JC / Railbird

Maclean’s Debut

It’ll be interesting to see what Maclean’s Music does in his second career start, after setting freakish fractions of :21.24, :43.48, and 1:07.44 in his debut at Santa Anita on Saturday. And what a Beyer speed figure — handicapper Andy Serling tweeted earlier today that the colt was given “the highest debut Beyer ever … 114.” ThoroTimes reporter Jeff Lowe added a bit of pedigree context to the number, noting that Maclean’s dam, “Forest Music, ran a similar race first-time out.” Put the Distorted Humor colt on your watch list — he may never run so well again, but the odds are good this one’s a serious racehorse.

(Replay via Hello Race Fans.)


A 3 year old homebred from the connections of Rachel Alexandra and – Majesticperfection.

This colt has got ‘Saratoga’ written all over his bridle. :P

Posted by The_Knight_Sky on March 21, 2011 @ 3:50 pm



Also, as you intimated, that kind of effort is so freakishly fast that you wonder what that does to his legs. I’d rather have seen him go in 1:08.44 but then again, he’s probably so fast he could have entered THE FACTOR track record time if he’d have broken cleaner and if Smith didn’t just hand ride him the final bit.

Do you believe he could make the Preakness??? Is it possible they try and stretch him two turns for a crack at the Derby? So many questions, so little time for MM to answer them.

Posted by Amateurcapper on March 22, 2011 @ 1:31 am

“The Freakness” ?
This is a pure sprinter.
Why mess with a good thing?

Zensational was a sprinter.
But they had to go and do “dumb” things with him. ;-)

Posted by The_Knight_Sky on March 22, 2011 @ 9:22 am