lot of playing time for Southern California without having much experience.All those minutes are starting to pay off for him as a sophomore.Metu had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the Trojans rally over the final 8:49 to beat Omaha 82-72 Sunday after trailing most of the game.Im trying to play as hard as possible, Metu said. This year we dont have as many great rebounders on our team as we did last year.Shaqquan Aaron scored 15 points, DeAnthony Melton had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Jordan McLaughlin added 12 points for the Trojans (2-0).We knew it would be a tough second game for us as we adjust to our lineups and rotations, especially with (Bennie) Boatwright being injured, USC coach Andy Enfield said. Our players played an excellent second half defensively that helped us win the game.Marcus Tyus scored a career-high 33 points and TreShawn Thurman had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Mavericks (1-1), who were trying to beat a Pac-12 team for the first time.What we had trouble with was Marcus Tyus, Enfield said. It didnt matter whether we were man or zone, he made shots.The Mavs led by six early in the second half when the Trojans got loose for three consecutive dunks, two by Metu and one from DeAnthony Melton to tie the game 49-all.We were just trying to get on the run and get a lot of stops, Metu said, and it was turning into some points for us. We were just looking for some energy, some kind of spark.Aarons 3-pointer tied the game for the last time at 53-all. From there, USC closed the game on a 31-19 run.BIG PICTUREOmaha: Picked to finish fourth in the Summit League, the Mavs will go ass Tra-Deon Hollins and Thurman go. Swingman Basketball Draft Jerseys. Hollins led the nation in steals (127) and steals per game (3.9) as a junior last season, when he averaged 12.5 points. The Mavs have a tough nonconference schedule, with road games at Kansas State, Iowa, No. 24 Iowa State and Pittsburgh.USC: The Trojans protected their home court, where they are in the midst of playing five of six games.OUCHAaron raced in for a fast break layup with 1:33 to go in the first half and went off the back of Omahas Mitch Hahn, sending him crashing to the floor at the base of the basket support. He walked off on his own and had his right wrist wrapped before returning in the second half.If anything it kind of hyped him up even more, Melton said. When he gets mad, he really gets rolling. Its fun watching him play.BACK WITH A BANGTyus played just his second game since Feb. 7, 2015, at Denver, where he sustained a season-ending knee injury. He was 3 of 11 and scored nine points in the Mavs win over UCSB on Saturday.Against the Trojans, he was 11 of 18 from the floor, hit six 3-pointers and went 5 of 7 from the free throw line in 35 minutes.Its an amazing feeling to get a career high, he said. Ive been away for so long. My teammates just kept telling me if youre open, shoot. I got a confidence boost after my first couple of shots went in.UP NEXTOmaha: The Mavs visit Kansas State on Tuesday to finish off three road games in four days to open the season.USC: Visit Texas A&M on Friday in just the teams second-ever meeting. USC won 26-18 on Dec. 18, 1936. Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Black China NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap China NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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